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Today's News

  • Kentucky's senior residents not very healthy, study says

     

    Compared to others around the United States, Kentucky's seniors aren't very healthy, according to a recent study by a nonprofit group.

    Nevertheless, local officials say there are many activities for seniors in Taylor County and several ways for all residents to be healthier.

    Nonprofit group United Health Foundation recently revealed results of its second study it commissioned with America's Health Rankings to study senior health, the health of those age 65 and older, across the United States.

  • Students learning, having fun this summer

     

    School might be out for summer break, but that doesn't mean local public school students are taking time off from learning.

    Students at Campbellsville and Taylor County schools are busy catching up on work and also learning new material to get ahead and learn skills to help them for the rest of their lives.

    Last week, Campbellsville Schools offered its first summer STEM Academy, teaching students about science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Painting at the Library

     

    With the stroke of a paintbrush, the flowerpot starts to become something more.

    Taylor County Public Library hosted a teen craft day last Monday, and teenagers attending received flowerpots to paint and use as birdbaths for the library's garden.

    The event was one of many of the library's annual summer reading program.

    For more events, visit www.taylorcountypubliclibrary.org.

  • Man arrested after crash, charged with assaulting police officer

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer after crashing his vehicle early Tuesday morning.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were called at 4:57 a.m. to respond to a one-vehicle crash about four miles east of Campbellsville on U.S. 68.

    The report states that Dalton E. Baker, 20, of 5950 New Lebanon Road was traveling east when he lost control of his Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck and overturned.

  • Resident charged with attempting to sell stolen items

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with theft after he allegedly attempted to sell some items that had been stolen.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint last Wednesday of a man at Taylor County Recycling who was attempting to sell some items that might have been stolen.

    Deputy Branden Wilson learned at the recycling business that Matthew Chas Lumpkin, 30, of Montgomery Avenue, had allegedly stolen some items from a home on Roland Street and wanted to scrap and sell them.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital hosts annual health fair

     

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted its annual community health fair on Saturday at Taylor County Middle School's gymnasium, with nearly 675 people attending and having blood work performed.

    In all, more than 1,000 people attended the fair and received free health and other information from local businesses.

    The hospital offered complete blood count tests for $15 and prostate screening tests for men at $10.

  • Two Injured in KY 55 South Crash
  • One Injured in Motorcycle Crash
  • Miller Graduates from Banking School

    James C. Miller IV, executive vice president at Taylor County Bank, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
    The three-year banking program provides courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and other subjects. Students came from 20 states and Mexico to participate.Sponsored by 15 southern state bankers associations in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU, the banking school requires attendance on campus for three years, with extensive bank study assignments between sessions.

  • Market Off Main

     

    Shoppers checked out an assortment of handmade clothes and jewelry, fresh local produce and homemade goods while cooling off with a scoop of Italian gelato at the Market Off Main event last Friday. The next event is Friday, July 18, from 1 to 8 p.m. For more information, or to reserve a space, call (270) 789-4955.