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  • Burress attends 2011 Circuit Clerks Fall College

    Taylor County Circuit Court Clerk Rodney Burress participated in the 2011 Circuit Clerks Fall College on Nov. 15-17 at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Conference Center in Frankfort.
    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit court clerks. The theme for the event was “Building Excellence in Changing Times.”

  • TCHS Beta named group talent champs

    Tiffany Lawson

    Taylor County High School

    On Dec. 9-10, the TCHS Beta Club traveled to Louisville to compete at the Kentucky State Beta Convention. The club stayed at The Galt House and Kentucky Convention Center. The members competed in various competitions, such as group talent, scrapbook, quiz bowl, wreath, arts and various written tests.

  • Taylor County schools hosts first annual 'Roger Awards'


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County School District had its first "Roger Awards" on Dec. 16 to honor exceptional teachers nominated by their peers, according to Susan Kilby, assistant superintendent.

    Kilby said the standards for nominations were based on evidence of successful teaching, including student growth as measured by school data, innovative lessons, collaboration with colleagues and use of technology.

  • Beta Club participates in convention


    The Campbellsville High School Beta Club participated in the Kentucky Senior Beta Convention, returning as state champions in the Living Literature competition.

    This was the first year for the competition at the convention, and Cassidy Blair, Chelsie Edwards, Breanna Underwood and Mollie Williams won first place for their recreation of a scene from Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

    Ethan Bailey won second place in the Christmas ornament competition and Robyn Clark won second place in the miscellaneous art competition.

  • Eastridge awarded auxiliary scholarship to attend SCC

    Tawana Laurane Eastridge of Campbellsville was awarded a Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College for the fall 2011 semester. She plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant.

  • Hayes honored with retirement reception


    Betty Hayes was honored with a retirement reception on Thursday, Dec. 15, at Taylor County Middle School.

    Superintendent Roger Cook presented her with a plaque of dedication.

    Hayes taught social studies at TCMS for 18 years and the past two years she has served as director for the 21st Century Community Learning Center program at TCMS.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week for the week of Dec. 12-19.

    They are, from left, freshman Quinton Bishop, sophomore Christa Thomas, junior Spencer Tungate and senior Torri Daffron.

  • Grant provides training to Taylor County history teachers


    Tiffany Lawson

    Taylor County Schools

    Teachers at Taylor County middle and high schools have been participating in a Teaching American History Grant through the Wilderness Trail Educational Cooperative. This grant is a competitive grant from the United States Department of Education.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Dec. 16.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Trace Higdon, first-grader Alexis McVay, second-grader Cailie Rogers, third-grader Collin White and fourth- and fifth-graders Ashton Paiz and Veronica Buis.

  • Warrant issued for alleged murderer’s mother

    An arrest warrant has been issued for a witness in the Tonya Ford murder case.
    Ford was back in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday for the next of 12 hearings that have been scheduled in her case.
    The hearing, before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly, lasted 10 minutes. Ford attended, though she didn’t stand before Kelly.
    Ford’s attorney, Danny Butler of Greensburg, told Kelly that he had subpoenaed a witness, Ford’s mother, Linda Williams, to be at the hearing. Court bailiffs called for Williams to appear before the judge, to no avail.