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Today's News

  • Zack Cox now plays for Wichita Wingnuts

     

  • Kids flip for yoga!

    Toddlers and teens found their inner peace last week when free yoga classes were hosted at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Clancy Leonard of Chicago offered four sessions of classes, and about 25 children took part. Leonard focused on teaching different yoga postures, along with basic breathing and stretching techniques.

    She also incorporated music and crafts into her class.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge to be completed Aug. 1

    Work on the new Tebbs Bend Bridge is still on schedule to be complete in August.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Four Spokesman Chris Jessie said contractors with Reeder are preparing for the deck pour, which should take place in a week or two.

    After that, work on the guardrails, the approaches and finishing touches will remain before it can be open, said Jessie.

    “Barring unforeseen circumstances, the project should be finished before the end of summer,” said Jessie.

  • Heartland Parkway project progressing

    Work on the Heartland Parkway in Adair County is tentatively set to be complete by August.

    According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8 Spokesperson Amber Hale, excavation of the southbound shoulder is currently taking place.

    “Once this is complete they will begin laying crushed stone base, which will take approximately four weeks to complete,” said Hale. “Next will begin the asphalt base paving operations followed by guardrail and the final asphalt surface.”

  • Road to be named for firefighter

    A stretch of KY 55 in Taylor and Adair counties will be named in honor of fallen Campbellsville firefighter Tony Grider.

    That section will be officially renamed at a ceremony at 11 a.m. EDT at the Columbia/Adair County Fire Department on 200 Merchant St. on Saturday, June 11.

    A bridge along KY 55 in Adair County will also be named in honor of fallen Columbia firefighter Charles “Sparky” Sparks. The Kentucky General Assembly passed a resolution naming the road section and bridge.

  • Elk Horn Baptist sweeps church league titles

     

    Elk Horn Baptist swept the church league softball tournamenat titles on Aug. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park.

    Elk Horn Baptist edged Greensburg Baptist 14-12 to win the Coed Church League Tournament title as both teams had finished regular-season play in a deadlock.

    Elk Horn Baptist defeated Pleasant Hill Baptist 15-14 to claim the Men’s Church League Tournament championship.

  • State launches program to help foster youth aging out of program

    Young adults aging out of the foster care system now have the opportunity to access employment, job training and leadership skills through a collaborative program that places young people in entry-level positions in Department for Community Based Services offices around the state.

    Gov. Matt Bevin, first lady Glenna Bevin and Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson made the announcement Tuesday in Louisville where they joined several program participants and state leaders who have helped launch the initiative.

  • Senior pair score points in state track meet

     

    A pair of high school seniors scored points at their respective state high school track meets over the weekend.
    Taylor County’s Grace Bertram placed third in the discus throw (100-10) to tally the Lady Cardinals’ six points in the Class 2A meet on Friday.
    Austyn Thornton had all 11 points in Class A on Saturday for Campbellsville’s Eagles by finishing third in the triple jump (42-04.50) and fourth in the long jump (20-03.75).

  • Breakfast served to veterans on Memorial Day

    Veterans and their families were treated to a breakfast on Memorial Day at the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 82.

    “It’s a free breakfast for veterans and their spouses in honor of Memorial Day,” said Lauri Mandi of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 82.

    Mandi said they treat veterans of all branches, from all wars, to breakfast on Memorial Day and to dinner on Veterans Day, and have for the past several years.

  • Walk to raise awareness for Huntington’s Disease

    A Campbellsville woman is organizing an event to raise awareness for Huntington’s Disease, and to raise funds to research it.

    Rebekah Taylor, the local organizer, says the Team Hope Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at Green River Lake State Park pavilion from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is also being organized via the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

    The proceeds from the event will go to HSDA, which does community services, education, advocacy and research.