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  • Old Taylor County Elementary School demolition begins

    Demolition on the old Taylor County Elementary School began earlier this week. The work began on the front corner of the building Tuesday.

  • Program helps dropouts earn diplomas

    “Raising the Quality of Life, One Human Being at a Time.”

    It’s a motto that Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has been putting into practice the last few years to help those who dropped out of high school.

    The Taylor County School District offers the RQ1 program to anyone who dropped out of high school and is seeking to obtain their high school diploma.

  • 'Talon's Heart Journey' reaches one year

    Talon Perkins lies in the floor of his family’s home. His father, Kyle, sits next to him, dangling a balloon above him. Talon reaches and hits the balloon with his hands and feet with a contagious laughter as his parents look on with faces lighting up with enjoyment.

    “He loves balloons,” Kyle says. “He has a ton of toys, but balloons are probably his favorite.”

    “Luckily we have a bunch of balloons ready for his birthday party on Saturday,” Beth, Talon’s mother, says. “He is really going to love it.”

  • McConnell adopts plan he had dismissed


    With his health-insurance bill killed by fellow Republicans late Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly adopted a version of idea he had dismissed: repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but with a two-year delay.

  • Local man indicted on drug trafficking charges


  • Campbellsville Apparel highlighted at White House


    A Campbellsville clothing manufacturer was recently honored at the White House.

    President Donald Trump and many others honored Campbellsville Apparel Company on Monday as part of “Made in America” week.

    During the showcase, Trump stated the high value that he places on products being made in the United States.

  • Teen drowns in Green River Lake


    A community is mourning the loss of a Nelson County teenager who drowned while swimming with friends at Green River Lake State Park Sunday afternoon.

    Tariq Armour, 18, of Cox’s Creek in Nelson County, was a sports standout at Bardstown High School who had graduated in June and was enjoying a summer day out with friends when the day turned tragic.

    “It hurts,” said Lance Allen, who was with him nearly every day and during his last moments alive. “He was like a brother to me.”

  • Body of missing Bardstown teen recovered at Green River Lake


    UPDATE: Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook confirmed that the body 18-year-old Tariq Armour, a recent graduate of Bardstown High School, was recovered at 11:45 a.m. by Campbellsville Fire-Rescue divers. Armour went missing in Green River Lake around 4 p.m. yesterday while swimming with friends. The body is being sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy, but Cook said that no foul play is expected. 


  • Vacant school board seat to be filled soon


    An announcement regarding the Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt’s choice to fill the open seat on the Taylor County Board of Education could come as early as next week, according to Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Interviews were held on Tuesday before the board’s meeting later that evening for that open position, which has been vacant since the unexpected passing of former board member Tony Davis in early May.

  • County to work with schools on VMP field use


    The Taylor County Fiscal Court will be partnering with the Taylor County School District to put an old baseball field to a new use.

    According to Veterans Memorial Park Director Chris Ambers, the field at VMP formerly used by the now defunct Babe Ruth Baseball League will be the new home of the Taylor County Middle School girls’ softball team.

    Ambers told the court Tuesday evening the original estimates to prepare the field for softball, including putting new lights in place, would cost between $30,000 and $50,000.