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‘Kinship Kentucky Christmas’ donations delivered to kinship families in Casey and Taylor Counties

Thanks to the generosity of fellow Kentuckians, approximately 30 kinship families in Casey and Taylor counties today received care packages of clothing, toiletries, and other items to start the New Year. “Matt and I sincerely appreciate all those who donated winter clothing, supplies and gift cards during the ‘Kinship Kentucky Christmas’ initiative to benefit kinship families across...

Ag Commissioner calls on Kentucky farmers to apply for Leopold Conservation Award; deadline April 15

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles issued a reminder to Kentucky farmers that Leopold Conservation Award applications are due by April 15. “The Leopold Conservation Award promotes a great tradition of conservation and land stewardship in Kentucky,” Commissioner Quarles said. “Our farmers are often the subject of much criticism, when in reality they care the most about the planet. The Kentucky...

Study shows Campbellsville University’s economic impact on community totals over $106 million

Campbellsville University has a total economic impact from its operations of more than $106 million in Taylor County, according to a new study recently completed by Younger Associates of Jackson, Tenn. The $106 million is a measure of the total dollar value that flows through the Campbellsville-Taylor County economy because of the operations of Campbellsville University. The exact amount is $106,482,540. The...

Kentucky adds 13th Build-Ready site with fully prepped business tract in Taylor County

A 10-acre tract in the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park in Campbellsville received Kentucky’s Build-Ready certification, making it the 13th location statewide to earn the designation. The tract, expandable to 173 acres, includes a 108,000 square-foot building pad and can accommodate a proposed manufacturing facility of 100,000 square feet or more. The site, zoned for heavy industrial use,...

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....

Seventeen districts in Kentucky apply to state to be Districts of Innovation, a school re-think

A total of 17 Kentucky public school districts have submitted applications to the Kentucky Department of Education to become Districts of Innovation.   The Districts of Innovation legislation, House Bill 37 (2012), provides Kentucky public school districts the opportunity to apply for an exemption from certain administrative regulations and statutory provisions in an effort to improve student...

Taylor County's Child Relay Center raises 5,238 boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Leaders from Campbellsville-Taylor County community and Campbellsville University celebrate Operation Christmas Child efforts in raising 5,238 shoeboxes for children around the world. (Photo from Campbellsville University, by Ellie McKinley)   Taylor County’s Relay Center raised a total of 5,238 shoeboxes to be delivered around the world through Operation Christmas Child. Campbellsville...