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  • Legislation in action


    House Republican Whip John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, speaks during the October meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on State Government.

  • Legislation in action


    House Republican Whip John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, speaks during the October meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on State Government.

  • Man treated after striking cow with vehicle

    A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday night after he struck a cow with his vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Roger Bright, 71, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet east on KY 70 at about 11 p.m. The report states that the driver told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens he didn't see that a cow was standing in the roadway.

    The report states that weather conditions also contributed to the collision.

    Bright was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle for treatment of chest pains.

  • Three injured in Spurlington Road crash

    Three people were injured after their vehicle struck a tree early last Thursday morning.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Cory B. Dishman, 19, of Barney School Road, was traveling north in a 1997 Ford Mustang at about 4:57 a.m.

    The report states that Dishman was traveling too fast around a curve, lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree.

  • Roadwork to begin on Feather Creek

    Roadwork on Feather Creek Road began last Monday, and the road will be closed for about two weeks.

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office, workers are replacing a box culvert.

    A small portion of the road, off Old Lebanon Road, near the first bridge, is now closed.

    Feather Creek can still be accessed, however, by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church or Sanders Road.

    For more information, call Rogers' office at (270) 465-7729.

  • Addiction counselor writes book


    He has spent 13 years helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction. But now, he hopes his book will help many more people.

    Shannon Gray, a certified alcohol and drug counselor and director at The Healing Place, has written a book entitled "Recovery Through the Steps: An All Inclusive Journey."

    The book details the steps Gray, of Campbellsville, took to get clean and sober, and the plan he believes truly works.

    "I believe that addiction, it's not about the drug, it's about the person."

  • Woman injured in crash


    A woman was injured Thursday night after she crashed her vehicle at about 8:30 p.m. on KY 70, near Country View Court. The vehicle landed on its side, though the woman wasn't trapped inside.

    Campbellsville Police officers and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded.

    After being treated at the scene, the woman was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for additional treatment of an injury to her arm.

    At press time, no formal report had been released about the crash.

  • Rogers faces Gribbins for county judge seat


    One wants to keep the job he has had for several years, and the other wants it for the first time.

    Two people have filed to be Taylor County's judge/executive, the community's top official.

    Democrat Eddie Rogers, the incumbent, wants the job for four more years. And Republican challenger Greg Gribbins wants to serve Taylor Countians for the first time.

    Voters will decide which of the two they want in office on Tuesday.

  • Suitcase of Memories


    Tattered and torn, the suitcase has seen better days.

    But what she found inside has helped her learn about days gone by, and she will now treasure those memories forever.

    The memories Campbellsville resident Sherri Rhodes now holds dear could have been destroyed and lost forever

    It all started about two weeks ago. Elaine Lewis, manager at the local Goodwill store, was in the process of examining some items donated to her store.

    "We try to go through them as quickly as we can," she said.

  • CHS students learn the importance of college


    The key to success is learning, he said, and they saw that firsthand.

    Last Friday, Campbellsville High School juniors and seniors saw why continuing their education after high school is so important.

    Last week, Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday, local officials and representatives from area colleges and universities came to CHS to give students advice on how to choose a college, how to apply and much more.