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Today's News

  • Honor Roll

    Taylor County Elementary School has released its honor roll for the first six-week grading period. Students listed follow.

    Fourth grade

  • Fire destroys home Friday

    Taylor County firefighters responded to a house fire at 238 Reflection Way just after 8:30 on Friday morning.

    According to Taylor County Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson, the fire seems to have started in the kitchen area.

    Homeowner Roscoe Berry and his family were not at home when the fire started.

    Ten firefighters were on the scene with three engines for about three hours. Wilson said the home is a total loss.

  • Hopes Smoking Ordinance goes through

    I hope that Campbellsville goes forward with a smoking ordinance in public buildings. All businesses should be smoke-free for health reasons.

    Also smoking should not be around the outside of doors and entrances. Those who smoke should have consideration for those who don't because it has an impact on other people.

    Tommy Larimore

    Greensburg

  • Dissecting Eyeballs

    Kentucky Christian School fifth grade teacher Joyce West instructs Hannah Howard and Griffin Wilson on the finer points of dissecting a cow's eyeball and helps identify anatomical parts.

  • Coomer completes Fast ForWord

    Gabby Coomer is the first student at Taylor County Elementary School to complete all levels of Fast ForWord. She is a third-grader in Kelly Jones' class. Fast ForWord is a computer program that helps students with their reading and language skills and to develop thinking, listening and memory abilities.

  • Kayden Clark Kids Corner

    Kayden Nicholas Clark, 1, is the son of Jeremy and Denee Clark of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Jimmy and Kathy Clark and David and Connie Jacobs, all of Campbellsville. Great-grandparents are Joe and Juanita Dudgeon, Margaret Shively and Loretta Jacobs, all of Campbellsville, Betty Sleets of Louisville and Bob and Brandy Buchanan of Tecumseh, Okla.

  • TRH to host grief class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will offer the class "Kids Hurt Too - Helping Children Cope with Loss," on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.

    The class will take place in the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive and will be taught by Cynthia L. White.

    This workshop is for nurses, doctors, social workers, counselors, parents and other adults who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in how children grieve and how to help them cope with loss.

  • Gravel roads no more

    Those who build new roads in Taylor County will soon have to pay for blacktop if they want them in the County road system.

    At last week's meeting, magistrates voted 4-2 to no longer accept gravel roads into the County road system.

  • Holiday Helpline open through Dec. 7

    The Holiday Helpline will be open again this year to coordinate local charitable giving during the Christmas season.

    Organizers of the helpline say the idea is to make sure that no one is overlooked, while at the same time preventing duplication.

    The Holiday Helpline will be open for calls from 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 7. All calls need to be made during that time.

    The telephone number to call is 469-1369.

    Organizers said they want to emphasize that the helpline is for families who would not otherwise have Christmas.

  • Local Briefs

    Burress attends circuit clerks' conference

    Rodney Burress, circuit court clerk for Taylor County, participated in the 2007 Circuit Clerks Fall College in Lexington from Oct. 24-26. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to efficiently handle District Court criminal procedures and how to better supervise personnel.