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Local News

  • Year in Review

     

    Taylor Countians made headlines in 2014, experiencing many triumphs but also much tragedy.

    Last year saw new political figures elected, ground broken for new Taylor County schools and the local economy improving.

    Taylor County saw its first line of duty death when Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider died in September.

  • Officials, community leaders ring in the new year

     

    With the calendar now turned to 2015, local officials and community leaders are reflecting on their hopes for the year.

    From being more thankful to spending quality time with friends and family to continuing to lead the community, officials are vowing to not take what they have for granted.

  • WLEX removed from Comcast lineup

     

    As of Thursday, Jan. 1, those who like to watch Campbellsville native Nancy Cox Kenny deliver the news on WLEX television will no longer be able to.

    Comcast recently sent notices to its customers stating that, effective today, WLEX, Channel 6, will no longer be available on the Xfinity television lineup.

    The notice states that the channel no longer being available is "due to a recent change with WLEX."

  • Author to write about Taylor County School District

     

    Mike Raible has been in public education for almost 25 years, but he said he has never seen anything like the Taylor County school district's performance-based education initiative.

    And that's why he wants to spread the word.

    Raible first read about what Taylor County is doing after reading a story on the subject in an education magazine. He was immediately intrigued because, for the past several years, his job description has been to solve problems in various school districts.

  • Delivering Christmas

     

    Firefighters and EMS workers brought Christmas to hundreds of children in Taylor County on Christmas Eve morning.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS volunteers pitched in for this year's annual Toys for Kids and Toys for Tots drives, respectively.

    Donations and toys were collected for months and organizers then worked with Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency workers to gather the names of families asking for help this Christmas season.

  • Families file suit against gas companies

    Eight families have filed suit against a gas company, claiming that a severe leak where they lived has caused them damages and illness.

    In all, seven lawsuits have been filed in Taylor Circuit Court against Marathon Petroleum Co.

    Six of them were filed on Dec. 16. The other was filed in August.

    The lawsuits claim that the defendants are responsible for damages caused by a "catastrophic release" of gasoline at their homes in the Lebanon Avenue area in December 2013.

  • Campbellsville man to serve federal prison time

     

    A Campbellsville man currently incarcerated on robbery and other charges was recently sentenced to serve federal prison time for robbing two banks.

    According to a U.S. District Court news release, Joshua Riley Spangler, 29, was sentenced to serve nearly 13 years in prison, followed by three years' supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $10,144 in restitution.

    Federal court records list Spangler's address as Hodgenville, though current Taylor Circuit Court records list him as living at a home on Sheridan Drive in Campbellsville.

  • Police arrest three after drug investigation

     

    Three have been arrested and others are expected to soon face drug charges.

    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, officers arrested three residents last Monday and charged them with selling drugs.

    Arrested were:

    • Donald "Memphis" Gibbs, 44, charged with three counts of first-degree selling more than 4 grams of cocaine.

    • Sara Teel, 25, charged with two counts of first-degree selling more than 2 grams of heroin.

  • A Christmas Eve reunion

     

    She says it was the best Christmas she has ever had. And now, they won't let distance separate them anymore.

    After not seeing each other for 20 years, Ada Milby and her granddaughter, Amanda Davis, were reunited on Christmas Eve.

    "I haven't seen her since she was in first grade," Milby said, with tears in her eyes. "I love her to death."

  • What does Santa get for Christmas?

     

    Today is Christmas, and local kindergarten students know all things Santa.

    They know about how he prepares for Christmas Eve, how he manages to visit all the children in the world in one night and how he checks his naughty and nice list.

    And they also know what gifts he might receive for Christmas.