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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Construction continues on new schools

     

    Taylor County School District construction has made a jump in progress as of last Thursday when twenty to thirty cement trucks made their way to the construction site. More than 350 yards of concrete was poured to continue the project and keep it moving forward. 

    “It’s quite a project,” Doug Jones, superintendent with Branscum Construction, said.

    “It is going to be a beautiful building when they get done with her.”

  • County wants to build fire substation

     

    The county wants to build a Taylor County Fire Department substation on 6 acres of land on Old Greensburg Road.

    At Tuesday night's Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted unanimously to look for bids for the proposed building, which would be located near Phillips Lanes. A cost estimate was not available at the time.

  • Weather delays school progress

     

    Mother Nature has not been kind to the Taylor County School District in terms of allowing progress on its construction projects.

    At Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting, Superintendent Roger Cook told school board members the project is currently behind schedule due to inclement weather.

  • Fallen trooper laid to rest

     

    A state trooper killed in a car crash was remembered Tuesday as a man of faith who displayed that faith through service.

    In a funeral for Sgt. David Gibbs, who died Friday on Ky. 210, at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown two pastors - one past and one present of Gibbs' childhood church - used messages of Gibbs' faith to comfort mourners.

  • City to pay $460,000 for fire truck

     

    The Campbellsville Fire Department will have a new pumper truck, possibly before the year is out.

    At their Monday night meeting, Campbellsville City Council members voted unanimously to spend almost $460,000 on a demonstration pumper truck - that is, one that has been on display at trade shows - from Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., of Holden, La.

    "They are a very good truck, in my opinion," said Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith. "They are very dependable, very well built."