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Campbellsville man injured in Central Avenue crash

A Campbellsville man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on South Central Avenue on Tuesday morning.
According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 9:24 a.m., Alvin Jodie Mings, 92, was driving a 1998 Mercury SUV north on South Central Avenue when the vehicle dropped off the right shoulder. Mings lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the southbound lane and struck a utility pole. Wet pavement was a factor in the collision, according to the report.


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One injured in Salem Church crash

A Campbellsville woman was injured after a vehicle ran her vehicle off of Salem Church Road.
According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Debra Sharp, 51, of 419 N. Jackson St., was traveling west on Salem Church Road on Monday at 4:41 p.m. in a 1994 Saturn.
The report states that Sharp told Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield that she met a black pickup truck on the road. In order to avoid hitting the truck, she stated, she drove off the right side of the road and struck a mailbox and post.


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Suit based on teacher not being rehired for 2011-2012 school year.

Former teacher sues school district

By Calen McKinney

A Sonora woman is suing local school officials after she says she was fired from her teaching job but not told the real reason why. And the woman wants lost wages and benefits and her job back.

Lexington attorneys J. Follace Fields II and Carrie C. Mullins filed a complaint on Angela Brasser’s behalf on Nov. 18 in Taylor Circuit Court.
Brasser lists Campbellsville Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton and Campbellsville Board of Education as defendants.


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County magistrate on the mend after back surgery

By Calen McKinney


After having back surgery earlier this month, a Taylor County magistrate says he believes he is making a good recovery.
Dr. James Jones said in October than he had been experiencing leg and back pain for a few weeks that made walking difficult. For a while, Jones, 77, said he just went about his routine and attempted to bear the pain.


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Local man killed in Adair wreck

By Calen McKinney


The funeral for a Campbellsville man who died Thursday in a one-vehicle crash in Adair County will be tomorrow.
Robert Kevin Rhodes, 33, died at 7:30 a.m. after his 1998 Volkswagen Beetle left the roadway and struck a tree.


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Election deadlines approaching

By James Roberts

With just more than a month until the deadline, two local candidates have already filed for the May primary election.

Stan McKinney has filed for re-election to the non-partisan Campbellsville City Council, while Republican Rodney Burress has filed for re-election as Taylor County Circuit Clerk.
The deadline to file for re-election is Tuesday, Jan. 31.


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Muriel Green named Volunteer of the Year.

TRH presents Auxiliary awards

Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers had its annual awards luncheon on Dec. 6. With 50 workers, the auxiliary has given 7,936 volunteer hours in 2011 to help TRH, by working at the information desk, surgery department, emergency department, radiology department, cancer center, as greeters and in the gift shop.  The auxiliary also collected canned food items to be donated to the local food pantry as part of its service to the community.


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KSP Shop with a Trooper

Kentucky State Police Post 15 “Shop with a Trooper” was Tuesday, Dec. 20, in Taylor and Adair counties. Eighteen children, ranging from ages 2 to 18 from the Post 15 counties, were treated to pizza at Gatti’s in Campbellsville and Pizza Hut in Columbia before being taken to Wal-Mart to shop. Post 15 Troopers and dispatchers, members of the Post 15 Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and friends of KSP participated.


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Four charged with arson, burglary of abandoned homes

Three Campbellsville residents and a Greensburg man have been arrested and charged with stealing from and setting six abandoned homes in Taylor County on fire.
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Man charged with second DUI

A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI.
Jake A. Squires, 23, of 716 Lebanon Ave., was arrested Sunday, Dec. 11, at 5:27 a.m.
According to Squires’s arrest citation, he drove by the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center with two flat tires.
When making contact with Squires, Campbellsville Police officer Scotty Perian wrote that Squires smelled of alcohol, was slow to respond and had red, glassy, blood-shot eyes.


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