Taylorville Daily News News http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-05-24T06:10:52Z Elderly Decatur Man Killed in Crash on Route 51 On Friday morning at 11:47 a.m. an 80 year-old Decatur man was pronounced dead in St. Mary&rsquo;s Hospital Emergency Room. He was the driver of a passenger vehicle that struck the rear of a loaded semi-truck trailer. The crash occurred on U.S. Route... 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=176188 Office of Education to Hold ELIS Labs The Regional Office of Education in Vandalia will be holding six open ELIS labs to assist those who need help creating accounts, beginning your professional development, or renewing and registering your license. Regional Superintendent, Julie Woller... 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=176187 Rep. CD Davidsmeyer - Legislation Puts Schools for Deaf and Visually Impaired on Level Playing Field <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=176186" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_5221533058-cddavidsmeyer.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>State Representative CD Davidsmeyer passed legislation out of committee Tuesday which will give the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired a better chance of attracting qualified teachers by putting them on a l... 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=176186 Missions for Taylorville Needs Volunteers &ldquo;Missions for Taylorville&rdquo; is in need of volunteers for minor home repairs, home improvement and yardwork. You can assist by attending meetings every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Krieger&rsquo;s. On June 6th at 8:30 a.m. they will be meeting... 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=176185 Sheriff: Parents Can Be Held Liable For Underage Drinking <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=176184" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_5221532740-SheriffKettelkamp.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>As you and your family enjoy the festivities that entail graduation these next few weeks, Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettlekamp has a stern reminder for parents thinking they'll be off the hook for allowing their child to have a party involving a... 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=176184 Time Capsule Burial Saturday <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=176031" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_52215111414-capsule2.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> An opportunity to leave your mark on Taylorville and Christian County history is available this weekend as a time capsule will be buried in Downtown Taylorville. &nbsp; Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce CEO Patty Hornbuckle tells Regional R... 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=176031 Final FFA Road Show at Cowden-Herrick Regional Radio hit the road for the final segment of the FFA Road Show. We were at Cowden-Herrick High School on Wednesday afternoon talking with members of FFA including the Chapter President Matt Buchanan. Buchanan tells us that FFA teaches young ... 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=176028 Change in Direction for Public Transit Services in Christian County <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=176027" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_5211540434-cefsagencylogo.gif" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Christian County will now utilize the services of Shelby County through Central Illinois Public Transit to provide public transportation in Christian County. At this week&rsquo;s Christian County Board meeting, Paul White, Chief Executive Officer of... 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=176027 Lake Land College Recognizes New Dental Hygienists at Pinning Ceremony <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=175972" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_5211585348-LLCSigmaPhiAlpha.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Best Dental Hygienist: At left, Anna Thacker, Coffeen, is pictured with Margaret Merry-Niebrugge, dental hygiene instructor. Thacker is the 2015 recipient of the Best Dental Hygienist Award. Linda Lee Fletcher Scholarship: At left, Skylee Taylor... 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175972 Davis in Support of White House Pollinator Health Initiative <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=175970" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_2281595614-RodneyDavis.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The White House on Monday announced a new strategy aimed at preserving the health of pollinators-namely honeybees-that are vital to preserving food security in the United States. &nbsp; One Illinois lawmaker, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) ... 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175970 Regional Radio Visits Okaw Valley for FFA Week Regional Radio was on the road Tuesday afternoon for the FFA Road Show. We visited with students of FFA at Okaw Valley High School, including the Chapter President, Kristy Burford. Burford tells us what events her chapter did this past year. [audio... 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175863 Hot Rod Power Tour to Come Through Taylorville <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=175861" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_5201531604-map520.png" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> On Sunday, June 7th, Hot Rod Magazine will begin their cross country trip in Madison, Wisconsin. Over 1,000 participants will travel with their vehicles through cities on their way to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On Monday, June 8th, they are expected ... 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175861 Taylorville Kiwanis Holds New Member Cookout at Kiwanis Park <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=175832" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_52015111142-kiwanis519.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Nearly 50 members and guests gathered at the Kiwanis New Member Cookout at Kiwanis Park on Tuesday evening, May 19th.&nbsp; Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Kiwanis Pledge and a prayer led by Cathy Coker, President Blain Cornwell welcomed all ... 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175832 Christian County Board Approves New Outdoor Liquor License/Member Resigns <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=175702" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_5191584546-countyboardcarol.png" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Christian County Board met for their monthly meeting Tuesday night at the Christian County Courthouse. Chairman of the Board, Paul Schmitz read a resolution from West Central Development Council that is asking for a grant they applied for. [aud... 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175702 Taylorville to Hold Blood Drive <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=175679" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_1191523648-bloodcenter.png" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Taylorville will be having a community blood drive on Thursday, May 28th, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall at 1500 West Franklin Street. Donors must be at least 17 years of age and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. or Cen... 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175679 FFA Road Show Visits Windsor Monday Afternoon Regional Radio was in Windsor for the FFA Road Show on Monday. We talked with students at the high school to talk about what got them into agriculture and FFA. President at Windsor, Mitch Haddock, tells Regional Radio about some of the trips they ha... 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175678 Taylorville City Council Appoints Tree Board Member/Hears From Plan Commission <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=175548" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_5181590947-citycouncil518.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Taylorville City Council met for their 2nd meeting of the month Monday evening. Two Aldermen, Bruce Jones and Larry Budd, were absent from the meeting for personal reasons. Mayor Greg Brotherton started the meeting off by appointing Richard Hugh... 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175548 Shelby Electric Announces New President and CEO The Board of Directors of Shelby Electric Cooperative announced the unanimous decision to name Josh M. Shallenberger as the new President and CEO, effective May 23, 2015. &nbsp; Shallenberger succeeds James E. Coleman, who has accepted a General Ma... 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175537 North School Addition Offers Flexibility The benefits of North Elementary School's recent renovations are too numerous to list, but Computer Assistant at North, Linda Frost, had a few words for us Saturday afternoon. &nbsp; Frost tells Regioanl Radio that the new gym will allow a gatherin... 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175535 North School Dedication a Success <a href="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&amp;id=175534" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/shared/inc/client/21/articles/thumbs/t_5181532254-NorthSchoolDedication2.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>North Elementary School in Taylorville was the place to be Saturday afternoon as faculty, staff, students and alumni celebrated the dedication of the newly renovated building. &nbsp; Superintendent of Taylorville schools Dr. Greg Furstenau tells Re... 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z http://www.taylorvilledailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=21&id=175534