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  • Natural gas pipeline explodes in Adair County

    A Columbia Gulf Transmission natural gas pipeline in the Knifley community in Adair County erupted into a ball of flame shortly after 1 a.m. CDT today. Three homes, two barns and four vehicles were destroyed, Greg Thomas, Adair County Emergency Management director, told Bowling Green's WBKO-TV.

    Witnesses said the explosion and fire could been seen as far away as Russell Springs and the shock was felt for miles, the station said on its website.

    One person was injured and hospitalized, WBKO reported.

  • Celebrating Black History

     

    "We want to help bridge gaps and help people come together," she told the crowd.

    Greater Campbellsville United and Taylor County Public Library sponsored a celebration at the library on Saturday in honor of February being Black History Month.

    Wanda Washington, GCU's executive director, said her organization aims to bring people of all races together and to ensure opportunities are given to everyone. "We're here today to say we want to love one another."

  • Snow days affect school calendars

     

    Despite nine days missed for snow, Taylor County High School seniors are expected to graduate on time, Friday, May 23.

    Superintendent Roger Cook sent a survey to students' parents this week to get their opinions on how the nine missed days and possibly more should be addressed.

    Roughly 80 percent of respondents favored students attending school on President's Day on Monday and the first Friday of spring, April 4, instead of changing the graduation date.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge to be replaced soon

     

    It's long been a symbol of history in the Taylor County community. And in a few months, it could be replaced and the old one moved and preserved.

    On Tuesday night, officials from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet discussed road and bridge repairs that will be done in the community this fiscal year.

    Though its been talked about for many years, residents could see the Tebbs Bend Bridge replaced in just a few months.

  • Couples share secrets to a lasting marriage

     

    Taylor Countians will celebrate love tomorrow on Valentine's Day.

    Two Campbellsville couples have long celebrated the love they have for each other. Chester and Laura Lawson celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary with family members a few months ago, and their son, J.C., will celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary with his wife, Peggy, today.

    The Lawson couples recently shared some tips to making a marriage last, and how they have kept their relationships going for decades.

    Chester and Laura Lawson

  • CVS to stop tobacco sales

     

    Shoppers won't be able to buy tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy for much longer, and local health and anti-drug coalition officials say they believe the change is a good one.

    It was announced last week that the chain will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 pharmacy stores across the United States, including the one in Taylor County, by Oct. 1.

  • City delays yard sale ordinance decision

    After six months of discussion, the Campbellsville City Council voted unanimously to table an ordinance drafted to regulate yard sales at its regular meeting on Feb. 3.

    Last August, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young appointed Council members Mike Hall Jr., Dave Nunery and Patti Phillips to a committee to review yard sale issues and to form a recommendation.

  • Man charged in stabbing

     

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with stabbing another man and could spend 20 years in prison for the crime.

    Marvin R. Brown, 34, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree assault and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, the charges against Brown stem from an argument he had with a man on Dec. 14.

    Court records state that Campbellsville Police Officer Dexter Colvin received a complaint that two men were arguing at a home on Hord Street.

  • Man to serve prison time on rape charge

     

    A Lebanon man will serve eight years in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl in Taylor County.

    Eric B. Reardon, 21, of 71 St. Catherine St., was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last April. He was charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    In November, Reardon appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly and pleaded guilty to second-degree rape and the sexual abuse charges. The plea agreement was reached during a medication conference.

  • Resident receives probation in sex abuse case

     

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to probation and ordered to register as a sex offender after sexually abusing two young children.

    Johnny Everett Hunt, 52, of 130 Clara Lane, was indicted and charged last June by a Taylor County grand jury. Hunt was charged with nine counts of first-degree sexual abuse of victims younger than 12.

    According to the indictment, Hunt allegedly forced two juveniles to have sexual contact with him, one on four occasions and the other on five, each happening between February and September 2011.