• The challenges of EMS


  • April is National County Government Month


    Eddie Rogers

    Taylor County Judge/Executive

    We know that county government services and programs play a central role in our communities and the lives of millions of Americans.

    The county provides services that protect our homes, schools and neighborhoods, maintains safe roads, bridges and airports and operates our jails. The county maintains our parks and recreations programs.

  • Saving Made Simple: homemade detergent


    A few years ago, I read about making laundry detergent on a blog and decided to try it. My mother, who is also working on simplifying and saving, decided to try it  before I did.

    She liked the results and the savings so she shared the recipe with me and a jar of it to try. I really liked it, especially since it didn't have a perfume scent.

    I like my clothes to smell clean but, not like a wildflower meadow.

  • General Assembly wraps up with budget talks


    Jimmy Higdon

    State Senator

    By the time you read this, the 2012 General Assembly will be one day away from concluding. We have completed 59 days of the 60 day session, the last day, April 12, is reserved for considering Gov. Steve Beshear's vetoes, if any.

  • That's what I saw

    The yellow street sign warned: “Stop ahead,” so I tapped my brakes, bringing my car to a complete stop at the intersection. I glanced to my left before releasing the breaks and stepping on the accelerator.

    Then it hit me.
    No, it wasn’t another vehicle. It was a series of scenes from the past, swirling around my car, streaming by me one by one and all at once, hurling me back in a time warp before swooshing past my car like a comet, leaving me craning my neck to grasp another glimpse as I idled by.

  • The car of my dreams


    If you were a young boy in the late 1970s in my neighborhood, you collected baseball cards and played with Hot Wheels cars. We were 8 years old in 1979, and that’s what my friends and I did.
    The baseball cards spilled over to our neighborhood games of baseball, or in many cases an altered version played with a tennis ball to avoid breaking neighborhood windows. We pretended to be the players we saw on our cards, the ones we thought we had to have.

  • 'Goodnight, iPad?'


    When I was a child, my parents and grandparents read me bedtime stories.

    My favorite was “Goodnight Moon,” the story where the reader says goodnight to bears, chairs, kittens, mitten, socks, a house, a mouse, the stars, air and noises everywhere.

    I loved the book. My copy was extremely tattered and torn from repeated use. I believe the book was the start of my love of reading.

    A few years ago, I bought a brand new copy and it’s on display in my home office.

  • Fast road to broke

    One year ago when I assumed the office of mayor, I was faced with a mounting deficit for Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. I could foresee a budget shortfall was unavoidable.

  • Are you 'all there' when you are there?

    “One thing about him, when he was there, he was all there.”  
    I was listening to Dr. Gibson Winter, then Professor for Christianity and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Winter had this wonderful way of sharing an aside, an “oh by the way story, which would invariably have a meaning all to itself, staying in my mind long after the words of the lecture had been snuffed out by the stuffy air of Stuart Hall.

  • Judge offers updates on county projects

    As Taylor County Judge/Executive, I would like to remind the citizens my door is always open to the public.
    Items of interest: