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  • Teen injured Tuesday morning

    A Campbellsville teen received minor injuries in a wreck Tuesday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, 17-year-old Alex Tungate was injured when the 2003 Kia he was driving collided with a 2003 Mercury being driven by Mary Ford of Campbellsville.

    Police said Tungate and Ford were both headed east on West Lake Drive. Ford was stopped, the report states, attempting to make a left turn into her driveway and was struck in the rear by the Tungate vehicle.

    Tungate was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

  • City School District sets tax rates

    Campbellsville Independent Schools will see a bit more money this year from property taxes.

    School Board members last week approved a 4 percent increase in the District's rate for real and personal property. The Board traditionally takes the allowed 4 percent increase each year.

    According to Finance Director Gayle Newton, the rate will generate an additional $84,521.79 this coming year.

    Newton, who recommended the increase to the Board, said the new rate is 43.8 cents per hundred dollars of property value. The tax is expected to generate a total of $1.6 million.

  • Liberty man accused of breaking into home

    A Liberty man has been arrested and charged with first-degree burglary after he allegedly broke into a Hillcrest Drive home.

    Anthony Shawn Wilkinson, 41, of 104 Segal Wesley Drive was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 12 at about 8 p.m.

    According to Wilkinson's arrest citation, the Campbellsville Police Department received a complaint that he was attempting to push in the door of a Hillcrest Drive home.

  • Man accused of violating sex offender registry terms

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly violated the terms of his Kentucky sex offender registration.

    Kenneth Agee, 43, of 85 Glasgow Lane was arrested Tuesday at 5 p.m.

    According to Agee's arrest citation, the state sex offender registration lists his address as 665 E. Martin Road but he was found living at the Glasgow Lane address. The citation states that he told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard that he had forgotten to notify registry officials of his address change.

  • More H1N1 virus confirmed

    Four cases of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the swine flu, have now been confirmed in Taylor County. But all of those who have had the illness have been treated and are now well.

    Amy C. Tomlinson, public health services coordinator with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset, said last week that a Taylor County man was hospitalized earlier this month for one day to be treated for the H1N1 virus. The man's wife and one of his sons also became ill, though two other children in the family did not.

  • Woman searches for independence

    She says it was the worst day of her life. But now, almost a year later, Casey Schiesser is getting her independence back.

    Schiesser, 22, was paralyzed from her waist down in a car crash last August. When she crashed, she was on her way to her former fiancé's house.

    She said she remembers that she left from working a double shift at a restaurant and had been arguing with her fiancé. It was foggy, she said, and the road was curvy. She said she knows that she struck a tree but doesn't remember much else.

  • One injured in KY 210 collision

    A Taylor County man was injured Wednesday in a crash on old KY 210 loop.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Marion Rutledge, 54, of 156 Dean Durham Road was traveling east at 3:57 p.m. when he lost control of his Yamaha Yuma motor scooter on loose gravel in the road and overturned.

    The report states that Rutledge was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue with a broken leg and multiple cuts to his head. He was treated and has been transferred to another hospital.

  • Juvenile admits to breaking window, robbing store

    A juvenile was arrested Tuesday night after confessing to throwing a brick through the front window of Pit Stop on Lone Valley Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, sheriff's deputies received a complaint at nearly midnight that an alarm had been triggered at Pit Stop.

    The report states that, prior to sheriff's deputies arriving on the scene, a witness stated that a vehicle had fled the scene and was traveling north on Old Columbia Road.

  • Motion filed for new trial in wrongful death case

    A Greensburg attorney has filed a motion asking for a new trial after a jury found that Taylor Regional Hospital failed to provide adequate care for his client's wife but didn't award the woman's family any damages.

    Danny Butler filed a wrongful death claim in Taylor Circuit Court in April 2007 on behalf of William H. Wethington, executor of the estate of Betty H. Wethington.

  • Rescue response better than national average

    Ask anyone at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and they'll tell you seconds count. And if you ever need Rescue, chances are they'll respond quickly.

    The average response time for Rescue in July was 7.46 minutes. While there is no set standard, the national average is 9 minutes.

    Rescue Director Allen Bottoms was pleasantly surprised with the average response times. This isn't a statistic that he checks often.

    "We're pleased with that time," he said.