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  • Cancer, health studies being conducted

     

    They are both free, take minutes to complete and could provide information to help make the community healthier.

    Taylor Regional Hospital is participating in an initiative by the American Cancer Society to better understand what causes cancer.

  • County seeking recycling manager

    The county is searching for an employee to oversee its recycling center.

    County officials officially take over operation of the city’s recycling center today, but they have yet to hire an employee to oversee its operation.

    At a special meeting last Wednesday, magistrates agreed to ask the city to allow an employee who was overseeing the center to stay there for up to a month to help train a county employee to do the job.

  • Fourth of July events set for Wednesday

     

    The heat might not prevent the crowd from coming, but it could postpone the annual fireworks show.

    Organizers have been preparing for Wednesday’s annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration for months now.

  • Camp Invention

     

    Taylor County Elementary School hosted Camp Invention recently for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

  • Nocturnal Creatures

     

    They learned why some animals go "hoot" in the night.

    Taylor County Public Library continued its Dream Big ... READ! summer reading events on Thursday, June 28, with a program about nocturnal animals at Green River Lake Visitor Center by Park Ranger Andrea O'Bryan.

    Participants in the upcoming Distinguished Young Women pageant also pitched in by painting the children's faces.

  • Criticial fire warning issued for south central Kentucky

    According to the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, the National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a red flag warning for all of Central Kentucky, including Taylor County, effective from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 28. The warning predicts strong winds and low relative humidity.

    A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.

  • Road work continues around Taylor County

     

    Work on local roads continues, and traffic has been slowed as progress is made. Workers with Signal Power & Light Inc. of Danville have been busy installing traffic signal sensors over a 2-mile stretch of U.S. 68. The work should be finished by the end of July, according to the Kentucky Department of Highways. Work on a separate project on KY 55 covers a 5-mile stretch from the Adair/Taylor county line to about KY 1701. Lanes will be resurfaced and the work should be completed by the end of this week.

  • CPD passes audit with top rating

    Campbellsville Police Department recently received the results from an audit conducted by the Kentucky State Police to determine compliance and accuracy of data maintained within the department’s E-911 Communications Center.

    Campbellsville Police had no errors in their data and for the agencies for which CPD helps with access to the Law Information Network of Kentucky and the National Crime Information Center.

  • County takes over operation of recycling center

    The county will take over operation of the city’s recycling center on Monday, but residents might not notice a difference.

    Officials have been preparing for the change in management for several months with many meetings to discuss the logistics.

    There are no immediate plans to change the way recyclable items are collected at the recycling center, which is located in Miller Park.

    Magistrates met at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at press time, to discuss final preparations for the shift in management.

  • Relay for Life expects to top goal of $40,000

    They met their goal. Not only did more people participate, they also raised more money to help fight cancer.

    Taylor County’s annual Relay for Life events were Friday and Saturday at Taylor County High School’s track.

    Jamaal Stiles, chair of this year’s events, said the goal was to raise $40,000. As of last weekend, about $37,000 had been collected with more donations expected.

    Last year, he said, about $32,500 was raised.

    “We’re so happy,” Stiles said.