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  • No bond decision for Brianna Brucker


    Two co-defendants in a three-and-a-half-year-long murder case will be tried separately, though dates for their respective trials have not yet been set.

    At a pre-trial conference Tuesday afternoon, Brianna Brucker's attorney, Donald Thomas, told Taylor Circuit Judge Allen Bertram he wanted bail for Brucker.

    It's still the intention of the court to have Dale Brucker tried before Brianna Brucker, but no decision was made Tuesday about either trial dates.

  • Company still looking to use old pipeline


    A bill in the Kentucky State Senate would make it illegal to change the substance a pipeline carries, or its direction.

    Senate Bill 26, which at press time remained in the Senate's Natural Resources & Energy Committee, would make it a "violation ... for any person to change the chemical makeup, temperature, or pressure of any pipeline's contents in such a way that public safety is negatively affected."

  • ‘Tan bill’ could burn businesses

    A law currently being considered in the Kentucky State Senate would ban people less than 18 years old from using a tanning bed unless they had medical reasons.

    Under House Bill 196, sponsored by Rep. David Watkins, D-Henderson, tanning beds could only be used by those under age 18 for phototherapy or another medical purpose.

    Watkins said he filed the bill in response to an increase in melanoma among young people.

  • Maddox recalls integration of local schools

    For Gladys Maddox, being a strong individual about her race was a trait that was instilled in her at a young age.

    “My mother and daddy didn’t raise no fools. Nobody ran over us, we stood up for ourselves in school,” she said.

    Maddox and her siblings attended Durham Elementary and High School. Until her senior year, she attended Taylor County High School. While she wasn’t the first African American to attend TCHS, she and her five classmates were the first class to integrate and graduate together.

  • Extension office offers free slow-cooker classes

    Roughly 30 people came out Thursday evening to the Taylor County Extension Office to learn more about slow cookers.

    Taylor County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Audrey Myers believes more and more people are wanting to learn how to use slow cookers, also commonly called crock pots.

  • ‘Pink Potty Project’ to pay for mission trip

    Campbellsville Baptist Church is hoping to flush out the cost for their youth mission trip this summer, and a neon pink potty is helping do just that.

    The tactic looks like a neighborhood prank; a bright pink potty stands in the front yard for everyone to see.

    “It just started and appeared in someone’s yard, and they pay to get it removed,” Will Burgess, CBC youth pastor, said.

  • Dress sale raises money for Taylor County High School Project Graduation


  • County set to begin fire station project

    The new station for the Taylor County Fire Department could start to take shape later this year.
    At Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates unanimously chose Keyes Architects of Louisville to provide engineering and architectural services on the building, which would be located on U.S. 68/Greensburg Road, near Phillips’ Lanes.
    “In the spring, they probably should be able to start building,” said Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • Cyber snow days working well for Taylor County, Cook tells board

    As of Wednesday, Taylor County students have used seven of their 10 cyber snow days. The elementary school has had a 100 percent turn-in rate, while the middle and high school are close behind at 99 percent. Superintendent Roger Cook has commended his principals, teachers and students for their hard work during the missed days.
    He went on to express again that the work sent home is not busy work.

  • Grand jury indicts 14

    A man accused of distributing and viewing child pornography was among 14 indicted by a Taylor County Grand Jury.
    Ronald H. Clark, 55, of Brook Street in Campbellsville, was charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor — first offense, a Class D felony; and possess/view matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony.
    The charges stem from a reported incident on July 28-29, 2015. Clark has been released from Taylor County Detention Center. No other information was available at press time.