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  • Fiscal court discusses use of red and blue lights by coroner's office

     

    The final payment for the Taylor County Fire Station and whether to let Coroner Daniel Cook use red and blue lights were the hot topics at this month’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Cook must ask for written permission for he and his deputies to use red and/or blue lights on their coroner cars and that the fiscal court must sign off on that.

    Magistrate John Gaines could not be convinced that they were needed.

    The other four magistrates did sign the form Cook brought to suffice the KRS 189.290 document.

     

  • Wise named chair of Senate Education Committee

     

    Campbellsville and Taylor County are strongly represented when it comes to education in the state legislature, especially with the latest announcement that State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) has been named chairman of the Senate Education Committee.

    In a statement released on Wise’s Twitter page, he briefly outlined his plan in this new role.

  • Ashby gets life for 2016 murder

     

    A Taylor County man has been ordered to spend the rest of his life behind bars for a murder he committed last year.

    Rocky T. Ashby, 37, was sentenced to life in prison in Taylor County Circuit Court Tuesday for the murder of 35-year-old Tara Simpson Lamer in July 2016.

    However, Ashby will be able to appear before a parole board after serving 20 years of his sentence.

    Ashby faced charges of murder-domestic violence, second-degree burglary, and first-degree wanton endangerment from the incident that occurred on July 16, 2016.

  • Two arrested on drug charges

     

    Two Campbellsville men were arrested on drug charges Saturday following an investigation.

    According to a release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Doug Wheeler and 33-year-old Donte Hatcher were arrested and face drug trafficking charges.

    During a routine patrol, a deputy with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office located Hatcher near a business on North Columbia Avenue. The report states that the deputy recognized Hatcher and knew that he had an outstanding warrant.

  • New deli aims to offer more dining options for residents

    Diane Marinelli did not plan to stay in Campbellsville for very long.

    The plan was simple. Help her mother, Ruth Knoblauch, move into her new home in Campbellsville after she retired, and then go back home to resume her normal life.

    After Marinelli helped her mother move, she stayed in the area for a while helping her unpack and get adjusted to a new city. Although she had planned on going back home, instead, Marinelli bought a home in Taylor County.

  • Audit results released for county clerk's office

    Kentucky State Auditor Mike Harmon released the results of his audit of Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney’s office last week.

    According to the results of the audit, auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial statement “presents fairly the receipts, disbursements, and excess fees of the Taylor County Clerk in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.”

  • City will continue to use old police station

     

    It was announced at Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Campbellsville City Council that Campbellsville’s old police station on Terri Street still be used after some cosmetic changes.

    The building will be used as a one-stop shop for such things as planning, zoning, engineering and code enforcements.

    “Hopefully this will help folks for having to run all over town to get things done,” Mayor Tony Young said.

    The police station moved to 132 South Central Ave. in June.

  • Kroger offers online shopping

    Local residents who do their grocery shopping at the Green River Plaza Kroger now have the option of ordering all their groceries online, taking out the hassle of scouring the grocery store for all their needed items.

    Alyssa Jeffries, E-commerce manager for Kroger, said the store is excited to offer this program for customers, as it will provide a fast and simple shopping option.

    “We are very excited,” Jeffries said. “We’re very excited for the community of Campbellsville. This is a really big deal for us and our customers.”

  • 'I'll mow 'til I go'

     

    A lot of people in this area make a living working in yards — in a business or working as an individual.

    One of the busiest has to be retired teacher Oval Tapscott.

    The 72-year-old Campbellsville resident taught for 32 years (29 at Green County and three in Northern Kentucky (Kenton County) mainly in the business field.

    But when he retired 18 years ago, he knew for sure he was not going to sit at home.

    Years before he had worked and helped his son before going “full-time” for the last 18 years.

  • One killed in motorcycle crash

     

    A motorcycle accident on Barney School Road last Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of a Campbellsville man.

    Bobby Veatch, 46, of Campbellsville, passed away at Taylor Regional Hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred just a little before 4 p.m. Thursday.

    A report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office states that Veatch, operating a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle, was traveling on Barney School Road in the opposite direction of a 2018 Fed-Ex truck driven by 24-year-old Cody Stockwell of Guston, Kentucky.