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Today's News

  • Officials still searching for escaped inmate

     

    It's been 14 days since he walked away from a work detail, and there have been no reported sightings of him since.

    Law enforcement officials are still searching for the inmate who had been housed at the Taylor County Detention Center, but walked away from his work detail in Green County.

    Officials are still searching for Jonathan T. Crum, 28, of 119 Womack Road in Grayson County.

  • Judge/executive recovering from heart attack

     

    After suffering a heart attack on Thursday, his wife says he is on the mend and expects to come back to work soon.

    At about 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers was walking in a neighborhood with his daughter, Natalie, and began to sweat and had chest pain.

    After Natalie encouraged him to head home, the two drove there and were met by Rogers' wife, Theresia. She said he looked pale, but said he felt he was just having indigestion.

  • Taking back drugs

     

    Medicine cabinets are likely full of them - old, unwanted medications - and often residents don't know the proper way to dispose of them. Now, residents have three places to take those medications.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Office personnel recently installed a drug drop box at the Taylor County Courthouse lobby.

    The box was free, and Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton said he is glad to be able to offer the service to residents.

  • Public school test scores improve

    Test scores are up at local public schools.

    However, when compared to the other public schools in the state, Campbellsville School District "needs improvement" and Taylor County Schools is "proficient" and "progressing," the same as they were last year.

    Results from the state's overhauled testing system, now in its third year, were released Friday morning.

    Also like last year, Taylor County Schools' overall score is higher than the state average, while Campbellsville's falls a bit short.

  • Computer glitch causes tax bill error

     

    Those who own property in the city school district likely saw something on this year's county tax bill that they didn't expect - a charge for county school taxes.

    Taylor County property tax bills were mailed at the end of September, and most residents received them in the mail on Oct. 1.

    But because of a computer system error, the bills sent to those living in the city school district were incorrect.

  • TCHS FFA team wins first place award

     

    Brooklyn Lee

    Taylor County High School

    Throughout the summer, Taylor County High School Future Farmers of America members practiced to prepare for competition at the Kentucky State Fair. FFA members had the opportunity to exhibit hay, soybeans, flower arrangements, tobacco, corn and projects they built that served as components for their Supervised Agricultural Experience programs.

    On Aug. 14, the livestock and dairy judging teams competed in their respective areas.

  • TCHS band places fourth in competition

     

    Taylor County High School Marching Band members traveled to Bardstown on Saturday to compete in the Nelson County Pageant of Bands.

    In the preliminary round in Class AAA, TCHS received third place. In the finals competition that evening, the band placed fourth among all classes.

    "What Goes Up" is the name of this year's show.

    The band is under the direction of Stephen Bishop with Madison Bishop as drum major.

  • TCMS names Leaders of the Week

     

    Taylor County Middle School recently named its student leaders of the week for the week of Sept. 15.

    They are Paige Farmer, Logan Skaggs, Sydney Bertram, Carson Watson, Jay Milburn and Joseph Cox.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 19.

    They are kindergartener Madelynn Yates, first-grader Kiley Parker, second-grader Cameron Lee, third-grader Allee Coghill, fourth-grader Destiny Rafferty and fifth-graders Kaitlyn Curry and Justice Perry.

  • CMS names Leaders of the Week

     

    Campbellsville Middle School recently named its Leaders of the Week for the week of Sept. 22-26.

    They are fourth-grader Jeremiah Garrett, seventh-grader Victoria Cox, sixth-grader Carly Adams, eighth-grader Shala Miller and fifth-grader Taz Shipione.