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  • Incumbent wants to find solutions

    Brett Guthrie was elected to serve as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky's Second Congressional District in 2008. This year, he's hoping voters choose to give him another term.

    Guthrie replied to a questionnaire from The Lebanon Enterprise that the most important challenge facing the country is improving the economy. (To read the complete questionnaire, click HERE.)

  • Tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen has released her annual audit of the settlement of 2009 taxes by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp.

    The audit found Shipp's financial statement fairly represents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period of April 16, 2009, to April 15, 2010. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

    Luallen found no instances of noncompliance and no matters involving control of financial reporting and operations.

  • Three seek to replace Bunning

    No matter who wins the Nov. 2 election, Kentucky will have a new U.S. Senator in January.

    Sen. Jim Bunning did not seek re-election, and his would-be successors include the attorney general, an eye doctor and a retired veteran.

    Democratic candidate Jack Conway and Republican candidate Dr. Rand Paul have garnered statewide and national attention. Billy Ray Wilson is running as a write-in candidate.

  • Magistrates accept road funds

    Magistrates accepted nearly $167,000 in funding from the State Transportation Cabinet to pave and patch some of the county's roads at a special meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28.

    The funding comes from the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid and will pay for paving and patching on Chaney Pike Road, Durhamtown Road, Pitman Valley Road, Sportsman Lake Road, Ferguson Lane, Oak Lane, Burdick School Road, Jay Street, Sassy Court, Sharp Farm Road aka Huckaby Road, Eunice Drive, Wood Drive and Feather Creek Road.

  • Local man appeals hospital case

    The Campbellsville man who sued Taylor Regional Hospital for damages caused by a shampoo cap and had his case dismissed has filed an appeal.

    Lebanon attorney Todd Spalding filed suit on Joseph C. Hughes' behalf in Taylor Circuit Court in March 2009.

  • UPDATED: Human remains found

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death after human remains were found near a cornfield off KY 208.

    According to a news release from the sheriff's office, a call reporting what appeared to be a human bone was received at 4:01 p.m. on Thursday.

    More remains were found after a search, according to the report, and have been sent to a forensic lab in Frankfort for identification.

  • 210 project nearly complete

    Business owners and managers are breathing a sigh of relief now that traffic on KY 210 has returned to a normal pace.

    The recent road construction project widened KY 210 to five lanes from U.S. 68 to KY 3183.

    This year, motorists on KY 210 have had to weave their vehicles through numerous orange cones and barrels. But with a big push in the last couple of weeks to pave the road, the majority of the work is now complete.

  • Fall Color

    Taylor County boasts many colors this fall.

    Above, a photo taken on KY 70, and a photo taken at Emerald Isle looking toward Green River Lake.

  • Campbellsville man accused of child abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with abusing a 5-year-old girl.

    Charles Robbie Murphy, 31, of 104B Ford St. was served with an arrest warrant on Monday, Oct. 18.

    Murphy was charged with second-degree criminal abuse, a Class D felony punishable by as much as five years in prison.

    According to Murphy's arrest warrant, he is accused of beating the girl on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

    Bond was set at $25,000 cash and he was ordered not to have contact with the alleged victim.

    He is scheduled to appear in Taylor District Court on Monday.

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Judge/Executive

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers will face Gary Osborne next month to keep the County's top governmental position.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all political candidates with opposition in next month's general election. Rogers and Osborne both returned those questionnaires and their answers follow.

    In addition to this story, the questionnaires Rogers and Osborne completed are posted as they were submitted on the News-Journal's website at www.cknj.com.

    Eddie Rogers