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Taylor County men involved in Casey crash injuring one

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Two Taylor County men were uninjured in a Casey County crash that left the driver of the other vehicle injured.

According to a Kentucky State Police report, Mark A. Richie, 22, of Mannsville was driving a 1997 Nissan east on KY 70 near Liberty when he entered a curve and lost control, striking a 1998 Nissan driven by Debbie Stafford, 54, of Liberty.

Stafford was treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital. Richie and his passenger, Michael Johnson, 22, of Elk Horn, were not injured in the collision. All three were wearing seat belts.


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Twin daughters born at 24 weeks finally home with their family.

Early Arrivals

By Neila Schuhmann

The Gibbs family's roller coaster ride has finally slowed to the gentle pace of a carousel.


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Leadership class seeks students

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A community's wealth relies a great deal on its entrepreneurs, according to Ron Hustedde, extension professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

Hustedde is the director of Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute, which is recruiting in 22 south central Kentucky counties for its next class of fellows.

The institute is looking for 30 people who are interested in building entrepreneurial-friendly communities and coaching individual entrepreneurs.


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State could issue new lodge RFP

By James Roberts

Efforts to build a lodge and golf course at Green River Lake are once again showing signs of life.

According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, the state is conducting a feasibility study to determine whether a new request for proposals should be issued. A request for proposals is a series of advertisements seeking bids on a project from developers.

The last RFP was issued in November. That RFP was the fourth issued for the project.

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Sheriff's department finds marijuana plants

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A Taylor County man was arrested Tuesday night after sheriff's deputies found marijuana growing in his backyard.

According to a Taylor County Sheriff's office report, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call at 149 Tabernacle Road at about 9:15 p.m.

After arriving at the home, the report states, deputies found that Mitchell Wright, 24, had already fled from the residence.

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Magistrates table City's request for help

By Calen McKinney

The County has tabled a request from the City of Campbellsville to help pay for a new ladder truck for local firefighters.


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Campbellsville man sentenced in Marion

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A Campbellsville man was sentenced in Marion Circuit Court recently.

Ciro Alcarez, 26, of 710 High Pine was granted a five-year pretrial diversion for charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and sexual misconduct.

He was also ordered to be deported.


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'You'll never have a good corn crop and a good tobacco crop in the same year.'

Rainfall has both good and bad effects on local crops

By James Roberts

Local farmers have mixed feelings about the large amounts of rainfall the area has received this year.


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One injured in Beartrack Road collision

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A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday in a motorcycle collision on Beartrack Road.

According to a Taylor County Sheriff's office report, Thomas Grammer, 21, of 1898 Old Lebanon Road was traveling east on Beartrack Road at about 6 p.m. when he lost control of his 2000 Suzuki TL 1000 motorcycle, ran off the road and struck a tree.

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Board of Education denies discrimination

By Calen McKinney

The Campbellsville Independent School System has filed an answer to a claim that one of its former students was subjected to discrimination at the middle school because of his race.

The lawsuit was filed last month at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office.

The plaintiffs - identified only by their initials - are A.R.G.R., a minor, and his parents, R.G.R. and B.J.R.

The suit names the Campbellsville Board of Education, CMS Principal Chris Kidwell, CMS Dean of Students Tim Bailey and CMS teacher Angela Brasser as defendants.


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