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  • McDonald's damaged in fire

    McDonald’s restaurant was damaged after a fire started in a fryer on Saturday, June 23.

    According to a Campbellsville Fire & Rescue report, the fire started in a french fryer and was contained to the fryer and overhead duct.

    The report states that the fire was extinguished by two dry chemical fire extinguishers.

    Twenty-five personnel responded with four apparatuses. No injuries were reported.

  • Jail lawsuit dismissed

    A lawsuit alleging that an inmate wasn’t given the medication he needed while he was incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center has been dismissed.

    In June 2010, Georgetown attorney Rocky L. McClintock filed suit in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Ralph Todd Maier.

    Rick Benningfield, Taylor County’s former jailer, and Taylor County government were listed as defendants.
    Maier’s complaint states that he was lodged at the detention center in June 2009 after being charged with DUI in Green County.

  • Cancer, health studies being conducted

     

    They are both free, take minutes to complete and could provide information to help make the community healthier.

    Taylor Regional Hospital is participating in an initiative by the American Cancer Society to better understand what causes cancer.

  • County seeking recycling manager

    The county is searching for an employee to oversee its recycling center.

    County officials officially take over operation of the city’s recycling center today, but they have yet to hire an employee to oversee its operation.

    At a special meeting last Wednesday, magistrates agreed to ask the city to allow an employee who was overseeing the center to stay there for up to a month to help train a county employee to do the job.

  • Fourth of July events set for Wednesday

     

    The heat might not prevent the crowd from coming, but it could postpone the annual fireworks show.

    Organizers have been preparing for Wednesday’s annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration for months now.

  • Camp Invention

     

    Taylor County Elementary School hosted Camp Invention recently for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

  • Nocturnal Creatures

     

    They learned why some animals go "hoot" in the night.

    Taylor County Public Library continued its Dream Big ... READ! summer reading events on Thursday, June 28, with a program about nocturnal animals at Green River Lake Visitor Center by Park Ranger Andrea O'Bryan.

    Participants in the upcoming Distinguished Young Women pageant also pitched in by painting the children's faces.

  • Criticial fire warning issued for south central Kentucky

    According to the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, the National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a red flag warning for all of Central Kentucky, including Taylor County, effective from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 28. The warning predicts strong winds and low relative humidity.

    A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.

  • Road work continues around Taylor County

     

    Work on local roads continues, and traffic has been slowed as progress is made. Workers with Signal Power & Light Inc. of Danville have been busy installing traffic signal sensors over a 2-mile stretch of U.S. 68. The work should be finished by the end of July, according to the Kentucky Department of Highways. Work on a separate project on KY 55 covers a 5-mile stretch from the Adair/Taylor county line to about KY 1701. Lanes will be resurfaced and the work should be completed by the end of this week.

  • CPD passes audit with top rating

    Campbellsville Police Department recently received the results from an audit conducted by the Kentucky State Police to determine compliance and accuracy of data maintained within the department’s E-911 Communications Center.

    Campbellsville Police had no errors in their data and for the agencies for which CPD helps with access to the Law Information Network of Kentucky and the National Crime Information Center.