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  • Cancer-fighting events set for community


    It's a chance to have some family-friendly fun, while at the same time donating money to a worthy cause.

    Taylor County residents will participate in the annual St. Baldrick's fundraisers soon, with the community's second Color to Conquer race set for March 15 and the seventh Shaving for a Cure event on March 22.

    This year, organizers are hoping Taylor Countians will surpass the $300,000 cumulative fundraising mark.

  • Winter weather still affecting community


    He says it's been the worst winter Taylor Countians have seen in years. And, it's not officially over yet.

    Taylor County's main roads might now be clear, but side roads are still covered in snow and ice.

    Residents are continuing to thaw from four and a half inches of snow, a layer of ice and a quarter of an inch of sleet that came down on Sunday night.

  • Moreland named regional publisher


    Jeff Moreland, publisher of the Central Kentucky News-Journal, has been named as a regional publisher with Landmark Community Newspapers.

    In his new role, Moreland will continue to manage the News-Journal, but will also oversee day-to-day operations of The Springfield Sun in Washington County.

    Moreland previously served as publisher of The Springfield Sun until 2011, when he was promoted to publisher of the News-Journal.

  • No school Wednesday, Cook makes music video to announce it
  • Durham found not guilty of assaulting jail officer


    Jesse Durham waits in his jail cell.

    Found not guilty last week of one of the two crimes he is accused of committing, he now waits for his second trial - a murder trial - to begin in a few months.

    Ten men and two women took about an hour and a half to found Durham, 22, of 102 Eads St., not guilty on Wednesday morning of assaulting a former deputy at the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Proposed 44-ton tractor-trailers could endanger Kentuckians

    The Kentucky House Transportation Committee will vote on a bill soon that would allow heavier tractor-trailer trucks hauling poultry and agricultural products to travel on all state and local roads, increasing the maximum weight from 80,000 pounds to 88,000 pounds.

    Police administrators, first responder and safety groups have come out in opposition to the bill, SB 44, which passed the Kentucky Senate earlier this month.

  • Kentucky ranks as second most miserable state to live in

    Kentuckians have a lot of shaping up to do.
    For the fifth year in a row, Kentucky has been ranked as the second most "miserable" state to live in the United States, according to a study conducted by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Nearly a third of Kentucky's residents are considered obese and the state also has the highest rate of smokers in the nation.
    The study also found that 83.8 percent of Kentucky residents have high school diplomas and the state's median household income of $41,724 is the fifth lowest in the nation.

  • Many locals lack medical care, live in poverty


    More Taylor Countians don't have medical insurance and live in poverty than in other communities in Kentucky.

    But students in Taylor County are faring well on ACT exams and more are ready to begin their career or go to college than others in Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics recently released its Kentucky County Profiles for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

  • PVA's office to publish expenses on website


  • 'Hands of God' tour visits Campbellsville


    Christian recording artist Francesca Battistelli performs Friday as part of the
    “Hands of God” tour. The concert was at Living Grace Church, and was sponsored
    by Elk Horn Baptist Church, “The Book” Store and Green River Veterinary
    Service. Sanctus Real, All Things New and Jon Bauer also performed as
    part of the concert.