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Jamie Vaught: Reigning Ky. Mountain Laurel Festival Queen Gabby Pyles preparing for return to Pineville

A former college cheerleader will be returning to the 2019 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville as the reigning KMLF queen. A new graduate of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Gabby Pyles has fond memories of KMLF last season and she can hardly wait to come back as the four-day festival begins on Thursday, May 23. “It is hard to choose one favorite moment from KMLF last year because...

Manchester Tank and Equipment’s to create 175 jobs with expansion to Campbellsville facility

Manchester Tank & Equipment Co., a division of McWane Inc., plans to locate a $10-million-plus propane tank manufacturing facility in Campbellsville, a project expected to create 175 full-time jobs in the coming years. “This new facility in Campbellsville will contribute significantly to the continued growth and success of Manchester Tank,” said Ruffner Page, CEO and president of McWane, Inc....

Accounts-receivable management firm Frost-Arnett to relocate, expand Campbellsville operation

Frost-Arnett Co., an accounts-receivable management company operating in Campbellsville for nearly two decades, will create 135 full-time jobs and invest $2.84 million as it relocates to a new office within the community. “It became clear to everyone at Frost-Arnett when we opened our office in Campbellsville almost 20 years ago that it was a special place. As we have grown our operations here, we...

Kentucky Main Street Fall meeting begins Tuesday, will showcase Central Kentucky Communities

Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS) directors from across the state will network with their colleagues, and peers from the Wyoming Main Street Program, during a four-day meeting this week in central Kentucky. The meeting will showcase the “crossroads communities” of Bardstown, Campbellsville, Danville, Harrodsburg, Perryville and Springfield, so-named for their strategic location between major...

Legislative leaders name members of a bi-partisan School Safety Working Group

Legislative leaders have named the 10 members of a bi-partisan panel on school safety. The School Safety Working Group was decided upon by House and Senate leadership, in the wake of the shooting at Marshall County High School earlier this year, in which two students were killed and 18 others injured, 14 by bullets and four others while trying to flee. 
Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester...

“Willy Wonky and the Chocolate Factory Jr.” to run June 8-10 at Russ Mobley Theater in Campbellsville

“Willy Wonky and the Chocolate Factory Jr.” will be presented at Campbellsville University from June 8-10 in the Russ Mobley Theater of the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive in Campbellsville. The production is by Community Trust Bank, Campbellsville University Theater and Town Hall Productions and will be at 7 p.m. on June 8 and June 9, and at 2:30 p.m. on June 10. ...

Corbin native Wes Lanham named new manager at Green River Lake State Resort Park

Wes Lanham has been named the new park manager at Green River Lake State Park in Campbellsville, Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland announced last week. Wes Lenham Lanham, a native of Corbin, earned his degree in recreation and park management administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He worked most recently as the manager at the Shiloh Roadhouse in London and was the director of parks and recreation...

Legislature sends governor Medicaid drug measures to help independent pharmacies and consumers

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News A bill to allow pharmacists to tell their patients the least expensive way to pay for their medications and one to put the state back in direct charge of its Medicaid drug program have received final passage and are on the desk of Gov. Matt Bevin. Sen. Wise A revised version of Senate Bill 5, sponsored by Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, would put the Medicaid...

Bluegrass & Backroads: Campbellsville marks Fourth of July with state’s largest holiday celebration

Since 1976, Campbellsville has hosted the state’s largest 4th of July celebration highlighting the great freedoms of the United States of America. City leaders call the event, which attracts up to 40,000 from all parts of Kentucky, a homecoming. Kentucky is a state defined by its history and noted for a number of things, not the least of which is horse racing, bourbon, bluegrass music and barbecue....

Campbellsville seeking families of Taylor County vets killed during a war for Memorial Day program

Though Memorial Day is still several weeks away, the committee planning Campbellsville’s observance is asking for help in identifying the families of all those from Taylor County killed during war. Plans are to recognize as many families as possible, as part of the ceremony on Monday, May 30. There are 68 names on the Taylor County War Memorial located on the courthouse grounds in Campbellsville....

Campbellsville artist, Charlotte Humphress, and her students to have art exhibit at CU

Campbellsville University will host “Artists in the Studio,” a group exhibition of artwork featuring Charlotte Humphress of Campbellsville and her students.   The exhibition will be Monday, Sept. 14 until Friday, Oct. 2 at the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery, located at 205 University Drive in Campbellsville.   A piece by Charlotte Humphress (Photo provided) The exhibit is free and...

Mid-South Conference agrees to deal to bring 11 league champions to Bowling Green in '15

Mid-South Conference officials announced a multi-year agreement to bring several of its championships to Bowling Green beginning this February.   The Mid-South Conference includes nine full members and six associate members in six states, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. The coordinating efforts of several athletic facilities and community sponsorships helped...

A Taylor-made Education: Schools chief explains personalized approach to learning

  By Roger Cook Special to KyForward   Imagine, if you can, a school where students do not have specific teachers assigned to them, nor do teachers have specific students on their roster.   Imagine a school where students come each day with a list of standards to work on and accomplish–right when they walk in the door. They can go to the teacher of their choice in order to accomplish...

A Taylor-made Education: Schools chief explains personalized approach to learning

  By Roger Cook Special to KyForward   Imagine, if you can, a school where students do not have specific teachers assigned to them, nor do teachers have specific students on their roster.   Imagine a school where students come each day with a list of standards to work on and accomplish–right when they walk in the door. They can go to the teacher of their choice in order to accomplish...