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  • Children eat free lunch at local schools

    The goal is to make sure no child goes hungry.

    Children age 18 and younger can eat lunch for free at the local school systems and public library this summer.

    The program at Campbellsville Schools began a week ago, but the program at Taylor County Schools and the library begins today.

    At Campbellsville, meals are served in the high school cafeteria on Mondays through Thursdays, through June 27, and then from July 7 to July 31.

  • Relay for Life events begin Friday

     

    The goal is to honor those who have fought, and raise money so others, someday, don't have to fight anymore.

    Taylor County's annual Relay for Life events begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. and will conclude early Saturday morning.

    Last year, the event raised more than $52,000 for cancer research. This year, the goal has been set a bit higher at $55,000.

    Preparation for this year's Relay for Life events began with a kickoff in October, according to event co-chair Sheila Hayes. Her husband, Steve, is also co-chair.

  • Man charged with nearly 300 sex crimes

     

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with committing nearly 300 sex crimes. If found guilty, he could spend the rest of his life in prison as punishment.

    Willard J. Greer, 64, of 107 Pine St., was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    In one case, Greer was charged with 260 counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12. He was also charged with four counts of first-degree sodomy of a victim younger than 12.

  • Kassie Miller named Taylor County's Distinguished Young Woman

     

    She says she hoped she would win, but would have been happy even if she hadn't.

    Competing against 11 other soon-to-be high school seniors, Kassie Miller was named Taylor County's Distinguished Young Woman for 2015 on Saturday night.

    Miller, the daughter of John and Shelly Miller, also took home preliminary awards in scholastic, self-expression and interview.

    As Taylor County's DYW, Miller received $4,500 in cash scholarships, along with several gifts from local businesses and more than $62,000 in college scholarships.

  • Agriculture teacher's career goes full circle

     

  • Alleged murderer denied bond reduction

     

    Dale Brucker still sits in a jail cell, still not able to post the money required in exchange for his freedom.

    In April, Brucker's $125,000 cash bond was lowered to $50,000 cash, with a $1,000 deposit required.

    Brucker's attorney has said at many court hearings that he can't pay $125,000 for his release. On Tuesday, she told a judge that even though her client's bond was significantly reduced, he still can't pay the $1,000.

  • TRH health fair set for June 14

    It started in a hallway. But now, many years later, the crowd more than fills a school gymnasium.

    Taylor Regional Hospital will host its annual community health fair on Saturday, June 14, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Taylor County Middle School's gymnasium.

    TRH officials ask that those wanting to have blood work completed at the fair register by tomorrow.

  • Fire damages Cox Interior office

    A fire early Saturday morning caused damage to a Cox Interior office and supply room.

    According to a Taylor County Fire & Rescue news release, firefighters were called to the scene at 4:07 a.m. after a fire was reported in the boiler house.

    Upon arrival, firefighters found a conveyor belt used to supply the boiler house on fire. The fire had extended to a nearby office and a supply room, which housed woodchips.

  • Distinguished Young Women program set for Saturday

     

    Taylor County will crown a new distinguished young woman on Saturday.

    While the annual Distinguished Young Women program is typically in August each year, this year's scholarship competition has been moved ahead a few months.

    Susan Dabney, co-chair of the DYW program along with Angie Russell, said this year's competition was moved so the county's current DYW can participate.

    Katelyn McMahan won the crown last year, Dabney said, and will start classes at Transylvania University in August.

  • Fair ride malfunctions, riders stranded for 30 minutes

     

    A malfunction on the Super Shot ride at the Taylor County Fair on Saturday caused 12 passengers to be stuck on the ride for about 30 minutes. The ride is designed to lift riders up a tower and then release the passenger compartment in an accelerated free fall.

    The malfunction occurred while the ride was ascending and a safety feature caused the passenger compartment to stop at about 40 feet from the ground.