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  • Green River Ministries again going strong

     

    The mission is simple - to help people in need. And with the community's support, Green River Ministries is still helping those who need a hand.

    For the past two years, GRM hasn't received the grant funding it once depended on to operate. Since then, GRM officials have asked the community to help keep its office and homeless shelter open.

  • Corvette club cruises for a cause

     

    It's been a few years ago since they had one, but judging by the size of the crowd on Saturday, there will be many more to come.

    Classical Glass Corvette Club had a cruise at Green River Lake on Saturday, the first it has hosted in the past several years.

    In the past, the cruise had been an annual summer event at GRL. But scheduling created a hiccup in planning, and the club ended its tradition.

  • Man arrested after crash, charged with assaulting police officer

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer after crashing his vehicle early Tuesday morning.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were called at 4:57 a.m. to respond to a one-vehicle crash about four miles east of Campbellsville on U.S. 68.

    The report states that Dalton E. Baker, 20, of 5950 New Lebanon Road was traveling east when he lost control of his Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck and overturned.

  • Resident charged with attempting to sell stolen items

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with theft after he allegedly attempted to sell some items that had been stolen.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint last Wednesday of a man at Taylor County Recycling who was attempting to sell some items that might have been stolen.

    Deputy Branden Wilson learned at the recycling business that Matthew Chas Lumpkin, 30, of Montgomery Avenue, had allegedly stolen some items from a home on Roland Street and wanted to scrap and sell them.

  • Retiring Old Glory

     

    They stand still, saluting as the tattered flags burn.

    The heat from the fire has made them break a sweat, but their salutes never waiver.

    Local cub and boy scouts attended camp last week at The Homeplace on Green River.

    Camp director Bill Manners said the scouts learned about archery, camping, keeping the environment clean and more. The superhero-themed camp also taught scouts about the heroes in the community, from police to fire and rescue personnel.

  • Kentucky's senior residents not very healthy, study says

     

    Compared to others around the United States, Kentucky's seniors aren't very healthy, according to a recent study by a nonprofit group.

    Nevertheless, local officials say there are many activities for seniors in Taylor County and several ways for all residents to be healthier.

    Nonprofit group United Health Foundation recently revealed results of its second study it commissioned with America's Health Rankings to study senior health, the health of those age 65 and older, across the United States.

  • Painting at the Library

     

    With the stroke of a paintbrush, the flowerpot starts to become something more.

    Taylor County Public Library hosted a teen craft day last Monday, and teenagers attending received flowerpots to paint and use as birdbaths for the library's garden.

    The event was one of many of the library's annual summer reading program.

    For more events, visit www.taylorcountypubliclibrary.org.

  • Students learning, having fun this summer

     

    School might be out for summer break, but that doesn't mean local public school students are taking time off from learning.

    Students at Campbellsville and Taylor County schools are busy catching up on work and also learning new material to get ahead and learn skills to help them for the rest of their lives.

    Last week, Campbellsville Schools offered its first summer STEM Academy, teaching students about science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Market Off Main

     

    Shoppers checked out an assortment of handmade clothes and jewelry, fresh local produce and homemade goods while cooling off with a scoop of Italian gelato at the Market Off Main event last Friday. The next event is Friday, July 18, from 1 to 8 p.m. For more information, or to reserve a space, call (270) 789-4955.

  • Medical history now online via TRH's Patient Portal

     

    A patient’s history from Taylor Regional Hospital is now accessible to them, even after leaving the hospital.

    Jennifer Judd, clinical applications analyst at Taylor Regional Hospital Judd said, patients at TRH can use a website to access their medical records, appointments and aftercare instructions online, via a computer or cell phone.

    TRH launched its new Patient Portal on June 1, which allows patients and their families to take a more active role in their care.