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Today's News

  • Taylor schools get $11 million in urgent-needs funds

     

    Three years after an inspection commissioned by the Kentucky Department of Education determined that Taylor County Elementary School was in deteriorating condition and a health hazard, the Taylor County School District is set to receive $11.9 million in urgent needs funds.

  • Parson named interim library director

     

    There are already people interested in the job, and a plan has been put in place to decide who will get it.

    Applications for the Taylor County Public Library director position are due in a week, and several have already been submitted.

    Taylor County Public Library Director Julia Turpin announced recently that she has resigned her post. Her last day on the job will be Friday, Oct. 3.

  • Six candidates seek seat in Senate

     

    Six people want the chance to represent Kentucky in the United States Senate.

    On Nov. 4, voters will decide who of the six will serve as one of Kentucky's two U.S. senators come Jan. 1.

    Incumbent Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., faces Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is currently Kentucky's secretary of state.

    The two will also battle Libertarian candidate David M. Patterson and write-in candidates Mike Maggard, Robert Edward Ransdell and Shawna Sterling.

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  • Community rallies around firefighters

     

    They are improving, and the support they are receiving continues to pour in.

    The Taylor County community has hosted fundraiser after fundraiser to benefit two of its firefighters.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Captain Tony Grider is still in critical condition at the University of Louisville burn unit and Firefighter Alex Quinn remains stable after they were shocked on Aug. 21 when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS ice bucket challenge.

  • Four file for two Court of Appeals seats

     

    Four people have filed for two seats on the state's Court of Appeals board.

    Taylor and its 26 bordering counties fall within Kentucky's 3rd Court of Appeals District. In the 3rd District, there are two divisions.

    Judge Michael Caperton was elected to the Court of Appeals in 2007 and represents Division 1 for the District. Judge James H. Lambert was elected in 2006 and represents Division 2.

  • Making Progress

     

    From the beginning, they have said that even though the outside matters, what happens inside the building is most important.

    Ground was broken last October to start building a new school for Kentucky Christian Academy. And now, where once was only grass, stands a school in which teachers will educate their students about math, reading, history and God.

  • Residents encouraged to get flu vaccine

    Flu season begins next month, but residents are encouraged to get vaccinations now to help fight the illness.

    Amy Tomlinson, public health preparedness manager for Lake Cumberland District Health Department, said the flu season begins in October and can last through May. The season typically peaks in mid to late winter.

    "It is recommended that people get their flu vaccines as early as possible to have the greatest amount of protection against the illness," she said.

  • Crossing the IRONMAN finish line

     

    They started out small, with sprints and 5K runs. But in the end, they all had to see if they could finish the big race. And they did.

    Several of the more than 2,000 people who traveled to Louisville on Aug. 24 to compete in an IRONMAN race have ties to Campbellsville.

    Campbellsville residents Nathan Rhodes, Dr. Phil Hays Jr. and Ryan Clenney ran the race, and former residents T.J. Olson and Tommy Shipp competed.

  • Local named Grand Champion pie maker

     

    Although most modern recipes call for butter or vegetable shortening, she says her great-grandmother Pearl Flinchum always used lard in her pie crust.

    So when 12-year-old Lea Corbin started making her own pies, she decided to stick with the family tradition. That decision, coupled with a lot of experimentation with different recipes, led to Corbin being named Grand Champion in the 4-H Cloverville foods division at this year's Kentucky State Fair.