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  • Recycling growing in popularity with residents

     

    It's working well, and the community seems to be embracing it more and more.

    In March, the county turned over operation of the Taylor County Recycling Center to the Taylor County Detention Center.

    The decision came more than a year and a half after the county took over operation of the center from the city as part of an agreement to fund Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority.

    As a result of the jail operating the recycling center, there are no longer any paid personnel working there.

  • State child care funding restored

    More than a year after cuts to the Kentucky Child Care Assistance Program that caused thousands of low-income families to lose their eligibility for child care subsidies, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that funding will now be restored.

    In an effort to save Kentucky's Department for Community Based Services an estimated $57.8 million during the 2014 fiscal year, a freeze on CCAP applications went into effect in April 2013 and continued until the fiscal year ended June 30.

  • Future still uncertain for drug coalition

     

    One of the community's weapons in its battle against drug addiction lost its funding nearly a year ago. Today, its future is still uncertain.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition members learned last September they weren't approved for the annual grant they had depended on to operate.

    The office had once employed half a dozen employees, but, as grant funding was depleted, it was down to two last year. And when the $125,000 grant was lost, they feared it could be down to none.

  • Teen starts child swimming program

     

    Two weeks ago, he didn't know how. But now, he squeals as he dives and hits the water with a splash.

    Trenton Lawson is one of four local children who participated in First Strokes, a two-week program begun this year at city pool.

    Kathryn Doss, 16, said she wanted to start the program because she knew some children might not be able to afford private swimming lessons. And, she said, it's very important for children to know how to swim.

  • Ticks plentiful, officials say

    They apparently hibernated well last winter.

    Tick season begins in April with the spring season and ends around the first frost of the fall season, in late September or early October.

    And typically, when there is a cold winter, like the last one, the tick population dies off a bit and residents don't see as many the following season.

    But that isn't the case this year, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Man sentenced to prison in sex abuse case

     

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison for sodomizing and sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.

    James A. Loy, 25, of 341 Ebenezer Road, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in April 2013 and charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse, both of a victim younger than 12.

    Last September, Loy appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram and pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and an amended charge of first-degree sodomy.

  • UPDATE: One injured after boats crash

     

     

    A person has been treated for injuries suffered during a boat collision on Green River Lake last Friday. And the investigation into what exactly caused the crash is ongoing.

    At about 5 p.m., Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel were called to the scene near Emerald Isle Marina to investigate the report of two boats colliding.

  • Motor lodge site enters new phase

     

  • New fiscal year begins

    Taylor Countians pay many taxes to keep local services operating. And, in turn, those in charge of the services say they work to ensure tax money is spent wisely.

    Tuesday marked the first day of the new fiscal year, the day the local city and county governments, along with law enforcement and state offices, begin their new budget cycles.

    The city will operate on a nearly $19.6 million budget for the 2014-2015 year. That budget includes funds for general government, police, fire and rescue, 911, emergency medical services, streets, the water company and more.

  • 'Fiddler on the Roof' performed July 3-6

     

    "Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match. Find me a find, catch me a catch," they sing in harmony. But just a few bars later, they say they aren't so sure they want to be matched with husbands after all.

    Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions will present "Fiddler on the Roof" starting today, Thursday, July 3, and continuing through Sunday at Russ Mobley Theater on the CU campus.