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Jail gets federal money for security cameras

By The Staff

The Taylor County Detention Center will receive federal dollars to buy security cameras.

The jail will receive a $6,898 Justice Assistance Grant award, according to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

The grant is part of nearly $5 million in federal and state funds awarded to police departments, sheriff's departments and other criminal justice agencies across the commonwealth last week

Though the money was initially earmarked for extra beds, Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield said, the money will now be used to purchase 11 security cameras.


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Man accused of damaging property, threatening woman

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A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and criminal mischief after he allegedly caused thousands of dollars in damage and threatened a woman.


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Judge vacancy posted

By Calen McKinney

The Kentucky Court of Justice posted a notice recently that the judge's seat currently filled by Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division One, is now vacant.

George officially resigned his seat Jan. 31 when he entered the Senior Status program. He has been appointed a special judge each month since and will continue to serve the 11th Judicial Circuit, which includes Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties, until a replacement is named.


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Family says it's time to 'give back'

By Neila Schuhmann

Without March of Dimes' research, Anne Gibbs says her twin baby girls - who were born 16 weeks early on Feb. 22 - would not have survived.


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Former inmate files lawsuit against jail

By Calen McKinney

A former inmate at the Taylor County Detention Center is suing four jail employees, accusing them of losing his family photos.

Steven Carmicle filed suit against Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Captain Kevin Wilson, Sgt. Jon Hawkins and Class D Coordinator Mary Cox in Taylor Circuit Court on Thursday, Sept. 3.

In his handwritten complaint, Carmicle alleges that Hawkins placed him in solitary confinement. While in confinement, Carmicle states, Hawkins allegedly took his personal property to a jail property room.


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AOC OKs judicial center changes

By Calen McKinney

Work on Taylor County's new judicial center is continuing on schedule.

The building remains set to open the second full week of October, with office workers moving to the building during the first week.

The Project Development Board, the group overseeing the construction of the center, met Monday to discuss work that remains.


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Taylor firefighters provided backup.

Buffalo family loses most belongings to fire

By Linda Ireland

A Buffalo family lost their home and most of their possessions to fire Sunday afternoon.


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PRIDE offers $6,250 for litter disposal in Taylor County

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PRIDE has set aside $6,250 to dispose of the litter picked up by volunteers in Taylor County during Roadside PRIDE Month in October.

Taylor County and Campbellsville could win trophies if they outperform other counties and cities during the month-long cleanup competition.


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Other check scams also target residents.

Avon reps warned of fake check scams

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The Better Business Bureau is warning Avon representatives to be on the lookout for fake check scams.

A woman who sells Avon contacted the BBB after she received an e-mail for a large order and a check totaling more than the actual cost of the Avon products. The products totaled $600 and the check totaled $2,500. The representative was instructed to deposit the check and wire the difference, via Western Union, to an orphanage that was supposedly expecting a donation from the individual.


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Bargains, Bites & Bales

By Calen McKinney

They were looking for bargains, hoping to get a few bites and having tons of fun climbing in bales of hay.


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