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Today's News

  • Lawler loving library director job

    Andrea Lawler has been director at the Taylor County Public Library since November and has loved it.

    “I get to be creative here, and I get to be a part of the community, by listening to their voices and hearing what they want,” said Lawler. “It’s really neat to be able to give back to the community and kind of seeing what their desires are.”

  • And there came a flood

    Several places in and around Taylor County saw a significant amount of rainwater flood roads and neighborhoods late last week.

    Residents of some neighborhoods saw flooding so severe that the streets were unpassable for a period of time.

    Michael Eppers, of Sheridan Dr., noted that this was not the first time he has seen severe flooding take place on his street, recalling an event in 2010 that resulted in the losses of “four or five houses’” heating and air units.

  • No same-sex marriage licenses have been issued in Taylor County

    In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court case that made recognition of same-sex marriage the law across the country, some county clerks in Kentucky have refused to recognize such marriages.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney is tentatively one of them. He’s waiting until “everyone is on the same page,” legally speaking.
    Obergefell v. Hodges, decided Friday, June 26, was a 5 - 4 vote.

    Carney stated that any requests for a rehearing must be filed within 25 days of the original ruling; the deadline would be Tuesday, July 21.

  • Pair of TCHS Cardinal head coaches step down

    Taylor County High School athletics director Jeff Gumm’s summer just got quite a bit busier.
    The veteran AD is looking for a pair of new head coaches as Clint Graham and Mike McFee resigned last week in girls’ basketball and boys’ soccer, respectively.

  • 9-10s reach winners’ bracket final at L.L. District

     

  • 11-12s drop opener in seven

     

  • Glad David Parsons passed my way

     

  • Local trail system at Tebbs Bend dedicated

    Local and state officials and many others were on hand for a Tuesday morning dedication ceremony for the trail system at Tebbs Bend.

    “It’s been a long time coming, but believe me, it’s going to be well, well worth it,” said Campbellsville University biology and environmental science professor Dr. Richard Kessler.

    The Tebbs Bend-Green River Nature Area is located off of Ky. 55 between Campbellsville and Columbia, a few miles before the county line and not far from the Green River.

  • Early Childhood Council receives grant

    The Green-Taylor Early Childhood Council received $15,810 last week as part of a state effort to improve education for the youngest students.

    The grant is part of the almost $1 million that has been awarded to 55 CECCs (Community Early Childhood Councils), said Sue Crabtree of the Campbellsville FRYSC (Family Resource and Youth Services Center).

  • Campbellsville University constructing new wrestling facility on campus

    A new practice and competition wrestling gym at Campbellsville University is starting to take shape, and so far construction is on schedule.

    That is according to Jordan Alves, CU sports information director.

    “The new wrestling facility is going up quickly,” said Alves. “It should be ready for student-athletes in early August when they report back to campus.”