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  • County Clerk’s Office announces holiday closures

    The Taylor County Clerk’s Office will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, for Veterans Day and Thursday, Nov. 24, to Saturday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving.

  • First-ever nationwide Emergency Alert System test is Wednesday

    For the first time, a nationwide Emergency Alert System test will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. During the test, Television and radio stations will broadcast a test warning message.
    Similar to local emergency alert system tests, an audio message will interrupt television and radio programming indicating: “This is a test.” When the test is over, regular programming will resume. The test is expected to last about 30 seconds.
    The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the system in alerting the public.

  • Sodomy charges dismissed against local man

    Sodomy charges against a local man have been dismissed at the request of the alleged victim.
    Leonard Macon Jr., 20, of 1601 Parkview Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury twice this year on sex crime charges.
    In January, he was charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy.
    According to the indictment, he allegedly committed the crimes in August or September 2009.

  • Munfordville man gets probation on sex charges

    A Munfordville man been sentenced to probation and ordered to register as a sex offender for distributing child pornography.
    Henley Garland Albert, 62, of 1285 Horton Lane, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in October 2010 and charged with five counts of unlawful use of an electronic system to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, and five counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Cardinal Kroger recognizes excellence


    In August, the 2011-2012 Cardinal Kroger Staff members were interviewed and hired by Barry McCubbin, store manager of Kroger on Broadway, and Patty Evans, Cardinal Kroger advisor.

    The students run the school-based enterprise by making decisions on product selections, offerings and pricing. Students are responsible for the daily activities, which include store maintenance, cleaning, stocking, inventory and financial records. 

  • CU inducts new members into communications honor society


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Eight students were inducted into Campbellsville University's chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the official communications studies honor society of the National Communication Association.

  • Residents complete jobs readiness program


    Big Sandy Area Development District Regional Kentucky Works Program recently hosted a jobs readiness class at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.

    Those who completed the program are, from left, front, Patricia Montgomery, Amanda Thompson, Charletta Gaddie, Delana Dickens and Employment Specialist Donna Benningfield.

    Back, Regional Planner Joe Cornett, Chryslee York, Stephanie Wise, Christina Bagby and Instructor Lisa Cheatham.

  • Finish school early or get started sooner with CU January term classes

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Want to pick up some extra credit hours?

    Campbellsville University's January term has undergraduate offerings that allow students to finish or even start their degree earlier.

    The term, which runs a total of eight days, from Dec. 27 through Dec. 30 and Jan. 3 through Jan. 6, offers students the opportunity to fit in some extra credit hours in a short amount of time.

  • Conservation contest entry deadline is Dec. 1

    For 67 years, young Kentuckians have been participating in the Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Conservation Art contests.

    Sponsors of the contest are the Kentucky Division of Conservation, Kentucky Farm Bureau and local conservation districts. This year's theme is "Where Kentucky's Wild Things Are."

    There will be limited printed versions made available at the conservation district office. All material is web-based and can be found at the organizations' websites at www.conservation.ky.gov and www.kyfb.com.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


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

    They are, from left, kindergartener Collin Moore, first-grader Madalyn Nolley, second-grader Ashton Johnson, third-grader Peyton McCubbin and fourth- and fifth-graders Shay Williams and Chloe Moss.