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Today's News

  • 30 Years Later: Taylor County Public Library

    Elaine Munday followed the push for the recent library tax in Louisville. And while the Taylor County Public Library director was surprised the tax failed, she'd been there before.

    While the local library has had a 4-cent tax for more than 20 years, it took two attempts for it to become a reality. It's likely the most crucial element to the library's existence.

    "Without it, we wouldn't be here," Munday said.

    The Louisville library tax was to pay for a major expansion of the Louisville Free Library system. The tax failed with 143,318 votes to 70,328.

  • Save your wallet, save the earth this holiday season

    Some say that the biggest shopping days of the year are the weekend after Thanksgiving. Here are some suggestions for less stressful times after this weekend.

    During the holiday season, people often throw caution to the wind and become impulsive buyers. After all, there are parties that require decorations, favors and specials foods. The desire to give gifts often extends to a long list of co-workers, friends and family.

  • Magistrates not being thrify with Cat Hollow

    It's Christmas and you ask your family to supply a list of things that they might like to receive as a gift. But instead of going by the list, you decide to buy your wife a gift so expensive that you can no longer afford anything for anyone else. To top it all off, what you bought your wife wasn't even on her list.

    Well, Merry Christmas Taylor County, you just received Cat Hollow Road.

    Magistrates last Tuesday earmarked a $200,000 expenditure that no one but them appears to covet.

  • 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.