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  • Family helps needy of Taylor, Green counties

    Ed and Marcenia Pike of Saloma School Road, along with their daughter Michelle Pike, started TAGS (Taylor And Green Samaritans), a nonprofit Christian charity via Saloma Baptist Church Ministry, in 2006.

    “A lot of people who lose their homes to house fires, they lose everything, and even a toothbrush means a lot,” said Marcenia.

    They didn’t get the copyright on the name for the program until 2014, however. Prior to that, TAGS was known as Campbellsville KY Freecycle.

  • Heartland Parkway included in state road plan for 2016-2018

    The Taylor County portion of the Heartland Parkway is included in the 2016-2018 state road plan that was approved last week by the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • Educators speak out on concerns

    At a town hall discussion Wednesday night, several teachers from around the area criticized the short shrift they believe the state is giving to the arts, music, physical education and students with disabilities in K-12 education.

    The town hall, held at he Gheens Recital Hall at Campbellsville University, was about implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

    Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen L. Pruitt, Ph.D, and Kentucky Association Education Commissioner Rhonda Sims were the main speakers.

  • Seniors in action

    Betty and Lowell Yankey lead the senior fitness program at Bluegrass Way Senior Living.

    They bring their upbeat attitudes and high-energy personalities to their routines of a class that is mainly attended by residents age 90 and older.

    Betty, 77, started helping with the fitness class six years ago.

    “At first another person had started the program, but she eventually kind of faded, so Betty took it over,” Lowell said.

  • County seeking grant for trail repairs, development

     

    Repairs and work on additional trails could be in store for the Homeplace on Green River in the not-too-distant future.

    At a special-called meeting on Monday afternoon, magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court voted 5-1 to apply for a Recreational Trails Grant, which is administered by the Department of Local Government, for as much as $200,000.

  • Amnesty Day set for recycling of hazardous waste, other recyclables

    The Taylor County Junior Conservation Board is holding an Amnesty Day for household hazardous waste and recyclables.

    The community is encouraged to bring household hazardous wastes Saturday, March 26, to the Taylor County Extension Office for proper disposal.

    They will be set up from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Items accepted will be household chemicals including old bottles of herbicide, pesticide and cleaners. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be there to help with the disposal.

  • Man sentenced to 20 years in fatal crash

     

    A man involved in a three-vehicle accident in Washington County last year, which left another man dead, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after accepting a plea agreement.

    Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville, appeared in circuit court before Judge Todd Spalding for final sentencing.

  • Prayer, support help Gowin battle colon cancer

     

    Brian Gowin says his fight with colorectal cancer and lymphoma made him realize how much he takes for granted.

    “It’s been a long road,” Gowin said. “Through prayer, and a lot of support from everybody, I’ve fought this battle.”

    He says he was inspired during his ordeal by Psalms 73:26: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

  • St. Baldrick's event raises $11,000 this year

     

    “Daddy, you don’t look like Daddy anymore,” Bradley Wurth said to his father, Brad, who was in the process of getting his beard shaved.

    The father of four participated in the Campbellsville University ‘Brave a Shave for Kids with Cancer’ event, which was the ninth annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser. It took place Saturday on CU’s campus to raise money for childhood cancer research.

  • Two killed in Monday crash

     

    A two-vehicle accident early Monday morning claimed the lives of two Campbellsville people and injured a Buffalo woman. LaRue County Coroner Brad Turner identified the deceased as Ashley Brooke Moore, 32, and her 9-year-old daughter, Brooklyn Layne Carothers, a fourth-grader at Taylor County Elementary School. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.