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  • Two injured in KY 76 crash

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on KY 76.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kayla Wethington, 17, of 1923 Reids Chapel Road was traveling northbound at 7:15 p.m. when she lost control of her 2006 Mazda.

    The report states that Wethington's vehicle spun into a ditch and overturned several times.

    Wethington and her passenger, Megan Rakes, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle. They were treated and released.

  • Courthouse mural in the works

    Taylor County's courthouse square will soon get another facelift.

    A mural depicting a Civil War scene will adorn the side of the courthouse, paid for entirely with grant money and a donation.

    In May, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers announced that Campbellsville and Taylor County had received an $8,000 grant from the Southern & Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association to pay for the Civil War mural project.

    Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator, wrote the grant application.

  • Alsager announces jailer candidacy

    Democrat Nick Alsager has announced his candidacy for Taylor County jailer.

    Alsager said he will "fight for what's best for the City, County and the people who live and work here to keep Campbellsville economics moving forward and flourishing."

    Income, Alsager said, should be the Taylor County Detention Center's primary concern.

    "I believe we need a jailer who can get the job done with a firm grip on procedures and proper accordance to state and federal guidelines in concerns to all inmates, both local and state."

  • McClerkin selected to participate in agriculture program.

    The opportunity of a lifetime. That's how Richie McClerkin describes his acceptance into the Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program.

    The 18-month program offers intensive study and travel experiences for a select group of young agriculturalists and those involved in agribusiness.

    And McClerkin, 30, a financial services officer at Farm Credit Services, is ecstatic to be one of the select few.

    "I'm still in shock about this," he said.

  • Naughty or Nice?

    Christmas is a magical time of the year. Because of that, we wondered if children ever consider just how Santa knows if they are naughty or nice.

    When asked the question, kindergarten students from Kristy Sullivan's class at Taylor County Elementary and Chanci Patterson's class at Campbellsville Elementary had these responses:

    Taylor County Elementary kindergarten students in Kristy Sullivan's class:

    Jacob Pruyear - It's magic.

    Glenn Hutchins - The teachers call him.

    Weston Garrett - The snow globe.

  • One injured in Saloma Road crash

    A Bardstown resident was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle crash on Saloma Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kevin Bertram, 48, of 115D Manor Lane was driving a 1998 Honda Civic on Saloma Road at 1:13 a.m.

    Bertram ran off the road and overturned in a ravine, the report states.

    He was transported by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel to Taylor Regional Hospital. He was treated and released and later charged with DUI.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Dickie Benningfield investigated.

  • Two injured in KY 210 collision

    Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision near Walmart on Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Kamarra Barnett, 24, of Greensburg pulled her 2001 Buick onto KY 210 from the Walmart parking lot and into the path of a 2001 Chevy S10 driven by Jared Underwood, 32, of Campbellsville.

    Barnett and a passenger in Underwood's vehicle, Lela Underwood, 62, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. Condition reports were unavailable.

  • Littlest Bell Ringers

    Anna Grace Eades, left, and Joshua Gaddis ring the Salvation Army bells Monday afternoon at Walmart.

    The pair were there representing Stoner Creek United Methodist Church.

    In all, about 80 people volunteered for this year's Red Kettle drive, which ends today.

    Riley Fuson drops some money into a Red Kettle with the help of his mother, Stephanie.

  • Magistrates approve budget amendment

    Magistrates had a special meeting Thursday morning to discuss several budget amendments and transfers.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney presented magistrates with an amended 2009 budget, which he said includes $30,000 to $40,000 more in excess fees than the County originally budgeted. Carney said some line items are different than originally budgeted, such as the salary, license transfer and usage fee amounts.

    An amount that has increased, Carney said, is the cost to offer credit card payments for customers. He said the cost is now about $5,000 each year.

  • GCU donates to detention center

    Greater Campbellsville United donated 200 pairs of socks to the Taylor County Detention Center on Thursday as part of a community outreach program.