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Originally entered not guilty plea to federal drug charges

Fired deputy expected to change plea

By Calen McKinney

 


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County fire department offered free land

By Calen McKinney

Though they have been offered the land for free, they say it's not the best place for a fire substation.

Last October, Taylor County Fire & Rescue officials told county officials that they don't have enough room and asked for help to solve the problem. Since then, magistrates have discussed the possible purchase of land for a fire station or substation.

On Tuesday, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that the county has been offered - for free - five acres of land in Heartland Commerce and Technology Park.


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Shot himself in parking lot on Sunday

Man attempts suicide at fire department

By Calen McKinney

A man is recovering after he tried to kill himself at the local fire department on Sunday.

Campbellsville Police Sgt. David Tucker and Officer Roy Rodgers responded to the report of a gunshot at Campbellsville Fire & Rescue on Sunday afternoon.

Tucker said a man drove to the fire department, parked in the parking lot on Broadway and shot himself.

The man was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment, and Tucker said he is in fine condition now. He said the man suffered non-life threatening injuries.


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Destroys homes, barns, vehicles

Natural gas pipeline explodes in Adair County

A Columbia Gulf Transmission natural gas pipeline in the Knifley community in Adair County erupted into a ball of flame shortly after 1 a.m. CDT today. Three homes, two barns and four vehicles were destroyed, Greg Thomas, Adair County Emergency Management director, told Bowling Green's WBKO-TV.

Witnesses said the explosion and fire could been seen as far away as Russell Springs and the shock was felt for miles, the station said on its website.

One person was injured and hospitalized, WBKO reported.


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First responders recognized for service, leadership

Fire, rescue awards presented

By Calen McKinney



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Campbellsville Baptist celebrates 50th anniversary of new sanctuary

Church proves its strength goes beyond the building

By Leslie Moore

 


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Skaggs, firefighter hall of fame member, dies

By Calen McKinney

 


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‘Whatever was going on, whatever was needed in Campbellsville, she was very involved.’

Chambers, city's first female council member, dies at 85

By Calen McKinney

Hilarious. Keenly intelligent. Devoted to her community. A grand bridge player.


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Emergency personnel recognized during EMS week

By Calen McKinney

At first, they might do it for an adrenaline rush. But officials say EMS workers stick with the job because it lets them help people.

This week, communities recognize their EMS workers as part of National Emergency Medical Services Week.

Taylor County is home to many EMS personnel who put themselves in harm’s way to help others on what could likely be the worst day of their lives. Local officials say working in the EMS field isn't for everyone, and those who do it don't take the job to make money.


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Says he was fired because he filed worker's compensation claim

Man files suit against Taylor jail

By Calen McKinney

A Greensburg man has filed suit, claiming he was unlawfully fired from his job at Taylor County’s jail.

Elizabethtown attorney Larry Ashlock filed a complaint on Jerry Fields’ behalf in Taylor Circuit Court on April 12.

Named as defendants are Rick Benningfield and Eddie “Hack” Marcum, Taylor County’s former and present jailer, respectively; magistrates Dr. James Jones, John Gaines, Tommy Corbin, Matt Pendleton, Ed Gorin and Richard Phillips; and Eddie Rogers, Taylor County’s judge/executive.


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