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  • One injured in Spurlington Road crash

    A Knifley man was injured Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Spurlington Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, James Buckman, 61, of 405 Robinson Ridge, was traveling at 6:54 p.m. in a 2009 Nissan Rogue when he told deputies that he swerved to avoid striking two deer in the roadway.

    The report states that Buckman’s vehicle left the road, ran through a barbed wire fence and struck a tree.

    Buckman exited the vehicle and walked to a nearby church were a passerby transported him to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Two injured in crash, cited for DUI

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday and then cited for DUI.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Francisco Guerra, 39, of Knifley Road, was traveling on Knifley Road at 1:30 p.m. in a 1990 Toyota.

    The report states that Guerra crossed the center line of traffic and struck a 2005 Saturn driven by Teresa Rose, 54, of Knifley Road in Knifley.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel transported Guerra to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment. Rose was taken to TRH by private vehicle.

  • Taylor County teachers earn Roger Awards

     

    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County School District had its second "Roger Awards" ceremony recently to honor exceptional teachers nominated by their peers, according to Susan Kilby, assistant superintendent.

    Kilby said the standards for nominations were based on evidence of successful teaching, including student growth (as measured by school data), innovative lessons, collaboration with colleagues and use of technology.

  • Local families earn volunteer service award

     

    Campbellsville residents Russ and Terri Slinker and Guy and Kathleen Lesperance were recently awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for their support of nonprofit EF Foundation for Foreign Study, the leader in high school exchange.

    For the past nine months, the families have opened their hearts and homes to high school students Beatriz Alarcon Zlatkis from Spain, Nattanan Kultrailak from Thailand and Emily Cho Ying Chan from Hong Kong.

  • Campellsville woman charged with fourth DUI

     

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with her fourth DUI offense.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were dispatched to a report of a reckless driver on KY 210 on Saturday at 4:16 p.m.

    The report states that deputies observed the driver driving from side to side of the highway and discovered that the vehicle has been listed as stolen in Jefferson County.

  • Ways to love your public library

     

    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Libraries are nonprofit organizations that depend on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations to help ensure that they remain free to the millions of people who visit in person or via the Internet each year.

    You can contribute to libraries by:

    • Consider a tax-deductible gift to your library. Libraries have memorial programs, endowments and other opportunities to support library services.

  • Campbellsville Schools will offer summer food program

    Campbellsville Independent Schools will again offer the Kentucky Summer Food Service Program.

    Meals will be served in the Campbellsville Middle School cafeteria Monday through Friday to children at no charge. The program began May 21 and continues through June 8.

    Breakfast will be served from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. and lunch will be from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    For more information, call Jeff Richardson at 465-4162.

  • CU students win awards in juried art show

     

    Campbellsville University recently had its annual juried student art show and many Campbellsville residents took home awards.

    Tim Wood, a Campbellsville resident and 2003 CU graduate, judged the competition. Wood works for the Taylor County School System as an art teacher.

    Rick Wilson, a graduate student from Campbellsville, received an honorable mention in the photography category with his photo "Timeless Sunrise."

  • Donors still needed for upcoming blood drives

     

    They say they do it because it’s an easy way to help other people.

    But the American Red Cross says not as many people donate blood in the summer, which can have an impact on the blood supply for those in need.

    American Red Cross Program Manager for Communications Katy Maloy says the number of blood donations tends to decline in the summer months, as eligible donors seem to find less time to give.

  • Drug court changes woman's life

    Her life was once full of partying and focusing on how to get her next high. But now, her life is full of her children’s ball games, meetings with other recovering addicts and classes to get her life back on track.

    Ashlee Karr, 27, was once addicted to prescription medications. She says her addiction led to her committing crimes to get her fix.

    Karr, of Campbellsville, who graduated from high school in 2002, says her use of pain medications began while she was a teenager.