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  • Heating assistance available through LIHEAP program

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, Inc., continues to operate the “crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP. The program is operated on a first-come, first-served basis until federal funds are exhausted, or March 31, 2016, whichever comes first.
    LIHEAP assists households that are in a home heating crisis. The deepening of cold winter weather, combined with rising utility costs, leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm.

  • Gilpin collection made up of nearly 1,000 antique bottles


    At Tuesday’s Taylor County Historical Society meeting, Taylor County native Aaron Gilpin showed some of his antique bottle collection.

    “You might wonder how a 26-year-old accumulates these 100-plus-year-old bottles,” Gilpin said. “The historical part of it is what got me collecting the ones from Campbellsville. But then, I started all Coke bottles from Kentucky, and it just kind of spread.”

  • Racial history a learning experience for teen


    Race and a general understanding of our backgrounds for the most part comes naturally for most people, with no questions asked. But for 17-year-old Sierra Young, the understanding and knowledge of her African-American background started later in life.

  • No bond decision for Brianna Brucker


    Two co-defendants in a three-and-a-half-year-long murder case will be tried separately, though dates for their respective trials have not yet been set.

    At a pre-trial conference Tuesday afternoon, Brianna Brucker's attorney, Donald Thomas, told Taylor Circuit Judge Allen Bertram he wanted bail for Brucker.

    It's still the intention of the court to have Dale Brucker tried before Brianna Brucker, but no decision was made Tuesday about either trial dates.

  • Company still looking to use old pipeline


    A bill in the Kentucky State Senate would make it illegal to change the substance a pipeline carries, or its direction.

    Senate Bill 26, which at press time remained in the Senate's Natural Resources & Energy Committee, would make it a "violation ... for any person to change the chemical makeup, temperature, or pressure of any pipeline's contents in such a way that public safety is negatively affected."

  • ‘Tan bill’ could burn businesses

    A law currently being considered in the Kentucky State Senate would ban people less than 18 years old from using a tanning bed unless they had medical reasons.

    Under House Bill 196, sponsored by Rep. David Watkins, D-Henderson, tanning beds could only be used by those under age 18 for phototherapy or another medical purpose.

    Watkins said he filed the bill in response to an increase in melanoma among young people.

  • Maddox recalls integration of local schools

    For Gladys Maddox, being a strong individual about her race was a trait that was instilled in her at a young age.

    “My mother and daddy didn’t raise no fools. Nobody ran over us, we stood up for ourselves in school,” she said.

    Maddox and her siblings attended Durham Elementary and High School. Until her senior year, she attended Taylor County High School. While she wasn’t the first African American to attend TCHS, she and her five classmates were the first class to integrate and graduate together.

  • Extension office offers free slow-cooker classes

    Roughly 30 people came out Thursday evening to the Taylor County Extension Office to learn more about slow cookers.

    Taylor County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Audrey Myers believes more and more people are wanting to learn how to use slow cookers, also commonly called crock pots.

  • ‘Pink Potty Project’ to pay for mission trip

    Campbellsville Baptist Church is hoping to flush out the cost for their youth mission trip this summer, and a neon pink potty is helping do just that.

    The tactic looks like a neighborhood prank; a bright pink potty stands in the front yard for everyone to see.

    “It just started and appeared in someone’s yard, and they pay to get it removed,” Will Burgess, CBC youth pastor, said.

  • Dress sale raises money for Taylor County High School Project Graduation