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  • Dissecting Eyeballs

    Kentucky Christian School fifth grade teacher Joyce West instructs Hannah Howard and Griffin Wilson on the finer points of dissecting a cow's eyeball and helps identify anatomical parts.

  • Coomer completes Fast ForWord

    Gabby Coomer is the first student at Taylor County Elementary School to complete all levels of Fast ForWord. She is a third-grader in Kelly Jones' class. Fast ForWord is a computer program that helps students with their reading and language skills and to develop thinking, listening and memory abilities.

  • Gravel roads no more

    Those who build new roads in Taylor County will soon have to pay for blacktop if they want them in the County road system.

    At last week's meeting, magistrates voted 4-2 to no longer accept gravel roads into the County road system.

  • Local Briefs

    Burress attends circuit clerks' conference

    Rodney Burress, circuit court clerk for Taylor County, participated in the 2007 Circuit Clerks Fall College in Lexington from Oct. 24-26. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to efficiently handle District Court criminal procedures and how to better supervise personnel.

  • Man may get 20 years in prison

    After turning down the possibility of a two-year probation sentence, a Campbellsville man may face 20 years in prison for selling drugs.

    Danny Dale Burress, 49, of 4450 Speck Ridge Road faced a jury last Wednesday in Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George's courtroom.

    Burress had been indicted in 2004 on charges of second-degree selling hydrocodone, his second offense, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to court records, Burress was accused of selling hydrocodone pills to a confidential informant used by local law enforcement.

  • Lawsuit filed over Herron Lane

    Two Elk Horn residents have filed suit against Taylor County Fiscal Court and are asking a judge to settle a controversy over whether their road is actually a County road.

    Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and magistrates James Jones, Milford Lowe, Ed Gorin, John Gaines, Marshall Caulk and Richard Phillips have answered the lawsuit and are also asking a judge to decide the issue.

  • Campbellsville Elementary students complete architecture project

    Campbellsville Elementary School fourth graders recently completed an architecture project. Students created a model building as part of their math curriculum while studying geometry and construction. Students also had a visit from an architect as part of their culminating event for their unit. Pictured are Brooklyn Harris, Alex Bailey, Austin Chandler and Heather Bailey with their buildings.

  • Taylor County High School Color Guard

    Taylor County High School's 2007 color guard members are, from left, front: Bekah Phillips and Megan Perkins, captains. Second row: Abbi Phillips, Kristi Sapp, Raimi Gribbins, Krista Malcomson and Andrea Bault. Third: Melonie Moore and Mariam Pourheydarian. Back: Anna Petty, Erica Gribbins, Jess Cowherd, Farrin Marlow and Jessica Bailey.

  • Community Action accepting LIHEAP applications

    Applications are now being accepted for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program at Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency.

    LIHEAP provides heating bill assistance and includes payments for coal, electric, fuel oil, gas (natural and LP), kerosene and wood.

    Applications are taken alphabetically by the last name of the head of household. The application period began on Nov. 5, but information was not available before the process began.

    If your last name begins with:

    u F or G apply on Nov. 15.

    u H apply on Nov. 19 or Nov. 20.

  • Woman pleads guilty before trial begins

    A Greensburg woman avoided facing a jury by pleading guilty to sodomy and sex abuse charges the day before her trial was set to begin.

    Reba Regina Cox, 32, of 1495 Bluffboom Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday. She pleaded guilty to second-degree sodomy and six counts of first-degree sex abuse.