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  • Emergency road aid funds awarded to Taylor County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that Taylor County Fiscal Court will receive $50,000 in County Road Aid Emergency funds. The money will be used for two bridge replacements over Willowtown Creek — Mt. Gilboa Road and Harlan Caulk Road.

  • Farm Bureau president to address chamber

    Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau president, is May's Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce guest speaker.

    The lunch, sponsored by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration, is Thursday, May 14 at noon at First United Methodist Church.

    Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, May 12 by calling 465-8601 or e-mailing chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.

  • One injured in KY 55 collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Saturday after he struck another vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Leonard Barnes, 96, was traveling in his 1992 Buick on Lone Valley Road at 3:30 p.m. when he came to the road's intersection with KY 55.

    The report states a 1997 Nissan van, driven by Erica Gribbins, 17, also of Campbellsville, was traveling north on KY 55.

    Barnes pulled into Gribbins' path, according to the report, and Gribbins struck Barnes' driver's side door.

  • Campbellsville woman accused of having cocaine

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with having cocaine in her wallet.

    Maura Katlyn Kiger, 21, of 308 Summit Drive was arrested at about 2 a.m. Thursday, April 23.

    According to Kiger's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson received a report that she had stolen a $50 bill from someone at a convenient store.

  • Russell Springs man accused of DUI

    A Russell Springs man has been arrested and charged with DUI after he told police he had been drinking and smoking marijuana.

    Steve R. Jensen, 48, of 42 Shawnee Ave. was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

    According to court records, Jensen passed Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Underwood while he was following another vehicle closely at a fast speed.

  • One injured in one-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Wednesday after she lost control of her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Rachel Burress, 17, was traveling south on KY 289 at 9 a.m. in a 1998 Toyota Altima.

    The report states that Burress lost control of her vehicle because of water in the road. Burress' vehicle left the roadway and struck two signs in a yard. She traveled across another yard and into a creek.

  • Man accused of bringing drugs into jail

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of bringing drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center as he was being booked on a shoplifting charge.

    Joseph Keith Wooley, 30, of 406 Underwood St. was arrested at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

    According to Wooley's arrest citation, he allegedly stole items at Kroger in Green River Plaza. He was charged with theft by unlawful taking less than $300.

    When Wooley was brought to the Taylor County Detention Center, according to court records, another inmate told jail staff that Wooley had pills in a plastic bag.

  • Prevention is the key to flu virus

    No need to throw out those pork chops. Though the latest virus compromising human health is known as swine flu, it has little to with its namesake.

    "[It has] nothing to do with pork products," said Lake Cumberland District Health Department Medical Director Dr. Christene Weyman. "Animals, like us, get flu virus infections. Normally these are species specific, however, under the right circumstances flu viruses mix, producing a novel virus, which has components from all species and can infect humans.

  • Reunited

    It was an image he would never forget. As Jack Strawder pulled into his ex-wife's Lakeside, Va. driveway one Sunday in 1968, he saw a car pulling away. From the back seat of that car, his daughter, 9-year-old Vicki Sue, sat waving at him.

    "I thought they were going to the store, so I just waited for them to come back."

    They never did.

    And ever since, Jack has been looking for Vicki Sue.

    Last weekend, Jack, 71, saw his daughter for the first time in 41 years.

  • Making their mark

    History came alive for a group of Taylor County students last week, and they left their mark on history, too.

    The students, from the Taylor County School District's Student Technology Leadership Program, are participating in a statewide project to help locate Kentucky historical markers. 

    The students - from Taylor County elementary, middle and high schools - are locating about 25 historical markers in Taylor County using a Global Positioning System and will then enter their data on the Mapping Kentucky History project's Web site.