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  • 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.

  • Trading spaces

    The Taylor County Courthouse will soon look different inside, but not just because Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress' office won't be there.

    Many offices in the building will shift locations after Burress moves his office to the nearly completed Taylor County Judicial Center.

    A committee to coordinate the move met Thursday to discuss the changes in office and storage space.

  • Reaching the Top

    They are the best of the best. They've earned the highest rank the Boy Scouts of America can bestow. The six members of Boy Scout Troop 149 in Campbellsville are now Eagle Scouts.

    And to have six scouts from one troop earn that distinction is nearly impossible.

    In fact, according to the Boy Scouts of America, only about 5 percent of all Scouts earn the top honor. Add Spencer Dalton, Kris Spegal, Zach Bottoms, Andrew Eppers, Tyler Bland and Matt Eppers to the short list.

  • Court disagrees about payment for project

    Magistrates have agreed to pay an outstanding bill for work on the now complete Courthouse Square and Streetscape renovation projects.

    But they have also agreed to hold off on paying nearly $6,000 in project change orders that some officials say weren't approved before completed.

    If paid, the change orders would put the project at more than $30,000 over budget. And officials involved aren't sure how the project's cost rose above its budget and who exactly is responsible.

  • CU economic impact in community more than $90 million

    Campbellsville University has a total economic impact of $90 million in the Taylor County community. And total local tax revenue generated by CU operations tops out at nearly $1 million, according to a new study recently completed by Younger and Associates of Jackson, Tenn.

    The $90 million figure is up 18 percent from the 2007 amount of $76.1 million.

    Campbellsville University President Dr. Michael V. Carter said the economic impact figure measures exactly how many dollars flow through Taylor County's economy because of the operations at CU.