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Today's News

  • Heath department invites families to participate in video

    Would you and your family like the opportunity to participate in the filming of a video?

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department will be developing a video series titled "Teach Me, Love Me, Care for Me" to help families better understand the needs of their children. 

    The videos, a total of seven, will contain programs focusing on individual needs of children at various ages, from birth to 4 years old. 

  • Republican women contribute to Toys for Kids campaign

    Taylor County Republican Women donated $50 to the Campbellsville and Taylor County fire departments for the Toys for Kids campaign. Pictured are, from left, Margaret Stewart, corresponding secretary; Marlyn Shreve, president; George Wilson, Taylor County fire chief; and Allen Johnson, Campbellsville chief.

  • Birth Announcements

    Cheslee and Jamie Bloyd of Lexington announce the birth of a son, Robert "Paxton" Ennis, at 8:49 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Larry and Beverly Ennis of Greensburg, Larry Bloyd of Summersville and Betty Judd of Greensburg.

    Great-grandparents are Betty Curry and Robert and Geneva Durham, all of Greensburg.

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  • Lady Eagles drop two in Queen City Classic

    Campbellsville's Lady Eagles lost its first two games in the Queen City Classic over the weekend in Somerset.

    The Lady Eagles fell to the host Lady Jumpers 55-32 on Saturday and were defeated by Estill County 53-41 on Sunday despite holding a 30-29 lead on Destiny Wilson's three free throws at 5:06 of the third quarter.

    Bronte Karr had 11 points while Danielle Morris and Amber Gamboa had eight apiece.

  • Cards come back to knock off Fairdale

    Taylor County overcame an 18-point half-time deficit and pinned a 56-50 loss on host Fairdale in the first game of the 28th Annual Canfield Development King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic on Thursday afternoon.

    The Cardinals (4-1) rode the back of senior Chase Cox, who recorded his second consecutive 35-point game a six-day period in Jefferson County.

    “In the second half, the 1-2-2 (zone defense) got us back in it,” offered TCHS coach Troy Young, “and you look better when you make shots.

  • Neighborhood hosts annual Christmas decorating contest

    Forest Hills Homeowners Association hosted its annual Christmas decorating contest on Saturday evening, Dec. 13.

     

    The homes, which were judged by individuals from out of town, were scored in seven categories. The winners follow.

     

    Best Overall — Kenny and Misty Roller, 335 Cambridge Way, winner; and Scott and Jenny Jessie, 121 Cambridge Way, first runner-up.

     

  • Man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a teenage girl and will spend 77 days in jail for his crimes.

    Rocky Creed Kelly, 21, of 200 Campground Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 16 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Kelly was indicted earlier this year on 10 counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. On Tuesday, the charges were amended to sexual misconduct.

  • Two more charged in crime ring

    A Taylor Circuit Court judge has unsealed two more of the indictments against eight people charged with operating a crime ring.

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

    Indicted were Andre Gurley, 24, and Amy Watson, 20, both of 816 N. Columbia Ave.

    Gurley and Watson were each charged with being part of a criminal syndicate from July 1 to Aug. 28, which, according to the indictment, was formed to distribute controlled substances.

  • Schools begin searching

    Taylor County Schools has started its search for a new superintendent, while Campbellsville Independent will begin discussions at its next regular meeting.

    At a special meeting on Wednesday, Taylor County Board members unanimously agreed to contract with the Kentucky School Board Association at a cost of $8,500 to help with their search to replace Gary Seaborne, who will retire at the end of the year after 27 years as superintendent.

    Meanwhile, Campbellsville Independent’s School Board plans to meet with KSBA representatives at its regular meeting on Jan. 12.

  • Whooping cough cases rise

    State health officials are urging Kentuckians to get a pertussis, or whooping cough, booster vaccine due to an increase in the highly contagious disease.

    Older children and teens especially should get the booster vaccine, Kentucky Department for Public Health officials announced last week.