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'He was just as gentle and kind as can be.'

McFarland remembered as honest, fun-loving man

By James Roberts

Friends and colleagues are remembering J.W. McFarland as a man faithful to his friends and his community.

"He's one of the most honest men I've ever known," said Taylor County Magistrate James Jones. "You always knew where you stood with J.W."

McFarland died at his home at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday night. He was 77. He was Taylor County's 6th District magistrate for more than 20 years.

Former Taylor County Judge/Executive Paul Patton remembers McFarland as a true gentleman.


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Local man accused of fourth DUI

By The Staff

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


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County will sell unpaid property taxes

By James Roberts

The good news - those who are late in paying their property taxes will now have a little extra time to pay. The bad news - if they still don't pay, they'll have to deal with a third party who'll charge them 12 percent interest, among other fees.


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Man accused of breaking into local store

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A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary after he allegedly broke into a local store.


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Campbellsville woman carries on the work of her late husband.

Coming Home

By Calen McKinney

They have come back home. But this time, they'll be greeted by a new face.


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One injured in Stoner Creek crash

By The Staff

A Taylor County woman was injured Wednesday after she drove her vehicle into a ditch.

According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Sarah Bright, 27, of Speck Ridge Road was traveling west on Stoner Creek Road at 10 a.m.

The report states that Bright lost control of her 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier and drove into a ditch before striking a tree.

Read more on this story and others in Monday's print edition.

 

 


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Man charged with DUI

By The Staff

A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI.

Jeffrey T. Sharp, 24, of 108 Wise Road was arrested at 6:52 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

According to Sharp's arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a DUI complaint on Wise Road.

Court records state that Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Walters, who investigated, knew Sharp's driver's license was suspended and he observed him driving.

After making contact with Sharp, records state, Walters noticed that he smelled of alcohol and had watery and bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.


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Magistrate suffers medical episode

By Calen McKinney

Taylor County's 2nd District Magistrate John Gaines suffered what he refers to as a medical "episode" last Friday but has since returned to work at Taylor Regional Hospital.

Last week, Gaines said, he was awake and functioning during the three-hour episode but does not remember what happened.

Word spread that Gaines suffered a stroke, though he says doctors have not confirmed that.

Read more on this story and others in Monday's print edition.


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Construction is now under way on state-funded project.

Rehab facility could open this year

By James Roberts

The Taylor County Community Hope could begin accepting clients as early as this winter.


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Breaking News: Thunderstorm warning in effect

By The Staff

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in Taylor County until noon with a watch in effect until 6 tonight.


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