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No texting allowed while driving anywhere in Kentucky

New laws in effect Thursday

By James Roberts

Put down that cell phone while driving and crank up the "newgrass" sounds of Sam Bush. Several new Kentucky laws go into effect Thursday and they range from safety - banning texting while driving - to entertainment - declaring bluegrass musician Sam Bush as the "Father of Newgrass Music."


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Another accused of enticing minor for sex

By The Staff

Another man has been arrested and charged after he was found transmitting a pornographic photo of himself and propositioned a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy posing as a minor female in an online chat room.


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Greensburg man accused of stealing copper, brass

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A Greensburg man has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary after he allegedly broke into two barns and stole copper and brass.


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Lawsuit against jail dismissed

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The lawsuit alleging Taylor County Detention Center employees lost an inmate's family photos has been dismissed.

Steven Carmicle filed suit against Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Capt. Kevin Wilson, Sgt. Jon Hawkins and Class D Coordinator Mary Cox in Taylor Circuit Court last September.


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City receives KLC grant

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The City of Campbellsville has received a $1,388.69 grant from the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services. The grant will be used to purchase back-up cameras, ANSI compliant clothing and LED signal wands. Allen said that in these uncertain times, grants such as this one are a practical way to make the City's budget go further, as well as provide products that will enhance public safety.


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'We didn't have time to get mad at each other.'

Celebrating a Milestone

By Calen McKinney

They went to see the movie "Thoroughbreds Don't Cry" on their first date. Now, more than seven decades later, Jodie and Opal Mings are still together and will soon celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.


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CVC hosts homeownership celebration

By The Staff

Local, state and federal officials joined Trevor and Debra Williams recently to celebrate the couple's first home. The Williamses and their four children will move into a home on Bengal Road thanks to help from Community Ventures Corp., Kentucky Housing and other organizations. Thursday's celebration marked the 11th such event that CVC has hosted in Taylor County.


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Man claims he was denied medical treatment.

Former inmate files suit against jail

By Calen McKinney

A former Taylor County Detention Center inmate has filed suit, claiming he did not receive necessary medical treatment.

Robert Bertram of the Bertram & Wilson law firm in Jamestown filed the complaint on behalf of Eddie Yates in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 29.

Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County are listed as defendants.

According to the complaint, Yates was incarcerated at the jail on July 24, 2009, when he fell and fractured his hand.


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Coroner says cause of death was accidental.

Hardin man drowns at Green River Lake

By Calen McKinney

An Elizabethtown company is in a state of shock after one its employees drowned at Green River Lake this past weekend.

John Austin Davis, 33, of Elizabethtown died Saturday after drowning while swimming with friends at about 3:30 p.m.

According to Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney, an autopsy performed Sunday determined that Davis died of an accidental drowning.

Dabney said Davis had been swimming throughout the day Saturday on his pontoon with six people.

"He jumped overboard and didn't resurface," Dabney said.


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Lebanon man stable after collision

By The Staff

A Lebanon man remains in stable condition following a two-vehicle collision Friday.

According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:51 p.m., a 1988 Dodge pickup driven by Clarence Yates of Lebanon collided with a 2003 Buick Regal driven by Ruby Wilson of Campbellsville on Lebanon Avenue.

Yates was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. Wilson was not injured.

Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley investigated. Campbellsville Fire Department also responded.


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