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  • Scaring up some fun


    Superheroes, zombies and firemen didn’t let rain stop them from trick or treating last Friday afternoon.

    Downtown merchants offered trick or treating, as did Taylor County Public Library and many churches.

    Q-104 hosted its annual Halloween Bash at Taylor County Elementary School, attracting more than 1,000 people.

  • Voters go to the polls tomorrow


    For months, they have worked to prove they are the best for the job. But tomorrow, the campaigning will be over.

    Eighty candidates have filed for election this year in 35 races on tomorrow's election ballet, and voters will be asked to decide who they want to serve as the county's top officials.

    Taylor County's 20 voting precincts will open at 6 a.m. tomorrow and voters will have until 6 p.m. to cast their votes. Those voting must be in line at 6 p.m. to be able to vote.

  • Candidates report campaign spending


    Political campaigns can be expensive, with candidates spending lots of money, some of their own and some from supporters.

    This year's general election candidates have raised a lot of money to fund their efforts, and Taylor Countians have contributed to candidates on the local and state level.

    There are 33 local and two state races on tomorrow's ballot.

    Of the 33 races, 19 of the 75 candidates have filed election financial records with the Kentucky Registration of Election Finance.

  • Ground broken for new school


    It's been more than 10 years in the making. And on the count of three, Taylor County Schools' vision of building new schools started to take shape last Wednesday as officials broke ground for the new Taylor County High School.

    "This is not something you get to do but once every 50 to 75 years," Superintendent Roger Cook said during a ceremony at the project site on KY 210.

    Cook said his education career started in 1958 at Taylor County Elementary School and is proud that he will end it at the same district when he retires.

  • Firefighters touched power line, report says


    Officials have ruled that the power line that shocked four firefighters in August was being maintained properly.

    Their report also states that two of the firefighters made contact with the line, although it was previously believed an electric arc shocked them.

    Kentucky Public Service Commission officials released a report about the incident last Wednesday which occurred on the Campbellsville University campus on Aug. 21.

  • Suit filed against bus driver, school district

    The Elk Horn man injured when his motorcycle was struck by a Taylor County school bus has filed suit against school officials for his injuries.

    The man is asking that the school board and bus driver be ordered to pay for his medical expenses and pain and suffering.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash happened on Sept. 30 at about 8:20 p.m.

    The report states that Bradford Lackey, 52, of Campbellsville, was driving a bus east on U.S. 68 near the intersection of Ingram Avenue.

  • 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.