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Today's News

  • Insurance to change for city workers

    Campbellsville City Council members unanimously, but seemingly reluctantly, decided to change health insurance policies for city and water company workers at a Monday night special-called meeting.

    The changes are primarily aimed at encouraging spouses to seek coverage elsewhere, according to Kelly Harding with Harding Benefits Consulting.

    The city's insurance costs via United Healthcare were projected to increase by $419,944, or 34.9 percent, Harding told Council members. He went on to say the cost of subsidizing spouses is becoming unfeasible.

  • Friends of Green River Lake host Kids' Fishing Derby

     

    There was a sizable crowd Saturday morning near the pavilion at Green River Lake State Park for the annual Kids' Fishing Derby.

    "The kids really enjoy this," Cora Miers, a Friends of Green River Lake member said.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and the friends group has put on this event for about 17 years, said GRLSP Manager Andrea O'Bryan of the Corps of Engineers.

  • Cyclist killed in Friday accident identified

     

    A bicyclist was struck and killed by an automobile on Spurlington Road Friday afternoon, according to Taylor County Sheriff’s Office
    Deputy Dickie Benningfield. Taylor County Deputy Coroner Bill Bemis declared James Paiva, 46, of Elk Horn, Ky.,
    dead at the scene, a TCSO report stated.

  • Lawyer wants Jones' confession surpressed

     

    A lawyer representing a man accused of burning his 2-year-old son with extremely hot water wants a confession suppressed.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding will consider Bryan Bennett's motion to suppress Kevin Jones' confession at a hearing at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.

    Jones, 26, of Bell Court in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree criminal abuse, victim under 12, a Class C felony, and first-degree assault, a Class B felony.

  • Thompson named county's Distinguished Young Woman

     

    Sequin gowns, classical piano music and posed young women adorned the stage at Campbellsville High School as the annual Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program took place Saturday.

    Taylor County High senior Taylor LeAnn Thompson was named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.

    "It still really hasn't set in yet," Thompson said.

  • FFA prepares for state fair

    Taylor County FFA members made their way into the Kentucky State Fair this week to compete in several contests at the state level.

    "We are proud of our students and their efforts to do this at the state fair," TCHS agriculture teacher and FFA advisor Lindsay Wayne, said. 

    "A lot of this (what they enter) is a dying art, not as popular as it used to be."

  • CES Kindergarteners get health screenings

    Campbellsville Elementary School students are looking in the right direction as they are undergoing their annual health screenings. Students were weighed, height was recorded and they read an eye chart. Kindergarten students also had hearing exams.

  • TCES students practice team-building exercises

    Kellie Jones's fourth grade science class at Taylor County Elementary is on special assignment from Mr. Ford at Ford Motor Company as they received a "letter," and he asked them for their help.

    "We are teaching engineering and we are starting assembly line production," Jones said.

    The students are timed and working as a team to try and improve each time.

  • Friday crash claims local woman's life

     

    A Campbellsville woman died Friday afternoon after her vehicle hit a tree off of Newton Lane, a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report said.

    Taylor County Deputy Coroner Judy Dabney pronounced Jane Beams, 47, dead at the scene of the one-car wreck, according to the report.

    At about 1 p.m., Beams was driving a four-door Nissan east on KY 744, or Newton Lane, when she failed to negotiate a curve, left the left side of the road and hit a tree, according to the report.

  • Governor signs Wise's childhood cancer bill

    Gov. Steve Beshear held a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 82 Thursday at the University of Kentucky.

    The measure aims to increase research dollars designated for the study and treatment of pediatric cancer by creating a "check-the-box" option for an individual's tax refund to be diverted to a newly created Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund.

    Sen. Max Wise, of Campbellsville, whose young son is a pediatric cancer survivor, sponsored the legislation. Senate Bill 82 became law June 24.