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  • Alleged murderer denied bond reduction

     

    Dale Brucker still sits in a jail cell, still not able to post the money required in exchange for his freedom.

    In April, Brucker's $125,000 cash bond was lowered to $50,000 cash, with a $1,000 deposit required.

    Brucker's attorney has said at many court hearings that he can't pay $125,000 for his release. On Tuesday, she told a judge that even though her client's bond was significantly reduced, he still can't pay the $1,000.

  • TRH health fair set for June 14

    It started in a hallway. But now, many years later, the crowd more than fills a school gymnasium.

    Taylor Regional Hospital will host its annual community health fair on Saturday, June 14, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Taylor County Middle School's gymnasium.

    TRH officials ask that those wanting to have blood work completed at the fair register by tomorrow.

  • Fire damages Cox Interior office

    A fire early Saturday morning caused damage to a Cox Interior office and supply room.

    According to a Taylor County Fire & Rescue news release, firefighters were called to the scene at 4:07 a.m. after a fire was reported in the boiler house.

    Upon arrival, firefighters found a conveyor belt used to supply the boiler house on fire. The fire had extended to a nearby office and a supply room, which housed woodchips.

  • Distinguished Young Women program set for Saturday

     

    Taylor County will crown a new distinguished young woman on Saturday.

    While the annual Distinguished Young Women program is typically in August each year, this year's scholarship competition has been moved ahead a few months.

    Susan Dabney, co-chair of the DYW program along with Angie Russell, said this year's competition was moved so the county's current DYW can participate.

    Katelyn McMahan won the crown last year, Dabney said, and will start classes at Transylvania University in August.

  • Fair ride malfunctions, riders stranded for 30 minutes

     

    A malfunction on the Super Shot ride at the Taylor County Fair on Saturday caused 12 passengers to be stuck on the ride for about 30 minutes. The ride is designed to lift riders up a tower and then release the passenger compartment in an accelerated free fall.

    The malfunction occurred while the ride was ascending and a safety feature caused the passenger compartment to stop at about 40 feet from the ground.

  • Teen rescues injured hawk

     

    She was just sitting there, unable to move or fly away. That's where Coleman Olbers came in.

    Olbers, a junior at Taylor County High School, was walking on his grandparents' property last fall when he saw a hawk. While that wasn't unusual, he said, it wasn't typical for a hawk to not move when a person approached.

    "I saw this hawk just sitting on a stump," Olbers said. "It was kind of unusual that I could get within 10 feet from it."

  • Precinct voting results released

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney's office recently released precinct by precinct voting results from the primary election on Tuesday, May 20.

    The results are as follows.

  • Cleaning Taylor County

     

    Residents lined up on Friday, May 23, at the former Fruit of the Loom site to get rid of their unwanted items at the annual Taylor County cleanup.

    The city and county sponsor the event.

  • Adopt-a-Highway drive underway

    Residents wanting to clean up their community have plenty of opportunities to help.

    Those who want to pitch in can help on the local and state level, with a state drive this week.

    This week is Adopt-a-Highway Summer Scrub Week. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials announced last week that volunteers will be out this week working to clean state highways.

    According to a news release, about 700 groups participate each year in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which was created in 1988. Volunteers clean about 4,800 miles of roadside each year.

  • Cyclists enjoy area rides

     

    From beginning enthusiast to seasoned expert, they pedal slowly, making sure every rider in the group can keep up.

    "We're not going to go very far or very fast, it's just a fun ride," Jim Moore says of the weekly bicycle ride coordinated by the Bicycle Friendly Campbellsville group.

    Moore said the group started two years ago as a Facebook page to keep cyclists updated on ride opportunities and to encourage the community to consider the benefits of cycling and bicycle commuting.