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  • Campbellsville native in realtors’ hall of fame

    A Campbellsville native was recently inducted into the National Association of Realtors RPAC (Real Estate Political Action Committee) Hall of Fame.

    “I have been selling real estate since 2001,” said Myra Oliver. “I absolutely love what I do.”

    Oliver says being inducted into that hall of fame is a prestigious honor based on a realtor’s support for protection of private property rights. Everything they support or work against, she added, is with regard only to private property rights.

  • Weather postpones Green River float race

    Unsafe water levels on the Green River have resulted in the organizers of the 25-mile Float Race postponing the event for three months.

    Those who registered for the second-annual event received this message late last week from organizer, Kim Henderson:

  • Free yoga classes offered for kids

    Kids are going to get the chance to find their inner peace next week with yoga classes.

    Clancy Leonard of Chicago is offering two days of free kids yoga at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Leonard is a certified next generation yoga instructor with family ties in Taylor County. She had made plans to visit family and thought she would offer something different in the community.

  • Community Memorial Day celebration set

    Taylor County normally hosts a Memorial Day program as tradition stands, but this year is special. A bigger celebration is set to take place to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on the 150th anniversary of the holiday.

    Bill Perkins, master of ceremonies and Vietnam veteran, has been in charge of the program for more than 15 years, having taken over the role of responsibility from Bob Rotschi.

  • Grand jury returns indictments for five

    A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted five people on charges mostly related to alleged thefts and drug use when it met Tuesday.

  • County may add road for school

    A road that will largely be used for buses at the new Taylor County High School on KY 210 will likely be added to the county road system.

    At a special-called Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday evening, magistrates unanimously voted to eventually bring a roughly 1,000-foot extension of Old Pitman Road into the county road system.

  • Man charged with raping 14-year-old

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Wooley, 37, on Thursday on charges of third-degree rape and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor — illegal sex act, a TCSO report said.

    According to the report, TCSO deputies Brian Pickard and Robbie VanCleave investigated the reported rape of a 14-year-old girl.

  • Balloon release held to share memory of deceased children


    The cloudy overcast skies on Monday were brightened by colorful balloons and warm memories of children that have passed away.

    The Compassionate Friends of Central Kentucky hosted its annual balloon release in Miller Park .

    The program joins hearts and hands together to decorate the world with balloons.

    “It’s like sending kisses on the wind to our children,” Judy Dabney said.

    “A symbolic way of sending a message to them and show that we still miss and remember them.”

  • TCHS to have auditorium at new school


    The Taylor County High School construction project has a new addition in the works that was a welcomed surprise for the principal.

    Superintendent Roger Cook announced during Tuesday’s board meeting that extra money has been found to build an auditorium.

    “We have been frugal enough with taxpayers’ money that we are able to, we believe, build an auditorium. Which is going to make a lot of folks happy,” he said.

    The addition is contingent on KED approval and pending the board’s vote.

  • Trooper Johnny Edrington honored 28 years after his murder


    Another year has passed, but the memory of Kentucky State Police Trooper Johnny Edrington will never fade.

    Officers stood at attention as they remembered one of their own nearly 28 years since Edrington was killed in the line of duty. The search to find his killer continues.