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  • Pig flies at Taylor County Airport

     

  • County to spend up to $100,000 on Veteran's Memorial Park

     

    Work will soon start on the fields, restrooms and concession stand at Veterans Memorial Park, work that has been discussed for roughly half a year.

    At a special-called Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted unanimously to pay Tim Edwards of Campbellsville up to $100,000 to fix the lighting on all three fields - the two softball fields and the Babe Ruth field - and to work on the restrooms and concession stand.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge not able to be moved

     

  • Statue dedicated to fallen firefighter

     

    Fallen Campbellsville Fire Department firefighter Tony Grider was always thinking about others and always had something positive to contribute.

    That was the prevailing message at the unveiling of a statue in Grider's honor, located at Taylor County Regional Hospital's emergency waiting room.

  • Search for armed man ends in Boyle County

    The search for 36-year-old Matthew Dale Grider, of Casey County, ended Thursday afternoon in a field in Boyle County, after Grider fatally shot himself, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The search began Wednesday evening around 4:30 p.m. after a Kentucky State Police DESI (Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations) East Task Force Officer stopped to check on a stranded motorist on Sand Knob Road in Casey County.

    After running the vehicle’s license plate number, he discovered the owner, Grider, had active arrest warrants, the release states.

  • Governor signs rape kit bill

    A resolution that Gov. Steve Beshear (D) signed on Monday, March 23, directs the state auditor to study the number of untested rape kits.
    Senate Resolution 20, which passed the State Senate by a vote of 35 - 0 and the State House of Representatives by a vote of 98 - 0, requires that

    Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen’s office’s report must be sent to the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission by Nov. 1 of this year.

  • Drowning victim still missing

    Emergency personnel in Taylor, Green and Hart counties are still searching for a person who fell out of a canoe late Wednesday morning on Green River.

    “We’re still searching, and we’re still hopeful that we’ll find him,” Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith said.

    According to a report by Smith, the 66-year-old man and another man were canoeing on Green River in separate canoes at about 11:15 a.m.

  • Grandview wins 'Facility of the Year'

    The Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility won the 2014 Facility of the Year as awarded by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities and celebrated the honor with residents, friends and the community on Friday, March 27.

    An independent panel of judges awarded the distinction of Facility of the Year to Grandview based on strict criteria focusing on the quality of care for residents.

    The 81-bed facility offers residents a wide variety of interests and top-level health care while being an important member of the Campbellsville community.

  • Houk celebrates 40th anniversary

    Richard RoBards first met Suzy Houk in 1972, when he was working for the News-Journal as the sports editor.

    As part of the Taylor County High School newspaper staff, Houk and the other members would come by the News-Journal office — which was then located on Main Street — and compose their school paper.

    Even though Houk graduated from TCHS in 1973, it would not be her last encounter with RoBards, or the newspaper industry.

  • Bruckers could face separate trials

    Dale and Brianna Brucker may face separate trials, separated by 2 months, if Circuit Judge Samuel Spalding decides to sever their cases.

    Brianna Brucker, 22, and Dale Brucker, 28, who are charged in connection with a July 2012 murder, are already represented separately. If the judge severs the cases, Dale Brucker will be tried starting on Aug. 24, while Brianna Brucker will be tried on Oct. 26. They have a pre-trial conference on Aug. 4.