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  • TCES names Writers of the Week

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week for the week of March 29.

    They are kindergartener Brooklyn Carothers, first-grader Clay McLean, second-grader Jordan Miles, third-grader Connor Roney and fourth- and fifth-graders Justin Bryant and Drew Woodcox.

  • One injured in KY 210 crash

    A Campbellsville woman suffered a leg injury after a two-vehicle crash on KY 210 last Wednesday.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Amy Watson, 24, was traveling west on KY 210 at 8:30 a.m. in a 2000 Dodge Neon.
    The report states that Kevin Reynolds, 25, of Campbellsville was attempting turn left onto Moss Road from KY 210 when Watson struck his 1996 International truck from behind.
    Watson was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment for a leg injury. She was treated and released.

  • Community Action accepting applications for garden program

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency will begin accepting applications for its garden program on Wednesday.
    Applications can be filed at the local Community Action office, located at 110B N. Jackson St., between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    The program provides vouchers for garden supplies to eligible households. The vouchers are redeemable at approved vendors. The benefit amount is based on household size.
    Applicants must provide proof of income for the previous month and Social Security cards for all household members.

  • Magistrates to suggest park improvements

    Magistrates will recommend some improvements be made at Veterans Memorial Park.
    Last Thursday, Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee met at VMP to discuss playground equipment, a storage building and concession stands.
    Magistrates Richard Phillips and Ed Gorin attended, as well as Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris, Campbellsville Baptist Church representative Chris Ambers and Taylor County Jailer Hack Marcum.

  • Plans for local YMCA forge ahead

    Work to bring a YMCA to Campbellsville is moving ahead.
    Local officials met with YMCA Greater Louisville staff at Taylor Regional Hospital last week to discuss the next step — finding a community partner.
    YMCA of Greater Louisville President Steve Tarver said that, as projected, operational costs are not break even for a local YMCA.

  • Resident charged with assault

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting another man with a can of banana pudding.
    Ryan Johnson, 31, of 1609 E. Broadway, was arrested at noon last Wednesday.
    According to Johnson’s arrest warrant, he is accused of assaulting another man on March 25 by striking him with a seven-pound can of banana pudding.
    Court records state that the man allegedly received a large cut and a fracture on his face.
    Johnson was charged with second-degree assault, a Class C felony punishable by as much as 10 years in prison.

  • Cancer Registrars Week begins Monday

    Cancer registrars throughout the world will join their colleagues, fellow medical professionals and community leaders to observe National Cancer Registrars Week, which runs today through Friday.
    The purpose of NCRW is to emphasize the foundation cancer registrars provide for cancer research, prevention and treatment.
    Among those observing the week locally will be Sam Underwood, tumor registrar, and JoAnn Smith, cancer conference coordinator. Both work in the tumor registry program at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Long-time pastor to retire

     

    "God must not be finished with you yet."

    That's what Pastor B.C. Gillispie's doctor told him 14 years ago. Gillispie's aortic valve failed, something than commonly kills people on the spot. But Gillispie soldiered on.

    "I'm just too stubborn to lay down," Gillispie said.

    Ten years later, it happened again. This time it was the mitral valve.

  • Confession could be thrown out

     

    An alleged confession in a murder case could be ruled inadmissible.

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly will soon decide if Kathleen H. Wise's conversation with investigators, during which she admitted involvement in her husband's morphine overdose death, was legal.

    Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was indicted last July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison.

  • County to stage mock disaster

    A bus crash. A missing child. A person trapped inside their vehicle.

    Those and other disasters will all happen sometime this week, but they will be staged to test local law enforcement and emergency service staff.

    A mock disaster has been planned for some time this week, according to Kenny Anderson, a captain at Campbellsville Fire & Rescue. The date of the disaster is being kept under wraps so emergency service staff don't know when it's coming.