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Sutton Ambulance Ending Service in Taylorville October 1st

Regional Radio news has learned that Sutton Ambulance Service will be ending its service in Taylorville beginning October 1st. We are currently awaiting a statement from Sutton in regards to the closure, and we will provide updates as available.

CTI Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary at Business After Hours

Each month, the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce puts together business after hours, and this month’s host was CTI. In fact, CTI was celebrating its 20th anniversay, and Billy Williams, co-owner of CTI, shared with Regional Radio News, the back story of how his company began.



Williams was not very old when he and his co-worker set out to create CTI. Williams says it was pretty much straight out of high school.



Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce CEO Patty Hornbuckle was there as well, and she shared some words about what CTI means, and has done for the city of Taylorville.



Christian County Economic Development Corporation Excited for New Business Development District

The Christian County Economic Development Corporation held their executive meeting on Thursday September 20th. Executive Director Marry Renner shared with Regional Radio News that a big portion of the meeting was discussing the new Business Development District. Renner had a lot of positive things to say about the new district, and is very please with Mayor Bruce Barry’s leadership.



Renner believes that the new TIF and Business Development District is vital to the growth of Taylorville. She says Pana has seen positive growth from their own district.



The majority of Thursday’s meeting revolved around the Business Development District, and Renner is very much looking forward to its impact on the city of Taylorville.



Christian County YMCA Holds Membership Appreciation Week

The Christian County Y-M-C-A culminated their "Member Appreciation Week" this past week, with a free lunch for members on Friday.

The Y's executive director Chris Weittenhiller, along with his staff, served chilli, chilli dogs, chips and desert.  Weittenhiller talked with Regional Radio News about the week, and Friday's event.

For more information on the Christian County Y-M-C-A, go to c-c-y-m-c-a-dot-org.

STEM Lab Open House at THS a Success

Last night Taylorville High School opened its doors to the public for an open house at the STEM lab. This was to let the public know what exactly all this technology can do, and it did not disappoint.


Zamon Beck, a freshman at Taylorville Junior High, was responsible for presenting the Z space. He says this technology provides a great opportunity to help students learn.



The Director of Computer Services for the Taylorville School District is Chris Kuntzman. He was showing off the new virtual reality last night and says with the VR whoever is using it can do almost anything.



Taylorville High School Principal Matthew Hutchison was on hand as well. He was not surprised by the large turnout for the open house, and says getting this STEM lab really makes Taylorville schools come full circle as they teach programming as early as first grade.



Taylorville High School wants to thank everyone that came out to see the STEM lab at the open house last night.


Only Two Farmers Markets Left

Taylorville Square is the place to be on Saturdays as the Farmers Market comes into town every week.


Ed Downs is with the Farmers Market, he says you can really feel fall coming and they have had a busy last couple of weeks thanks in large part to dog days last weekend but he is hoping the trend continues as there are only two more farmers markets on the schedule.



Downs says they expect a large crowd on the 29th which is the last farmers market of the year even if the sweet corn will no longer be there as meet the machines will be on the square.



The Christian County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 in the morning to 12:30 in the afternoon on the Taylorville Square.


HSHS and Shelbyville Football Teaming Up for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month, and Shelbyville High School’s football team is going to be sporting pink colors to help spread awareness. This is something that the school has done for the last 7 years. Glenda Plunkett with HSHS Good Shepherd hospital says this year is special because the hospital, and the school, are teaming together to support one of the Middle School teachers.



Plunkett says that they actually researched some of the most effective ways to spread breast cancer awareness and this was one of them.



Shelbyville High School is going to be wearing pink for their game on October 5th.


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