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Taylor County earns Work Ready certification

By Zac Oakes

 

It has been years in the making, but the announcement was made public last week that Taylor County was named a “Kentucky Work Ready Community.”

A news release from Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced that Taylor and Barren counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

“Moving from a Work Ready In Progress Community to a Work Ready Community is a great achievement for Taylor County,” Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan said.

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Charges include drugs, burglary, robbery, auto theft and more

Grand jury indicts 11

By The Staff

A Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 11 people.

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Among those indicted are the following individuals:

·      Erik J. Sanders, 18, of Union Church Road in Columbia, on charges of first-degree burglary and theft of a firearm. The charges stem from an incident in which Sanders was arrested in connection with a break-in at Big Al’s Gun Shop on Fairview Road.

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Amazon honors veterans

By Zac Oakes

 

Although Veterans Day has passed, a local company held a ceremony honoring Veterans on Tuesday morning.

The Campbellsville Amazon Fulfillment Center held a free lunch on Tuesday to honor and recognize the veterans and veterans’ spouses that are employed there.

Amazon Manager Carlos De La Garza said there are more than 70 veterans employed at the Amazon Fulfillment Center, and several other spouses of veterans are employed there, too. Across Kentucky, more than 1,000 veterans are employed by Amazon and around 17,000 nationally.

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The EF-1 tornado caused property damage in the Cave Road area

Tornado touches down in Taylor County

By Zac Oakes

Local farmer Rod Phillips and his wife were in an equipment building on their property on Cave Road around 6 p.m. Saturday evening when the winds began to pick up outside.

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Phillips said they were finishing feeding their dogs when they heard the winds begin to gain strength and they began to feel the building shake.

The two lay down on the floor of the building, hoping to remain safe as the storm passed through. The worst part of the storm probably only lasted about 45 seconds, Phillips said.

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Fiscal court discusses use of red and blue lights by coroner's office

By Bobby Brockman

 


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Wise named chair of Senate Education Committee

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Could get parole after serving 20 years

Ashby gets life for 2016 murder

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Two arrested on drug charges

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Two Campbellsville men were arrested on drug charges Saturday following an investigation.

According to a release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Doug Wheeler and 33-year-old Donte Hatcher were arrested and face drug trafficking charges.

During a routine patrol, a deputy with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office located Hatcher near a business on North Columbia Avenue. The report states that the deputy recognized Hatcher and knew that he had an outstanding warrant.

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Knobby’s Deli to open next week in old Big Chief location

New deli aims to offer more dining options for residents

By Zac Oakes

Diane Marinelli did not plan to stay in Campbellsville for very long.

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The plan was simple. Help her mother, Ruth Knoblauch, move into her new home in Campbellsville after she retired, and then go back home to resume her normal life.

After Marinelli helped her mother move, she stayed in the area for a while helping her unpack and get adjusted to a new city. Although she had planned on going back home, instead, Marinelli bought a home in Taylor County.

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Carney responds to comments from state auditor’s office

Audit results released for county clerk's office

By Zac Oakes

Kentucky State Auditor Mike Harmon released the results of his audit of Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney’s office last week.

According to the results of the audit, auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial statement “presents fairly the receipts, disbursements, and excess fees of the Taylor County Clerk in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.”

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