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  • Bible Belt Medium is open for business

    A new business in Campbellsville is taking off and touching many people in the process.

    Travis Bright, the self-proclaimed Campbellsville Medium, is helping people reconnect with loved ones that have passed.

    Bright feels there is a big misconception to what it is he does and what a medium actually is.

    “This is my own self description; it’s a sixth sense that we have that allows us to be more observant, to be more aware of seeing, feeling and hearing than what the average person can do,” he said.

  • Renovation work happening at Trace Creek Softball Park

    Improvements to the Trace Creek softball complex should be complete in time for the first tournament of the year.

    Jamie Browning of Trace Creek anticipates work being done by April 1. The first travel ball tournament will be held there the next day, and the softball league starts playing by the end of April.

    “These improvements will be really great for the kids,” said Browning.

  • Wet/dry vote possible for Taylor County

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney thinks it quite likely that an alcohol referendum could happen this year.

    “I’ve already met with some people who had some questions, given them the numbers they would need,” Carney said. “If we are going to have (an alcohol election) this year, it’ll have to be before Oct. 8.”

    If it does happen, it could still happen earlier than that, if interested parties go through with what they’re talking about doing, Carney added.

  • 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.