Local News

  • Board creates three new jobs

    Calen McKinney


    There are job openings at the Taylor County School System.

    Last Wednesday, Taylor County Board of Education members voted to create three new positions at the school system.

    Superintendent Roger Cook said he has made some changes to save some money next school year to account for less state funding.

    One change he would like to make, he said, is to create an assistant special education director position to work at Taylor County middle and high schools.

  • CES students compete in field day games


    Campbellsville Elementary School students recently competed in the school's annual field day games. Winners follow.

    Overall winners:

    • Kindergarten - first place, Lisa Wiseman's class; second place, Melanie Adams; third place, Linda Ward; fourth place, Kalie Crowder; fifth place; Chanci Patterson.

    • First-grade - first place, Adrienne Hash's class; second place, Vanessa Adkins; third place, Karen Skaggs; fourth place, Lisa Mardis.

  • TCHS names Students of the Year


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Year.

    They are, from left, eighth-grader Allison Brockman, freshman Rachel Hinton, sophomore Caleb Wigginton, junior Spencer Tungate and senior Isaac Petty.

  • TCHS senior to continue family tradition in Marine Corp


    Tiffany Lawson

    Taylor County Schools

    "Being a Marine isn't just serving your country, it's a title you earn and carry with pride."

    TCHS senior Jonathan Rafferty plans on being a United States Marine when he graduates. He is the son of Steven and Carrie Rafferty.

    According to Rafferty, he has wanted to be a Marine for as long as he can remember.

  • TCHS presents awards at Class Night

    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County High School recently presented senior awards during class night ceremonies on May 17.

    Students earning awards included:

    • Matthew Hart - Valedictorian, history and statistics

    • Campbell Bishop - Salutatorian

    • Erin Underwood - Agriculture leadership

    • Leigh Ann Humphress - Cardinal achievement

    • Mason Bertram - Band

    • Brooklyn Roby - Art

  • CHS releases honor roll

    Campbellsville High School has released its honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period. Students listed follow.

    All A's

    • Freshmen - Abigail Hieneman, Taylor McCarthy, Lauren Rinehart, Claudia Rogers, Erica Sallee, Cassie Squires and Mason Wilson.

    • Sophomores - Zach Durham, Emily Haley, Britany Harden, Cody Hunt, Katelyn McMahan and Mollie Williams.

    • Juniors - Grace Arnold, Samantha Berry, Cassidy Blair, Emily Chan, Lilliana Delgado, Stealth Townley and Angel Wise.

  • CES releases honor roll

    Campbellsville Elementary School has released its honor roll for the final nine-week grading period of the 2011-2012 school year. Students listed follow.

    All A's

    Savanna Brockman, Lauryn Agathen, Abie Angel, Malachi Corley, Tahler Franklin, Aleah Knifley, Alexis Lambert, Tristin Lopez, Braydon Phillips, Bailey Smith, John Orberson, Gracyne Hash, Zaria Cowan, Arren Hash, Noah Hughes, Gavin Johnson

  • TCES students win new bicycles


    Taylor County Elementary School students Corey Spurling and Amerilee Lowe were the recipients of new bicycles.

    Each year, TCES gives away bicycles to writer of the week recipients whose names are drawn randomly.

  • Prostitution ring leads to federal charges


    A Taylor County man accused of operating a prostitution ring in Taylor County now faces federal criminal charges.

    According to a news release from the Western District U.S. Attorney’s Office, Adulfo De Aquino Cancino, 28, appeared last Wednesday in U.S. District Court to face a multiple-count federal indictment.

    The release states that Cancino, an illegal alien living in Taylor County, is accused of sex trafficking children in Taylor, Green, Adair and Barren counties.

  • Library's summer reading program starts today

    From a magician to exotic animals to snow cones, this year’s summer reading program offers a variety of events for children, teens and adults.

    The library’s “Dream Big ... READ!” summer reading program kicks off today and ends with a blowout event on July 10.

    Those who want to participate can sign up starting today. And, those who sign up this week will receive a reading bracelet. There is no cost to participate, though T-shirts are available for $5.50.