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  • Raganas to be Google certified teacher

     

    Only about 800 people in the world can say they have done it. And a Campbellsville woman will soon become one of them.

    Laura Raganas, who has made her professional career as a teacher, will become a Google certified teacher next month.

    Raganas and thousands of other teachers applied for one of 50 spots at this year's Google Teacher Academy.

    After a rigorous application process, Raganas learned a few days ago that she was chosen as one of the 50.

    The academy will be in Austin, Texas, on Dec. 2 and 3.

  • Fiscal court prepares to build bridge

    Magistrates have taken a step toward building a new bridge over Jones Creek.

    They met in special session last Tuesday to open bids for building a new bridge. Hornback Construction Co. in Campbellsville bid $52,000 for the work.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said Hornback was the only company to submit a bid. Magistrate James Jones made a motion to accept it.

    "To not try to build this bridge would be detrimental to some of our citizens," Jones said.

    Magistrate Ed Gorin seconded Jones' motion.

  • One injured in New Lebanon Road crash

     

    At least one person was injured in a three-vehicle crash on New Lebanon Road at about 8 a.m. Friday morning. The crash happened near the intersection with Palestine Road.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded to treat the patient and then transport him to Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Campbellsville Police, Taylor County Sheriff's deputies and Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel also responded.

    At press time, no official report had been released about the crash.

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

     

    Emergency personnel responded to a crash involving a motorcycle on Floyd Street off Sharon Drive at about 7:30 p.m. last Monday.

    One person was injured in the crash and treated by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel.

    Taylor County Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville Police Department personnel also responded.

    At press time, no official report had been released about the crash.

  • Legislation in action

     

    House Republican Whip John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, speaks during the October meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on State Government.

  • Legislation in action

     

    House Republican Whip John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, speaks during the October meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on State Government.

  • Man treated after striking cow with vehicle

    A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday night after he struck a cow with his vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Roger Bright, 71, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet east on KY 70 at about 11 p.m. The report states that the driver told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens he didn't see that a cow was standing in the roadway.

    The report states that weather conditions also contributed to the collision.

    Bright was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle for treatment of chest pains.

  • Three injured in Spurlington Road crash

    Three people were injured after their vehicle struck a tree early last Thursday morning.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Cory B. Dishman, 19, of Barney School Road, was traveling north in a 1997 Ford Mustang at about 4:57 a.m.

    The report states that Dishman was traveling too fast around a curve, lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree.

  • Roadwork to begin on Feather Creek

    Roadwork on Feather Creek Road began last Monday, and the road will be closed for about two weeks.

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office, workers are replacing a box culvert.

    A small portion of the road, off Old Lebanon Road, near the first bridge, is now closed.

    Feather Creek can still be accessed, however, by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church or Sanders Road.

    For more information, call Rogers' office at (270) 465-7729.

  • Addiction counselor writes book

     

    He has spent 13 years helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction. But now, he hopes his book will help many more people.

    Shannon Gray, a certified alcohol and drug counselor and director at The Healing Place, has written a book entitled "Recovery Through the Steps: An All Inclusive Journey."

    The book details the steps Gray, of Campbellsville, took to get clean and sober, and the plan he believes truly works.

    "I believe that addiction, it's not about the drug, it's about the person."