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  • With no state funding, school building plans put on hold


    Taylor County School District’s plans to build a new high school and a performance-based education campus are on hold.
    Thanks to the state budget woes, there simply is no money to help fund the replacement of category five schools. Category five school buildings are those deemed by state inspectors to be in the worst state of repair and in need of replacement. Taylor County Elementary is classified as category five.

  • Durham enters not guilty plea to murder

     

    A Campbellsville man has formally pleaded not guilty to killing his great-grandmother with a hammer.

    Jesse J. Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St., was indicted earlier this month and charged with the first-degree murder. On Tuesday, Durham appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram for arraignment.

  • Man dies after being hit by car

    A Campbellsville man is dead after being struck by a vehicle Friday night.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office news release, Aleksandr Karapetyan, 61, of 211 Misty Drive, was standing in the middle of the northbound lane of KY 55, near the intersection with Misty Drive, when he was struck by a 2003 Toyota sedan driven by Shirley A. Mardis, 69, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred at 9:26 p.m.

  • Medical care company added to jail lawsuit

    A Taylor County man who claims he wasn’t given necessary medical treatment while an inmate has filed suit against the company that provides medical care at the Taylor County Detention Center.
    Jamestown Attorney Derrick Helm filed a complaint on behalf of James Johnson in Taylor Circuit Court on March 31, 2010.
    Johnson originally listed former Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County as defendants. However, last Wednesday, Southern Health Partners Inc. was added as a defendant.

  • Woman in stable condition after crash

    A Columbia woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Hall Road last Thursday.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Martha Martin, 81, of Pleasant View Drive, was traveling west on Hall Road at 4 p.m. in a 2001 Mercury Sable.
    The report states that Martin said she looked away from the road and then struck a tree.
    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel treated Martin’s ankle at the scene.

  • Resident pleads guilty to growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to growing marijuana.
    Nicholas A. Tubbs, 22, of 119 S. Columbia Ave., Apt. 5, was arrested Sunday, March 11, at 11:37 p.m.
    According to Tubbs’ arrest citation, Campbellsville Police were called to his apartment to investigate a possible domestic violence situation.
    Court records states that upon arrival, Tubbs told Officer Scotty Perian that he had been drinking and smoking marijuana.
    Perian wrote that Tubbs had three suspected marijuana plants growing in plain view in a plastic bottle.

  • Resident accused of buying stolen gun

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with purchasing a stolen gun.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies received a complaint of a stolen gun last August.
    During an investigation, the report states, deputies determined that Josh Cochran, 23, of Salem Church Road, had purchased the gun from someone.
    Cochran was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen firearm. He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William Rice investigated.
     

  • Campbellsville woman injured in Marion County crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash near St. Francis in Marion County on Wednesday.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Kelly Cox, 21, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2005 Toyota east on KY 52 when she dropped off the right shoulder of the road, overcorrected and struck and embankment.
    Cox and her passenger, James M. Steele, 21, of Liberty, were transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon where they were treated and released. Both were wearing seat belts.

  • County to see state road improvements

    Taylor County will see more state road improvements this year than last.

    At last Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet district office in Elizabethtown presented a Rural Secondary Road Program report, which states that nearly $1.1 million has been allotted for 116 miles of improvements to Taylor County roads in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

  • Local interest in genealogy grows, residents fill class

     

    Debbie Gilpin was simply looking for something to do. The year was 1990 and Gilpin was recovering from gallbladder surgery.

    Thinking back to her grandmother and the stories she used to tell about family, Gilpin decided that researching her family tree would be a perfect project to see her to recovery.

    She says starting her research was easy.

    "I was very fortunate in that my grandmother had written down a few things," Gilpin said. "I started with that and then talked to other family members."