Local News

  • Taylor County Bank employees promoted

    Taylor County Bank employees received promotions at the bank’s recent Board of Directors meeting.

  • Stolen street signs still causing problems

    It's become a problem again, with all six of the county's magistrates saying they have some missing in their districts.

    At last Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates said they again need stolen street signs replaced.

    During their monthly road reports, Magistrate Tommy Corbin said there was a Home Health diabetic emergency situation in his District recently, where an employee couldn't find someone's home because a street sign had been stolen.

  • Residents almost scammed

    Bill Reid got lucky. He was just moments away from losing $1,300.

    A few weeks ago, Reid, who retired and moved to Campbellsville from Clinton, Iowa, 21 years ago, received a call from someone claiming to be his granddaughter.

    The caller, who Reid said did sound like one of his granddaughters, said she was in Canada attending a funeral. She was riding back to the airport in her friend's cousin's car when police pulled them over and found marijuana in the trunk.

  • Magistrates approve EDA debt plan

    Magistrates have given their stamp of approval to a plan to pay the $2.1 million debt on land in Heartland Commerce and Technology Park.

    But the approval didn't come without lots of discussion - and one magistrate voting "no" to the plan, saying he believes it isn't fair.

  • School districts to change

    School board districts will now mirror magisterial districts.

    At its regular meeting last Tuesday, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney asked Taylor County School Board members to consider moving 517 people from the third County School District to the second. Carney also asked Board members to consider changing the school district numbers to more closely match magisterial district boundaries.

  • First taste of winter


    Though Taylor County's first true taste of winter was more of a whimper than a bang, city and county road crews were still prepared.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, assistant E-911 coordinator and Taylor County Emergency Management public information officer, E-911 dispatchers fielded a few calls on Thursday night from motorists who slid off the road.

    No damages or injuries were reported, he said.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Jan. 2-9.

    They are, from left, freshman Andrew Scalos, junior Timmy Mills and senior Shanda Campbell.

    Not pictured is sophomore Brent Burkhead.

  • KCA spelling bee winners to compete


    Kentucky Christian Academy's spelling bee winners will advance to a competition in Leitchfield on Feb. 17.

    From left, front, they are, first grade winners Seth Smith and Jackson Wise and second grade winners Rebekah Scott and Laken Floyd.

    Back, third grade winners Brad Gribbins and Austin Tungate, fourth grade winners Emalee Steele and River Russell and fifth grader winners Treyton Steele and Shelby Wilds.

  • School Board approves draft budget, though changes are expected


    James Roberts


    As required by state law, Taylor County School Board members have passed a draft 2012-2013 budget, though the final budget is expected to differ quite a bit.

    The draft budget includes $20.8 million in total revenue, though Superintendent Roger Cook says the budget is simply a best guess.

    With the 2012 General Assembly having only just begun, he said it's still unknown just what the state contribution will be to school budgets this year.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Jan. 10.

    They are Keenan Shively, Drew Proctor, Jamie Biggs and Abby Riggins. Absent from the photo is Morgan Melton.