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Today's News

  • Supper with Santa

    Taylor County Elementary School was alive with the sounds of Christmas and bustling activities Friday night. The school’s choir staged a performance of holiday tunes and dance numbers to entertain the crowd of parents, grandparents and friends.

    Santa was on hand for a photo shoot along with supper, a cakewalk, a Christmas ornament craft table and face painting.

     

     

  • Girl Scout Troops 222 and 2164 visit Schimpff's Confectionery and Hawk's View Gallery

    Taylor County Girl Scout Troops 222 and 2164 visited Schimpff's Confectionery in Jeffersonville, Ind. on Nov. 22.

    The girls received a tour of the facility and watched candy being made - the same way it was made when the store was founded in 1891.

    The troops also stopped in Shepherdsville and visited Hawk's View Gallery and made their own glass Christmas ornament. The girls were able to blow the glass for the ornaments and watch the entire process.

     

  • Project shows kids police aren't bad guys

    Shoes. Clothing. School supplies. Even a toy or two. After several years' absence, the local Kentucky State Police "Shop with a Trooper" program is back. And we know of at least seven kids who are happy about that.

     

    On Thursday evening, about a dozen troopers hit Wal-Mart to shop with seven kids from Taylor, Green, Casey, Marion and Washington counties. It's part of an outreach program that not only helps kids meet some basic needs, but also shines a positive light on law enforcement.

     

  • Couples graduate from childbirth classes

    Six couples graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes taught by Taylor Regional Hospital in November. The five-week series is free to anyone delivering at TRH. The class is taught by Jenny Dobson, RN, MSN, CLC, CCE. For more information, call 465-3561 Ext. 2232. Pictured are, from left, Tammy Wilson (partner Rick Wilson is absent) of Campbellsville; Cheslee and Daryl Stone of Greensburg; Margena and Rod Keltner of Campbellsville; Brandy and Josh Curry of Greensburg; Brittany and Jerry Streeval of Knifley; and Leah and Patrick McMahan of Campbellsville.

  • GOP women donate to Rescue's Toys for Tots

    Taylor County Republican Women donated $50 to Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue for its Toys for Tots campaign. Pictured are, from left, Allen Bottoms, rescue director; Marlyn Shreve, president; and Margaret Stewart, corresponding secretary.

  • County dodges severe ice storm

    Aside from closing both school systems, the winter storm that threatened Central Kentucky with a blanket of ice left little impact in Taylor County.

    "We had a couple of minor accidents and some slick roads in rural parts of the county," said Ronnie Dooley, Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 dispatcher and Taylor County Emergency Management public information coordinator. "Due to everyone having had advanced warning of the situation, there were not that many people on the road."

  • Auto bailout needs to be tough

    Bailout. I used to equate this with the penal system - as in bail someone out of jail.

    Lately, bailout has taken on a new meaning - as in bail out companies and businesses whose poor decisions put them in dire financial straits.

    First, the U.S. Congress bailed out the nation's financial markets to the tune of $700 billion.

    While this plan initially left me scratching my head, I began to see the wisdom after a few local experts put it into layman's terms for me.

  • GOP women donate to food pantry

    Taylor County Republican Women donated $100 to the Taylor County Ministerial Association. Pictured are, from left, Marlyn Shreve, president; Marietta Moyers, food pantry representative; and Margaret Stewart, corresponding secretary.

  • What have you got to lose?

    Change can be a good thing. And Wanda Washington is looking for a change.

    Washington is the coordinator of Greater Campbellsville United, a local organization that seeks to promote equal opportunity, equity and positive relationships. GCU also focuses on racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, gender and political groups in the community and throughout the region.

  • Can two become one?

    Has the time finally come to merge the Campbellsville and Taylor County school districts into one unified district?

    With the retirement announcement from Gary Seaborne and the decision of Diane Woods-Ayers to not seek a new contract, do we actually need two superintendents? Both school districts have scheduled to meet with the Kentucky School Board Association for guidance.

    Will the KSBA work on behalf of both districts with one fee?

    These are the November 2008 school district facts from the Kentucky Department of Education: