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Search continues for escaped Hardin County inmate

By The Staff

 


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Local superintendents weigh in on proposed school closings for pension session

Pension session could affect local schools

By Zac Oakes

 


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Grand Jury returns indictments against 17

By The Staff

 

The Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 17 individuals. Among those indicted are the following:

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Several TCHS alumni to be featured in country music concert

'Sing Me Back Home' Concert set for Nov. 10

By Zac Oakes

It is going to be a homecoming of sorts for several Taylor County High School alumni in a little more than two weeks.

Several former TCHS alumni will come back together for the first “Sing Me Back Home” Taylor County High School Alumni Country Music Concert.

The concert will serve as a fundraiser for the Taylor County School District, with funds going toward finishing the sports complex at the new high school, according to Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook.

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Butler also faces similar charges in Taylor County

Butler arrested in LaRue County, faces additional charges there

By The Staff

 

Local attorney Danny P. Butler is now facing another criminal indictment, with this one coming out of LaRue County.  He has been lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

A release from Kentucky State Police Post 15 stated that KSP investigators were attempting to locate Butler after the indictment was released.

An updated release on Friday stated that Butler surrendered himself to the LaRue County Detention Center at 2 a.m. Friday.

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Local man killed in Tuesday night crash

By The Staff

 

A Taylor County man is dead following a one-vehicle crash on Chestnut Grove Road Tuesday night. 

According to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Cochran, 28, was killed at 10 p.m. Tuesday after the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado he was driving struck a tree. 

Cochran was traveling west when the vehicle left the road, just past Heritage Drive, according to the report. 

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Family has history of success at World Tobacco Auction Championship; family revisits auction site recently

For Kesslers, auctioneering is in the blood

By Bobby Brockman

 

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John Kessler claimed the title of World Champion Tobacco Auctioneer championship in 1987, and was honored again on Oct. 13 as JTI (Japan Tobacco International) sponsored the Harvest Jubilee in Danville, Virginia.

The 1987 contest consisted of 70 of the world’s top 100 tobacco auctioneers. There was a preliminary round before the final mock round auction. A panel of five judges, made up of warehouse men and others from the industry, determined the winner.

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'We compare our students nationally, not just at the state level.'

KCA test scores top national averages

By Zac Oakes

 

Kentucky Christian Academy recently received its test scores from the spring of 2017, and KCA students scored well-above national averages in the subjects of reading, language, and math.

KCA Administrator Lori Eubank said she is very proud of the students and teachers at KCA for the test scores.

“These are good results and I am proud of our students and teachers,” Eubank said. “But we are always looking to improve and get better as well… Overall I am really proud of what we do here.”

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Haunted Maze will take place Oct. 21, Oct. 27, and Oct. 28

Dates and times for Haunted Corn Maze announced

By The Staff

 

Dates and times for the Haunted Corn Maze at Green River Lake State Park have been announced from the Kentucky Department of Parks. 

The maze will be open Oct. 21, Oct. 27, and Oct. 28. Children will be admitted from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults will be admitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Admission is $5 per person. 

Proceeds from Oct. 21 will benefit the Mark Twain Shriners Club of Kosair. Proceeds from Oct. 27 and 28 will go toward Phi Alpha Theta at Campbellsville University. 

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Shawn A. Cochran escaped from custody Monday evening

Cochran arrested at Lucky Vista Motel

By The Staff

UPDATE: The Taylor County Sheriff's Office reports that Shawn Cochran was arrested at the Lucky Vista Hotel By Campbellsville Police and Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies at 12:45 p.m. today. 

Kentucky State Police troopers and local law enforcement have ended a search for an individual that escaped from law enforcement custody Monday evening.

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