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  • Kassie Miller crowned state's Distinguished Young Woman


    In the long history of the state’s Distinguished Young Women competition — formerly known as Junior Miss — no Taylor County representative had ever been crowned Kentucky’s winner.

    Kassie Miller changed that this past weekend.

    “It’s really neat being the first one from this town to hold that title,” she said. “There have been so many awesome people that have gone before me.”

  • Campbellsville Fire Department fined $25,200


    The Campbellsville Fire Department has been fined $25,200 by state safety regulators in relation to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that killed one fireman and hurt three others in August.

    The incident happened when the fire department was helping Campbellsville University's marching band with its Ice Bucket Challenge. An aerial ladder truck bucket came into contact with power lines, and men in the bucket and on the ground were injured. One of them, Tony Grider, died a month after the incident from injuries he sustained.

  • County to make repairs at courthouse

    Two upcoming projects were the main topics of discussion at this week’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting. The first dealt with the renovation and repairs to the main floor of the old courthouse.

     “I think it’s time to renovate and make repairs to the remaining offices of the main floor of the courthouse,” Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said while introducing the subject. “As you walk through [the main floor of the courthouse], the ceiling tiles are in need of replacement.”

  • Campbellsville Independent Schools’ mobile app goes live


    Campbellsville Independent School District now has a free mobile application for students, parents and community members to stay up-to-date on what is happening in the district, directly from their smart phone or tablet.

    The application is available for free download by searching for the “SchoolCast for Me” app on any smart phone or tablet.

  • Miller ready for state DYW competition


    Ever since she was a little girl, Kassie Miller dreamed about being in a Junior Miss pageant. As she watched the different competitors grace the stage throughout the years, she always thought of them as “rock stars.”

    “Watching [the girls] go out there and compete, they had a big influence on my life,” Miller said. “I’ve been a fan of this program and what it means my whole life.”

  • She's the 'Tops' in the U.S. Air Force


    Jessica Seaborne has always been a performer. As a child, her mother Teresa Ralls said, she liked to put on a show. Whether it was in gymnastics as a third-grader, or cheering at Taylor County Middle and High schools and Campbellsville University, she’s had a knack for putting on a show.

    “She was in show choir with Mrs. (Lisa) Gupton, so that’s pretty much where she got her foundation,” Ralls said. “She’s just always had a love for entertaining and singing.”

  • Teen becoming 'top dog' in training


    When Layden Coffey was a freshman in high school, his father told him about a dog trainer who was looking for some help. Coffey had grown up with a few pets, but he’d never really considered training dogs as a way to make money.

    However, he did enjoy the outdoors, and the job involved helping train retrievers for duck hunting, which he loved doing.

    After talking to Jimmy Rodgers, the man he had never met but who was looking for help, he agreed to do it.

    He quickly fell in love with training the dogs.

  • Library to celebrate 40th birthday


    Elaine Munday has been at the Taylor County Public Library since the beginning.

    And on Tuesday, she will see the library celebrate its 40th birthday.

    Munday, who now works as the cataloger, started out as the director of the library in September of 1974, a few months before it officially opened on Jan. 13, 1975.

    Back then, one of the biggest challenges was actually getting a wide selection of books into the library.

  • Police working three-vehicle crash on Campbellsville Bypass

    Police are on the scene of a three-vehicle crash that took place on the Campbellsville Bypass around 4:30 p.m. More details will be published as they become available. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for more news updates.

  • Some cities banning sledding

    As a kid, I loved winter. Today, I don’t care for it. I don’t want to drive in bad weather, and seeing those winter heating bills, well, that’s not something any adult wants to face.

    But as a kid, winter was fine with me and my friends because it brought with it that prized gift, the one many kids went to bed praying to have when they awoke the next morning — the snow day.