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  • Bond is new assistant principal at Taylor Middle


    A new face will be walking the halls of Taylor County Middle School when students return to classes next week.

    Travis Bond has taken over as TCMS assistant principal, replacing former TCMS Assistant Principal Eddie Clement. He brings 17 years of teaching experience to TCMS.

    Bond comes from Mt. Sterling in Montgomery County, where he has been for the last 15 years. Bond was most recently at Montgomery County Intermediate School where he taught music for fifth and sixth graders.

  • Kentucky Christian Academy ready to start school


    Summer is winding down, and that means that the local school districts are preparing for the upcoming school year.

    At Kentucky Christian Academy, faculty and staff are working hard preparing for the students’ return to the classroom.

    KCA’s school year begins on Aug. 9 as the first day for students, corresponding with opening day for students at Campbellsville and Taylor County Schools. Teachers’ first day is Tuesday, Aug. 8.

  • Scam preys on public's generosity to veterans


    A caller from a sham charity dubbed, “Coalition for Veterans of America” is preying upon Kentuckians’ goodwill toward veterans and veteran causes, Attorney General Andy Beshear said today.

    The Office of the Attorney General has received multiple reports from Kentuckians, including a report directly from the Kentucky State Police, saying a caller claiming to be with the “Coalition for Veterans of America” is seeking donations to help cover Veterans Affairs medical bills and aid homeless veterans.

  • 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.”