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Today's News

  • Buses ready for back to school Wednesday

     

    Classes in local schools begin Wednesday, and in preparation, those responsible for transportation have been busy getting ready to safely get kids to school and back home each day.

    Rodney Turpin, transportation director for Taylor County School District, said his drivers are ready for the new school year. While things are pretty much the same as in the past for the county's drivers, there are also some changes taking place.

  • Wickliffe left his mark on community

     

  • Coach Sam affected many lives — on and off the field

     

  • Prep golf starts with David ‘Big Daddy’ Parsons Classics

     

  • Local sports schedule (Aug. 20-Sept. 4)

    Thursday, Aug. 20
    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ & GIRLS’ GOLF — Washington County at Campbellsville and Taylor County.
    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER — Taylor County at Bardstown.
    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER — Taylor County at Hart County.
    HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL — Caverna at Campbellsville, Taylor County at Adair County.
    Friday, Aug. 21
    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Campbellsville at Glasgow (9:00), Taylor County at Adair County (8:00).

  • The good in a bad resume

    In the “What’s Trending” segment on The Today Show last Friday, July 24, Savannah Guthrie reported on an advertising executive who sent out two resumes. The first was your typical resume showing successes and accomplishments.

  • Chance, or a providential meeting?

     

    A young Marine opened the flap of the tent and called out the the several Marines inside, “Is there anyone in here from Kentucky?”

    The Marines had been slogging through the mud in Okinawa some 71 years ago.

    The Marine asking the question was Robert B. Oldham, and the person who spoke up, saying, “I’m from Kentucky,” was Bruce Heilman.

  • Early Days July 30, 2015

    TEN YEARS AGO

    July 28, 2005

    Shirley Kilby Matney was honored with a surprise 60th birthday party on Sunday, July 3, at the Green River Lake Corps' Pavilion.

    Jenny Netherland was honored with a bridal shower on June 11 at the home of Jill Chandler. Netherland married Jim Miller on July 26 in Hilton Head, S.C.

  • Tax rates from health department to decrease

    Property tax rates designed to fund the Taylor County Health Department will drop slightly.

    In a special-called meeting Monday morning, magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court heard from Alicia Griffith of the Taylor County Health Department.

    She told them the Taylor County Board of Health met earlier this year and approved a rate of 3.25 cents per $100 of assessed valuation of real and personal property, as well as motor vehicles.

    The new rates will take effect Jan. 1, 2016.

    The current rate is 4 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.

  • Heavy rains affect local crops

     

    There could be as much as a 15-20-percent yield loss countywide for tobacco, mostly because of the rains.

    Pat Hardesty, Taylor County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, said that while some fields won't produce as much, overall there will likely be "solid" yields this year, especially with regard to corn and soybeans.

    "We have tobacco ... some of it got drowned out from too much water in different patches," Hardesty said. "We also have some bacterial soft rot in some patches."