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  • Green River Ministries denied grant

     

    Though they once again didn't get the grant that had paid the majority of the bills, the future still looks bright for Green River Ministries.

    On Tuesday, during the regular GRM Board of Directors meeting, Chair Dan Durham announced that, for the third year in a row, the organization wasn't awarded a grant that it once depended on to operate.

    Ever since, GRM officials have asked the community to help keep its office and homeless shelter open. And on Tuesday, a community partner gave GRM money to help do just that.

  • Taylor schools get $11 million in urgent-needs funds

     

    Three years after an inspection commissioned by the Kentucky Department of Education determined that Taylor County Elementary School was in deteriorating condition and a health hazard, the Taylor County School District is set to receive $11.9 million in urgent needs funds.

  • Six candidates seek seat in Senate

     

    Six people want the chance to represent Kentucky in the United States Senate.

    On Nov. 4, voters will decide who of the six will serve as one of Kentucky's two U.S. senators come Jan. 1.

    Incumbent Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., faces Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is currently Kentucky's secretary of state.

    The two will also battle Libertarian candidate David M. Patterson and write-in candidates Mike Maggard, Robert Edward Ransdell and Shawna Sterling.

  • Parson named interim library director

     

    There are already people interested in the job, and a plan has been put in place to decide who will get it.

    Applications for the Taylor County Public Library director position are due in a week, and several have already been submitted.

    Taylor County Public Library Director Julia Turpin announced recently that she has resigned her post. Her last day on the job will be Friday, Oct. 3.

  • Vehicles crash in front of fire department
  • Fiscal Court takes action on deteriorating bridge

    Magistrates have taken a step forward in making a county road safe.

    During last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, County Attorney John Bertram said some landowners who live on Jones Creek Road disagree about the replacement of a bridge on the road.

    Some time ago, Bertram said, the county received money from the state to replace a bridge on the road. However, he said, that money was used for other projects.

  • Eisenmenger joins Tucker Diamonds & Gold
  • Cash Express donates to emergency services
  • Four file for two Court of Appeals seats

     

    Four people have filed for two seats on the state's Court of Appeals board.

    Taylor and its 26 bordering counties fall within Kentucky's 3rd Court of Appeals District. In the 3rd District, there are two divisions.

    Judge Michael Caperton was elected to the Court of Appeals in 2007 and represents Division 1 for the District. Judge James H. Lambert was elected in 2006 and represents Division 2.

  • Community rallies around firefighters

     

    They are improving, and the support they are receiving continues to pour in.

    The Taylor County community has hosted fundraiser after fundraiser to benefit two of its firefighters.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Captain Tony Grider is still in critical condition at the University of Louisville burn unit and Firefighter Alex Quinn remains stable after they were shocked on Aug. 21 when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS ice bucket challenge.