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Today's News

  • Volunteers needed for summer scrub week

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to "summer scrub" the state's highways. The Transportation Cabinet's Adopt-a-Highway Summer Scrub Week will be held June 15-21.

    Nearly 1,100 groups now participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which the cabinet established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 8,000 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

    By reducing litter, the Adopt-a-Highway program promotes public environmental awareness and makes it easier to promote tourism.

  • Public record for June 12

    Traffic

    Bobbie J. Casteel, 35, of Melton Avenue in Elizabethtown, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Amanda G. Chambers, 20, of Mitchell Street in Columbia, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause.

    Kenny Gross, 48, of Sextons Creek, Ky., speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Nathan L. Jenkins, 26, of Magnolia Street in Harrodsburg, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Birth announcements

    Dr. Matthew and Melissa Marshbanks of Bowling Green announce the birth of a daughter, Addison Claire, at 5:57 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. She weighed 7 pounds and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Rhonda and Marvin Marshbanks of Stanford and Leon and Wanda Shepherd of Campbellsville.

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    Chris and Valerie Brooker of Louisville announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Wilson Brooker, at 9:34 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

  • TRH Home Health receives national recognition

    Taylor Regional Hospital's Home Health Agency has been honored as one of 2007's top providers in the nation, according to a recent annual review.

    The agency received a 2007 HOMECARE ELITE award, which is given to providers in the top 25 percent of all health care agencies across the nation.

    This review recognizes Medicare-certified agencies based on three categories of performance: quality of care, quality improvement and financial performance.

  • Sanders presents arthritis symposium

    Dr. Richard A. Sanders, board certified orthopedic surgeon, spoke to a crowd of about 85 individuals at the May 22 educational program titled "Arthritis, Tendonitis and Bursitis."

    The program was at the Taylor County Extension Office with the Taylor County Extension Homemakers providing refreshments. The event also offered informational booths and screenings by TRH Rehab Services, TRH Home Health & TRH Massage Therapy. The program was sponsored by Genzyme, Humana, GlaxoSmithKline, Advanced Technologies & DeRoyal.

  • Hospital Board meeting changed

    Taylor Regional Hospital's regular Board of Trustees meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting, originally scheduled for June 23, is now set for June 25 at noon. The meeting will be in the hospital's board room.

  • Horse shows kick off Taylor County Fair

    The Taylor County Fair kicks off Saturday with a horse show for children and another for adults.

    Youth Horse Show

    The Taylor County Youth Horse Show will begin at 4 p.m. at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

  • Two arrested, charged with burglary

    Two men have been arrested and charged with burglary.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox, the sheriff's department received a call about a burglary near Meadow Creek Road at about noon.

    The report states Cox found Travis J. Sartain, 24, of 147 Candler Court in Athens, Ga. and Samuel S. Jenkins, 20, of 1142 Jenkins St. in Monticello while recording the report of the robbery.

    Sartain and Jenkins were arrested and charged with burglary. Sartain was also charged with driving on a suspended license and possession of marijuana.

  • Pinching Pennies

    The 55th annual WHAS-TV's Crusade for Children collected a record $5.3 million this past weekend, up about $100,000 from last year's tally, according to WHAS11.com.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Departments, along with community volunteers, Boy Scouts and students from Campbellsville Middle School, collected $26,455.85. That amount is down $11,699.97 from last year, according to Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson.

  • Board chair questions committee's objectivity

    The committee that spent the past year studying a drug-testing policy for Taylor County schools will reconvene.

    Taylor County School Board approved the policy in April. However, after passing a motion to table the approval of a drug testing company, Board members expressed concerns about the lack of objectivity the Committee has shown during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

    The committee only talked to Russell Springs-based Premier Drug Testing, according to Board Chairman Tony Davis, before recommending that company to the Board in April.