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  • County hires manager for Veterans Park

    A new parks director will start next week after being selected by the county’s Parks and Recreation Committee.

    At a Tuesday night meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court, District Four Magistrate Matt Pendleton announced that Chris Ambers has been selected as the county’s parks manager. His employment was also part of the discussion around employee changes.

    “He’s going to have a big job ahead of him,” said Pendleton. “I’m excited for him, and I’m excited for the park, and excited for the county.”

  • Chandler addresses state, local health issues

    Kentuckians are in poor health compared to Americans in most other states, and Taylor Countians’ health is about at the state average.

    That was the message that Ben Chandler, president and CEO of Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, delivered at a luncheon meeting Wednesday of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

    “We simply have to improve our health to improve Kentucky’s economy,” Chandler said. “But putting more dollars into the health care system is not necessarily the answer.”

  • Fire science program gives students a career head-start

    Many young people have trouble choosing a career path. But thanks to a program at Taylor County High School, that decision has come a little easier for one group of young men, and they hope it will also help others.

    Taylor County Fire Science is a program offered to any TCHS student who has interest in a potential career as a firefighter, or for those who may someday want to serve their community as a volunteer firefighter.

  • 200-year-old barn to be protected

    A protective pavilion will be built around a 200-year-old log pen barn at the Homeplace on Green River, thanks to donations.

    Homeplace on Green River officials said that 32 businesses and individuals, mostly from Taylor, Adair and Green counties, donated $5,520 to the organization, more than the $5,000 goal they had in mind. The group will come up with the extra $5,000 match.

  • Fire destroys CU fieldhouse

    A fire at a field house at Campbellsville University caused no injuries, but the building itself is likely a total loss.

    CU’s field house, known as H & W Sport Shop Ronnie Hord Fieldhouse, caught fire shortly before 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Everyone made it out with no injuries, a CU press release said.

  • Vehicle crashes into church

    A Buffalo teen was injured after hitting a church late on Monday night off of KY 210, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS took Brendan E. Aubrey, 17, to Taylor Regional Hospital with minor injuries, the report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Aubrey, who was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, was driving east on KY 210 near the Taylor County line when he lost control while rounding a curve.

  • Bicentennial fashion show is Saturday

    On Saturday, the 200-year history of this community will be told via fashion.

    A fashion show that showcases fashions over the 200-year history of Campbellsville will take place at 7 p.m. at the Campbellsville Civic Center. Everyone is invited to attend and participate by wearing or bringing fashions from the 1800s through the present.

    For Council member Sharon Hoskins-Sanders, this fashion show is a way for people to look at our past. The idea came from the city’s Bicentennial Committee, of which Hoskins-Sanders is a member.

  • Ground could be broken for sports complex

    Ground could be broken later this year on a sports complex that would be located on KY 55, near the proposed Campbellsville Bypass.

    That is what Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said during Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting. He added that the complex won’t replace the ball fields at Trace Creek or Miller Park.

    “This is going to enhance what we already have,” said Young. “We hope to have things ready to go by spring or summer of this year.”

  • TCHS senior wins $1 million in lottery

    A Taylor County High School senior has claimed a $1 million prize from the Wednesday, Feb. 1, Powerball drawing.

    Tanya Herrera, 18, won by matching the five white ball winning numbers on her ticket, but not the Powerball. The computer-generated quick pick ticket chose 22 as her Powerball number, but 10 is what was drawn for the $206,000,000 jackpot drawing.

    After paying 25 percent in federal taxes and 6 percent in state taxes, Herrera was left with $690,000, according to a Kentucky Lottery spokesperson.

  • Market Off Main schedule set

    Campbellsville Main Street will organize its fifth Market Off Main, which starts back up in April.

    At their meeting on Thursday, Campbellsville Main Street members voted to have Market Off Main on the first day of every month from April to October from 3-9 p.m. The dates will be April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1 and Oct. 6, with an additional date of Saturday, Oct. 28, for Campbellsville University’s homecoming.

    June 2, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1 would also feature movies played on Main Street, known as “Movies Off Main.”