Today's News

  • Judicial center security costs more than expected

    Security at the Taylor County Judicial Center may cost a bit more than the County has budgeted. Magistrates discussed the cost of providing the security at last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp, whose office oversees security, told the Court that Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram has recommended that Paul Lacy, who has been coordinating the security officers, be hired as a full-time employee. Lacy currently works only 24 hours a week.

  • Committee forges ahead with new restrooms at VMP

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee met last Thursday to discuss the status of a new building at Veterans Memorial Park.

    Magistrates Richard Phillips and Ed Gorin and Chris Ambers, Robby Speer and Brad Lauer from Campbellsville Baptist Church attended.

    Gorin said that plumbing for restrooms at the new building will cost $4,700. He said the County Road Department has agreed to do some of the labor involved.

  • Motion for new trial denied

    A motion asking for a new trial after a jury found that Taylor Regional Hospital failed to provide adequate care for a local man's wife but didn't award any damages has been denied.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a wrongful death claim in Taylor Circuit Court in April 2007 on behalf of William H. Wethington, executor of the estate of Betty H. Wethington.

  • Committee discusses County budget

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met last Monday to discuss the status of this fiscal year's budget.

    Taylor County Treasurer Melissa Williams presented the Committee with a copy of what has been spent so far this quarter, with accounts circled in which more than 25 percent has been spent.

    Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Sheriff John Shipp, Jailer Rick Benningfield, Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie McNear and all magistrates except for Milford Lowe attended the meeting.

  • Legislation banning texting while driving is needed

    It was a heck of a way to start the day.

    Driving to work one morning a few months ago, I spotted a car ahead of me on Coakley Street. The car was on my side of the road, yet it was driving in the opposite direction.

    There was enough distance between us that a head-on collision was not imminent. So, I began to flash my headlights and honk my horn. The driver didn't notice.

  • Take time to give thanks

    Another year is quickly coming to a close. Hard to believe, isn't it?

    We have Halloween in just a few weeks, then a few short weeks later it will be Thanksgiving, followed closely by the madness of the Christmas shopping season, then Christmas itself, New Year's ... and then it will be 2010.

    Ever get that feeling that if you blink, you'll miss something important?

    While these next few months will be busy, we've got to slow down enough to take stock of our lives. Not just what we need or want, but also to acknowledge what we've already got.

  • First emergency shelter training session canceled

    The first of two emergency shelter training sessions has been canceled.

    The session scheduled for Wednesday at Campbellsville Baptist Church's Life Center has been canceled, but will be rescheduled at a later date.

    The second class is set for Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. at Living Grace Church.

    The training is open to those interested in volunteering at emergency shelters and those who have facilities that could be used as an emergency shelter such as churches, life centers, schools and government buildings.

  • CMS Eagles down TCMS Cardinals 14-8 in OT

    Campbellsville scored on its first play in overtime and defeated Taylor County 14-8 in middle school football action on Saturday morning.

    After the Eagles blocked a punt for a safety, TCMS’ Dylan Bright tallied from four yards out and Quentin Goodin tacked on the conversion. CMS answered when J.T. Holmes hit Zach Durham for a 16-yard TD to knot the score just before the half.

    Jacob Harvey went 10 yards around right end on the Eagles' first play in OT and TCMS failed to score on its four tries.

  • TRH to offer free H1N1 class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will offer a free class on the latest N1H1 information on Thursday, Oct. 15.

    The "Get The Facts On N1H1" class will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at the TRH Learning & Resource Center.

    Amy Tomlinson, public health services coordinator for Lake Cumberland District Health Department, will present the signs, symptoms, treatment, prevent and N1H1 vaccine information.

    The class is free, though pre-registration is required.

    For more information, or to pre-register, call Gayle or Debbie at 789-5862.


  • TRH to offer adult first aid class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an Adult First Aid class on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    The class will provide participants with a foundation in the techniques of adult first aid. Upon completion, participants will receive course completion certification.

    All classes are taught at the TRH Learning & Resource Center, located at 125B Kingswood Drive. Cost for the class is $50, which includes the book. Richard Phillips, staff development coordinator, is the instructor.

    Pre-register by calling the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 789-5862.