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  • Kids flip for yoga!

    Toddlers and teens found their inner peace last week when free yoga classes were hosted at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Clancy Leonard of Chicago offered four sessions of classes, and about 25 children took part. Leonard focused on teaching different yoga postures, along with basic breathing and stretching techniques.

    She also incorporated music and crafts into her class.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge to be completed Aug. 1

    Work on the new Tebbs Bend Bridge is still on schedule to be complete in August.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Four Spokesman Chris Jessie said contractors with Reeder are preparing for the deck pour, which should take place in a week or two.

    After that, work on the guardrails, the approaches and finishing touches will remain before it can be open, said Jessie.

    “Barring unforeseen circumstances, the project should be finished before the end of summer,” said Jessie.

  • Heartland Parkway project progressing

    Work on the Heartland Parkway in Adair County is tentatively set to be complete by August.

    According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8 Spokesperson Amber Hale, excavation of the southbound shoulder is currently taking place.

    “Once this is complete they will begin laying crushed stone base, which will take approximately four weeks to complete,” said Hale. “Next will begin the asphalt base paving operations followed by guardrail and the final asphalt surface.”

  • Road to be named for firefighter

    A stretch of KY 55 in Taylor and Adair counties will be named in honor of fallen Campbellsville firefighter Tony Grider.

    That section will be officially renamed at a ceremony at 11 a.m. EDT at the Columbia/Adair County Fire Department on 200 Merchant St. on Saturday, June 11.

    A bridge along KY 55 in Adair County will also be named in honor of fallen Columbia firefighter Charles “Sparky” Sparks. The Kentucky General Assembly passed a resolution naming the road section and bridge.

  • State launches program to help foster youth aging out of program

    Young adults aging out of the foster care system now have the opportunity to access employment, job training and leadership skills through a collaborative program that places young people in entry-level positions in Department for Community Based Services offices around the state.

    Gov. Matt Bevin, first lady Glenna Bevin and Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson made the announcement Tuesday in Louisville where they joined several program participants and state leaders who have helped launch the initiative.

  • Breakfast served to veterans on Memorial Day

    Veterans and their families were treated to a breakfast on Memorial Day at the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 82.

    “It’s a free breakfast for veterans and their spouses in honor of Memorial Day,” said Lauri Mandi of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 82.

    Mandi said they treat veterans of all branches, from all wars, to breakfast on Memorial Day and to dinner on Veterans Day, and have for the past several years.

  • Walk to raise awareness for Huntington’s Disease

    A Campbellsville woman is organizing an event to raise awareness for Huntington’s Disease, and to raise funds to research it.

    Rebekah Taylor, the local organizer, says the Team Hope Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at Green River Lake State Park pavilion from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is also being organized via the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

    The proceeds from the event will go to HSDA, which does community services, education, advocacy and research.

  • A night on the town

    Drive-in movies have a sense of nostalgia for many people, whether it be kids running around with their friends not watching the movie, or for teens reaching that first peak of independence or adults just getting a night away.

    Many today won’t experience a drive-in, with less than 20 active drive-ins left in Kentucky, and the Campbellsville drive-in being closed since the mid-1980’s.

    Campbellsville Amazon SDF-1 and Town Hall Productions have put a unique spin to the drivein experience and brought it touch of it back to Campbellsville.

  • Fire damages local home

    A Campbellsville home was damaged by a fire Thursday evening as severe weather moved into the area.

    Campbellsville Fire and Rescue was called to a house fire at 114 Oak St. just after 4 p.m.

    Upon arrival of firefighters, smoke was visible. Mutual aid was called in to assist while on the scene.

    Officials say lightning could have been the possible cause.

    The heaviest damage was contained to the attic area, though the entire home sustained heavy smoke damage.

    No additional information was available as of press time.

  • Distinguished Young Woman contest is Saturday

    Taylor County will crown a new distinguished young woman on Saturday.

    While the annual Distinguished Young Women program has typically been held in August in previous years, this year’s scholarship competition has been moved again ahead a few months.

    Shelly Miller, chair of the local DYW program, said this year’s competition was moved so that contestants also attending the Governor’s Scholars Program would be able to focus on each program.