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Today's News

  • Committee to recommend tax abatement guidelines

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Occupational Tax Rebate Committee met last Wednesday to discuss creating guidelines for granting abatements of the county's 1 percent occupational tax.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Magistrates James Jones, Richard Phillips, Milford Lowe and Matt Pendleton, Occupational Tax Clerk Sherry Kerr, County Attorney Craig Cox and Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan attended.

  • Thoughts on the election

    The primary election is history, and what an election it was.

    As usual, my predictions were mostly all wrong, proving that if I had ever placed wagers on such things, I'd surely be living on a friend's sofa by now.

    I tend not to get too excited about elections. I do enjoy covering them as a reporter, but I seldom get too wrapped up in the results.

  • Lowell Avenue gets new steeple

    Lowell Avenue Baptist Church got a facelift on Monday when its refurbished steeple was returned to its place atop the church.

    According to church trustee Bobby Phillips, the 40-foot steeple was placed about 40 years ago and weather had taken its toll. The church contracted with Campbellsville Industries for the work.

    Above, Tim Edwards controls the crane hoisting Barry Antle to affix the cross on top of the steeple.

    Dave Walters is pastor at Lowell Avenue.

  • Fair organizers announced new website, promotion

    The Taylor County Fair is less than two months away and organizers have unveiled a new official website to help promote the fair and inform the public about the activities planned for the June 5-12 event.

    The new website, www.taylorcountyfair.org, is now operational and features information about the 2010 Taylor County Fair, including a lineup of events and entertainment.

  • Property transfers for May 20

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Property Transfers" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Aaron Gabehart of Whispering Meadows Drive in Campbellsville to David Garrison of London Drive in Campbellsville, Lot 39 of the Forgotten Fields Subdivision, Section 3, $11,500.

  • Veterans honored at Friendship Baptist

    Nineteen veterans were honored at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, May 30.

    Those included were Ronald A. Akin, Edgar Bennett, Troy Edelen, John Frazer, Mark Gaddie, Clark E. Glasscock, Lenwood Graves, Charles E. Harris, Vontress Jones, Jimmie Kendall, James Kendall, Joseph Kendall, Lee A. Kendall, Richard Lang, Thomas K. McDowell, Aaron Rattliff, Clyde Stephens, Harlan Warren and Joe Warren.

  • Bank is Chamber's Outstanding Chamber Investor

    Without Taylor County, there would be no Taylor County Bank.

    And so, to that end, the bank and its employees give back to the community as much as possible.

    "As Ben Franklin said, 'it's doing well by doing good,'" said Bank President Henry Lee.

    It's that philosophy that earned Taylor County Bank this year's Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Chamber Investor award.

    The award recognizes Chamber investors who sacrifice time and resources in an effort to better the community alongside the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Man charged with stealing cattle

    A Horse Cave man has been charged with stealing cattle after he was found with four calves stolen from nearby counties.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Michael Slyfield, 21, of 162 Spradlin Lane was arrested at noon Saturday, May 22.

    The report states that the sheriff's office received a report that some stolen Holstein calves were at Blue Grass Stock Yards on Airport Road.

  • TRH to host bloodborne pathogens course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an American Heart Association Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course on Friday, May 28 from 1 to 2 p.m.

    The American Heart Association Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed to provide information to help protect people in their workplace setting. The course is also designed to encourage attendees to actively participate as a way of practicing what they are learning.

  • It's a family thing

    Forget television. Put away the video games. Mark Hillard wanted to find something to keep his family active.

    "I've got 10 kids and wanted to find something to do that was productive and get them out of the house."

    Hillard said his grandfather used to grow strawberries in Michigan, so he thought he'd give that a try.