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Miss Kentucky stars in reality show prior to competing for Miss America title.

'Countdown to the Crown'

By Calen McKinney

Taylor Countians can soon turn on their televisions and watch one of their own participate in a reality show.


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Defendant pleaded guilty in four cases.

Man gets 10 years on burglary charges

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on burglary and other charges.

Brandon Phillip Edelen, 21, of Anna Court, Apt. 14 appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Dec. 16 during regular motion hour proceedings.

Edelen pleaded guilty in four separate cases to second-degree burglary and 28 counts of second-degree possession of forged checks. He originally faced a charge of first-degree burglary.

He was ordered to pay $2,785.34 in restitution.


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Defendant will serve 77 days in jail for his crimes.

Man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a teenage girl and will spend 77 days in jail for his crimes.

Rocky Creed Kelly, 21, of 200 Campground Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 16 during regular motion hour proceedings.

Kelly was indicted earlier this year on 10 counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. On Tuesday, the charges were amended to sexual misconduct.


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Schools begin searching

By James Roberts

Taylor County Schools has started its search for a new superintendent, while Campbellsville Independent will begin discussions at its next regular meeting.

At a special meeting on Wednesday, Taylor County Board members unanimously agreed to contract with the Kentucky School Board Association at a cost of $8,500 to help with their search to replace Gary Seaborne, who will retire at the end of the year after 27 years as superintendent.

Meanwhile, Campbellsville Independent’s School Board plans to meet with KSBA representatives at its regular meeting on Jan. 12.


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At least two cases reported in Taylor County.

Whooping cough cases rise

By The Staff

State health officials are urging Kentuckians to get a pertussis, or whooping cough, booster vaccine due to an increase in the highly contagious disease.

Older children and teens especially should get the booster vaccine, Kentucky Department for Public Health officials announced last week.


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Nearly 1,500 people will receive help this year.

Holiday need is up

By James Roberts

Requests to the Holiday Helpline are up 40 percent, rising from 342 last year to 488 this year.

"It's up considerably," said Connie Wooley, who helps organize the program.

In all, Wooley said 1,465 people will be served through the Helpline this year.

The Helpline is for families who would not otherwise have Christmas and is a joint effort by agencies in the community to coordinate holiday giving so those in need receive help and all needs are met.


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CES performs musical.

Holiday 'Moosical'

By James Roberts

Martin just wants to fly. So what if he's a moose and moose can't fly. Digging his hooves into the ground, Martin lowers his head and sprints across the Hamilton Auditorium stage. Intending to soar into the air, Martin crashes instead.


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Indictments against two defendants still sealed

Two more charged in crime ring

By Calen McKinney

A Taylor Circuit Court judge has unsealed two more of the indictments against eight people charged with operating a crime ring.

A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

Indicted were Andre Gurley, 24, and Amy Watson, 20, both of 816 N. Columbia Ave.

Gurley and Watson were each charged with being part of a criminal syndicate from July 1 to Aug. 28, which, according to the indictment, was formed to distribute controlled substances.


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Overloaded circuit leads to house fire

By The Staff

An early morning house fire Wednesday was caused by an overloaded circuit, according to a Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department press release.

Fifteen firefighters responded with one truck to the structure fire at 117 Davis St. at 1:50 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming from the home and found Jimmy Weston inside asleep. Weston exited the home without assistance and did not require treatment.


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Post office closing at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

By The Staff

Campbellsville Post Office will close at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. The Post Office will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

 


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