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  • Public forum is Monday

    State Rep. "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, and newly elected State Senator Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, will host a public forum Monday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Carney said the purpose of the forum is to inform the public about upcoming legislative session issues.

  • Guthrie files for re-election

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie has filed his paperwork with the Kentucky Secretary of State's office to run for re-election in the 2nd Congressional District.

    The Republican is serving his first term in Congress after winning the seat in November 2008.

    "Congressional seats belong to the people, and my 2010 campaign will be about continuing to earn the trust of my fellow citizens," Guthrie stated. "I believe my congressional voting record and constituent services match the values and the needs of the 2nd District."

  • Sharing Christmas Joy

    Bicycles, games and toys galore were delivered to homes in Campbellsville and Taylor County on Christmas Eve.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue's Toys for Tots and Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department's Toys for Kids drives culminated Thursday morning with the delivery of toys to children in need.

  • Liberty man gets 90 days on sex abuse charge

    A Liberty man will spend 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl.

    Joshua Edward Lee, 25, of 3333 Snake Ridge Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram for sentencing on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

    Records from Lee's appearance, however, were only made available last week.

    Lee pleaded guilty in August to first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Two classes give smokers chances to quit

    Many people make promises to themselves in the month of January, either to spend more time with family, lose weight or save more money. Others resolve to put down their cigarettes for good.

    And Taylor Countians who make that new year's resolution are in luck. Classes to help residents quit smoking begin next week and are free.

    Officials at Taylor Regional Hospital and Taylor County Health Department are hosting Cooper Clayton smoking cessation sessions. Both programs use the same methods and materials.

  • Man charged with second DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.

    Charles B. Vernon, 50, of 3910 Finley Ridge Road was arrested Saturday, Dec. 19 at 5:09 p.m.

    According to Vernon's arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a report of a collision in a curve on KY 337.

    Court records state that a caller told sheriff's deputies that the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated.

  • One injured in Owl Creek crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a one-vehicle collision on Christmas Eve.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, John Seaborne, 38, of 180 Countryview Court was traveling west on Owl Creek Road at 1:50 p.m.

    The report states Seaborne's 1996 Dodge 1500 truck dropped off the shoulder of the road. As he attempted to re-enter the road, the report states, Seaborne overcorrected, crossed into the eastbound lane and struck an earth embankment. Seaborne's vehicle then went into a ravine, where it came to a rest.

  • Two injured in KY 76 crash

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on KY 76.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kayla Wethington, 17, of 1923 Reids Chapel Road was traveling northbound at 7:15 p.m. when she lost control of her 2006 Mazda.

    The report states that Wethington's vehicle spun into a ditch and overturned several times.

    Wethington and her passenger, Megan Rakes, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle. They were treated and released.

  • Courthouse mural in the works

    Taylor County's courthouse square will soon get another facelift.

    A mural depicting a Civil War scene will adorn the side of the courthouse, paid for entirely with grant money and a donation.

    In May, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers announced that Campbellsville and Taylor County had received an $8,000 grant from the Southern & Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association to pay for the Civil War mural project.

    Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator, wrote the grant application.

  • Alsager announces jailer candidacy

    Democrat Nick Alsager has announced his candidacy for Taylor County jailer.

    Alsager said he will "fight for what's best for the City, County and the people who live and work here to keep Campbellsville economics moving forward and flourishing."

    Income, Alsager said, should be the Taylor County Detention Center's primary concern.

    "I believe we need a jailer who can get the job done with a firm grip on procedures and proper accordance to state and federal guidelines in concerns to all inmates, both local and state."