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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Green River Ministries denied grant

     

    Though they once again didn't get the grant that had paid the majority of the bills, the future still looks bright for Green River Ministries.

    On Tuesday, during the regular GRM Board of Directors meeting, Chair Dan Durham announced that, for the third year in a row, the organization wasn't awarded a grant that it once depended on to operate.

    Ever since, GRM officials have asked the community to help keep its office and homeless shelter open. And on Tuesday, a community partner gave GRM money to help do just that.

  • Club searching for members

     

    With membership numbers dwindling, they wanted to do something to show that their group isn't just about quilting.

    Sawtooth Sisters quilt guild was formed in the late 1990s. Named after a quilting pattern, the group once boasted dozens of members. Now, there are about 15.

    The group recently decided to change its name to Knot Just Quilters, which members say shows the group offers a variety of activities and lessons.

  • One person injured in motorcycle crash
  • Cox Shavings donates to 4-H
  • Early retirement savings withdrawals can be costly

    During tough economic times, it’s tempting to forgo contributions to a retirement account or to even withdraw money from it.
    Some plans allow people to use these funds in case of a financial hardship. Although the option is available, tapping into retirement plans can lead to tough financial complications.
     The Better Business Bureau urges consumers to manage retirement plans wisely and to keep these savings intact.

  • 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.