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  • TCES to host kindergarten, new student registration

    Taylor County Elementary School will host kindergarten and new student registration on Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16.

    Items needed to register a student include birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residence, physical, eye exam, Social Security card and dental exam for all 5- and 6-year-olds. Custody papers are also required, if applicable.

    For more information, call 465-5691.

  • TCES students read for 750,000 minutes


    Taylor County Elementary School students recently reached the 750,000 mark for cumulative minutes they have read as part of their Million Minute March project, made possible by a Dollar General literacy grant.

    As a reward for reaching the milestone, TCES Librarian Gail Pippin agreed to take a few pies to the face.

    Pippin said the student body is close to reaching the ultimate goal of reading one million minutes cumulatively.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Jan. 31.

    They are Russell Bladen, Gwyn Denham, Tre' Goodin, Aric Nobel and Andrea Myers.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week for the week of Jan. 27.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Emily Melton, first-grader Carter Stewart, second-grader Penny Holland, third-grader Lexi Grisso and fourth- and fifth-graders Kailey Petty and Say Williams.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Jan. 23-30.

    They are, from left, freshman Shelby Barnett, sophomore Carlie Hazel, junior Andy Finck and senior Whitney Eubank.

  • Candidates file for political office

    Below is a list of candidates who filed for office by the Jan. 31 filing deadline. The deadline for all state legislative offices, as well as U.S. representative, has been extended until 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. The extension is the result of some lawmakers challenging the constitutionality of the redistricting plans recently approved by the House and Senate.

  • Man arrested at Taylor County Animal Shelter


    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with impersonating an animal control officer at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Lee Otto, 31, of 3365 St. Mary’s Road, arrived at the shelter on Monday at noon.

  • Mayor recommends CodeRED emergency alert system

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young will recommend that the city contract with CodeRED to provide emergency weather alerts in Taylor County.

    Discussion about the CodeRED weather system began at the last Campbellsville City Council meeting in January. After some discussion, however, the Council tabled discussion of a contract with CodeRED until its next meeting.


  • County sues mobile home company over road damage

    Magistrates have filed suit against a Columbia company, alleging it damaged a road while working in Taylor County.
    Taylor County Attorney John Bertram filed the suit on behalf of Taylor County Fiscal Court on Nov. 8. Windmill Mobile Home Center of Columbia is listed as the defendant.

    Windmill Mobile Home does business in multiple counties, including Taylor, the complaint states.
    Last June 29, according to the complaint, the company was transporting a mobile home on Pepper Road, and while doing so, gouged the road.

  • Blessings from their labor

    It’s all about helping people and bringing them closer to God.
    A group of local residents has banned together to open a free clothing store for those in need. And, tomorrow, their labor will come to fruition.