Local News

  • Cancer victims say key is catching it early

    They caught it early. But if they hadn't, both say their stories would likely have very different endings.

    Campbellsville residents Barbara Dabney and Richard Phillips recently battled skin cancer. And, so far, they have won.

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

    Dabney's skin cancer experience began about three months ago during a routine checkup with her local doctor.

    She said she had a mole on her back near her waist that she believed looked a bit too large. Her doctor suggested that she have it checked by another doctor.

  • ELECTION: U.S. Senate Race, Republican candidates

    Jim Bunning will conclude his second term as a U.S. Senator from Kentucky next January.

    On May 18, five candidates will be vying to take his place on the Republican ticket.

    Among the remaining candidates, the front-runners are Dr. Rand Paul, the son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, and Secretary of State Trey Grayson, but they aren't the only options for Republican voters. Gurley Martin of Owensboro, Jon Scribner of Gray and John Stephenson of Independence are also seeking the right to run in November.

  • E-911 fails first-ever field data audit

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center has failed a portion of its first-ever audit, though officials say they are sure they will pass the next one in August.

    According to a letter dated Oct. 29, 2008, the 911 Center passed the wireless portion of the audit, but not the field data section.

    In the letter, which was written by an official from Stantec Consulting Services Inc. in Louisville to personnel in a state office, the 911 Center underwent an audit of its wireless 911 calls to check for data, software and mapping. All of the calls met those requirements.

  • County audit released

    Peercy and Gray PSC of Louisville recently released its audit of the Taylor County Fiscal Court for fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.

    The audit found that the Court had unrestricted net assets of $1.94 million in its governmental activities as of June 30, 2008, with total net assets of a little more than $7 million.

    In the audit, Taylor Regional Hospital had net assets of $39.9 million and Taylor County Airport had just more than $1 million. TRH had net cash and cash equivalents of $9.3 million while the airport had $82,165.

  • Sanders Road closed this week

    Sanders Road will be closed at the bridge from today until Friday. The road is closed so that workers may replace a bridge.

  • A walk of hope

    Rain didn't dampen the spirits of those who attended the Relay for Life Friday night at the Taylor County High gym.

    Hundreds of people showed up to support cancer survivors as they joined together to walk Relay's opening lap.

    See Thursday's issue for more on the Relay for Life.

  • County trades debt for roads

    The County might not be able to pay off one of its jail loans next year after all.

    At last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates agreed to use $300,000 set aside in the upcoming fiscal year's budget to help pay off a startup loan at the Taylor County Detention Center to instead pay for damage to County roads caused by flooding on May 2.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers recommended that magistrates agree to use that money for repairs because he said he doesn't know if FEMA will award the County any funding to help pay for the damage.

  • Reynolds announces constable candidacy

    Rick Reynolds is seeking re-election as 6th District constable.

    Reynolds has served as constable for 10 years and says he has enjoyed his time serving the community.

    He has completed training with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, U.S. Army firearm certification, National Weather Service, United States Deputy Sheriff's Association, Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, FEMA, D.E.A. and D.E.S. He also has certification from the Kentucky State Police in traffic radar and KyOPS.

  • Greensburg man charged in sealed indictment

    A Greensburg man has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    John Lewis Milby, 24, of 124 Graham Cemetery Road was charged with second-degree selling a controlled substance and possession of drug supplies.

    Bond was set at $5,000 cash and he was ordered not to consume drugs or alcohol. If convicted, Milby could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • A Blessing of the Hands

    They walked to the front, most wearing their crisp white uniforms, to receive their blessing and pray. They held hands, spoke their words softly and walked quietly back to their seats.

    Taylor Regional Hospital's second annual community-wide Blessing of the Hands ceremony was Monday night at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

    The community-wide ceremony began last year, with this year's hosted in memory of the late Bonnie Ford.

    Ford, who died 10 years ago, was a certified registered nurse anesthetist at TRH.