Edward Taylor is known to his family and friends in Taylor County as Earl. In 2014 after retiring from the military and federal service he decided it was time to come back home to Campbellsville. He is the son of Virgil and Norma Jean Taylor. His siblings are Chick, Greg, Barkley, Bonnie, Vanessa, Terry, Stefan and Melissa Taylor. Earl is married to Vanessa Taylor and is the father of Mandrill and Courtney. Shortly after graduating from Campbellsville High School in 1971 Earl enlisted into the U.S.Army. While in the service he furthered his education and acquired an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. In addition the military gave him the opportunity to serve in Germany and the intracontinental United States; which allowed him to be exposed to numerous cultures and lifestyles.
Throughout Earl’s career he has worked as a professional soldier, a medical/cardiac care provider, a department manager, an early childhood educator and a winning basketball coach. Since returning home he has committed himself to helping out in the community whenever the need arises.
In 2021 he was given the Commonwealth of Kentucky-Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award because of his dedication to community service and the ideals of Dr. King. An undertaking that has been most dear to him is working with Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Earl realizes the stress of losing a love one. He has personally participated in the difficulty of having to make decisions for Home Going Services. Earl values any way that he can assist his community and make this experience a little easier. You will often hear him say, “God has truly blessed me throughout my life” and he strides to be a blessings to others.