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Today's News

  • E-911 fails first-ever field data audit

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center has failed a portion of its first-ever audit, though officials say they are sure they will pass the next one in August.

    According to a letter dated Oct. 29, 2008, the 911 Center passed the wireless portion of the audit, but not the field data section.

    In the letter, which was written by an official from Stantec Consulting Services Inc. in Louisville to personnel in a state office, the 911 Center underwent an audit of its wireless 911 calls to check for data, software and mapping. All of the calls met those requirements.

  • County audit released

    Peercy and Gray PSC of Louisville recently released its audit of the Taylor County Fiscal Court for fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.

    The audit found that the Court had unrestricted net assets of $1.94 million in its governmental activities as of June 30, 2008, with total net assets of a little more than $7 million.

    In the audit, Taylor Regional Hospital had net assets of $39.9 million and Taylor County Airport had just more than $1 million. TRH had net cash and cash equivalents of $9.3 million while the airport had $82,165.

  • Sanders Road closed this week

    Sanders Road will be closed at the bridge from today until Friday. The road is closed so that workers may replace a bridge.

  • A walk of hope

    Rain didn't dampen the spirits of those who attended the Relay for Life Friday night at the Taylor County High gym.

    Hundreds of people showed up to support cancer survivors as they joined together to walk Relay's opening lap.

    See Thursday's issue for more on the Relay for Life.

  • County trades debt for roads

    The County might not be able to pay off one of its jail loans next year after all.

    At last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates agreed to use $300,000 set aside in the upcoming fiscal year's budget to help pay off a startup loan at the Taylor County Detention Center to instead pay for damage to County roads caused by flooding on May 2.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers recommended that magistrates agree to use that money for repairs because he said he doesn't know if FEMA will award the County any funding to help pay for the damage.

  • Reynolds announces constable candidacy

    Rick Reynolds is seeking re-election as 6th District constable.

    Reynolds has served as constable for 10 years and says he has enjoyed his time serving the community.

    He has completed training with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, U.S. Army firearm certification, National Weather Service, United States Deputy Sheriff's Association, Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, FEMA, D.E.A. and D.E.S. He also has certification from the Kentucky State Police in traffic radar and KyOPS.

  • Baseball Tigers make national tourney

    Campbellsville University learned early Friday evening that it will play its first-round games of the 2010 NAIA Baseball National Tournament in Joliet, Ill., located 40 miles southwest of Chicago.

    The Tigers will be the No. 2 seed in the five-team tournament and will face host team, No. 3 University of Saint Francis (Ill.) in the first round on Tuesday at 4 p.m. (ET). Cumberland University (Tenn.), ranked No. 2 nationally, will be the No. 1 seed and host the winner of the tournament's opening game between No. 4 Robert Morris (Ill.) and No. 5. Mayville State (N.D.).

  • Greensburg man charged in sealed indictment

    A Greensburg man has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    John Lewis Milby, 24, of 124 Graham Cemetery Road was charged with second-degree selling a controlled substance and possession of drug supplies.

    Bond was set at $5,000 cash and he was ordered not to consume drugs or alcohol. If convicted, Milby could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • A Blessing of the Hands

    They walked to the front, most wearing their crisp white uniforms, to receive their blessing and pray. They held hands, spoke their words softly and walked quietly back to their seats.

    Taylor Regional Hospital's second annual community-wide Blessing of the Hands ceremony was Monday night at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

    The community-wide ceremony began last year, with this year's hosted in memory of the late Bonnie Ford.

    Ford, who died 10 years ago, was a certified registered nurse anesthetist at TRH.

  • Relay ceremony honors survivors, remembers those lost

    The Taylor County Relay For Life will kick off Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Taylor County high football field with a special survivors' lap, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer.

    Survivors will join together to take Relay's opening lap, unified in victory and hope, while the rest of the event's participants surround the track to cheer them on.