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  • 'I'll mow 'til I go'

     

    A lot of people in this area make a living working in yards — in a business or working as an individual.

    One of the busiest has to be retired teacher Oval Tapscott.

    The 72-year-old Campbellsville resident taught for 32 years (29 at Green County and three in Northern Kentucky (Kenton County) mainly in the business field.

    But when he retired 18 years ago, he knew for sure he was not going to sit at home.

    Years before he had worked and helped his son before going “full-time” for the last 18 years.

  • One killed in motorcycle crash

     

    A motorcycle accident on Barney School Road last Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of a Campbellsville man.

    Bobby Veatch, 46, of Campbellsville, passed away at Taylor Regional Hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred just a little before 4 p.m. Thursday.

    A report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office states that Veatch, operating a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle, was traveling on Barney School Road in the opposite direction of a 2018 Fed-Ex truck driven by 24-year-old Cody Stockwell of Guston, Kentucky.

  • 2018 Election Filings

     

    Filing for the 2018 election has begun, and several incumbents have filed paperwork for re-election. A few challengers have also filed to run.

    Below is the latest list of candidates the Central Kentucky News-Journal has received from Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney’s office. Those running as Republicans are marked with an “R” and those running as a Democrat are marked with a “D”.

  • County unemployment rate drops again

     

    According to recently released statistics from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce, Taylor County’s unemployment rate has dropped nearly one percent in September 2017 compared to the same time last year.

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate for September 2017 is recorded at 4 percent, compared to 4.9 percent during September 2016.

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate is tied for the lowest in the Lake Cumberland District, with Casey County also being recorded at 4 percent.

  • Grand Jury returns indictments against 18

     

    A Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 18 individuals with charges ranging from burglary to assault to drug trafficking.

    The indictments were released on Tuesday, and the following individuals were indicted:

  • Search continues for escaped Hardin County inmate

     

    William Jeffrey Glover, 46, of Elkhorn, escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center early Saturday morning and law enforcement says that he could be in Taylor, LaRue, or Adair County.

    Police believe he has contacts in each of these areas.

    Multiple reports state that Glover escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center at around 4:50 a.m. Saturday.

    Glover was working in the kitchen during breakfast preparation and allegedly stole a set of keys from the kitchen office, Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen told The News-Enterprise.

  • Pension session could affect local schools

     

    A special session regarding the state’s pension issue is likely coming up in the next few weeks, and state educational leaders are proposing that school districts close for a day to allow teachers and school employees to go to Frankfort during that special session.

  • Grand Jury returns indictments against 17

     

    The Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 17 individuals. Among those indicted are the following:

  • 'Sing Me Back Home' Concert set for Nov. 10

    It is going to be a homecoming of sorts for several Taylor County High School alumni in a little more than two weeks.

    Several former TCHS alumni will come back together for the first “Sing Me Back Home” Taylor County High School Alumni Country Music Concert.

    The concert will serve as a fundraiser for the Taylor County School District, with funds going toward finishing the sports complex at the new high school, according to Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook.

  • Butler arrested in LaRue County, faces additional charges there

     

    Local attorney Danny P. Butler is now facing another criminal indictment, with this one coming out of LaRue County.  He has been lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

    A release from Kentucky State Police Post 15 stated that KSP investigators were attempting to locate Butler after the indictment was released.

    An updated release on Friday stated that Butler surrendered himself to the LaRue County Detention Center at 2 a.m. Friday.