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  • Judge orders estate to get police officer's life insurance


    David Ford's children will soon receive his life insurance proceeds, nearly six years after his death.

    The decision comes more than three years after an insurance company filed suit in Taylor Circuit Court, asking that a judge decide what was to be done with David Ford's insurance policy.

    In May 2013, the insurance company was dismissed from its lawsuit and the $40,000 policy was paid to the Taylor Circuit Court Clerk until a judge decided what was to be done with it.

  • Black Friday bargains


    Shoppers came out in droves on Thursday night and early Friday morning in search of bargains.

    Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is known as the official start of the holiday shopping season.

    Taylor County residents shopped for deals into the late hours on Thanksgiving night and then again with sales starting Friday at 6 a.m. and later.

  • CES students learn about Native Americans


    They learned all about the history, culture, music and food.

    And, last Tuesday, the study of Native Americans culminated with students singing and dancing for their parents and displaying artifacts they made for a museum.

    Campbellsville Elementary School students in Patty Haley's third-grade class hosted the events. Native American storyteller Edd Sterchi also told the students a folktale, complete with string puppets.

  • Hiestand House gets new roof


    After raising money for several years, the Hiestand House is finally getting a needed facelift.

    When finished, the roof will be replaced with western cedar shake shingles.

    The Hiestand House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was once slated to be torn down.

    Local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith said the then Hiestand-Gilmore House was to be torn down in 1985 and its stones used in the Green River Plaza parking lot.

  • TCHS students get new electronic devices

    Students in the Taylor County School District now have access to even more technology.

    Taylor County High School students recently received Lenovo Yoga devices to replace the iPads they once used in the classroom.

    According to Bryan Cook, director of technology for the District, the iPads that were being used at TCHS have been moved to the middle and elementary schools.

    "Each student at the middle school now has access to an iPad," Cook said. "We have added additional classroom sets of iPads at the elementary school."

  • Homemakers host annual bazaar


    There were homemade crafts to buy, homemade goodies to eat and homemade memories to make with Santa.

    Taylor County Homemakers hosted its annual bake sale and bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 22.

    Santa made an appearance and took photos and spoke to local children. And children bought gifts for their parents and had some fun help wrapping them.

  • Officials encourage residents to participate in 'Giving Tuesday'

    Staff Report

    After a day of thanks and two days devoted to holiday shopping, a local group is encouraging residents to observe tomorrow as Giving Tuesday.

    According to a Green River Ministries news release, board members are asking that Taylor County's charities, families, businesses and residents to observe tomorrow as a day to give back.

  • One injured in Milder Creek crash

    One person was injured late Thanksgiving night in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of KY 55 and Milder Creek.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies responded to the crash at about 10:55 p.m.

    Statements and evidence at the scene state, according to the report, that Marshall Steele, 18, of Campbellsville, was traveling north on Milder Creek in a 2001 Ford Taurus.

    Shelly Smith, 50, of Bardstown, was traveling north on KY 55 in a 2011 Buick.

  • Thanksgiving at CES


    One by one, the pilgrims and Indians say what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Most say their mom or dad. Some say their home and one says he is thankful for all the people in the world.

    Chanci Patterson's kindergarten class at Campbellsville Elementary School presented a Thanksgiving musical on Friday, with songs, dancing and skits.

  • TCHS hosts arts and crafts festival


    Taylor County High School Band Boosters hosted the annual Green River Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday at Taylor County Middle School.

    Vendors sold homemade items, from jewelry to crafts to photography to painting and much more. Santa visited and children made crafts.