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  • One injured in U.S. 68 crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Wednesday after she struck a guardrail with her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Margaret Tucker, 65, of McMahan Road was traveling west on U.S. 68 at about 9 p.m. in a 1998 Honda Civic.

    The report states that Tucker experienced a diabetic emergency and her vehicle left the roadway and struck the guardrail.

    Read more on this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • County will sell unpaid property taxes

    The good news - those who are late in paying their property taxes will now have a little extra time to pay. The bad news - if they still don't pay, they'll have to deal with a third party who'll charge them 12 percent interest, among other fees.

    For the first time, Kentucky is permitting counties to sell all unpaid property tax bills to third parties, a move that Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney says will help taxing districts collect money.

    Selling the bills, Carney said, allows the County to collect taxes that it may otherwise never collect.

  • Magistrate suffers medical episode

    Taylor County's 2nd District Magistrate John Gaines suffered what he refers to as a medical "episode" last Friday but has since returned to work at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Last week, Gaines said, he was awake and functioning during the three-hour episode but does not remember what happened.

    Word spread that Gaines suffered a stroke, though he says doctors have not confirmed that.

    Read more on this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Local man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Vincent Shively, 51, of 211 Baptist St. was indicted on charges of first-degree selling a controlled substance, his second offense, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Coming Home

    They have come back home. But this time, they'll be greeted by a new face.

    Campbellsville resident Bill Hudgins, who died last November, was a landlord who cared for nearly two dozen gourds that were "home" to purple martin birds.

    In an interview last year, Hudgins said that the birds first came to his home in 1995, and the same birds have been coming back each spring since.

  • Woman accused of distributing obscene material

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with distributing obscene materials.

    Mary Ann Anderson, 64, of 2450 Cave Road was arrested at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.

    Anderson was charged with two counts of distribution of obscene matter to minors and falsely reporting an incident. 

    Read more on this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Breaking News: Thunderstorm warning in effect

    A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in Taylor County until noon with a watch in effect until 6 tonight.

    According to the Taylor County Emergency Management Agency, the National Weather Service is encouraging residents to stay indoors during these storms, which are producing excessive lightning.

    According to the NWS, the strongest storms will be capable of producing strong and gusty winds, large hail, frequent cloud to ground lightning and a period of very heavy rain.

  • City occupational tax starts July 1

    Beginning July 1, those working in Campbellsville will pay a City occupational tax in addition to a countywide tax.

    During a special meeting Saturday morning, Campbellsville City Council passed a 1 percent occupational tax. The current countywide tax, which the City and County will cease to split on June 30 is also 1 percent.

    Before Council members began their discussion, resident Tonya Young spoke against the occupational tax.

  • One injured in two-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Friday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 55.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Lindsay Osborne, 17, of 680 McVey Road in Campbellsville and Kimberly Dalton, 41, also of Campbellsville, were traveling north on KY 55.

    As the women were approaching the intersection with U.S. 68, Dalton slowed her 1999 Ford Ranger for traffic and Osborne struck her from behind with her 1990 Nissan Maxima.

  • County receives cemetery grants

    Taylor County has received six grants through the state Cemetery Preservation Fund.

    The County will receive a $1,600 grant, each, for the preservation of Brown-Newton Cemetery, Chandler Cemetery, Pleasant Union Cemetery, Saloma Cemetery, Sprowles-Burress Cemetery and Spurlington UMC Cemetery.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.