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Local News

  • Taylor native featured on travel Web site

    Usually, when people talk about travel, they are typically referring to either a need (work) or a desire (play). But for Taylor County native and traveling mom Vickie Cox, it's neither. And both. It's a calling.

    For the past six years, Cox has traveled to volunteer in countries ravaged by poverty where she works as a medical missionary.

    "The bulk of my service has occurred in Haiti," says Cox. "I've traveled to various other nations all over the world, but Haiti is where I feel I need to be."

  • Man accused of damaging property, threatening woman

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and criminal mischief after he allegedly caused thousands of dollars in damage and threatened a woman.

    George Edward Sullivan, 51, of 1115 Ed Sullivan Road was arrested Monday, Sept. 14 at 3:10 p.m.

  • Avon reps warned of fake check scams

    The Better Business Bureau is warning Avon representatives to be on the lookout for fake check scams.

    A woman who sells Avon contacted the BBB after she received an e-mail for a large order and a check totaling more than the actual cost of the Avon products. The products totaled $600 and the check totaled $2,500. The representative was instructed to deposit the check and wire the difference, via Western Union, to an orphanage that was supposedly expecting a donation from the individual.

  • Book features local funeral director's recollections

    The life of a funeral director is often thought to be a solemn one. However, as a new book suggests, it can be a humorous one as well.

    "Tales From Kentucky Funeral Homes" by Western Kentucky University Professor Emeritus of folk studies William Lynwood Montell collects stories from two dozen Kentucky funeral home directors and embalmers, including Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney.

    Along with his wife, Judy, Dabney has owned Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home since 1981.

    "It's just a very humanizing book," Dabney said.

  • Green River Lake water levels to be drawn down early

    Green River Lake water levels will be drawn down early in order to complete a construction project.

    A construction contract has been awarded to place riprap stone overlay on the upstream slopes of the Green River Lake dam and, in order to complete the work in a timely manner, the lake must be drawn down.

  • Survey shows youth drug use declines

    Drug and alcohol use among local students is declining but remains a concern, according to recent data from the Kentucky Incentive for Prevention survey.

    Conducted in the fall every two years, the survey asks students in sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grades various questions about drug and alcohol use and perceptions, as well as school safety.

  • '511' roadway updates now available through Twitter

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet now offers "511" traffic information through the Twitter Web site.

    This feature provides the latest road closures, delays, construction areas, vehicle crashes and other roadway incidents.

    "This service provides the customers another avenue to get the latest traffic information as they are traveling or planning a trip," stated Chuck Geveden, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

  • AOC OKs judicial center changes

    Work on Taylor County's new judicial center is continuing on schedule.

    The building remains set to open the second full week of October, with office workers moving to the building during the first week.

    The Project Development Board, the group overseeing the construction of the center, met Monday to discuss work that remains.

  • PRIDE offers $6,250 for litter disposal in Taylor County

    PRIDE has set aside $6,250 to dispose of the litter picked up by volunteers in Taylor County during Roadside PRIDE Month in October.

    Taylor County and Campbellsville could win trophies if they outperform other counties and cities during the month-long cleanup competition.

  • Buffalo family loses most belongings to fire

    A Buffalo family lost their home and most of their possessions to fire Sunday afternoon.

    Roger and Arlene Perkins, who live off Badger Road near the LaRue/Taylor County line, were about to leave their home about 2:30 p.m. when Arlene smelled smoke. Roger Perkins said he "looked up and saw smoke coming from the corner of the roof."

    "I told her 'Get out,'" he said.

    Perkins said his wife grabbed a ring that held sentimental value, but they were unable to take anything else from the house. He hoped they would be able to salvage some items.