Local News

  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police Post 15, which provides coverage for Taylor, Washington, Marion, Casey, Russell, Green, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton, Cumberland and Adair counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at various locations.
    These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the state traffic laws.

  • CU School of Nursing serves 2,125 during Haiti medical mission trip


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's School of Nursing faculty, students and friends served 2,125 people in four days of clinics on a medical mission trip to Haiti over the university's Christmas break.

    The team of 26 people served clinics, which consisted of several stations, according to Hannah White, a nursing student from Hodgenville. She said stations included "prayer where we would pray for their specific needs and share the gospel."

  • Colvin named leadership service winner


    The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Brittany Colvin of Campbellsville has been named an All-American Scholar at-large award winner.

    Colvin will appear in the All-American Scholar Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.

    Colvin is a student at Lebanon Middle School in Lebanon.

    This award is an honor very few students achieve. Fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students receive the award.

  • Preschool student collects 24,000 pennies


    Taylor County Elementary School pre-school student Brooklyn England, 4, collected $240.87, which is 24,087 pennies, during a recent "penny war" PTA fundraiser.

    England is a pre-school student in Brandy McCubbin's class.

    She is the daughter of Joey and Kathy England.

  • TCES to host kindergarten, new student registration

    Taylor County Elementary School will host kindergarten and new student registration on Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16.

    Items needed to register a student include birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residence, physical, eye exam, Social Security card and dental exam for all 5- and 6-year-olds. Custody papers are also required, if applicable.

    For more information, call 465-5691.

  • TCES students read for 750,000 minutes


    Taylor County Elementary School students recently reached the 750,000 mark for cumulative minutes they have read as part of their Million Minute March project, made possible by a Dollar General literacy grant.

    As a reward for reaching the milestone, TCES Librarian Gail Pippin agreed to take a few pies to the face.

    Pippin said the student body is close to reaching the ultimate goal of reading one million minutes cumulatively.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Jan. 31.

    They are Russell Bladen, Gwyn Denham, Tre' Goodin, Aric Nobel and Andrea Myers.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week for the week of Jan. 27.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Emily Melton, first-grader Carter Stewart, second-grader Penny Holland, third-grader Lexi Grisso and fourth- and fifth-graders Kailey Petty and Say Williams.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Jan. 23-30.

    They are, from left, freshman Shelby Barnett, sophomore Carlie Hazel, junior Andy Finck and senior Whitney Eubank.

  • Candidates file for political office

    Below is a list of candidates who filed for office by the Jan. 31 filing deadline. The deadline for all state legislative offices, as well as U.S. representative, has been extended until 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. The extension is the result of some lawmakers challenging the constitutionality of the redistricting plans recently approved by the House and Senate.