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Today's News

  • Cheatham, Walters interview to air on "Dialogue on Public Issues"

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, left, vice president for academic affairs, and Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, center, were guests recently on Campbellsville University's "Dialogue on Public Issues" hosted by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    The show will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m.

     

  • Magistrates approve budget amendment

    Magistrates had a special meeting Thursday morning to discuss several budget amendments and transfers.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney presented magistrates with an amended 2009 budget, which he said includes $30,000 to $40,000 more in excess fees than the County originally budgeted. Carney said some line items are different than originally budgeted, such as the salary, license transfer and usage fee amounts.

    An amount that has increased, Carney said, is the cost to offer credit card payments for customers. He said the cost is now about $5,000 each year.

  • GCU donates to detention center

    Greater Campbellsville United donated 200 pairs of socks to the Taylor County Detention Center on Thursday as part of a community outreach program.

  • Clerk audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the Taylor County Clerk's office for 2008.

    The audit found County Clerk Mark Carney's financial statement to fairly represent the revenues, expenses and excess fees of the Taylor County Clerk's Office in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

  • Deadline to switch political party affiliation is Dec. 31

    Voters who want to change their political party affiliation before the May Primary have until Thursday, Dec. 31 to do so.

    However, the Taylor County Clerk's office will be closed that day. Voter registration cards may be submitted in person by Dec. 30. Registration cards that are mailed must be postmarked by Dec. 31.

    Voter Registration cards are available at county clerks' offices or on the Vote! Kentucky Web site, located at www.vote.ky.gov/register.

  • One year later: Taylor County jail

    The women, dressed in gray sweats and orange stripes, take turns reading verses from the Bible. Tonight, they're discussing the Christmas story.

    They sing together, hold hands and huddle in a circle to pray for each other and for the strength to make it home.

    There's a class or church service for inmates at the Taylor County Detention Center just about every day of the month, according to Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield.

  • Picture Perfect

    Taylor County residents who purchase a 2010 calendar of Kentucky scenery might see a site that's familiar to them. Green River Lake is featured in the Wild and Scenic Kentucky 2010 calendar.

    BrownTrout Publishers Inc., based in San Francisco, Calif., publishes the Wild and Scenic calendars each year.

    According to Barb Hales, an editor with BrownTrout Publishers, the majority of the United States are each featured in a calendar each year, with the exception of Vermont and Rhode Island.

  • Taylor gets OK for elementary and high school projects

    Taylor County School District is proceeding with plans to build a new high school and renovate the current elementary school.

    During a special meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent Roger Cook told School Board members that Kentucky Department of Education officials have given the District the OK to proceed with plans for a new high school and a renovated elementary school.

    This allows the District to amend its facilities plan, which currently calls for a new elementary school that could be modified into a new high school.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Winter weather advisory

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow effective from 7 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Sunday for several Kentucky counties, including Taylor.

    Precipitation will start out as rain on Friday and change over to snow Friday night. Light snow will continue throughout the day on Saturday and Saturday night with a total accumulation of 2 to 3 inches by Sunday morning.

    Taylor County Emergency Management suggests that motorists be prepared for hazardous driving conditions from snow-covered roads.

  • Flip-flopping speed limits don't make sense

    It's quite a humbling experience to get caught doing something wrong in front of one's children. But about four years ago, that's just what happened.

    The kids and I were traveling home from a soccer game when blue lights flashed in my rearview window. I glanced down. Uh oh. While we were laughing and talking about the game, the speedometer needle had crept upwards without my realizing it.

    The kids were shocked: Mom was getting pulled over by a police officer.

    Of course, they laughed about it later, and they still won't let me forget it.