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  • Heavy snow damages marina, boats


  • Storm slams county


  • Pembleton enters guilty plea on 100 porn counts

    A Taylor County man who was arrested on child pornography charges in July has entered a guilty plea.

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Criminal Investigations have announced that Cary Pembleton pleaded guilty to 100 counts of possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, first offense, all Class D felonies.

  • Closing school for weather no easy call for officials

    When snow and other inclement weather takes a toll on classes for Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County schools, officials have a plan in place.

    Officials at Campbellsville Independent Schools say cancelling classes is a difficult decision.

    Many factors are considered when making this decision, according to Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton. But the most important is student safety.

  • City, county get ready for snow

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said on Thursday that the city was hopefully prepared for the large amounts of snow that were predicted earlier in the week.

    “We’re ready to do what we can to make sure everyone is safe,” Young said.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Young both said they still have almost a full compliment of salt.

    “We should be in good shape, hopefully,” Rogers said. “It just depends on how much ice we get under the snow.”

  • Proposed bills address drone usage

    There are three bills up for debate this legislative session that deal with the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles.

    According to Taylor County Airport Director Carl Watson, the Federal Aviation Administration already has many regulations on drones and their use.

  • Homemakers make pillows for hospital patients

    A pair of Taylor County Homemakers are sewing up a little love for those in pain. In a joint program with the Taylor County Homemakers and the Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary, heart-shaped pillows are made and donated to patients recovering in the women’s center, cancer center and surgical center.

  • Gribbins murder case to resume March 1

    A case involving an alleged murder last fall will continue in a month-and-a-half.

    During the brief discovery conference on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allen Bertram set a pre-trial conference for DeWayne D. Gribbins for Tuesday, March 1, at 1 p.m.

    Shonda West-Stiles, of the Columbia Department of Public Advocacy, who is representing Gribbins, said they’ve received discovery from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

  • Thompson in top 12 at state DYW

    Taylor County’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2016 came home from the state DYW program with a well-deserved top 12 finish.

    Taylor County High School senior Taylor LeAnn Thompson finished in the top 12 and was runner-up in the Empowering Tomorrow’s Future essay portion.

    “It was a lot of fun,” Thompson said. “I gained some great memories and some even greater friends.”

    Thompson was in Lexington for a busy week of rehearsals and preparation before the competition.

  • Man arrested, charged in Tennessee car theft, drug possession

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges related to a reported theft and drug use, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

    TCSO Deputy Branden Wilson arrested William Tylor Kendall, 29, of Fairview Road, on charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition - auto, first-degree possession of controlled substance - heroin - first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia, the TCSO report said.