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  • Thompson named county's Distinguished Young Woman


    Sequin gowns, classical piano music and posed young women adorned the stage at Campbellsville High School as the annual Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program took place Saturday.

    Taylor County High senior Taylor LeAnn Thompson was named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.

    "It still really hasn't set in yet," Thompson said.

  • Hedgepath named to education standards board


    Dr. Donna R. Hedgepath, vice president of academic affairs at Campbellsville University, was appointed last week by Gov. Steve Beshear (D) to the state's Education Professional Standards Board.

    "Being appointed to this board is truly an honor," Hedgepath said. "Of all the independents in Kentucky, to be the one asked to do this, it really means a lot to me. I've already received messages from ... some of my other partners at Pikeville, Kentucky Christian and Thomas Moore and all the other private schools."

  • Construction continues on new schools


    Taylor County School District construction has made a jump in progress as of last Thursday when twenty to thirty cement trucks made their way to the construction site. More than 350 yards of concrete was poured to continue the project and keep it moving forward. 

    “It’s quite a project,” Doug Jones, superintendent with Branscum Construction, said.

    “It is going to be a beautiful building when they get done with her.”

  • Air Evac celebrates 30 years


    This month, Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 30 years of providing access to definitive healthcare for thousands of medically underserved people.

    The local Air Evac group will celebrate its 11th year this November, Dan Durham, senior program director for Eastern Kentucky's Air Evac Lifeteam, said.

    The local team is based in Taylor Regional Hospital. They have eight full-time medical personnel, four pilots and five part-time personnel, for a total of 17 people.

  • County wants to build fire substation


    The county wants to build a Taylor County Fire Department substation on 6 acres of land on Old Greensburg Road.

    At Tuesday night's Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted unanimously to look for bids for the proposed building, which would be located near Phillips Lanes. A cost estimate was not available at the time.

  • Fallen trooper laid to rest


    A state trooper killed in a car crash was remembered Tuesday as a man of faith who displayed that faith through service.

    In a funeral for Sgt. David Gibbs, who died Friday on Ky. 210, at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown two pastors - one past and one present of Gibbs' childhood church - used messages of Gibbs' faith to comfort mourners.

  • Weather delays school progress


    Mother Nature has not been kind to the Taylor County School District in terms of allowing progress on its construction projects.

    At Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting, Superintendent Roger Cook told school board members the project is currently behind schedule due to inclement weather.

  • KSP trooper Gibbs, Campbellsville resident, dies in crash


    A Kentucky State Police trooper from Campbellsville died in a two-vehicle traffic accident Friday morning on KY 210 in LaRue County near the Buffalo area.

    Sgt. David Gibbs, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner's Office, a KSP report said.

    The other driver, Patrick Judd, 63, was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky., where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

  • Campbellsville bus involved in crash


    Initial reports say none of the nearly 60 students on board the Campbellsville Independent Schools bus that was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, Aug. 6, were injured.

  • Two face charges for theft, endangering child


    A Campbellsville man was arrested on DUI, theft and endangerment charges Monday morning, and a Campbellsville woman was arrested on a theft charge Tuesday, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report.

    Joshua Grisso, 33, was arrested after 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, on South Central Avenue on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs (aggravating circumstances), first offense, endangering the welfare of a minor and theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000.