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  • TCES meets reading milestone


    Taylor County Elementary School recently completed 500,000 reading minutes in its goal to read a million minutes cumulatively by March.

    As part of the Million Minute March challenge, which was made possible through a Dollar General Back to School literacy grant, students are motivated by school administrators to complete their reading minutes.

    TCES Principal Brian Clifford told the students that as a reward for meeting the 500,000-minute goal, he would dress as Captain America and get "mummified."

  • School menus for Jan. 2-6

    Campbellsville Independent

    Jan. 2-6

    Monday - Pizza, buttered corn, apple, Chips Ahoy cookie and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Cheeseburger, french fries, pickles, onions, baked beans, peaches and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Soft chicken tacos, lettuce, cheese, refried beans, pears and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Chili, crackers, cheese slice, baby carrots, strawberry cups, oatmeal square and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • CES students recognized during assembly


    Campbellsville Elementary School students were recently recognized during an assembly.

  • CU School of Nursing graduates recognized at pinning ceremony


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    "It's amazing to look out and see our cheerleaders," Melissa Netherland, class speaker for Campbellsville University's School of Nursing class of December 2011.

    "We couldn't have done it without you," she said to the audience at CU's School of Nursing pinning ceremony.

  • CU School of Education has first pinning ceremony


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Frank Cheatham quoted John Maxwell at the Campbellsville University School of Education's first pinning ceremony recently. He quoted: "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

    Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, told the students and educators present that it is "important to care for students."

  • Weighing in on the new year: Resolutions

    With the start of 2012 just a few days away, local officials are sharing their goals for the new year.
    From being more thankful to spending time with friends and family, officials are vowing to not take what they have for granted.
    The most popular New Year’s resolutions, according to usa.gov, include eating healthier food, getting a better education and job, getting fit, losing weight, drinking less alcohol, managing debt and stress, quitting smoking, saving money, taking a trip, volunteering to help others and reducing, reusing and recycling.

  • Weighing in on the new year: Getting Fit

    One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle.
    And, with three local gyms — Campbellsville Health & Fitness, Curves and Xtreme Fitness — resolving to get healthy in Taylor County should be easy.
    The Central Kentucky News-Journal recently talked to three people who decided to turn their lives around through exercise in the past year.

    30 minutes to change your life
    Libby Cissell needed to make some changes.

  • Local top cops named: Houk

    Charlie Houk says he had no clue he was going to be named Campbellsville Officer of the Year.
    “I didn’t know, basically, until they called my name. I really had no idea,” Houk said Tuesday, several days after receiving the honor.
    “It’s very humbling,” he said. “I feel like any officer here would be qualified for [the award]. I don’t feel like I do anything any different than any officer here. We may have different styles, but we have the same goals.”
    Houk received the award on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

  • Local top cops named: Rice

    From waiting tables to working at a youth prison to selling tires, Billy Rice has worn many hats. But his success wearing a law enforcement hat has garnered him this year’s Deputy of the Year award.
    Rice has worked for the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office since 2005. This is his first job in law enforcement.
    Originally from Campbellsville, Rice graduated from Taylor County High School. He attended Campbellsville University for a year before transferring to Lexington Community College and then Eastern Kentucky University. He graduated in 2003.

  • ‘Turtleman’ visits Campbellsville on Christmas

    Ernie Brown Jr., also known as “The Turtleman,” stopped in Campbellsville on Christmas Day to promote his television show “Call of the Wildman.” Brown, who lives in Marion County, met with numerous fans and signed autographs on Main Street. “Call of the Wildman” airs Sunday nights on Animal Planet.