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  • Fair events begin Saturday

    From cotton candy to wind-in-the-face rides, pageant crowns to belting out a favorite song and many more memories yet to be made, the Taylor County Fair is sure to offer something for everyone.

    The fair officially begins on Saturday with this year's horse shows.

    The Taylor County Youth Horse Show is for children of all ages.

    The show, which begins at 3 p.m. at the Taylor County Fairgrounds, will feature costume and stick horse contests as well as lead line and other classes. Some have no entry fees, while others are $2.

  • Two injured in crash

    Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday night.

  • More counties added to disaster list

    Nineteen additional counties have been designated for Individual Assistance as part of Kentucky's federal disaster declaration, according to officials from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    This announcement brings the total number of counties designated for Individual Assistance to 61 with the addition of Taylor, Bourbon, Butler, Christian, Clark, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Edmonson, Estill, Hardin, Hopkins, Larue, Lee, Livingston, Ohio, Russell, Wayne and Wolfe counties.

  • 'Remember us'

    "We were young. We have died. Remember us."

    With those words, taken from the poem "The Young Dead Soldiers Do Not Speak," Ret. Col. James Graves summed up the meaning behind Memorial Day. And on Monday, about 150 people assembled at the Taylor County War Memorial at Taylor County Courthouse to remember the sacrifices of Taylor County's soldiers.

  • Adams wins Chamber’s agriculture award

    He says seeing his neighbors there gave him a clue that something was up.

    David Adams, a lifelong Campbellsville resident and farmer, was named the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce's Innovation in Agriculture Award winner at the group's luncheon last month.

    And winning the award caught him by surprise, he said.

    "I don't normally go to lunches," Adams said. "I saw a few of my neighbors there and I knew something was up."

  • Lawmakers pass state budget Friday night

    Following some concessions, lawmakers agreed on a two-year, $17.1 billion spending plan last Friday evening, halting a potential shutdown of much of state government on July 1.

    The main difference between the House and Senate was funding for the state's schools most in need of replacement. That problem was solved early Friday as the final bill would allow state matches for category five schools that levy a nickel tax. Category five schools are considered to be in the worst shape.

  • Committee to recommend tax abatement guidelines

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Occupational Tax Rebate Committee met last Wednesday to discuss creating guidelines for granting abatements of the county's 1 percent occupational tax.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Magistrates James Jones, Richard Phillips, Milford Lowe and Matt Pendleton, Occupational Tax Clerk Sherry Kerr, County Attorney Craig Cox and Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan attended.

  • Bank is Chamber's Outstanding Chamber Investor

    Without Taylor County, there would be no Taylor County Bank.

    And so, to that end, the bank and its employees give back to the community as much as possible.

    "As Ben Franklin said, 'it's doing well by doing good,'" said Bank President Henry Lee.

    It's that philosophy that earned Taylor County Bank this year's Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Chamber Investor award.

    The award recognizes Chamber investors who sacrifice time and resources in an effort to better the community alongside the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Man charged with stealing cattle

    A Horse Cave man has been charged with stealing cattle after he was found with four calves stolen from nearby counties.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Michael Slyfield, 21, of 162 Spradlin Lane was arrested at noon Saturday, May 22.

    The report states that the sheriff's office received a report that some stolen Holstein calves were at Blue Grass Stock Yards on Airport Road.

  • It's a family thing

    Forget television. Put away the video games. Mark Hillard wanted to find something to keep his family active.

    "I've got 10 kids and wanted to find something to do that was productive and get them out of the house."

    Hillard said his grandfather used to grow strawberries in Michigan, so he thought he'd give that a try.