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  • 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.

  • TCHS students learning to operate online business


    Stepping inside the room, it looks like a small business.

    Items are packaged in boxes and ready to be shipped. A makeshift studio is there for employees to take photos of the items. And computers are there to make sure the bookkeeping is up-to-date.

    While the scene might resemble a small store, it's actually a classroom. The "employees" are students working to learn about marketing and how to run a successful business.

  • Senator says legislative session is a success


    While they did pass a budget and road plan, several other legislative issues have died in Frankfort.

    But with this year's legislative session now in the history books, legislators are now out of time to bring those issues back to life.

    State Sen. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, says she believes this session was a success, as she and her co-workers passed a "fiscally responsible" $20.3-billion budget. That budget includes urgent needs money to help the Taylor County School District build new schools.

  • 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.