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  • Barn quilts a creative way to honor one’s heritage

    For Marilyn Clarke, the barn quilt that hangs in front of her barn on Smith Ridge Road, titled “Virginia Pike,” is a way to honor the age-old craft of quilting.

    “I went ... and got a sign painter to do my barn quilt,” Clarke said. “And Jim, my husband, hung it on the barn with some help … but [Taylor County RECC workers] did most of the hanging for free.”

    That sign painter was Don Swafford of Swafford Signs, who did several of original barn quilts.

  • Man arrested for having drugs

    A Campbellsville man was arrested on Saturday afternoon at Burke’s Outlet, primarily on drug possession and assault charges, according to a report by Sgt. Shannon Wilson of the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Ronald D. Hayden, 36, of Blue Ridge Road, was arrested by CPD Officer Roy Rodgers on first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), third-degree assault of a police officer, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

  • Support shown for parkway project

    Last month, Taylor County officials joined others in Frankfort for Heartland Parkway Day.

    Dr. John Chowning of Campbellsville University chairs the Heartland Parkway Foundation. That foundation has the stated mission of supporting the transportation project, which runs through Taylor, Marion, Adair and Washington counties.

  • Local man arrested on assault charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested late Saturday morning at a South Columbia Avenue business after a reported assault, according to a report by Deputy Dickie Benningfield of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Woman reportedly hits boyfriend with her car

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested on Sunday, March 15, after she reportedly intentionally hit her boyfriend with her vehicle, according to a report by Sgt. Shannon Wilson of the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Kara M. Tennyson of the 200 block of Bell Avenue was arrested on Sunday afternoon on a charge of first-degree domestic assault and is lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center, the report stated. The jail website stated she was there on a $25,000 cash bond.

  • St. Baldrick’s Conquer Week starts Saturday

    A child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes.

    And Campbellsville St. Baldrick’s is looking to help.

    Within the next two weeks, two major local fundraisers for the organization will be held to help raise money for pediatric cancer research.

    The annual Shave for a Cure event will start off what is being called St. Baldrick’s Conquer Week this Saturday, March 21.

  • Alleged bank robber arraigned

    An alleged bank robber pleaded not guilty to related charges in Taylor County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon.

    Thomas E. Riley, 52, of Lexington, will face a pre-trial conference at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, and a jury trial at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10.

    Riley is currently lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $25,000 full cash bond, said Taylor County Circuit Judge Samuel Spalding. The jail website lists his bond at $100,000.

  • Cyber snow days deemed a success for Taylor schools

    The Taylor County School District’s cyber snow days have been a success, to say the least.

    During the 2013-2014 school year, Taylor County students missed 15 days of school due to inclement weather. Hoping to avoid a repeat of that this winter, the district applied for — and was accepted — a new program that allows districts to use online or alternative means of instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency.

  • Myles remembered as animal lover, caring person

    Mary Myles was born on Oct. 18, 1929 in Owensboro, Ky., In the late 1950s, she and her family moved to Campbellsville, when her husband, the late William “Bill” Myles, got a job at Campbellsville University.

    Myles passed away recently at the age of 85.

    While not a native of Campbellsville, her advocacy efforts in the community did not go unnoticed.

    ‘We saw a need in this county.’
    Pat Abell had always been concerned with the condition and treatment of animals in Taylor County.

  • County set to begin pothole repair

    County road crews will hopefully soon be able to start fixing potholes and other damage related to the snowstorm, Taylor County Judge Executive Eddie Rogers said at Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    “Hopefully in the next week or so, if the weather holds up, we will be able to use the new machine,” Rogers said. “The road crew are to be commended for a job well done. I know that we did our best to satisfy everybody. Did we satisfy everybody? Probably not, but we did the best that we could under the circumstances.”