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Arrive Alive Taylor County!

By Becky Cassell, Editor

Arrive Alive Taylor County traffic safety committee wants to alert drivers to the Top 10 collision locations in Taylor County.


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Man accused of selling drugs

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A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine after police were called to his home to investigate a possible overdose.


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Campbellsville man indicted on federal drug charge

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A Campbellsville man has been indicted on a federal drug charge.

A federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned the indictment last Wednesday against Brian M. Hash, 29, on charges of possessing Oxycontin with intent to distribute it, according to a news release from the office of Candace G. Hill, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

The Indictment alleges that on September 24, 2009, Hash was found in possession of Oxycontin pills with the intent to distribute them.


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Knifley man critical after collision

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A Knifley man is in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning near Columbia.

According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 10:58 a.m., Richard Marrado, 54, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet S10 west on Elk Horn Road when he left the roadway and struck a concrete culvert and utility pole.

Marrado, who was wearing a seat belt, was airlifted from the scene to University of Louisville Hospital by Taylor County Air EVAC. He is listed in critical condition.


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Locals travel to Ecuador for medical mission trip.

Helping Hands

By Calen McKinney

She was 14 years old and her appendix had to be removed.


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Down on Main Street

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Nearly 100 vehicles were on display Saturday evening on Main Street for the first of seven "Mainstreet Saturdaynights."


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Judge states that an appeal would be 'frivolous.'

Federal suit against jail dismissed

By Calen McKinney

A lawsuit filed in federal court alleging Taylor County Detention Center staff neglected an inmate has been dismissed. And a judge has stated that an appeal of the dismissal would be "frivolous."

Charles David Ross, who as of last week was incarcerated at the Daviess County Detention Center, filed the complaint in U.S. District Court on Nov. 17, 2009.

U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. dismissed Ross' complaint on Tuesday, March 16.


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Law also forbids 18 and under to use phones while driving

Text messaging bill bans texting while driving

By Calen McKinney

Those who text and drive might want to give their thumbs a break.

State legislators have passed a bill that will ban texting while driving for everyone and all use of cell phones while driving for those younger than 18.

Those who don't put their cell phones down could be fined $25 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.

The bill now waits on Gov. Steve Beshear's desk to be signed.

State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, says all indications suggest that Beshear supports the bill and will sign it into law.


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Two injured in crash Monday morning

By The Staff

Two people were injured in a two-car crash on U.S. 68 Monday morning.

According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 10:23 a.m., Forrest Rhinehart of Campbellsville was driving a 2006 Lincoln Town Car west on U.S. 68 at the intersection of Friendship Pike when he struck a 2007 Ford passenger car driven by Robin Cox of Campbellsville.

The Cox vehicle was traveling south crossing U.S. 68 from Friendship Pike to West Main Street.


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'Families should be a significant factor for a district judge to consider.'

Eastham announces candidacy for district judge

By The Staff

Jeff Eastham has announced his bid for the office of District Judge for Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties.

Eastham has practiced law for more than 19 years. While his practice is varied, Eastham says it focuses on those areas specific to a district judge - juvenile (both as advocate for child and parent and as prosecutor), criminal (both defense and prosecutorial), probate and civil actions (both defense and plaintiff).

Eastham says he has a great understanding of those cases that come before District Court, from both sides.


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