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  • County to host annual clean-up events free to public

    Taylor County is hosting a couple of annual clean-up events later this month, both of which are free of charge to the public.

    The county and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management are holding their annual waste tire collection program Thursday, May 19, through Saturday, May 21, at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet building at 236 Bear Track Road.

    The program will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 19 and 20 and from 8 a.m. to noon on May 21.

  • National Day of Prayer celebrated locally

    People stood outside the courthouse on an unusually cool day on Thursday to reaffirm what they see as this country’s Christian traditions and principles.

    At a National Day of Prayer event, Steve Wagers, pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, said he was glad to be an American, a Kentuckian and a Christian.

    He quoted Psalms 33:12, which states: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people he has chosen for his inheritance.”

  • Campbellsville woman indicted for robbery in Marion County

    Taylor M. Hatfield, 19, of 413 Taylor Boulevard in Campbellsville, was indicted for first-degree robbery in Marion Circuit Court on May 2.

  • Murder case bound to grand jury

    A case involving a fatal shooting will go before a Taylor County grand jury.

    At a preliminary hearing Friday, Taylor County District Judge Amy Anderson forwarded the William Calhoun case to a grand jury.

    The Campbellsville Police Department arrested Calhoun, 25, of Lebanon, on Saturday, April 30, on charges of murder and first-degree assault.

  • Sen. Max Wise to host series of town hall meetings

     

    Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) recently announced seven town hall meetings across the 16th Senate District beginning Monday, May 9. Wise will be accompanied at the meetings by each county’s respective State Representative.

  • City has first reading of $25.5 million budget

     

    Campbellsville City Council members had a first reading Monday night of the city’s 2016/2017 fiscal year budget.

    At $25,508,496, the budget is more than $6 million more than the current budget.

    But Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young says most of the difference is in water and sewer budget, and comes from loan expenditures on water infrastructure improvement projects.

  • Summers gets five years for sex crimes

     

    A Greensburg man accused of a sex crime against a minor was formally sentenced Monday morning, after having pleaded guilty in January.

    Edward J. Summers, 23, of Hodgenville Road in Greensburg, was sentenced to five years on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony.

    Summers almost faced a jury trial, however, as he and his public defender Lauren Hunter made a motion to withdraw his guilty plea.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding denied that motion.

  • Woman killed in Saturday shooting

     

    A Lebanon man was arrested Saturday night in connection with two shootings, one of them fatal.

    The Campbellsville Police Department arrested William M. Calhoun, 25, on charges of murder and first-degree assault.

    Brianna D. Washington, 21, of Lebanon, was pronounced dead at the scene, and Shenitrea M. Vaughn, 21, of Campbellsville, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for possible life-threatening injuries, a CPD press release said.

  • Greensburg man to get 5 years for reported sex crimes from 2014

    A Greensburg man accused of a sex crime against a minor is set to be formally sentenced tomorrow, Tuesday, after having pleaded guilty in January.

    Edward J. Summers, 23, of Hodgenville Road in Greensburg, is set to be sentenced to 5 years on a charge of first-degree rape of a victim less than 12 years of age, a Class A felony.

    The indictment, brought by a Taylor County Grand Jury in November, from a reported incident on July 10, 2014, which the Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • United in ‘wordamony’

    Love was in the air on a warm April morning as students at Campbellsville Elementary School in Chanci Patterson’s kindergarten class witnessed the marriage of Mr. Q and Mrs. U.

    Students gathered to watch the union of Mr. Q and Mrs. U in holy “wordamony,” since Q and U never go anywhere without each other.

    CES Principal Ricky Hunt performed the ceremony.

    Hunt reminded the students that making words is a very serious matter and the two shouldn’t enter into their union without realizing their commitment to one another.