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  • Now that's Christmas spirit!

     

    Jeff Richardson can never be accused of being a Grinch or a Scrooge during the Christmas season.

    In fact, Richardson and his wife, Jennifer, are the opposite. They show their Christmas cheer for everyone who cares to take a peek at their front yard.

    What’s in that yard? How about 53 inflatable Christmas decorations?

    Yep, you read that correctly. Richardson’s home features a Christmas landscape rivaled only by the North Pole, and he loves every minute of it.

  • City to sell water to Marion County

     

    Water should be flowing into Marion County by the end of the year according to news from Monday’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Campbellsville Water Company distribution supervisor Griffin Hash made the announcement at the meeting, saying a couple of leaks in Marion County had been or would be fixed in the next couple of weeks.

    Hash said he expected Marion County to use 250,000 to 400,000 gallons of water daily from the Spurlington tank.

  • Nine indicted by Taylor County Grand Jury

     

    Nine individuals were indicted by a Taylor County Grand Jury last week. Among those was 35-year-old Shawn A. Cochran. 

    Cochran had two separate indictments that were released last Wednesday. In the first indictment, Cochran faces charges of theft of identity, giving an officer false identifying information, and a persistent felony offender charge. The theft of identity charge is a Class D Felony—punishable by one to five years—and the false identifying information charge is a Class B misdemeanor. 

  • Couple arrested in connection with Camp Acton burglary

     

    A Campbellsville man and woman were arrested last Tuesday afternoon on burglary charges after breaking into a building on the Camp Acton property, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    The report states that 28-year-old Charles Bagby and 29-year-old Courtney Giles were arrested and face third-degree burglary charges. 

    TCSO deputies were dispatched to Camp Acton around 2 p.m. last Tuesday after it was reported that individuals were attempting to break into a building on the property, the report said. 

  • Exchange students experience life in Taylor County

     

     They are only here for a short amount of time, but their presence provides a great deal of cultural education and diversity to the community.

    The international exchange student program at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools bring students from various parts of the world to spend a semester or year studying in the United States.

  • Malone honored with Santa's Helper Award

     

    Ricky Malone has never sought recognition for his many efforts in the community, but he was recently honored by the Campbellsville Kiwanis Club as this year’s Santa’s Helper.

    The Kiwanis Club presents the award annually to someone in the community who keeps the spirit of Christmas alive all year.

    “It was really a big surprise,” Malone said. “I had no clue I had even been nominated.”

  • Arrest made after trailer theft

    A Columbia man was arrested by the Columbia Police Department on Monday on charges of receiving stolen property that was stolen in Taylor County, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Joshua Sexton, 26, of Short Street in Columbia, was arrested by the Columbia Police Department on Monday after an investigation by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia Police.

  • Butler now facing federal charges

     

    Trouble continues to mount for a local attorney. Danny P. Butler has been indicted in federal court and made his first appearance in federal court in Bowling Green on Tuesday, according to a release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Kentucky Coroner's Association seeks drug disposal system

    A little-known aspect of a county coroner’s job duties has been gaining some recognition around the state, as the Kentucky Coroner’s Association is lobbying for legislation that creates a state protocol for how county coroners are to handle the disposal of drugs recovered from a death scene.

    Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook said this is a relatively unknown aspect of his job as Taylor County Coroner.

  • Art Series continues with Tuesday show

     

    The second show of the Central Kentucky Arts Series is quickly coming up, and CKAS board member Lisa Gupton is very excited about next Tuesday’s show.

    “We are very excited about this show, and for all the shows that we have coming up this year,” Gupton said.

    The show will be a concert involving the Almeida Duo, which consists of Denis Almeida Santos and Saulo DeAlmeida.