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  • Library budget includes pay raises

     

    They are spending less money while expanding services all the while.

    At the Taylor County Public Library, finances are in order and its checking account is healthy.

    Library board members approved the 2014-2015 operating budget on Monday, which will see more money spent on buying books for patrons.

    The library is funded primarily through local tax dollars. Of the projected income for next fiscal year, it is estimated that $800,000 of the nearly $1.4 million in revenue will come from Taylor County residents' tax payments.

  • Man indicted for raping teen

     

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of raping a teenage girl six times last year.

    Jeffrey E. Watson, 41, of 337 Pruyear Road, was arrested on Friday and lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    A Taylor County grand jury charged Watson earlier this month with six counts of third-degree rape, though the indictment was sealed.

    Because Watson has been arrested, Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram unsealed the indictment on Monday.

  • ATV wreck claims man's life

     

    He lived his life for God, and loved to laugh and help others.

    Friends and family members gathered - many donning his signature bib overalls - to say goodbye to Stephen Green on Monday. Green died on Friday after crashing his ATV on Merrimac Road. He was 43.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, at about 6 p.m., Green was driving a 400 Arctic Cat north on Merrimac Road.

  • Daughter saves dad with CPR

     

    She didn't have time to panic. She didn't have time to doubt whether she knew the right steps.

    When Angie Corbin's mother, Leslie, told her to climb in the back seat to help her father, she quickly began performing CPR.

    "I didn't really realize that I was doing it until after it happened," Angie said.

  • Man to spend five years in prison for rape

     

  • Fuel Truck Runs Off Road

     

    A portion of Palestine Road was temporarily closed on Thursday morning after a Newcomb Oil Co. fuel truck operated by Adrian Curry ran off the road just before Tanglewood Court at about 11:30 a.m. The truck was carrying diesel fuel and gasoline and, because of safety concerns, had to be pumped before a wrecker from Johnson Motors Inc. could pull the truck out. No one was injured. Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield responded to the scene.

  • Price Less Celebrates Grand Opening
  • Green River Century Ride

     

    photos/LESLIE MOORE
    Local cyclist Jim Moore served as ride captain for the Green River Century ride on May 31. Of the 28 cyclists who participated in the 97-mile ride, three were from Campbellsville, one was from Berea and the rest were from the Louisville and Southern Indiana area. Part of the Louisville Bike Club’s Tour de Mad Dog Challenge, the ride started at Campbellsville University and went through Taylor County and into Marion County. Cyclists begin their ride in front of CU’s Alumni & Friends Park.

  • Campbellsville man charged with second DUI

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

    Darrell Morrison, 51, of 2778 Elk Horn Road, was arrested at 10:48 p.m. on Monday, June 2.

    According to Morrison's arrest citation, Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Joshua Patrick saw him weaving while he has driving. After the officer began to follow Morrison, he wrote in court records, Patrick saw Morrison cross the centerline of traffic and also leave the roadway.

  • Deputies investigating fatal crash

     

    Taylor County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a fatal ATV crash on Friday night, in which a man died at the scene in Mannsville.

    No other details, including the man’s name, had been released at press time on Saturday morning.

    Read Thursday’s issue for more about the crash.