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  • Public libraries concerned about budget cuts

    "Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library."

    American Author Barbara Tuchman

    Green County Public Library is now closed on Thursdays and Taylor County Public Library staff worry that their library could be next.

    Representatives from public libraries all over the state, including Taylor County, traveled to Frankfort on Feb. 10 to discuss statewide budget cuts.

    The Department of Libraries and Archives in Frankfort has had its own budgets cut. The cuts have reduced the size of the staff.

  • Man charged with violating sex offender terms, selling drugs

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Grant William Odegard, 43, of 120 S. Central Ave. was arrested last Monday at 4:45 p.m. by Kentucky State Police Trooper John Boyd.

    According to the Kentucky Sex Offender Web site, Odegard is a lifetime registrant who is a move-in offender from Michigan. The Web site states he was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct of a 27-year-old.

  • More love letter contest entries

    By Christal.Beard

    Dearest Kelly,

  • Family ties get donation for Hiestand House Museum

    The Hiestand House Museum is benefiting from Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly's former campaign fund.

    State law spells out just how Kelly, who was appointed to the judgeship last year by Gov. Steve Beshear, is to close out his former senatorial campaign account. One of those ways is by donating the money to a charity.

    And, thanks to Kelly's wife Darlene's ancestry, the Hiestand House is getting a portion of that money.

    According to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, Kelly had $105,331.51 in his fund on Nov. 12, 2009.

  • Fire still under investigation

    A Wednesday morning apartment fire is still under investigation.

    Campbellsville firefighters responded to a building fire at 3:16 a.m. Upon their arrival at 204. N. Jackson St., smoke was visible from the second floor of the eight-apartment complex.

    The fire was confined to the bedroom of one unit. Two other units suffered water damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

  • County receives FEMA funds for shelter, food programs

    Taylor County will receive $20,443 in FEMA funds to supplement emergency shelter and food programs in the area for 2010.

    Local groups may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency funds. To apply, groups must be non-profit, have an accounting system and conduct audits annually, practice non-discrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food or shelter services and, if the group is a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board.

  • Greensburg man dies of injuries received in crash

    A Greensburg man died Friday after he was injured in a one-vehicle crash nearly two weeks earlier.

    William Todd Fields, 45, was injured Tuesday, Jan. 25 in a one-vehicle crash on Old Mac Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kharece Shofner, 44, of 2083 Bloyds Bluff Road in Greensburg was traveling north at 11:30 a.m. in a 2000 Pontiac. The report states that Shofner lost control of her vehicle, left the road and struck a tree.

  • School on Monday

    Previously scheduled for a holiday on Monday, Feb. 15, students at Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County schools will be in class that day after all.

    The Campbellsville Board of Education met in special session Monday morning to amend the calendar, while the Taylor County Board voted at its Tuesday night meeting.

    Both schools have had to cancel classes on several days because of bad weather.

     

  • Icy roads cause problems

    Icy roads led to problems for motorists Tuesday night.

    Between 6 and 10 p.m., Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 dispatchers fielded 22 motorist assist calls and seven vehicle collision calls, according to E-911 Supervisor Anne Sanders. No injuries were reported.

    Sanders said calls eased up after that. There were no calls related to icy roads on Wednesday morning, she said.

     

  • Campbellsville man injured in collision Friday

    A Campbellsville man was injured Friday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Campbellsville Bypass and Nancy Cox Drive.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 5:38 p.m., Robert W. Perkins, 57, of Campbellsville was making a left turn from Campbellsville Bypass onto Nancy Cox Drive in a 1994 Honda when he was struck by a 2001 KIA driven by Jeremy Thewlis, 29, of Campbellsville. Thewlis was traveling west on the bypass.

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