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  • Tebbs Bend Bridge closed until next year

     

    Tebbs Bend Bridge is closed, and will be until next spring or summer.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said Kentucky officials have condemned the bridge and closed it. There are alternative routes for those who live in the Tebbs Bend area.

    The bridge will be replaced and plans are in the works to restore the old one.

    Rogers said in June that the county has received $1.2 million to replace the bridge and work was to start in August.

  • Adoptions up, euthanasia down under new shelter leadership

     

    The majority of the animals that come to the local animal shelter become someone's new pet. That wasn't always the case.

    Two years ago, the euthanasia rate stood between 80 and 90 percent. Now, it's at about 5.

    Taylor County Animal Shelter can house about 60 animals. On average, there are about 40 to 50 in the cages. That's significantly less than when the shelter housed animals from surrounding counties.

  • One firefighter critical, other in stable condition

     

    They are two of the many who respond when Taylor County residents need help. Thursday, they were the ones in need.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn was in stable condition after they were shocked Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS cold water challenge.

  • Two injured in U.S. 68 crash

     

    Two people were injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 68.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Robin Wood, 25, of Greensburg Road in Campbellsville, was traveling east on U.S. 68, five miles east of Campbellsville, at about 3 p.m.

    Susan J. Chaney, 58, of Heather Drive in Campbellsville, was stopped in a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant to make a left turn onto KY 744 when Wood's 2007 GMC Yukon struck her in the rear.

  • One injured in moped crash

     

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Monday afternoon after she crashed the moped she was driving.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded at 2:35 p.m. to the report of an injury crash on South Central Avenue.

    Shelly Perkins, 50, was driving a 2008 moped north on KY 70, near its intersection with Kerr Street.

  • Central Kentucky Arts Series set for start of new season

     

    The goal is to expose residents to something they don't see every day. And the group believes, with what they have planned for this season, they will do that.

    Central Kentucky Arts Series members have been working this summer to plan their upcoming season. Dr. Tony Cunha, president, says this year's events are a mix that everyone can enjoy.

    "Our goal is to provide programs as diverse as possible that all bring the arts to our community," he said.

  • Former 'Survivor' contestant speaks at library

     

    Even though she had never been so hungry in her life and didn't like being away from her family, Jefra Bland Hines said she would participate in the "Survivor" challenge again.

    Bland Hines spoke on Tuesday night at Taylor County Public Library about her experiences on the "Survivor" reality television show.

  • Fewer teens smoking, state report says

     

    Fewer high school students are smoking today, and local high school officials say they see that trend at their schools.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office released a report recently stating that smoking among Kentucky high school students has dropped significantly.

    And, Kentucky now ranks sixth in the amount of high school students who smoke as opposed to first in 2011.

  • Local church has world-wide reach

     

    It started small, with the congregation's children marching around carrying buckets while the adults sang hymns, hoping to fill them with coins and maybe a few dollar bills.

    They had learned about the tiny grass hut that served as a church for the village of Nassian on the Ivory Coast, and they wanted to raise money to provide the church with a floor.

    Six years later, Zion Separate Baptist Church in Taylor County now serves as primary sponsor for the construction of a new church in Nassian.

  • Trail Town becoming a reality

     

    It's been two years in the making, but soon, the dream will come true.

    Soon, passersby will see construction of a 2.2-mile trail to ultimately lead from City Lake to Taylor County Farmers' Market.

    On Tuesday, Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town committee members and its partners met to publicly unveil the project.

    Paul Osborne, chair of the trail town committee, told the crowd attending that the trail has been in the works for a while, but soon the fruit of that work will be seen by anyone passing through Miller Park.