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  • O'Banion has six years and counting as survivor


    On Feb. 19, 2014, Cindy O’Banion celebrated a milestone that many breast cancers survivors look forward to.

    “I can say that I am cancer free,” O’Banion said with a smile on her face. “My doctors didn’t tell me I was cancer free until I hit 5 years.”

    She is now six years cancer free after having a mastectomy of her left breast in 2009.

  • Hospital hosts ‘Pink Out’

    There was a glow of pink bouncing off the walls inside Taylor County Regional Hospital Friday as the Annual Pink Out was in full effect.

    The Pink Out is their way to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    A bake sale is hosted which Sherry Howard, team leader in the mammography department, said is a highly anticipated fundraiser. Staff in the hospital donated the baked goods.

  • Local FOP helps children in need

    The Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 22 recently presented Campbellsville and Taylor County’s Family Resource and Youth Services Center’s with money for students in need of a little extra help.

    The Cops Support Kids Program donated $3,000 to the schools – $1,500 for each district, to be divided evenly among the schools. The children who receive the funds are determined by teacher referrals. The students are able to purchase items they are going to need during the school year, ranging from clothes to school supplies.

  • Soup is served!

    The Taylor County Homemakers soup luncheon served more than 150 people with warm soup Thursday afternoon at the Extension Office. The annual event raised almost $1,000 toward their 2016 scholarship fund.

    Each year the organization presents three $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from the local high schools.

    “The more money we raise the more students we hope to help,” Cyndy Humble, Taylor County Homemaker president, said.

  • Escaped inmates found Thursday

    Two inmates who escaped Wednesday, Oct. 7, from a Taylor County Detention Center work detail were captured Thursday, according to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The Kentucky State Police arrested Joshua A. Gill and Michael Tetreault on Thursday, Oct. 15, in Hazard, Ky., the report indicated.

    Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton said deputies pickedup  the two in Hazard Friday.

  • County votes not to pay for land study


    Magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court are in favor of a proposed project to turn the old Fruit of the Loom property into a shopping center, and for tax increment financing to make that happen.

    But at Tuesday night’s meeting, they unanimously also voted against spending $15,000 on a feasibility study of that project.

  • Vancleave fights cancer with a smile


    The entire year of 2013 was a constant battle for Dianna Vancleave.

    “That was the year to see if I was going to make it or break it,” Vancleave said.

    With a positive attitude and her humor on her side, that is exactly what she did as she fought breast cancer, and won.

    Breast cancer statistics from The American Cancer Society estimate that 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.  

  • Homemaker week to be celebrated Oct.11-17


    Taylor County Homemakers are celebrating Kentucky Extension Homemaker Association Week this week. This year’s celebration is Oct. 11-17, and is a way to recognize the contributions that homemakers provide to the state and their counties.
    Homemaker president Cyndy Humble suspects that the Taylor County Homemakers is one of the largest women’s organizations in Taylor County.

  • Firefighter recovering from 2014 accident


    For local firefighter Alex Quinn, the last 12 months or so have been a struggle. But he’s been recovering and bettering his life.

    “I got married, I’m going back to school,” Quinn said earlier this week. “I’ve just been getting back to a normal life, getting back on firefighting runs.”

  • Escaped inmates still at large


    Local law enforcement officers are trying to find two inmates who allegedly escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center Wednesday afternoon after leaving an assigned work detail.

    The Campbellsville Police Department confirmed that Joshua Gill and Michael Tetreault walked off during work release around 2:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, and took off in a white unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.

    The stolen vehicle was recovered on Wednesday evening, but both men are still at large, police said. The plate number has not been released.