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  • Grand jury indicts 15

    A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted 15 people last week, largely on charges related to theft, drug possession and assault.

    Dayle “Dre” Thornton, 21, of Bell Avenue in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, third-degree assault of a police or probation officer and first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, all Class D felonies; resisting arrest and fourth-degree domestic assault with no visible injury, both Class A misdemeanors; and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, a Class B misdemeanor.

  • Backpacks for Veterans helps homeless vets

    A local woman and a homeless shelter are working together to make sure homeless veterans have what they need to survive the winter.

    “I don’t want anyone to be cold,” said Linda Montgomery.

    She had the idea to provide backpacks filled with supplies to homeless veterans, what she calls Backpacks for Veterans.

  • Area agencies to give gifts to children

    Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice and with the help of Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency’s holiday help program more than 400 children will receive presents this Christmas.

    This year’s Toys for Kids and Toys for Tots drives, organized by Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS, is collecting money, toys, clothes and more to give to children who might otherwise not have Christmas gifts.

  • Stopping overflows could cost millions

    Preventing further sewer overflows in the city will require several solutions and cost millions of dollars.

    That was the general message from a meeting of the city’s Water and Sewer Committee meeting, which met Wednesday evening.

    Building new infrastructure at the Wastewater Treatment Plant – namely, two clarifiers and a belt press – to help deal with sludge will cost upwards of $4,362,000.

  • Cookie swap

    As the holiday season starts to quickly approach it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cookies and treats.

    The Women’s Ministry at Campbellsville Baptist Church offered a fun alternative to the routine baking rituals with a cookie swap.

    This was the first time the group has done a cookie swap with the viewing of a Christmas movie.

  • Murder suspect has yet to be arraigned

    A murder suspect remains in jail on a $1 million full cash bond after a second arraignment hearing without an attorney present.

    At an arraignment hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram scheduled a third arraignment hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 20, for Jorge Serrano Gavarrete, 20, who for the second time didn’t have an attorney present.

    At that hearing, Bertram told Gavarrete that he could appoint a public defender for him. But Gavarrete, speaking through an interpreter, said he already had an attorney from Louisville.

  • Socks 4 Troops comes to Campbellsville Shoe Sensation

    December is the giving season and there are many ways to support our men and women in uniform. Making sure they have good socks to wear is the goal of a program at Shoe Sensation in Campbellsville.

    Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of name brand family shoe stores, is sponsoring Socks 4 Troops company wide. Each store is collecting socks for active duty military and local veterans in the community. In addition to the socks they are also collecting shoelaces.

    This is the first time the Campbellsville location has participated in the program.

  • Future trail extension possible

    More work is being done on the Trace-Pitman Greenway. But residents of a neighboring subdivision are concerned about an expansion that was floated earlier this year.

    At Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting, Faulkner Place resident Jim Hardin gave the city a petition not to expand the walking trail to a small pond near that subdivision.

  • Crews working on new TRH Rehabilitation Center

    A rehabilitation center across the street from Taylor Regional Hospital should be complete and open by October 2017.

    “Major construction is underway,” said TRH Public Relations Director Ann Dabney.

    TRH CEO Jane Wheatley said that in addition to having facilities for rehabilitation and physical therapy, the $5 million 15,347-square-foot building will house orthopedic surgeons Dr. Ruben Gonzalez and Dr. Galen Weiss, and a podiatrist, Dr. Matt Feltner.

  • Work underway on ‘Archive Center’

    There should be a roof over the site of the future Taylor Regional Archive Center by the end of the year, and it will likely be complete by next May.

    That is what county historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith said late last week. She and others are excited about the prospect of moving their historical documents to the new center.

    “We want to get it moved and in order,” Gorin-Smith said.