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Benningfield attends jailers' conference

By The Staff

Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield attended the Kentucky Jailers Conference in Lexington on Oct. 14.

Jailers have two conferences a year and Benningfield has attended every conference since taking office in 2007. Jailers must have 40 hours of training each year. Benningfield completed 62 hours in 2007, 67 hours in 2008 and 48.75 hours this year.


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Silver Wolf is given only by the British Boy Scout Association.

Doty earns rare Boy Scout award

By James Roberts

It was about two months ago that Bob Doty delivered a sermon on humility as a supply minister at Columbia Union Presbyterian Church. Little did he know, his own humility was about to be tested.


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One injured in two-vehicle crash

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A Hardyville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.

According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 12:35 p.m., Sylvester Lee, 80, of Campbellsville pulled his 1991 Chrysler from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on to Water Tower Bypass and into the path of a 1991 Ford driven by Virginia Lile, 43, of Hardyville.

Lile was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. She was treated and released.

Campbellsville Police Sgt. Jaysen Taylor investigated.


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Events include reception, book signing

U.S. Senator in town Friday

By Joan C. McKinney

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., discussed the health care issue, taxes and unemployment at a reception and book signing for him at Campbellsville University on Friday.


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Wage increase starts Jan. 1.

Detention Center employees to get pay raise

By Calen McKinney

Some Taylor County Detention Center employees will soon get a raise.

At Taylor Fiscal Court's regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10, Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield told magistrates that the detention center has now been open for a year.

When it first opened, he told the Court, he asked magistrates to consider giving some employees a raise when reaching the one-year mark. Benningfield asked that the employees who began working at $9 an hour, and have since received a raise to $9.27 an hour, now receive $10 an hour.


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'All of us need to be reminded of the freedom we all share.'

Honoring our veterans

By James Roberts

About 60 people gathered at the Taylor County War Memorial on Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to local veterans.


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Health care, education also discussed

Racetrack slot machines hot topic at debate

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While the two candidates started the debate by stating their mutual friendship, clear differences emerged between the Democrat and Republican running for the vacated senate seat of Dan Kelly.


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Street also discussed.

Judicial Center to get more parking

By Calen McKinney

There will soon be more parking available for the Taylor County Judicial Center.

The Project Development Board met Monday afternoon to discuss the status of the remaining work to be done at the judicial center building, as well as the status of the road that runs between it and Gowen's Auto Glass & Installation.

AOC representative Danny Rhoades said he believes there has been some confusion about the order in which issues involving the road have been approved.


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Tough Times: With families facing financial crisis, many turn to helping agencies

By Calen McKinney

The number of people asking for help from the food pantry, crisis relief center and homeless shelter is up, but officials say another number is a bit more important. According to officials, many are asking for that help who have never asked before.


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Public input is needed on alternative routes.

Parkway meeting is Tuesday

By James Roberts

Local residents will have another chance to provide their input on the proposed plans for the Heartland Parkway next week.

On Tuesday, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials will present the final conceptual alternatives for the Heartland Parkway. The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Taylor County High School cafeteria. A meeting also took place in Columbia on Tuesday.


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