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Today's News

  • Animal Tales

     

    There was a bird, reptile, mammal, amphibian and invertebrate at the library last week. And local children got a close encounter with each of them.

    Animal Tales presented an "Animal Science" program at Taylor County Public Library last Thursday as part of its summer reading activities.

    Keith Wood, a naturalist with Animal Tales, explained facts about each animal and let children touch a large Burmese python that took six people to hold.

  • Sex offender indicted again

     

    A Campbellsville man, who is a lifetime registered sex offender, has again been accused of sexually abusing a young girl.

    Ronald Eugene Osinger Jr., 34, of 211 E. Hord St., was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Osinger, who in 2004 was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and intimidating a witness, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $20,000 cash.

  • In the Garden

     

    After weeks of labor, the plants are starting to bear fruit.

    Taylor County Public Library began a garden in May and local children have helped tend to it on several Fridays since.

    Last Friday, the children met for the last official gardening day, but those still interesting in pitching in with watering, weeding and picking can stop by the library.

  • New laws go into effect tomorrow

    Starting tomorrow, Kentuckians will have a few more laws to abide by.

    Lawmakers discussed many pieces of legislation during their General Assembly session earlier this year. Many were passed, but others never saw any action.

    According to the Legislative Research Commission, the commonwealth's constitution states that new laws take effect 90 days after legislators adjourn, except for those containing emergency clauses.

    This year's session adjourned on April 15, making tomorrow the day most new laws will go into effect.

  • Sharing the stories

     

    As a reporter, there are some stories you just don't want to write.

    Bad stuff happens, and it's our job to report it. But that doesn't mean it's fun and we enjoy it.

    I've heard people question why we have published such and such story. They've also asked why those stories have to be printed on the front page.

  • Local teens learn robotics

     

    Using everyday items commonly found in junk drawers, local youth worked together to build a balance beam and robotic arms at Taylor County 4-H Youth Development Junk Drawer Robotics Day Camp last Thursday.

    4-H assistant Jordan Stapp said youth learned about various design and engineering principles such as pivot points and torque force and applied them to their projects.

  • FOP donates to local school resource centers

     

    Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22 recently donated more than $5,000 to local schools to buy clothing and other supplies for students.

    Lodge president Rick Benningfield presented $2,571 gift cards to Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center coordinator Sue Crabtree and April Melton, coordinator of the Taylor County Family Resource and Youth Services Center for its middle and high schools.

    FOP members solicited donations in the community.

  • Waggoner, Samples to wed

     

    Katherine Leigh Waggoner and Grant Hall Samples of Mayfield announce their engagement.

    Waggoner is the daughter of Joseph and Becky Waggoner of Mayfield.

    She is the granddaughter of Ruth McConnell of Hopkinsville and Joe and Betty Waggoner of Mayfield.

    Waggoner is a 2010 graduate of Graves County High School and a 2014 graduate of Murray State University, with a degree in graphic design. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi.

    Samples is the son of Kenny and Debbie Samples of Mayfield.

  • Burdine, Crum to wed

     

    Ashley Shaine' Burdine and Thornton Crum Jr. of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Burdine is the daughter of Doug and Tara Burdine of Campbellsville. She is the granddaughter of Sharon and Dennis SoFiak and Sonny and Phyllis Lyons, all of Campbellsville, and Anne McKeehan and Bill Burdine of London.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Taylor County High School and is employed by Walmart.

    Crum is the son of the late Thornton and Lois Crum. His grandparents are the late Willy and Goldie Crum and James Peanut and Ella Lois Endicott.

  • Birth Announcements for July 31

    Meaghan Rankin of Louisville and Avery Hill of Nashville, Tenn., announce the birth of a son, Avery Hill Jr., at 10 a.m. on July 13 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Connie Maye of Louisville, Timothy Rankin Sr. of Lexington and Sherri Murphy of Nashville.

    Great-grandparents are Robert Johnson of Louisville and Paulette Hill of Lewisburg, Tenn.

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