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  • Nocturnal Creatures


    They learned why some animals go "hoot" in the night.

    Taylor County Public Library continued its Dream Big ... READ! summer reading events on Thursday, June 28, with a program about nocturnal animals at Green River Lake Visitor Center by Park Ranger Andrea O'Bryan.

    Participants in the upcoming Distinguished Young Women pageant also pitched in by painting the children's faces.

  • Criticial fire warning issued for south central Kentucky

    According to the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, the National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a red flag warning for all of Central Kentucky, including Taylor County, effective from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 28. The warning predicts strong winds and low relative humidity.

    A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.

  • Road work continues around Taylor County


    Work on local roads continues, and traffic has been slowed as progress is made. Workers with Signal Power & Light Inc. of Danville have been busy installing traffic signal sensors over a 2-mile stretch of U.S. 68. The work should be finished by the end of July, according to the Kentucky Department of Highways. Work on a separate project on KY 55 covers a 5-mile stretch from the Adair/Taylor county line to about KY 1701. Lanes will be resurfaced and the work should be completed by the end of this week.

  • CPD passes audit with top rating

    Campbellsville Police Department recently received the results from an audit conducted by the Kentucky State Police to determine compliance and accuracy of data maintained within the department’s E-911 Communications Center.

    Campbellsville Police had no errors in their data and for the agencies for which CPD helps with access to the Law Information Network of Kentucky and the National Crime Information Center.

  • County takes over operation of recycling center

    The county will take over operation of the city’s recycling center on Monday, but residents might not notice a difference.

    Officials have been preparing for the change in management for several months with many meetings to discuss the logistics.

    There are no immediate plans to change the way recyclable items are collected at the recycling center, which is located in Miller Park.

    Magistrates met at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at press time, to discuss final preparations for the shift in management.

  • Relay for Life expects to top goal of $40,000

    They met their goal. Not only did more people participate, they also raised more money to help fight cancer.

    Taylor County’s annual Relay for Life events were Friday and Saturday at Taylor County High School’s track.

    Jamaal Stiles, chair of this year’s events, said the goal was to raise $40,000. As of last weekend, about $37,000 had been collected with more donations expected.

    Last year, he said, about $32,500 was raised.

    “We’re so happy,” Stiles said.

  • Local woman killed in two-vehicle crash


    A Christian woman who loved the Lord and her family. That’s how those who knew Hallie Childers described her.

    Childers, 90, died on Saturday at University of Louisville Hospital after being a passenger in a two-vehicle crash.

    She was buried on Wednesday in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

  • Beshear brings money for water tank

    The city of Campbellsville is now nearly $750,000 richer, thanks to a state grant to help pay for a new water storage tank.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was in Taylor County on Tuesday afternoon to announce that the city has received a $746,000 grant to help fund a water tank project in the industrial park.

    At the ceremony, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young welcomed the many local and state officials and residents who attended.

    “You all, this is a good day,” he said.

  • Taylor County students graduate from Rogers Explorers


    Campbellsville Middle School students Paige Dabney, Kathryn Doss and Kenzie Murrell and Taylor County Middle School student Korri Briggs have graduated from The Center for Rural Development's 2012 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

    The students put their math, science and technology skills to work this summer attending the opening session of the Rogers Explorers program from June 3-5 on the Lindsey Wilson College campus in Columbia.

  • Pajama Party!


    Taylor County Public Library hosted pajama parties, complete with stories, crafts and dressing the part, for participants in the “Dream Big ... READ!” summer reading program last week.