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Local News

  • Last flu clinic of the year

    An H1N1 flu shot clinic will take place Thursday.

    Taylor County Health Department will host a free H1N1 clinic from 5 until 8 p.m. No appointments will be made. Vaccine will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and quantities are limited.

    The clinic is open to all residents.

    At last week's clinic, 160 vaccinations were given.

     

  • Cookies with Santa is Thursday

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Boys and Girls,

    As in years past, the Central Kentucky News-Journal has agreed to help me out with my incredible list of things to do this Christmas.

    The folks at the News-Journal have been collecting your letters and forwarding them to me at the North Pole. They've also hosted a coloring contest in my honor.

  • A Tour of Homes: Annual woman's club event a success

    The annual Campbellsville Woman's Club Christmas Home Tour was Sunday, and five homes opened their doors for tours.

    Proceeds from the Christmas Home Tour support Campbellsville Woman's Club projects, such as the annual scholarship awards.

  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    Decorated musical instruments, cups of hot chocolate and Santa's loud "Ho, Ho, Ho" ... This weekend was full of free events to help the Campbellsville community get in the Christmas spirit.

    A live nativity scene and Christmas caroling at Miller Park began on Friday and continued throughout the weekend.

    According to Dave Walters, pastor of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church, the nativity scene will continue for the next two Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church offered hot chocolate and a fire to keep the crowd warm.

  • Tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released an annual audit of the settlement of 2007 taxes by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp.

    The audit found Shipp's financial statement fairly represented the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period of May 1, 2008, to April 15, 2009. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

    Luallen found no instances of noncompliance and no matters involving control of financial reporting and operations.

  • Woman injured after being hit by car

    A Campbellsville woman was treated for injuries after a car stuck her Friday evening.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Misa Yurl, 25, was crossing North Columbia Avenue at about 7 p.m. when she was struck by a 1993 Buick Regal, driven by Hilda Sublett, 73, of Campbellsville.

    Yurl was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. She was treated and released.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Ryan Jewell investigated. Campbellsville Fire Department also responded.

  • Tourism moves to courthouse

    The Taylor County Tourist Commission will soon have a new home.

    Magistrates agreed during Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting to allow the tourism office to move to the former Taylor County Sheriff's office.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the sheriff's office has now moved upstairs to Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress' former office at the Taylor County Courthouse. That move, he said, frees the sheriff's former front office space on the main floor.

  • Council sets cell tower regulations

    Cell towers will no longer be erected in residential areas.

    Campbellsville City Council members approved the second reading of an ordinance amending a zoning ordinance concerning the placement of communications towers.

    The ordinance limits cellular and personal communications towers to business zone B-4 and industrial zones I-1 and I-2. The ordinance also requires anyone planning to erect a tower to complete an application and pay a non-refundable $2,500 fee.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Higdon wins senate seat

    Jimmy Higdon will be Dan Kelly’s successor in the State Senate.

    Higdon, the Republican candidate, carried four of five counties to defeat Democratic challenger Jodie Haydon 11,327 to 8,881.

    Haydon won his home county of Nelson by just under 1,000 votes, but Higdon carried Taylor, Marion, Mercer and Washington counties.

    In Taylor, Higdon earned 2,612 votes to Haydon’s 1,396.

     

  • Next to last defendant arrested in crime ring case

    A Michigan resident has been arrested and is the next to last to be charged in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Jeff Bonar, 43, of 597 E. Grand Blvd. #2 in Ypsilanti, Mich. is one of 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.