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  • Corbins are Finest Farm Family

     

    When he was a little boy, David Corbin always wondered what other children did at 4 p.m., because just when all the other children were starting to have fun, the Corbin family would load up and go home to milk cows.

    "All the time when I was growing up, I didn't think I'd ever want to do this," Corbin said. "But it's something that's in your blood, it's hard to understand."

    Son of Martha Corbin and the late Bradley Corbin, David and his brother Roger took over the family dairy about 22 years ago.

  • 400 miles of bargains

     

    They came from miles away to search through miles of bargains.

    The annual 400-mile yard sale came through Campbellsville last week, and residents and travelers came from nearby communities and other states to see what they could find.

  • Drowning victim's family helps buy rescue boat

     

    If it saves one life, he said, it's worth it.

    Long-time friends and hunters Larry Stokes and Harold Wethington went duck hunting together for the last time in December.

    After Campbellsville Fire & Rescue swift water rescue team members spent hours searching for the men and they had been reported missing, they discovered Stokes, of Somerset, and Wethington, who was from Liberty, had drowned in Green River.

    On Friday, Stokes' family members gathered to honor his memory by helping those who helped them.

  • Children eat free lunch at local schools

    The goal is to make sure no child goes hungry.

    Children age 18 and younger can eat lunch for free at the local school systems and public library this summer.

    The program at Campbellsville Schools began a week ago, but the program at Taylor County Schools and the library begins today.

    At Campbellsville, meals are served in the high school cafeteria on Mondays through Thursdays, through June 27, and then from July 7 to July 31.

  • Relay for Life events begin Friday

     

    The goal is to honor those who have fought, and raise money so others, someday, don't have to fight anymore.

    Taylor County's annual Relay for Life events begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. and will conclude early Saturday morning.

    Last year, the event raised more than $52,000 for cancer research. This year, the goal has been set a bit higher at $55,000.

    Preparation for this year's Relay for Life events began with a kickoff in October, according to event co-chair Sheila Hayes. Her husband, Steve, is also co-chair.

  • Man charged with nearly 300 sex crimes

     

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with committing nearly 300 sex crimes. If found guilty, he could spend the rest of his life in prison as punishment.

    Willard J. Greer, 64, of 107 Pine St., was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    In one case, Greer was charged with 260 counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12. He was also charged with four counts of first-degree sodomy of a victim younger than 12.

  • Kassie Miller named Taylor County's Distinguished Young Woman

     

    She says she hoped she would win, but would have been happy even if she hadn't.

    Competing against 11 other soon-to-be high school seniors, Kassie Miller was named Taylor County's Distinguished Young Woman for 2015 on Saturday night.

    Miller, the daughter of John and Shelly Miller, also took home preliminary awards in scholastic, self-expression and interview.

    As Taylor County's DYW, Miller received $4,500 in cash scholarships, along with several gifts from local businesses and more than $62,000 in college scholarships.

  • Agriculture teacher's career goes full circle

     

  • Alleged murderer denied bond reduction

     

    Dale Brucker still sits in a jail cell, still not able to post the money required in exchange for his freedom.

    In April, Brucker's $125,000 cash bond was lowered to $50,000 cash, with a $1,000 deposit required.

    Brucker's attorney has said at many court hearings that he can't pay $125,000 for his release. On Tuesday, she told a judge that even though her client's bond was significantly reduced, he still can't pay the $1,000.

  • TRH health fair set for June 14

    It started in a hallway. But now, many years later, the crowd more than fills a school gymnasium.

    Taylor Regional Hospital will host its annual community health fair on Saturday, June 14, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Taylor County Middle School's gymnasium.

    TRH officials ask that those wanting to have blood work completed at the fair register by tomorrow.