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  • Funding for LIHEAP now depleted

    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program’s crisis component paid out less this year than last.
    This year, $93,710 in crisis payments went to 557 Taylor County households. Last year, $217,401 in crisis benefits were paid to 1,145 Taylor County households.

    Administered by Lake Cumberland Community Action, the crisis portion of LIHEAP helps people who have received an electricity/natural gas disconnect notice or who are within four days of running out of coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, wood or coal.

  • House approves state budget

     

    The state budget is in the hands of the Senate today, passing the House 78-17 last Wednesday.
    The House approved two-year budget plans for all three branches of state government, including a $19.5 billion Executive Branch budget plan that would cut spending for many state agencies by 8.4 percent.

  • Library to offer family movie nights

    Taylor County Public Library plans to host movie nights.
    At its regular meeting Monday, the board approved a four-year movie licensing agreement that would allow the library to screen movies from several major film studios.

  • Bone marrow drive scheduled as two locals fight for their lives against leukemia

    Two Campbellsville residents were diagnosed with leukemia in December and are now fighting for their lives. On Thursday, residents will have a chance to help the two with their fight.

    Taylor Regional Hospital will host a bone marrow donation drive on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kayla Dickens, a patient care tech at TRH, has helped organize the drive, which is hosted in honor of Campbellsville natives Natalia Gowin Warren and Josh Davis, who were diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. AML is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

  • McConnell seeks to protect Kentucky jobs

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has called on Congress to approve his legislation, The Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2012, which requires the director of the Bureau of Prisons to be appointed by the president, by and with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.

    Currently, the director of BOP is appointed by the U.S. Attorney General from within the executive branch and is largely insulated from congressional accountability.

  • City accepting donations for West Liberty tornado relief

    Those wanting to donate money to the tornado relief efforts in West Liberty can do so at Campbellsville's City Hall.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said West Liberty officials are asking for monetary donations rather than supplies. He said the officials said they have simply run out of room to store donated items.

    Anyone wishing to donate can do so at City Hall or at the drive-through window at Campbellsville Water Co. Checks should be made payable to City of Campbellsville Disaster Fund or City of West Liberty.

  • Local man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

     

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl.

    In exchange for his guilty plea, the prosecutor has recommended that he receive probation and be ordered to register as a sex offender.

    Nathan J. Bradshaw, 24, of 420 Kenny St., was indicted last August by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12 and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • One injured in KY 210 crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Monday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Morgan Jones, 23, of Elizabethtown, was driving a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee west on KY 210 at 10:55 p.m. when he crossed the center line of traffic and struck a 2005 Kia, driven by Mary Wethington, 50, of Campbellsville.

  • Dog dumper pleads guilty

    A Campbellsville woman has pleaded guilty to 23 charges of second-degree cruelty to animals in Marion District Court.
    Christina Gribbins was sentenced to two years’ probation on March 5 and was ordered to pay $1,856.87 in restitution to the Marion County Animal Shelter. She was also ordered to complete 100 hours of community service at the shelter.
    Gribbins, 36, of 173 Spurlington Road, confessed to abandoning 23 dogs on KY 412 in Marion County on Jan. 24, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements. Gribbins was arrested Feb. 7.

  • Taylor County native studies abroad

     

    Campbellsville High School alum and Western Kentucky University junior Morgan Murrell studied abroad in Ecuador this winter.

    While abroad, Murrell and 30 other students from WKU studied agricultural issues in coastal regions.

    Murrell also took part in a dental sealant project at orphanages and public schools led by Dr. Rankin Skinner.

    Local dentists Marlene Richerson and Abby Coyle donated toothbrushes and toothpaste that Murrell gave to children in the villages they visited.