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Magistrates discuss street light requests.

Locals to get streets named in their honor

By Calen McKinney

Two Campbellsville natives may soon have streets named after them.

Magistrates agreed during last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers should pursue naming streets in honor of Emily Cox and Jefra Bland.

Cox, a Campbellsville native who is the reigning Miss Kentucky, will compete for the Miss America crown on Saturday. Bland won the Miss Kentucky Teen USA crown last month.

Also at the meeting:


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Weekend events honor Dr. King

By Calen McKinney

They gathered, worshiped and laughed together this weekend, all with one common purpose - keeping the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive.


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Sheriff's office investigating burglary

By The Staff

The Taylor County Sheriff's Office is investigating the burglary of a Social Band Road home on Thursday, Jan. 8.

According to a report by Sheriff's Deputy William Rice, the office responded to a call in reference to a burglary that occurred at 3 p.m.

The report states that a large amount of video games and equipment were taken from the home. After an investigation, the report states, the stolen items were recovered in the Elizabethtown and Campbellsville area.


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'Hopefully it is going to be short lived.'

Ingersoll Rand lays off 21

By James Roberts

In what the company hopes is only a temporary move, Ingersoll Rand has laid off 21 employees. The announcement came Friday and was effective on Monday."Hopefully, it is going to be short lived," said Joe Fair, human resources manager. "It could change. We just don't know."

The 21 employees amount to 10 percent of the air compressor manufacturer's local workforce and brings the number of current employees to 175.

Fair said the slowing economy led to the layoffs.


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Annual essay contest winners announced

By Becky Cassell, Editor

Dozens of people participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest sponsored by Greater Campbellsville United and the Central Kentucky News-Journal in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is celebrated today.

Winners of the "I Have a Dream" essay contest are: Blair Lamb, 9-year-olds; Diamond Thompson, 10-year-olds; and Ted Beam, adults.

Each will receive various prizes and a year's subscription to the Central Kentucky News-Journal. The winning essays accompany this story.


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Taylor jail to begin housing Green County inmates

By Calen McKinney

The Taylor County Detention Center may soon become home to Green County's inmates.

Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting that he and Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield had discussed contracting to house inmates from Green and Metcalfe counties with officials from those counties. As of the meeting, Rogers said, no agreements had been officially reached.


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Charges filed, then dismissed against deputy

By Calen McKinney

Charges accusing a Taylor County sheriff's deputy of fraudulently using a credit card in Russell Springs have been dismissed.

Aaron Lee Walters, 35, was indicted in late November by a Russell County grand jury on charges of more than $100 in fraudulent use of a credit card and theft by deception more than $300.

Last Tuesday, the charges were dismissed in Russell Circuit Court.


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Timeline could bring a new superintendent by May 15.

Taylor Board sets superintendent schedule

By James Roberts

There could be a new Taylor County superintendent in town by May 15.

During a work session prior to its regular meeting Tuesday night, Taylor County School Board members adopted a timeline for its superintendent search.

Superintendent Gary Seaborne announced last month that he would retire effective June 30 after 27 years as Taylor County superintendent.


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Federal charges will remain

Charges dismissed against man with poisonous snakes

By Calen McKinney

Criminal charges against a Campbellsville man and his wife who were found with venomous snakes and alligators at their home last year have been dismissed.

Amy Rae Stone, 38, and Freddie E. Stone Jr., 36, both of 552 Mt. Carmel Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Jan. 6 during regular motion hour proceedings.


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Since Fruit of the Loom closed its doors in 1998, 12 new industries have been announced.

Tracking the 'Campbellsville Comeback'

By James Roberts

The "Campbellsville Comeback" is alive and well. In the 10 years since the closure of Fruit of the Loom, which saw Taylor County's unemployment shoot up to 24 percent, several new industries brought new jobs to town and nearly all of them have stuck around.


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