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  • Legislator wants to limit tanning for teens

    Legislators have filed two bills aimed at keeping Kentucky's youth healthy. But while some say the bills propose good regulations, they also believe parents ought to make them, and not lawmakers.

    If passed, teens might not be able to go tanning without a prescription, and could be required to have another vaccine before continuing their public school education.

    State Rep. David Watkins, D-Henderson, filed a bill on Jan. 31 that calls for teenagers younger than 18 to not be allowed to use a tanning bed without a medical prescription.

  • TCHS Drama to present murder mystery

     

    Taylor County High School Drama students will present the murder mystery "A Family Reunion to Die For" by Mike Steele and Matt Steele on Saturday and Sunday at Campbellsville University Theater.

    The play is produced with special arrangements by Pioneer Drama Service Inc. of Englewood, Colo.

    The performance Saturday will be at 7 p.m. The students will present the play at 2 p.m. Sunday.

  • Applications available for Farm to School grants

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the release of a request for applications for the third round of USDA's Farm to School grants, including the addition of a new funding track. These grants help eligible schools improve the health and wellbeing of their students and connect with local agricultural producers.

  • Council promotes kindergarten readiness

    Forty-nine percent of Kentucky’s children are considered kindergarten ready.
    Through free training offered to childcare providers and outreach efforts aimed at parents of pre-school-aged children, the Green/Taylor Community Early Childhood Council is hoping to increase that number.
    Every year, the CECC applies for a grant through the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.
    Last year, CECC was awarded an $18,000 grant to carry out its mission to raise awareness of the importance of school readiness throughout the community.

  • St. Baldrick's honors 'Knights of the Bald Table'

     

    Numbers mean different things to different people, and the mere thought of "seven" can conjure anything from The Itch, 007, Snow White's dwarfs and maybe the Magnificent Seven.

    Campbellsville St. Baldrick's will be entering its seventh year in 2014, and as time has gone by, there is one staple that continues to play out - this community is a giving one. So, the magnificence is really that children's cancer research is the big beneficiary.

  • Cancer-fighting events set for community

     

    It's a chance to have some family-friendly fun, while at the same time donating money to a worthy cause.

    Taylor County residents will participate in the annual St. Baldrick's fundraisers soon, with the community's second Color to Conquer race set for March 15 and the seventh Shaving for a Cure event on March 22.

    This year, organizers are hoping Taylor Countians will surpass the $300,000 cumulative fundraising mark.

  • Winter weather still affecting community

     

    He says it's been the worst winter Taylor Countians have seen in years. And, it's not officially over yet.

    Taylor County's main roads might now be clear, but side roads are still covered in snow and ice.

    Residents are continuing to thaw from four and a half inches of snow, a layer of ice and a quarter of an inch of sleet that came down on Sunday night.

  • Moreland named regional publisher

     

    Jeff Moreland, publisher of the Central Kentucky News-Journal, has been named as a regional publisher with Landmark Community Newspapers.

    In his new role, Moreland will continue to manage the News-Journal, but will also oversee day-to-day operations of The Springfield Sun in Washington County.

    Moreland previously served as publisher of The Springfield Sun until 2011, when he was promoted to publisher of the News-Journal.

  • No school Wednesday, Cook makes music video to announce it
  • Durham found not guilty of assaulting jail officer

     

    Jesse Durham waits in his jail cell.

    Found not guilty last week of one of the two crimes he is accused of committing, he now waits for his second trial - a murder trial - to begin in a few months.

    Ten men and two women took about an hour and a half to found Durham, 22, of 102 Eads St., not guilty on Wednesday morning of assaulting a former deputy at the Taylor County Detention Center.