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Today's News

  • Pembleton changes mind again, enters guilty plea

    Cary Pembleton will face as much as 18 years for charges related to possession of child pornography.

    At a sentencing hearing Tuesday morning, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding accepted Pembleton’s guilty plea, just two weeks after Pembleton had filed a motion to withdraw his plea.

    At the Tuesday, March 29, hearing, public defender C.B. Bates told the judge that Pembleton changed his mind after researching federal sentencing guidelines for such charges.

  • Amnesty recycling day is a huge success

    There were scores of people who came out to the Taylor County Extension Office Saturday for the Amnesty Day for Household Hazardous Waste and Recyclables.

    "We started at 8:30, and we had folks lined up at 8," said Lindsay Wayne, an agriculture teacher at Taylor County High School. "It's been a big event today."

    From 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the group accepted household chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaners and the like, as well as household paper, plastic, aluminum, tin, cardboard and old electronic waste.

  • Local charities receive grants to help them operate

    Four local groups each received $250 from the Campbellsville/Taylor County Community Development Fund Monday night.

    Those $250 grants will be given to Green River Ministries, the Taylor County Food Pantry, Clay Hill Memorial Forest and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Drug Coalition.

    Shirley Cheatham of Green River Ministries, a homeless shelter, talked about what GRM does in the community.

  • Educators speak out on concerns

    At a town hall discussion Wednesday night, several teachers from around the area criticized the short shrift they believe the state is giving to the arts, music, physical education and students with disabilities in K-12 education.

    The town hall, held at he Gheens Recital Hall at Campbellsville University, was about implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

    Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen L. Pruitt, Ph.D, and Kentucky Association Education Commissioner Rhonda Sims were the main speakers.

  • Seniors in action

    Betty and Lowell Yankey lead the senior fitness program at Bluegrass Way Senior Living.

    They bring their upbeat attitudes and high-energy personalities to their routines of a class that is mainly attended by residents age 90 and older.

    Betty, 77, started helping with the fitness class six years ago.

    “At first another person had started the program, but she eventually kind of faded, so Betty took it over,” Lowell said.

  • Heartland Parkway included in state road plan for 2016-2018

    The Taylor County portion of the Heartland Parkway is included in the 2016-2018 state road plan that was approved last week by the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • Family helps needy of Taylor, Green counties

    Ed and Marcenia Pike of Saloma School Road, along with their daughter Michelle Pike, started TAGS (Taylor And Green Samaritans), a nonprofit Christian charity via Saloma Baptist Church Ministry, in 2006.

    “A lot of people who lose their homes to house fires, they lose everything, and even a toothbrush means a lot,” said Marcenia.

    They didn’t get the copyright on the name for the program until 2014, however. Prior to that, TAGS was known as Campbellsville KY Freecycle.

  • Two killed in Monday crash

     

    A two-vehicle accident early Monday morning claimed the lives of two Campbellsville people and injured a Buffalo woman. LaRue County Coroner Brad Turner identified the deceased as Ashley Brooke Moore, 32, and her 9-year-old daughter, Brooklyn Layne Carothers, a fourth-grader at Taylor County Elementary School. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

  • St. Baldrick's event raises $11,000 this year

     

    “Daddy, you don’t look like Daddy anymore,” Bradley Wurth said to his father, Brad, who was in the process of getting his beard shaved.

    The father of four participated in the Campbellsville University ‘Brave a Shave for Kids with Cancer’ event, which was the ninth annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser. It took place Saturday on CU’s campus to raise money for childhood cancer research.

  • Prayer, support help Gowin battle colon cancer

     

    Brian Gowin says his fight with colorectal cancer and lymphoma made him realize how much he takes for granted.

    “It’s been a long road,” Gowin said. “Through prayer, and a lot of support from everybody, I’ve fought this battle.”

    He says he was inspired during his ordeal by Psalms 73:26: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”