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  • Taylor Regional Hospital awarded state grant for $50,000

    Taylor Regional Hospital (TRH) has been awarded a grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development's Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) in the amount of $50,000.

    The grant will reimburse the hospital for training eligible employees of the hospital (including physicians) from May 27, 2015 to May 26, 2016.

    All training sessions will ensure that hospital staff is equipped with the most current medical knowledge available to treat and serve the region.

  • Judge will no longer perform marriages

     

    Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers is one of many judge-executives in Kentucky who has ceased to officiate any weddings after a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that made recognition of same-sex marriage the law across the country.

    "I've quit doing ceremonies. I'm not doing any ceremonies," Rogers said. "I respect everybody's beliefs, and whatever they want to do in their lives ... I want to treat everybody fairly."

  • Fire chief wants to sell truck from fatal accident

     

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith wants to sell the ladder truck that was involved with the electrocution accident from last summer.

    "Our department has been without a ladder truck for nearly one year, and it appears it will still be quite some time before that truck is repaired and returned," said Smith.

    The fire chief's proposal is to sell that ladder truck, which the city purchased in 2009, for about $400,000, and use that to purchase a pumper truck and finance a new ladder truck.

  • Cox Interior making its own energy

    Local wood manufacturer Cox Interior has used wood waste to help produce electricity - a process called bioenergy - for more than 20 years.

    Cox Interior, established in 1983, has used a biomass-fueled boiler/steam turbine, also called a CHP (combined heat and power system), to generate heat and electricity since 1994. The business started the Cox Waste-to-Energy program in 1992. Oct. 21 will be the third annual National Bioenergy Day, said Tim Hughes, director of the Division of Biofuels at the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

  • Police seek person of interest in local auto break-ins

    The Campbellsville Police Department is looking for a “person of interest” in connection with a string of break-ins of unlocked cars in the area.

    CPD Sgt. Shannon Wilson said that in roughly the past two weeks, there have been at least five such incidents, wherein the person breaks in to an unlocked car and steals some of the contents.

    Wilson said he has gone to Taylor County Attorney John Bertram to get an arrest warrant.

  • Weather delays school construction

    The two Taylor County Schools construction projects are behind schedule, largely due to the weather.

    At Thursday night’s Taylor County Board of Education special-called meeting, Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook stated that construction at the new high school is about 70 days behind, while construction at the new elementary school is 55 or 60 days behind.

    “If we ever get dry weather, in August possibly, then it’ll go a lot faster, probably,” Cook said.

  • Bond remains at $100,000 for Jones, charged with burning child with hot water

     

    A man accused of burning his 2-year-old son with extremely hot water will remain in jail until his jury trial in September.

    During a hearing on Tuesday morning, Taylor County Circuit Judge Samuel Todd Spalding kept Kevin Jones' bond at $100,000 full cash, noting the son's burns from 150-degree water. The judge viewed pictures of the boy's burns during the hearing.

  • CHS student learns to play guitar in after school program

     

    He had never played before, but, one day, he decided to pick one up and give it a try. Months later, he says it's one of his favorite hobbies.

    Michael Richards, who graduated from Campbellsville High School in May, learned to play guitar when he attended the afterschool Eagle Excellence program.

    Richards said he can't really explain why he decided to start playing last fall.

    "I decided one day, 'Why don't I just pick up a guitar and start playing?'"

  • Local man arrested, facing drug charges

     

    Devin Miller, 20, of Campbellsville, was arrested Friday, July 3, at 5:33 p.m. CST in the limits of Greensburg on Depot Street, according to a report by Trooper Billy Gregory of the Kentucky State Police Post 15.

    Miller was charged with driving under the influence, failure to wear seat belts, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, license to be in possession and possession of marijuana, the report stated.

  • Lawler loving library director job

    Andrea Lawler has been director at the Taylor County Public Library since November and has loved it.

    “I get to be creative here, and I get to be a part of the community, by listening to their voices and hearing what they want,” said Lawler. “It’s really neat to be able to give back to the community and kind of seeing what their desires are.”