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  • EMS merger appears to be a sucess

    With the first fiscal year since local EMS services were merged just completed, city and county officials say they have spent less to operate emergency services operations than they anticipated.

    And they say the merger of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and Campbellsville Fire Department was what made that happen.

  • Residents won't see city tax increase

    Residents likely won’t see an increase in their city property tax bills this year.

    During a special meeting on Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of an ordinance that keeps the city’s real and personal property rates the same as last year at 19.2 and 17.9 cents per $100 assessed value, respectively.

    Though last year’s rates were 19.1 and 18.1 cents, the differences in property value will produce about the same revenue as last year, at $5,000 more revenue for the new property located in the city limits.

  • 'I'm the one that lied. Tonya didn't.'

     

    Linda Williams says her daughter, Tonya Ford, didn't call her and say she killed her husband. She said she simply made that story up to see how far law enforcement would take it.

    And law enforcement took that admission as fact, as Ford is currently on trial for murdering her husband, David Ford, who was a Lebanon Police Officer.

    The trial began in Taylor Circuit Court on Monday, three and a half years after Officer Ford's death.

  • iPads coming to all Taylor County students

     

    Taylor County School District has taken a step toward having iPads for all of its students.

    Taylor County School Board members have agreed to purchase 860 iPads for $500,000. The purchase will provide the Apple technology for about a third of the District’s students.

    At last Tuesday’s regular Board meeting, Superintendent Roger Cook asked members to approve the purchase.

  • Police investigating two recent deaths

    Police are still investigating the death of a 3-month-old, and have ruled that a Campbellsville woman’s death last month was an accidental overdose.

    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded to an emergency call on July 20 that a 3-month-old boy was unresponsive at a home on Mill Street. The infant was treated at Taylor Regional Hospital and later transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, where he was pronounced dead.

  • Dooley to step down from E-911 position Aug. 31

     

    Roonie Dooley wears a lot of hats. And he is now taking one off.

    Dooley, assistant supervisor at the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, will retire from his position at the end of the month after nearly 40 years on the job.

    In addition to the E-911 post, Dooley serves as a chaplain for Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Campbellsville Police Department and Campbellsville Fire & Rescue. He is also the public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management. He will keep those posts.

  • General Election ballot set

     

  • Gone fishin'

    Two local fishing events gave kids a chance to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors on Saturday morning. The Kids' Bluegill Tournament took place at City Lake, while the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby took place at Green River Lake. Larry Lemmon, a park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said this is the 14th year for the derby.  The Corps of Engineers partners with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and Friends of Green River Lake to provide fishing poles, bait and prizes for participants.

  • 4-H 4 All

    More than 300 people attended Saturday's fourth annual 4-H 4 All event at the Taylor County Extension Office. At the event, children and adults learned all about 4-H and the many activities it offers, from beekeeping to sewing to making crafts to learning about animals.

  • Kangaroo care brings parents, babies closer together

     

    He likely won’t remember the experience, but his parents will.

    For first-time parents Jessica and J.T. Weatherford, the experience has helped them bond with their newborn son and focus all of their attention on him.

    Taylor Regional Hospital now offers a kangaroo care program for those giving birth at its Women’s Center.

    Nicole Collins, TRH’s childbirth educator, says the experience begins right after a mom gives birth.

    “Right from delivery, we put baby on momma’s skin,” she said.