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Today's News

  • 'Here's your sign'

    Though a few may always be stolen from time to time, it's now a bit cheaper to replace road signs in Taylor County.

    In October, magistrates approved the purchase of a machine to make street and other signs from Econo Signs in Bowling Green.

  • Christmas wish list extended

    It's that time again. Yep, it's time for the annual Christmas List.

    For those who might be unfamiliar with the "list," each year at Christmas I publish a tongue-in-cheek - or maybe it's foot-in-mouth - wish list for various individuals and groups in the community.

    It's gotten to be such a regular thing that it almost wouldn't seem like Christmas without it. So, here goes ...

    Dear Santa,

    Hope you're well this year and aren't too tired by the time you reach Taylor County on Christmas Eve. There are a few things I'd like to ask you to bring some of the people here.

  • Did you know?

    Did you know the following facts about Kentucky libraries?

    -There are 4,298 computer terminals in Kentucky's public libraries.

    -The public library is the primary institution that bridges the digital divide in our communities.

    -Nine times as many people entered Kentucky public libraries as attended men's and women's basketball and men's football games (2006 season) at UK, UL, KSU, EKU, WKU and MSU combined.

    - The cost per person for library materials in Kentucky public libraries is $3.27, roughly the same as a McDonald's Big Mac and fries.

  • Roads continue to occupy court meeting

    Though they voted last month to keep it open, magistrates heard from more Taylor County landowners in favor of closing a portion of Cat Hollow Road.

    Four Taylor County landowners expressed their thoughts on the decision at Tuesday's special Fiscal Court meeting. The Court's original Dec. 11 meeting date was rescheduled due to the inauguration of Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Flu vaccine still available

    Kentucky Department for Public Health officials are reminding Kentuckians that it's not too late to get vaccinated against the flu, especially during this holiday season.

    "Now is a good time to protect yourself and your family by putting a flu shot on your holiday list," stated William Hacker, M.D., commissioner of DPH and acting undersecretary for health at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Officials form parkway foundation

    Construction of the Heartland Parkway is still years away, which is why community leaders in several counties have teamed together to ensure the project becomes reality.

    "Because we know that this project will take a number of years to accomplish, we have set up The Heartland Parkway Foundation Inc., which is a regional nonprofit group dedicated to helping educate the public and decision makers on the importance of the project," said John Chowning, who is chair of the foundation.

  • New equipment won't thwart sign thieves

    It's a shame it's even necessary, but a recent purchase by the County makes good financial sense.

    Taylor Fiscal Court recently bought a $7,435 machine that will let County employees make road signs themselves rather than having to order them to help cut the cost.

    Last year alone, the County spent $8,900 on signs. With the new machine, hopefully that cost will decrease to the cost of supplies.

  • Curves helps residents say goodbye to holiday weight gain

    With the holidays now here, visions of cookies, cakes and sugarplums bring great cheer. However, you might not be so excited when you realize it will take one and a half hours climbing stairs, three and a half hours cleaning the house, or two and a half hours riding your bike to burn off one 6-ounce slice of cheesecake.

    "The holidays - in so many ways - are about families gathering together to enjoy a feast of seasonal favorites, which can lead to overeating and weight gain," said Gina Pruitt, owner of Curves of Campbellsville, located at 117 Nancy Cox Drive.

  • Nominations sought for 2008 Kentucky history awards

    The Kentucky Historical Society and the Historical Confederation of Kentucky are seeking nominations for the 2008 Kentucky History Awards.

    The awards acknowledge outstanding achievements in the field of history by individuals, civic leaders, communities, museums and historical organizations.

    The awards celebrate outstanding programs, exhibits, Web sites and publications, as well as individuals who have excelled in the field or made lifetime contributions to the preservation, awareness and appreciation of Kentucky's history.

  • TCES Writers of the Week 12-12

    Taylor County Elementary's "Writers of the Week" for Wednesday, Dec. 12 are: Jackson Herron, kindergarten; Ryan Kearney and Kailey Thompson, first grade; Paul Adams, second grade; Andrew Powell, third grade; Christian Dillard, fourth grade; and Cameron Jeffries, fifth grade.