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  • Public offices close tomorrow

    Several public and county-operated offices will close tomorrow for Good Friday.
    Taylor Circuit Court Clerk’s office, located in the Taylor County Judicial Center, will be closed and there will be no court or driver’s licenses issued that day.
    Taylor County Courthouse will close at noon tomorrow.
    Taylor County Clerk and Taylor County PVA offices will be closed on Saturday, but the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office will be open until noon.
     

  • CU joins Kentucky Proud program

     

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer recognized Campbellsville University as the sixth university to join the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus program on Tuesday.

    "This generation of consumers is very concerned about sustainability, they're very concerned about the local food movement. They're very concerned about traceability ... this generation is very interested in everything the Kentucky Proud program's about," Comer said.

  • Decorating Easter eggs

     

    From glitter and stickers to crayons and a rainbow of dye, the possibilities were endless.

    Local children practiced their egg dyeing and decorating skills at the Taylor County Public Library on Tuesday night.

  • Easter Eggcitement

     

    Some loved the one-on-one time they had with the Easter Bunny. Others weren't so sure.

    Taylor County Extension Office hosted its annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, with a chance for children to color, eat pancakes and meet and take photos with the bunny.

  • Community Easter events scheduled

    Taylor Countians will celebrate Easter this weekend, with church services and events for children and their families.

    The Taylor County Extension Office hosted Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday and children dyed eggs at the Taylor County Public Library on Tuesday.

    Many egg hunts have been scheduled and are open to the public.

    Perhaps the biggest one, which includes four locations and more than 6,000 eggs, will be hosted by Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • Volunteers clean up Trace Creek Park damage

     

    They scrubbed, bleached and painted.

    And though they say a lot was done, there is a lot more left to go. About 15 volunteers pitched in Saturday to help clean Trace Creek Softball Park.

    Jamie Browning, whose daughters play softball at the park, said he volunteers his time as a coach there. Though he doesn't serve on the park's board, he organized a cleanup there, with about 100 people asked to help.

    "I'm just trying to help the park out," he said.

  • New auction features locally grown produce

     

    Eager to make their spring gardens come to life, attendees of the Speck Ridge Produce Auction kept the bidding steady as they vied for vibrantly budding flowers and several varieties of vegetable plants during the auction's opening day on Saturday.

    Many attendees said they came to the auction to not only buy, but to watch, because this was the first produce auction they had ever been to.

  • Voter registration deadline is Monday, April 21

    Those who want to vote in the upcoming primary election and haven't registered have just days left to do so.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said the deadline for new registrations is Monday. The deadline to change political party, however, has already passed.

    Those wanting to register to vote can do so at Carney's office, which is in the Taylor County Courthouse, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office will close at noon tomorrow and on Saturday, however, for the Easter holiday.

  • Tonya Ford loses appeal in murder case

     

    She has lost a chance at freedom, and could spend 15 more than years in prison before getting another one.

    Campbellsville resident Tonya Ford, 40, was found guilty of shooting and killing her husband, Lebanon Police Officer David Ford, in August 2012. A month later, she was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for her crimes.

  • County to fund road improvements

    Residents will drive on improved county roads this year.

    Magistrates are considering how much of the county's money they want to use toward sealing county roads, and when the work will be done.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates during last Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting that there has been some controversy about their discussion last month about a plan to microseal and chip and seal to eliminate all gravel roads in the community.