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  • TCES gym re-opens after several days

    The morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5 started like any other at Taylor County Elementary School. But the day turned sour quickly.

    "I was told there was some backup under the stage," said Principal Brian Clifford.

    A drain was blocked and raw sewage had seeped into the school's gymnasium and into two storage rooms - one housing instructional materials and the other PTA materials. Clifford said there was 6 inches of raw sewage standing in the drain.

    The Taylor County Health Department was called.

  • Deadline to file for candidacy is Tuesday

    Those who want to toss their hat into the political arena have less than a week to do so.

    The deadline to file for office is 4 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney's office. The filing fee is $50.

    The 2010 Primary Election on May 18 will likely be the second largest election Taylor County voters could likely see, Carney said, because virtually every office is up for grabs.

    With that in mind, Carney is surprised that only 54 candidates have filed so far.

  • Medicare assistance available Thursday

    Lake Cumberland Area Agency on Aging workers will be available at the Senior Citizens Center Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Workers will be on hand to assist with Medicare Extra Help applications.

    Extra Help pays for the monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments related to Medicare prescription drug plans.

    To qualify for Extra Help, workers must have an annual gross income of $16,245 or less for an individual or $21,855 or less for a married couple living together.

  • KSP searching for escaped inmates

    The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate two inmates who walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center in Marion County on Sunday, Jan. 17 sometime after 4 p.m.

    John K. Francis is a 41-year-old white male, 5 feet 7 inches, 170 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He was being held for first-degree selling a controlled substance and bailjumping.

    Brian L. Wyatt is a 38-year-old white male, 6 feet 4 inches, 260 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was being held for engaging in organized crime and first-degree selling a controlled substance.

  • Taylor's Junior Miss wins Empower Tomorrow's Future Award at state

    Taylor County Junior Miss MeLeigha Pollock won the Empower Tomorrow's Future Award on Saturday evening at the state Junior Miss program.

    For more photos from the event, see Thursday's print edition or visit the Web at carpe-imago.smugmug.com.

     

  • Community pitches in to help victims of earthquake in Haiti

    After an earthquake struck the capital of Haiti last week and left an estimated 200,000 people dead and even more injured, Campbellsville residents are pitching in to help with relief efforts. The damage became even more severe after an aftershock yesterday morning.

    One Campbellsville man has gone to Haiti to offer his help with the relief efforts in person.

  • Honoring his Legacy

    Is there still a need to march?

    That was the question the Rev. James Washington posed to a crowd of about 100 people during the Taylor County Civic League's annual Martin Luther King Jr. reception Saturday.

    Since the last celebration of King's life and work, an African-American has been inaugurated as president.

    "We have put a black man in the White House, but inequality has not been conquered," Washington said. "Is there a need to continue the march? We cannot afford not to do the march."

  • Magistrates approve memorial request

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told the Court that he was contacted by Campbellsville resident Brandon Claywell about a group that wanted to place a plaque at Veterans Memorial Park in memory of resident Adam Bowen, who died in November in a car crash.

    Rogers said Bowen did a lot of work at the park and he told Claywell that he would have to bring the issue to the Court, but to go ahead with it.

    Magistrates unanimously approved the request. Gorin told Rogers that the Court's Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee would like to assist the group.

  • Man injured in hit and run collision

    A Taylorsville resident was injured Wednesday in a hit and run crash at the intersection of KY 208 and KY 744.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Robert A. Durham, 38, of 241 Skyline Drive was approaching the intersection at 3:30 p.m. when another vehicle struck him in the rear.

    The report states that the impact caused Durham's 2009 Toyota Corolla to spin out of control and strike a guardrail. The other vehicle fled.

  • Jail, judicial center still unfinished

    Though it's been open for more than a year, some work remains unfinished at the Taylor County Detention Center. And officials say it has been difficult getting that work completed.

    Magistrates discussed remaining work at Taylor County's detention and judicial centers at the Fiscal Court's regular meeting Tuesday night.

    Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp said there are several security items that still need to be completed at the judicial center, including locks for courtrooms, heating issues and cameras.

    "No one wants to seem to finish the job," he said.