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  • Amnesty recycling day is a huge success

    There were scores of people who came out to the Taylor County Extension Office Saturday for the Amnesty Day for Household Hazardous Waste and Recyclables.

    "We started at 8:30, and we had folks lined up at 8," said Lindsay Wayne, an agriculture teacher at Taylor County High School. "It's been a big event today."

    From 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the group accepted household chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaners and the like, as well as household paper, plastic, aluminum, tin, cardboard and old electronic waste.

  • Pembleton changes mind again, enters guilty plea

    Cary Pembleton will face as much as 18 years for charges related to possession of child pornography.

    At a sentencing hearing Tuesday morning, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding accepted Pembleton’s guilty plea, just two weeks after Pembleton had filed a motion to withdraw his plea.

    At the Tuesday, March 29, hearing, public defender C.B. Bates told the judge that Pembleton changed his mind after researching federal sentencing guidelines for such charges.

  • Saving lives

    Firefighters with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from a residence at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday that was called in by a neighbor.

    Upon arrival to 304 Peterson St., heavy smoke was found and fire was located in the rear of the house. Firefighters extinguished the fire and performed a primary search and found two dogs in respiratory distress, according to a statement released by Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Chief Chris Taylor.

  • 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.