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  • Exchange students experience life in Taylor County

     

     They are only here for a short amount of time, but their presence provides a great deal of cultural education and diversity to the community.

    The international exchange student program at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools bring students from various parts of the world to spend a semester or year studying in the United States.

  • Malone honored with Santa's Helper Award

     

    Ricky Malone has never sought recognition for his many efforts in the community, but he was recently honored by the Campbellsville Kiwanis Club as this year’s Santa’s Helper.

    The Kiwanis Club presents the award annually to someone in the community who keeps the spirit of Christmas alive all year.

    “It was really a big surprise,” Malone said. “I had no clue I had even been nominated.”

  • Arrest made after trailer theft

    A Columbia man was arrested by the Columbia Police Department on Monday on charges of receiving stolen property that was stolen in Taylor County, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Joshua Sexton, 26, of Short Street in Columbia, was arrested by the Columbia Police Department on Monday after an investigation by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia Police.

  • Butler now facing federal charges

     

    Trouble continues to mount for a local attorney. Danny P. Butler has been indicted in federal court and made his first appearance in federal court in Bowling Green on Tuesday, according to a release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Kentucky Coroner's Association seeks drug disposal system

    A little-known aspect of a county coroner’s job duties has been gaining some recognition around the state, as the Kentucky Coroner’s Association is lobbying for legislation that creates a state protocol for how county coroners are to handle the disposal of drugs recovered from a death scene.

    Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook said this is a relatively unknown aspect of his job as Taylor County Coroner.

  • Art Series continues with Tuesday show

     

    The second show of the Central Kentucky Arts Series is quickly coming up, and CKAS board member Lisa Gupton is very excited about next Tuesday’s show.

    “We are very excited about this show, and for all the shows that we have coming up this year,” Gupton said.

    The show will be a concert involving the Almeida Duo, which consists of Denis Almeida Santos and Saulo DeAlmeida.

  • Taylor County earns Work Ready certification

     

    It has been years in the making, but the announcement was made public last week that Taylor County was named a “Kentucky Work Ready Community.”

    A news release from Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced that Taylor and Barren counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

    “Moving from a Work Ready In Progress Community to a Work Ready Community is a great achievement for Taylor County,” Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan said.

  • Grand jury indicts 11

    A Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 11 people.

    Among those indicted are the following individuals:

    ·      Erik J. Sanders, 18, of Union Church Road in Columbia, on charges of first-degree burglary and theft of a firearm. The charges stem from an incident in which Sanders was arrested in connection with a break-in at Big Al’s Gun Shop on Fairview Road.

  • Amazon honors veterans

     

    Although Veterans Day has passed, a local company held a ceremony honoring Veterans on Tuesday morning.

    The Campbellsville Amazon Fulfillment Center held a free lunch on Tuesday to honor and recognize the veterans and veterans’ spouses that are employed there.

    Amazon Manager Carlos De La Garza said there are more than 70 veterans employed at the Amazon Fulfillment Center, and several other spouses of veterans are employed there, too. Across Kentucky, more than 1,000 veterans are employed by Amazon and around 17,000 nationally.

  • Tornado touches down in Taylor County

     

    Local farmer Rod Phillips and his wife were in an equipment building on their property on Cave Road around 6 p.m. Saturday evening when the winds began to pick up outside.

    Phillips said they were finishing feeding their dogs when they heard the winds begin to gain strength and they began to feel the building shake.

    The two lay down on the floor of the building, hoping to remain safe as the storm passed through. The worst part of the storm probably only lasted about 45 seconds, Phillips said.