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  • Salute to service

    Community leaders and Taylor County citizens gathered Monday afternoon to salute the service of those who sacrificed their time, and in some cases, their lives, to defend our nation.

    Speakers included Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, State Representative John “Bam” Carney, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers, and the featured speaker was Sen. Max Wise.

  • Missing goose safely returned home

    Melvin is safe at home.

    Just more than a week after a popular Canada goose, which has lived at the former State Fire Rescue Training Center for Area 14, went missing, it has now returned.

    The goose, named Melvin by many who visited the area, was found Wednesday evening around Robinson Creek.

    Mark Gray, who owns the old State Fire Rescue Training Center property, said he was excited to have Melvin back at home. He estimated that Robinson Creek was about six or seven miles from Melvin’s home.

  • New CU field house project progressing

    The new field house at Campbellsville University will be larger than the one that burned down several months ago.

    Architects are working on designs, and CU officials are hopeful that there will be drawings publicly available in the next month or so.

    “We are looking to have a larger structure that complements the athletic complex,” said Keith Spears, CU vice president for communication.

  • Fair rides into town

    The annual Taylor County Fair will be back in town June 3-10, and fair organizers are hoping for at least 14,000 attendees this year.

    Fair Board President Paul Malone said one big change from previous years is a new midway provider, James Gang Amusements out of Andalusia, Alabama. A midway provider is a contractor that provides rides, other attractions, game booths and fair foods.

    “We’ll have 18 rides,” said Malone. “We’ll have rides for small children, and then there’ll be rides for the youth … and adults.”

  • Hot vehicles pose danger for kids, pets

    Over the last seven years, an average of 37 children die in the U.S. per year from vehicular heat strokes, caused by being locked in a hot car with no air conditioning, according to kidsandcars.org.

    The majority of these incidents are unintentional, usually stemming from a distracted parent who forgets that a child is still in the car.

    Incidents like these happen at a variety of places, from grocery stores to places of employment and many others.

    Especially in parking lots, an unsuspecting citizen may spot a child in a car on a hot, summer day.

  • Boil water advisory in effect until further notice

     

    Heavy rains and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning across Taylor County Saturday night left the county facing flash flooding, fires and property damage. And all of that was on top of a county-wide water emergency.

    Much of Taylor County was without clean water over the weekend due to the storms, and as of Sunday afternoon, a boil water advisory remained in place.

    A special press conference was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and community leaders gathered at the Campbellsville Civic Center to address the issues faced by Taylor County.

  • Woman starts special-needs support group

    A local resident has started a support group for parents/caretakers of those with special needs, particularly children.

    Nicole Britton, a Taylor County resident that teaches special education in the Washington County School District, started the group Empowered Parents with the main focus of assisting those who care for individuals with special needs.

    This includes a variety of things, according to Britton.

  • $2.3 million career center could be coming to Campbellsville

    A possible $2.3 million grant could be used to build a new vocational school in Campbellsville.

    That money will go towards remodeling the newest part of the old Taylor County Elementary School after the old front part of that building is demolished, as well as equipment, software and curricula to train students and adults, said Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook.

  • Memorial Day to feature 3,400 U.S. flags

    Those traveling through downtown Campbellsville on Memorial Day weekend may notice a new sight.

    On Campbell Mill Lane, which connects Main Street with Broadway, the celebration’s committee will create a memorial to recognize nearly 3,400 members of the United States Armed Forces from Campbellsville/Taylor County.

    The memorial will look like a cemetery, with thick card-stock cutouts of headstones adorned with the names of veterans neatly placed in line with American flags taped to each headstone.

  • Boy dies in accidental shooting

    A Taylor County Middle School student died over the weekend in Green County after an accidental shooting, a Kentucky State Police report said.

    The Green County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Dylan Bland, 12, died in the accidental shooting, which a Kentucky State Police Post 15 report said took place Saturday evening on Busy Baker Road in Green County.