Local News

  • Cook doing exceptional job, Board says

    Roger Cook’s performance as Taylor County School Superintendent is “about as good as it gets,” according to Taylor Board Chairman Tony Davis.

    Cook was the subject of an hour-long evaluation on Tuesday. The evaluation occurred in closed session, as state law allows, though the Board presented a report in open session.

    “Every thing is excellent and above,” Davis said.

    Cook has brought recognition to Taylor County Schools, Davis said, namely with performance-based education.

  • Work begins Monday on U.S. 68

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation and Nally & Haydon will begin milling and paving today on U.S. 68 in Taylor County, beginning at the Taylor County Fairgrounds and proceeding to the Marion County line.
    Work will continue until Friday, Aug. 5.
    As a result, there will be alternating one-way traffic between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Also, there will also be a lots of dump truck traffic entering and exiting the work area. Motorists are asked to exercise caution as they travel this section of road.

  • Committee recommends that county hire seasonal worker

    Taylor Fiscal Court’s Transportation Committee voted recently to recommend that the county hire a temporary seasonal worker at its road department to help with summer mowing.
    The Committee, made up of Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, County Road Foreman Brian Smothers and Magistrates Tommy Corbin and Ed Gorin, met Wednesday, July 6.
    The Committee agreed to recommend that the employee — who will work for about four months — be paid $10 an hour, totaling $6,400.

  • TRH meeting rescheduled

    The July meeting of the Taylor Regional Hospital Board of Directors has been rescheduled.
    Originally set for Monday, July 25, the meeting will now take place Friday at noon in the hospital’s conference room. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Burress attends 2011 Circuit Clerks Summer College

    Taylor County Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress participated in the 2011 Circuit Clerks Summer College, which took place June 14-16 in Florence, Ky.
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Driver Licensing, sponsored the event and provided training on fraudulent documents, driver education programs and services available through the Division of Driver Licensing’s field offices.

  • Magistrates closer to changing district boundaries

    Taylor Fiscal Court has taken another step toward changing the boundaries of Taylor County’s magisterial districts.

    At its regular meeting last Tuesday, magistrates had first reading of an ordinance adopting changes to the districts that were recently recommended by the Taylor County Reapportionment Commission.

  • City pool needs minor work

    Despite its age, Campbellsville City Pool requires only minor work, according to Manager Steve Doss.
    Doss delivered this month’s Department Spotlight report during the recent Campbellsville City Council meeting. Doss, who has been manager for seven years, said the pool is doing well despite its being built in 1981.
    To date, the pool has brought in $22,906.45 in revenue. Expenses to date total $9,857.39.

  • Students participate in CU's Kids College


    Attending Campbellsville University's Kids College for the first summer session, from left, front were Cee Cee Creech, who is home schooled; Colleen Spencer, Campbellsville Elementary School; George Prebee, Taylor County Elementary School; Emma Maynard, TCES; Baylie Skaggs, TCES; Catherine Allen, TCES; Yuika Hanada, CES;

  • CU to participate in Kentucky Private College Week

    For the eighth straight year, Kentucky's 20 private, nonprofit colleges and universities are banding together to help prospective students and their families explore private college options in Kentucky during Kentucky Private College Week on July 18-22.

    Campbellsville University will participate.

    During Kentucky Private College Week, all 20 of the colleges and universities will offer campus tours and information sessions about admissions and financial aid at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

  • Resident displaying art at library


    Valerie Michelle Pike, 17, of Campbellsville has artwork on display at Taylor County Public Library.

    Pike, a home-schooled senior, is the daughter of Ed and Marcenia Pike. They attend Saloma Baptist Church.

    Her drawings are all in pencil and will be on display through the end of July.

    Pike says she has been drawing since the age of 3 and hopes to study art at Campbellsville University. She also enjoys sculpture.