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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fiscal Court takes action on deteriorating bridge

    Magistrates have taken a step forward in making a county road safe.

    During last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, County Attorney John Bertram said some landowners who live on Jones Creek Road disagree about the replacement of a bridge on the road.

    Some time ago, Bertram said, the county received money from the state to replace a bridge on the road. However, he said, that money was used for other projects.

  • Vehicles crash in front of fire department
  • Eisenmenger joins Tucker Diamonds & Gold
  • Cash Express donates to emergency services
  • County schools approve 2.3-cent tax hike

    Residents who live in the Taylor County School District will pay a bit more in school taxes this year.

    Taylor County School Board members unanimously approved a 2.3-cent increase to the District's tax rate at a special meeting on Tuesday.

    Property owners will pay 54.1 cents for every $100 of assessed value on real and personal property. The rate is expected to generate 4-percent more revenue than last year.