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  • 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."

  • Schoolhouse will be repaired

     

    A nearly 100-year-old piece of Taylor County's education history will soon get the facelift it needs.

    Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook said the District will move forward with plans to repair Friendship Schoolhouse, which sits behind Taylor County High School and serves as a museum.

    Over the past couple of years, the schoolhouse has fallen into a state of disrepair. Paint is peeling from the outer walls and boards are damaged from termites. Cook said the schoolhouse has now been treated for the termites.

  • Help available to kick smoking

    For those looking to quit smoking, Wednesday is a good day to stop.

    Wednesday is national Kick Butts Day, a day health departments and schools will be advocating against tobacco use.

    Students in local schools will get that message loud and clear. And those who want to quit smoking have lots of resources in Taylor County to help.

  • Reality Town

     

    Nearly 300 eighth-grade students from Taylor County and Campbellsville middle schools took a trip to Reality Town on Thursday at TCMS.

    The event shows students what life is like as adults, assigning them jobs and wages.

    Students then visit various booths where they must pay for housing, health care, insurances, groceries and other necessities.

  • County to help find 'lost' money

    Magistrates have agreed to help residents find some "lost" money.

    At last Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted to participate in Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach's unclaimed property Treasure Finders program.

    According to www.kytreasury.com, the program began as a way to help residents find their unclaimed property, including financial assets such as abandoned savings and checking accounts, non-cashed checks and travelers checks turned over to the state after a period of time.

  • In the Jungle

    There were monkeys, snakes and a bear. And some elephants and a tiger joined the jungle, too.

    Cardinal Station, the 21st Community Learning Center at Taylor County Elementary School, and the TCES Chorus presented Disney's "The Jungle Book Kids" last weekend to packed audiences.

    Performances were at Russ Mobley Theater on the Campbellsville University campus.

  • TCHS to offer wrestling program

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    Taylor County High School will offer a wrestling program next school year.

    At its regular meeting Tuesday, Taylor County School Board gave unanimous approval to starting the program immediately, as well as paying the program's coach, Ian Hoskins, $1,900 - one-half of the annual salary.

    TCHS Principal Charles Higdon Jr. said there is a lot of work to be done before the season starts this fall, which is why he asked the Board for its blessing to start early.