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  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week for the week of April 16-23.

    From left are freshman Ben Long, sophomore Heather Sabo, junior Spencer Tungate and senior Nate Irwin.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named its Students of the Week.

    From left, front, are Breanna Scott, Enan Hagy, Carly Adams, Ethan Roberts, Nathan Patterson and Dalvian Thornton.

    Middle, Katilyn Forrest, Dakota Tungate, Kehleigh Vaught, Thomas Lucas, Kalli Howard, Antawn Farrar and Emily Hayden.

    Back, Betty Pickett, Destiny Tungate, Taylor Knight, John Orberson, Zaria Cowan, Samuel Bell and Braydon Phillips.

  • CMS raises more than $1,000 toward cure for juvenile diabetes


    Campbellsville Middle School students recently reached their goal of raising $1,000 in the "Kids for a Cure" Juvenile Diabetes Research fundraiser.

    The fundraiser was to honor the memory of James Cahill. He died of Type 1 diabetes in April 2010 and would have been an eighth-grader this year at CMS.

    Cahill's niece, Katelyn Walker, was instrumental in encouraging her fifth-grade class to collect the most donations.

    The class will receive $50 from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

  • New ambulance can be bought 'straight out,' mayor says

    Emergency medical staff could soon have another new medic unit to transport the sick and injured to the hospital.
    The joint city and county Rescue/E-911 Committee met on Thursday night to discuss the status of the rescue and fire and E-911 center budgets.
    The Committee is made up of Magistrates Ed Gorin and Richard Phillips, who serves as chair, and City Council Members Mike Hall Jr. and Greg Rice. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS Director Gary Magers also attended.

  • Postal Service to keep Saturday delivery


    Saturday mail delivery will continue for at least two more years, if the U.S. Senate has its way.
    Last Wednesday, U.S. senators approved Senate Bill 1789, the 21st Century Postal Reform Act, in an attempt to keep the struggling U.S. Postal Service financially solvent. The bill passed 62 to 37.
    Because of a drop in mail volume, the Postal Service has been struggling to make the congressionally mandated annual $5.5 billion payment to pre-fund retiree health benefits.

  • Murder confession to be admitted in court


    A local woman’s alleged confession to using liquid morphine to murder her husband will be allowed in court after all.
    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly ruled last Monday that a conversation Kathleen H. Wise had with investigators, during which she admitted involvement in her husband’s morphine overdose death, was legal, despite her attorney saying he believed it was not and should be ruled inadmissible.

  • Double lung transplant gives local woman new lease on life


  • Walk for Homelessness


    Green River Ministries Board members and members of the community joined together Friday to raise awareness about homelessness. The group walked along Main Street and Broadway, capping its “Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes” fundraiser. As of Friday, the effort had raised more than $300.

  • Louisville man charged after sending nude photos on Facebook


  • Lexington woman accused of stealing local woman’s purse

    A Lexington woman has been arrested and charged with stealing a local woman’s purse and using her credit card.
    Bridget Bowman, no age given, of 848 Malibu Drive #28, was arrested last Wednesday at 12:18 p.m. by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
    According to court records, Bowman is accused of stealing a local woman’s purse on March 22 that contained a driver’s license, checkbook, debit card, wallet and other personal items valued at more than $700.