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  • Man attempts suicide at fire department

    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.

  • Girl Scout cookies on sale through March 20

     

    Those who haven't gotten their Girl Scout cookies are still in luck, but they had better get them fast.

    Girl Scout cookie booth sales began last weekend and will continue in Taylor and surrounding counties for the next few weeks. But once the season ends, it will be another year before Girl Scout cookies are sold.

    Though this year's advanced sales are down when compared to last year's, there are still a few weeks left in this cookie season. The majority of cookies are sold after initial orders taken at the beginning of the year.

  • Durham found not guilty of assaulting deputy

     

    Jurors have found a Campbellsville man not guilty of assaulting a former Taylor County Detention Center deputy.

    Jesse Durham, 22, of 102 Eads St., was indicted in June 2012 and charged with third-degree assault.

    Durham faced jurors in a two-day trial on Tuesday and Wednesday before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram. Jurors returned their verdict on Wednesday morning.

  • 'No inmate left behind'

     

    Dressed in sweats and scrubs, the students pick up their pencils to learn today's math lesson. It's the Pythagorean theorem.

    The six students say they hope to finish their studies soon, but math has been the most difficult obstacle. Though the four women and two men have tried to complete their studies before, they say this time is different, and they are all determined to finish.

  • Foundation to give away free prom dresses

     

  • Marion teen dies in local accident

     

    Friends and family members will gather today to say goodbye to a Marion County teenager who died in Taylor County last week.

    Jeffrey Tanner Strong, 16, of Lebanon, died last Thursday at about 5:45 p.m. after an accident at a local home.

    Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney, who pronounced Strong dead at the scene, said Strong and a friend were at a home on Honeysuckle Lane dismantling a building, with the homeowners' permission.

  • Bland to appear on TV's 'Survivor' tonight

     

    To say she is a fan would be an understatement. In fact, Jefra Bland describes herself as a diehard fanatic of “Survivor.” And when her family gathers to watch the series’ 28th season premiere tonight, as they have done since the series premiered in 2000, their anticipation will be at an all-time high.

    Among the 18 castaways competing to stay on Cagayan, a province in the Philippines this season, will be Bland.

    “I’m a firm believer that you can do anything you set your mind to,” Bland said.

  • State Senate candidates face off

     

    They both want the job, and they have squared off so voters can decide who they want to have the position.

    State Sen. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, and Republican challenger Max Wise of Campbellsville will battle in the May 20 primary election to represent the State Senate's 16th District, which includes Taylor, Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell and Wayne counties.

  • GRM raises nearly $2,000 at soup supper

     

    Green River Ministries volunteers and board members hosted a chili and bean soup lunch on Tuesday to raise money for their efforts to help the Campbellsville/Taylor County community.

    GRM operates a homeless shelter and houses the Taylor County Food Pantry, Taylor County Crisis Relief, Campbellsville Lion's Club, Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity and other organizations.

    At press time, organizers said more than 100 people attended the lunch and nearly $1,800 was donated to help GRM's efforts.

  • Firefighters honor fellow officer

     

    He might not have served beside them, but they still share a bond.

    John Wesley Hardin of Lebanon died on Sunday, Feb. 9, after having a heart attack. He was 47. A firefighter, Hardin worked at Gravel Switch Fire Department.

    And when his funeral procession came through Campbellsville to take him to his burial in Greensburg, Campbellsville's firefighters stood at attention to honor him and his service.

    Kathy Spalding, one of Hardin's five sisters, lives in Campbellsville.