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  • No school, no problem for Taylor students

    For most students, snow days are an instant blessing with prolonged consequences; taking a break from the normal routine only to be made up later in the year. But for Taylor County students, they are in their second year of cyber snow days.

    Last year Taylor County School District applied and was approved for a non-traditional instruction waiver that allowed students to continue learning when school isn’t in session.

    After the crippling snow Taylor County experienced, students should have now completed five of their cyber snow day assignments.

  • Ready, set, grow!

    Two area churches are currently undergoing construction projects.

    Renovations to Campbellsville Christian Church and an expansion to Elk Horn Baptist Church should both be complete by the middle of the year.

    Rodney Booe, lead minister of Campbellsville Christian Church, says they plan to dedicate the renovated sanctuary in June of this year, in time for the 100th anniversary of that building, though he anticipates it being complete before then.

  • Marina cleanup continues

    In the 19 years that Dennis Brinley has owned Green River Marina, he’s never had a roof collapse — especially not from a snowstorm.

    “We’ve got to go over there and figure out a way to get the private boats out, so that people can come and take them to their insurance (companies), salvage them,” Brinley said. “We’ve just been trying to keep anything else from going down, and salvaging the things we can salvage.”

  • TRH adds new $1.3 million CT scanner


  • Heavy snow damages marina, boats


  • Storm slams county


  • Pembleton enters guilty plea on 100 porn counts

    A Taylor County man who was arrested on child pornography charges in July has entered a guilty plea.

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Criminal Investigations have announced that Cary Pembleton pleaded guilty to 100 counts of possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, first offense, all Class D felonies.

  • Closing school for weather no easy call for officials

    When snow and other inclement weather takes a toll on classes for Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County schools, officials have a plan in place.

    Officials at Campbellsville Independent Schools say cancelling classes is a difficult decision.

    Many factors are considered when making this decision, according to Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton. But the most important is student safety.

  • City, county get ready for snow

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said on Thursday that the city was hopefully prepared for the large amounts of snow that were predicted earlier in the week.

    “We’re ready to do what we can to make sure everyone is safe,” Young said.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Young both said they still have almost a full compliment of salt.

    “We should be in good shape, hopefully,” Rogers said. “It just depends on how much ice we get under the snow.”

  • Proposed bills address drone usage

    There are three bills up for debate this legislative session that deal with the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles.

    According to Taylor County Airport Director Carl Watson, the Federal Aviation Administration already has many regulations on drones and their use.