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  • Volunteers needed for summer scrub week

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to "summer scrub" the state's highways. The Transportation Cabinet's Adopt-a-Highway Summer Scrub Week will be held June 15-21.

    Nearly 1,100 groups now participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which the cabinet established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 8,000 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

    By reducing litter, the Adopt-a-Highway program promotes public environmental awareness and makes it easier to promote tourism.

  • Hospital Board meeting changed

    Taylor Regional Hospital's regular Board of Trustees meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting, originally scheduled for June 23, is now set for June 25 at noon. The meeting will be in the hospital's board room.

  • Two arrested, charged with burglary

    Two men have been arrested and charged with burglary.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox, the sheriff's department received a call about a burglary near Meadow Creek Road at about noon.

    The report states Cox found Travis J. Sartain, 24, of 147 Candler Court in Athens, Ga. and Samuel S. Jenkins, 20, of 1142 Jenkins St. in Monticello while recording the report of the robbery.

    Sartain and Jenkins were arrested and charged with burglary. Sartain was also charged with driving on a suspended license and possession of marijuana.

  • Pinching Pennies

    The 55th annual WHAS-TV's Crusade for Children collected a record $5.3 million this past weekend, up about $100,000 from last year's tally, according to WHAS11.com.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Departments, along with community volunteers, Boy Scouts and students from Campbellsville Middle School, collected $26,455.85. That amount is down $11,699.97 from last year, according to Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson.

  • Board chair questions committee's objectivity

    The committee that spent the past year studying a drug-testing policy for Taylor County schools will reconvene.

    Taylor County School Board approved the policy in April. However, after passing a motion to table the approval of a drug testing company, Board members expressed concerns about the lack of objectivity the Committee has shown during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

    The committee only talked to Russell Springs-based Premier Drug Testing, according to Board Chairman Tony Davis, before recommending that company to the Board in April.

  • Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers

    The Lake Cumberland Medical Reserve Corps is seeking volunteers.

    MRC units are community based and function as a way to locally organize volunteers - both medical and non-medical - to supplement existing local emergency and public health resources.

    MRC Units are comprised of individuals who are pre-identified, pre-credentialed and pre-trained to deploy in the event of an emergency as well as to assist in educating our communities.

  • County receives grant to continue small business program

    Taylor County's Microenterprise Training Program has received a funding boost from the state.

    Gov. Steve Beshear, in conjunction with the Governor's Office for Local Development, has awarded a $50,000 Community Development Block Grant to continue to provide support for Taylor County's program.

    Originated in 1998, the program provides beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of training and technical assistance for existing and potential small business owners with five employees or less in areas such as business development, job development and housing development.

  • County will return to paper ballots for voting

    Taylor County residents will cast their votes this November on paper rather than on a voting machine.

    In February, Taylor County magistrates accepted $90,000 in federal grant money to purchase new voting equipment. The grant is part of the Help America Vote Act through which the federal government issued funds to the states to be disbursed to counties at the state's discretion.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney addressed Taylor Fiscal Court about the use of the grant money at Tuesday night's regular meeting.

  • Hospital lawsuit settled for nearly $100,000

    The lawsuit a Campbellsville woman filed against Taylor Regional Hospital alleging hospital staff were negligent in treating her has been settled for nearly $100,000 and dismissed.

    Phyllis A. Cox of Cherwood Drive alleged in a lawsuit filed in Taylor Circuit Court in February 2007 that TRH failed to follow the standard care for a hospital, which resulted in the amputation of one of her fingers.

    The suit was filed on Cox's behalf by Campbellsville attorney Byron D. Wood and Louisville attorney Theodore L. Mussler Jr.

  • Green River among top 100 campgrounds

    Green River Lake State Park is among the five Kentucky campgrounds to make ReserveAmerica's Top 100 Family Campgrounds list.

    ReserveAmerica is North America's leading camping reservation and campground management solutions provider.