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Local News

  • TRH achieves national milestone

     

    Taylor Regional Hospital is committed to providing the best possible patient care. And the American College of Surgeons on Trauma in Chicago, Ill., agrees.

    TRH was recently re-verified as a level III trauma center.

    Also, according to Taylor Regional Hospital Care Center Director Carol Wright, TRH recently received word that it is the longest consistently level III verified hospital in the nation.

    “What that means is, we’ve never lost our verification,” she said.

  • Police investigate assault

    Campbellsville Police are urging residents to use caution when going to or from their vehicles late at night after an assault at Little Caesars Pizza last Sunday night.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, a female employee, who was not identified, was leaving the restaurant at the end of her shift when a white male approached her at her vehicle and attempted to start a conversation. The male allegedly struck the woman and attempted to pull her from the vehicle. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

  • Three charged with burglary

    Three Campbellsville residents have been arrested and charged with burglarizing a home on Wooleyville Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies responded to a burglary in progress on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Wooleyville Road home.
    The report states that, when deputies arrive, the three suspects were still at the scene.
    After an investigation, the report states, the three were arrested, charged with second-degree burglary and lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Two injured in motorcycle crash

    Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash last Friday on KY 210.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Jason S. May, 34, was driving a 2002 Honda Shadow motorcycle westbound on KY 210 at 1 p.m.
    The report states that May lost control of his motorcycle in traffic and crashed.
    May and his passenger, Amanda K. Burton, 34, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel. They were treated and released.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.

  • Former Taylor superintendent Green dies

    Walt “Coach” Green, the former Taylor County Superintendent whose impact can be felt every time the Cardinal football team takes to the field, has died.
    Green, 82, died Wednesday, March 28, in Middlesboro, the town he moved to after retiring from the Taylor County superintendent post in 1983. He served for 12 years.
    “I’ve lost a great friend,” said former Taylor County teacher/basketball coach Fred Waddle. “The biggest loss will be to the people who never did get to meet him or work with him.”

  • Some magistrates at odds on recycling

    Discussion about the county taking over the city’s recycling center has served as a source of tension between magistrates.

    At a meeting last Friday of Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee, the six magistrates met to continue preparing the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget.

    To begin the discussion, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers asked how magistrates want to budget for the recycling center.

  • Six apply for TCMS principal post

    Taylor County Middle School’s new principal could be announced as early as May.
    With two meetings concerning the principal selection process under their belts, members of school’s site-based decision making council are expected to begin reviewing applications this month.
    Current principal C.D. Harvey will retire this year after 22 years as principal. Harvey started her education career as a third-grade teacher at Taylor County Elementary School in 1984. In 1990, she became principal at TCMS.
    Harvey declined to be interviewed for this story.

  • Community Easter egg hunts planned

    Local churches have planned worship and children’s events to celebrate the Easter holiday on Sunday. On Saturday, however, one church will host seven Easter egg hunts with the goal of getting entire neighborhoods together to have fun and get to know each other.

    Campbellsville Baptist Church has been preparing for its Easter egg extravaganza for several months now, according to children’s pastor Tori Morris.

  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    About 152 local children and their parents had breakfast with the Easter bunny last Saturday at Taylor County Extension Office.

  • CU hosts news conference proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

     

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Visitors might notice a lot of blue pinwheels on Campbellsville University's Stapp Lawn this month and at Taylor County Elementary School in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    A proclamation in support of the effort to educate communities about the event was signed last week at Campbellsville University on WLCU's "Dialogue on Public Issues" TV show and featured live on WLCU 88.7 FM radio.