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  • County fair now under way

     

    The Taylor County Fair is now under way, and will, for the first time, offer nine days of activities.

    Mike Litchfield, president of the Taylor County Fair Association, said this year's fair will offer three more days of activities than in the past - and a new midway.

    After learning Myers International Midways wouldn't offer carnival rides in Kentucky anymore, Litchfield said board members voted to contract with Miller Spectacular Shows to provide the midway rides this year.

  • Taylor County is home to 25,000 beef cattle

     

  • Man indicted, charged with leading police on chase

     

    A Willisburg man has been indicted on criminal charges after he led police on a chase and threatened to kill them.

    Davis Len Curtsinger, 36, of 220 Bluegrass Lane, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

  • May is National Beef Month

     

    Ounce for ounce, local producer Chad Sullivan says the nutritional value of beef is unrivaled by any other food. He said lean cuts of beef are low in saturated fat and are a leading source of protein and iron.

    "I think a lot of people think all red meat is bad for you, but that's not the case," Sullivan said. "It's one of the healthiest things you can eat and it's got more nutrients than you can get anywhere else."

  • With Honor

     

    They paused, to remember and say thank you.

    Last year, there were 105 state troopers killed in the United States while working in the line of duty. As of May 16, there have been 45 this year.

    In 1988, one of the troopers killed was Johnny Edrington of Campbellsville. And each Memorial Day, KSP Post 15 officials organize a service to remember Edrington.

    KSP Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory said the purpose of Friday's ceremony was to pause and remember Edrington's life and say thanks for his service.

  • City pool opens on Memorial Day for summer season

     

    It's predicted to be a hot summer. And he hopes that means lots of residents will choose to cool off at the pool.

    Campbellsville's city pool opens today, Memorial Day, for its summer season.

    The pool will be open through Aug. 3 and also Saturday, Aug. 9. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    Admission is $4 per person. Anyone wearing a bathing suit must pay admission.

  • Resident participates in cemetery cleanup

     

    On their hands and knees, they worked for hours to uncover the flat grave markers that went untouched for decades. They cleared away the grass clippings and dirt, then placed an American flag on each one.

  • Resident charged with third DUI offense

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Christopher D. Sallee, 38, of 401 S. Columbia Ave., was arrested at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 18.

    According to Sallee's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian observed a moped driving from side to side and nearly hitting another vehicle. And, the driver, later identified as Sallee, was having trouble keeping the moped up without falling, Perian wrote in court records.

  • Local author speaks at Hiestand House

     

    It's helped him remember what happened, and also reconnect with those he served alongside.

    Campbellsville resident and author Joe Fair spoke last Thursday afternoon at the Hiestand House/Taylor County Museum. About 20 people attended.

    Fair, a Vietnam War veteran and author of "Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the Black Scarves, April 1969 to March 1970," published his book last month after it took nearly three years to write.

  • Two injured in DUI crash

     

    An Elizabethtown man is accused of drunk driving and causing a two-car crash on Saturday night that injured two people.