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  • Taxes can help pay your hospital bills

    It began in the early 1990s, but even so, not all residents know they can receive credit on their bills for the property taxes they pay to Taylor Regional Hospital.

    TRH CEO Jane Wheatley said the hospital has, to date, given residents $2,889,753 in credit on their tax bills.

    Wheatley said the hospital allows residents to receive the amount of property taxes they paid to the hospital as a credit on their bills.

  • Schools have a lot on their plates with menu planning

     

    Local schools work hard to provide nutritious and appetizing meals for students.

    Following state and federal guidelines, school breakfasts and lunches are all balanced and contain vegetables, fruits, grains and meats.

    At Campbellsville schools, all students eat breakfast and lunch for free.

    The majority of Taylor County students eat free, though the number isn't quite high enough for all students to receive free lunch.

  • Local armory to remain open, get new assignment

     

    The soldiers now have a new mission. But, on the outside, the public might not even know anything is different.

    Since 1947, the Campbellsville National Armory has been home to Battery B of the National Guard's 1/623rd Field Artillery. But on Saturday, Battery B will move to Elizabethtown and the Campbellsville armory will be home to the 203rd Forward Support Company.

    The change was announced Monday in a news release from the National Guard.

  • Crops take hit from limited rainfall

     

    Cool, damp soil during the spring planting season has caused repercussions for this year's corn, soybean and tobacco crop.

    Taylor County Extension Agent for Natural Resources Pat Hardesty said spring's heavy soil conditions have led to many fields being affected by infertile soil compaction. This condition results in shallow root growth with limited water holding capacity.

    "With soils being too wet, a lot of times when it dries out and stays dry like it has, it will limit root growth," Hardesty said.

  • After accidental shooting, trooper to compete in IRONMAN race

     

    He is determined. Nothing will stop him from crossing that finish line.

    Nearly a year ago, Nathan Rhodes wasn't sure if he would ever walk again. He had accidentally shot himself in the foot, and doctors said the odds of him losing his foot were good.

    Fast-forward a year later, Rhodes is in training for his second IRONMAN race. Though it's something he says he never wanted to do before his injury, he is set on completing the race now. And he won't let anything stop him.

  • Water Fight!

     

    The water was flying at Taylor County Public Library on Friday afternoon, and it was every man for himself to stay dry.

    When the library began its summer reading program this year, staff members set a goal for participants to read 1,000 books. When the final tally was in, the children and teens participating read four times that amount.

    For surpassing the goal, library staff members promised they would participate in a water fight, pitting the staff against the children.

  • Blood shortage leaves need for more donors

     

    "They say it's the gift of life, right?" he says.

    Mike Hunt of Campbellsville has O negative blood, the universal type. As such, he regularly donates.

    Hunt and about 40 other people donated blood last Thursday to honor Max Sutton, who died in May after battling a form of blood cancer. He was 68.

    And last Thursday's drive couldn't have come at a better time. The American Red Cross issued a call last week, stating that a blood shortage is looming and donors are urgently needed.

  • Dress codes announced for county, city schools

     

    When they head back to school in a few days, local students need to know what they can and can't wear to class.

    Most of the local schools haven't made any changes in their dress codes for this school year.

    Local principals say they tend to not have trouble with students abiding by the dress codes. Nevertheless, punishments are in place for those who don't abide by the rules.

  • Former deputy's sentencing delayed due to his vacation

     

    The former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold wasn't sentenced in federal court last week as planned. This time, his sentencing was delayed because he is on vacation.

    But when he is sentenced in two weeks, Billy Rice faces as much as 30 years in federal prison and a large fine.

    Rice, a former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty, but has since entered a guilty plea to the charges.

  • Mothers get a real 'helping hand'

     

    The baby fusses a little as she carefully wraps the richly colored fabric over the mother's shoulders and explains how to tie it in the back. Within two minutes of snuggling against her mother, the baby is content and nearly asleep.

    After giving birth to her second set of twins, Tara Hall needed an extra set of hands.

    She was already a mother to three other children who are homeschooled, co-pastor at Stoner Creek Methodist and Mannsville United Methodist churches with her husband, John, and a seminary student.