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One injured in KY 527 crash

By The Staff

A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash on KY 527.

According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Don Ewing, 28, of 3780 West Finley Ridge Road was driving a 2004 Pontiac at 7:40 p.m.

The report states that Ewing dropped off the road and lost control of his vehicle. His car skidded across the road, over an embankment and then overturned, the report states.

Ewing was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle for treatment. As of press time, no information was available as to his condition.


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Crisis program begins next week.

Heating assistance need is up

By James Roberts

Though it took a one-week deadline extension, need for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is up.

This year, during the first phase of the program, 778 applications were approved for a total benefit of $92,595. Last year, 751 applications were approved for a total of $89,210.

LIHEAP provides heating bill assistance and includes payments for coal, electricity, fuel oil, gas (natural and LP), kerosene and wood on behalf of a wide variety of people - families, single parents, retirees and single persons.


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'He is polite and professional in everything he does.'

Jewell is 'Officer of the Year'

By James Roberts

This year's Campbellsville Police Officer of the Year is short by a couple of months.


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Congressman is serving his first term.

Guthrie files for re-election

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U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie has filed his paperwork with the Kentucky Secretary of State's office to run for re-election in the 2nd Congressional District.


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13-year-old victim told police Lee said his actions were 'our secret.'

Liberty man gets 90 days on sex abuse charge

By Calen McKinney

A Liberty man will spend 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl.


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Public forum is Monday

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State Rep. "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, and newly elected State Senator Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, will host a public forum Monday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Courthouse.

Carney said the purpose of the forum is to inform the public about upcoming legislative session issues.


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Mural portraits also available for pets

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Those wanting to be painted in the scene on the wall of the Taylor County Courthouse still have a chance to do so.

A mural depicting a Civil War scene will soon adorn the side of the courthouse, painted by Elk Horn resident Joshua Mason.

Mason said the scene includes generals on horseback and also includes two dogs, and residents can contact him about having their pet - dogs or cats - included in the mural.


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Man charged with second DUI

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A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.

Charles B. Vernon, 50, of 3910 Finley Ridge Road was arrested Saturday, Dec. 19 at 5:09 p.m.

According to Vernon's arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a report of a collision in a curve on KY 337.

Court records state that a caller told sheriff's deputies that the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated.


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Hospital and Health Department host Cooper/Clayton classes.

Two classes give smokers chances to quit

By Calen McKinney

Many people make promises to themselves in the month of January, either to spend more time with family, lose weight or save more money. Others resolve to put down their cigarettes for good.

And Taylor Countians who make that new year's resolution are in luck. Classes to help residents quit smoking begin next week and are free.

Officials at Taylor Regional Hospital and Taylor County Health Department are hosting Cooper Clayton smoking cessation sessions. Both programs use the same methods and materials.


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One injured in Owl Creek crash

By The Staff

A Campbellsville man was injured in a one-vehicle collision on Christmas Eve.

According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, John Seaborne, 38, of 180 Countryview Court was traveling west on Owl Creek Road at 1:50 p.m.

The report states Seaborne's 1996 Dodge 1500 truck dropped off the shoulder of the road. As he attempted to re-enter the road, the report states, Seaborne overcorrected, crossed into the eastbound lane and struck an earth embankment. Seaborne's vehicle then went into a ravine, where it came to a rest.


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