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Honoring a fallen officer

By Becky Cassell, Editor

A quiet breeze, a handshake, a memory, a smile. All of those were present at Friday morning's memorial service honoring the late Kentucky State Trooper Johnny Edrington II, who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 20, 1988.


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Community participates in annual fundraiser for cancer research

A walk of hope

By Becky Cassell, Editor

Rain didn't dampen the spirits of those who attended the Relay for Life Friday night at the Taylor County High gym.


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Issue is one that's been discussed since 2007.

Court holds off on planned limits for constables

By Calen McKinney

Constables won't be asked to limit their use of radios, pay their own bonds or complete an 18-week training course just yet.

Several issues about local constables were discussed at a meeting of Taylor Fiscal Court's Law Enforcement Committee on May 5.

Expected to recommend changes last night to Fiscal Court, Committee members instead opted to recommend that the group first meet with constables before adopting those requirements.


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Police seeking information on two "persons of interest"

By The Staff

Campbellsville Police are seeking information on two "persons of interest."


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Only those living in the County School District can vote.

Special election set for nickel tax

By James Roberts

It's official. Whether or not Taylor County School District gets an extra nickel tax will be decided on Tuesday, June 22.


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Boil water advisory lifted

By James Roberts

Flooding was the culprit behind last week's system-wide boil water advisory.

The advisory was in effect from Wednesday morning until Thursday evening. Mayor Brenda Allen said flooding hindered water treatment.

"The source water characteristics of the water changed due to the heavy rains," she said. "That affected the way we treat the water."

Kentucky Division of Water required multiple water quality tests, Allen said, before allowing the City to lift the advisory.


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Victim was a child younger than 16.

Teen indicted on sex charge

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville teenager has been accused of using a child younger than 16 in a sexual performance.


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Rally for the test

By James Roberts

Taylor County High School Senior Maye Chastain, above, accepts the keys to her new car from Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.


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Two charged with stealing from FOL site

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Two men have been arrested and charged with burglary after they allegedly broke into the former Fruit of the Loom property and stole copper wiring.


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'I had a lot of prayers. That's what got me through it.'

Being a survivor

By James Roberts

Life is good for Rachel Blankenship. She retired from Taylor Regional Hospital two months ago after 28 years of service as a CNA in outpatient surgery. Her husband, Billy Gene, is also retired.


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