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  • Frost-Arnett to add 70 new local jobs

     

    Keeping up with the rapid growth in the health industry, Frost-Arnett Co. is expanding and creating 70 full-time jobs for its Campbellsville call center. The company will also invest $620,000 to expand the existing 10,000 square-foot facility on East Broadway to 12,000 square feet.

    An accounts receivable management company specializing in office solutions for health care organizations, Frost-Arnett opened its doors in Campbellsville in November 1999.

  • County clerk announces voting precinct changes

    In less than a month, voters will go to the polls to choose which officials will represent them for the next four years.

    But some voters will go to different polling locations this year than they did during the last election in Taylor County, in November 2012.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said six precinct locations will change for the upcoming primary election on Tuesday, May 20.

  • Bond lowered, Brucker to be released

     

    He has asked repeatedly, each time being told no. But on Tuesday, he got a different answer.

    Dale Brucker, 27, who has been charged with murdering a baby, has been granted a reduction of his $125,000 cash bond.

    On Tuesday, Brucker appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram to hear two motions filed in his case.

  • Surviving addiction

     

    It's not been easy, she said, but through their struggles, she and her family have made it. And she says she hopes that's an inspiration for others.

    Campbellsville resident Jefra Bland, who is a contestant on the television show "Survivor," spoke to about 100 people on Monday night in a community forum to address alcohol and drug abuse amongst teens.

    Bland, a former Miss Kentucky contestant and Miss Kentucky Teen USA winner, has used prescription drug abuse as her platform.

  • Candidates set for constable races

     

    There will be at least two new constables come next year.

    Twelve people have filed for Taylor County's six constable seats and there will be primary races in three of the districts.

    There won't be primary races in the first, second and sixth district races.

    Republican Ed Pike filed in the first district. Robert Young currently holds that seat, but didn't file for re-election. Pike has no opposition on the Democratic ticket, but his race will be on the ballot come the November general election.

  • Taylor County School Board approves design drawings for new schools

    Taylor County School District is one step closer to getting approval from the Kentucky Department of Education to break ground to build new schools.
    At the Board’s regular meeting last Tuesday, members approved design development drawings presented by architect Kenny Stanfield with Sherman Carter Barnhart PSC.
    “We’re excited about it, it’s been a long time coming and we’re closer than we’ve ever been to breaking ground and getting started,” Stanfield said.

  • Local doctor takes legal action against state Senate

    Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A Campbellsville doctor is challenging the state Senate’s failure to vote on his reappointment to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission.

  • Police on patrol

     

    A police car parked outside a school building can indicate that something bad is happening. But Campbellsville Police officers hope to change that thought.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette implemented a policy last week that will have police officers stopping by local school systems much more often.

    He said he began the "Adopt a School" program concept in the 1990s, when he was working as a Kentucky State trooper. A shooting had just happened at Columbine High School and students and parents were looking for ways to feel safe.

  • Kids SpOt celebrates autism awareness

     

    They bounced, raced each other down the slide and even "caught" a few fish.

    About 150 children and adults attended The Kid SpOt Center's second annual autism awareness event at Kid Wise Amusement last Wednesday.

    The center's co-owners Brandy Close and Jennifer Houk said the purpose of the event was to give families affected by autism a night of fun without worries, and to give the community an opportunity to learn more about the disorder.

  • TRH scores high in patient satisfaction

     

    Taylor Regional Hospital has made the grade.

    When it comes to patient satisfaction, TRH has scored in the Top 10 of the 126 hospitals in Kentucky.

    The nonprofit group Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colo., recently named TRH as a recipient of its Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

    TRH CEO Jane Wheatley said scoring high on patient satisfaction is something she and her employees are especially proud.