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  • 'Snow' much fun

    A winter storm dropped 2 inches of snow on Taylor County and gave students a four-day weekend but caused few problems.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, Taylor County Emergency Management public information director, by Friday afternoon there had been few 911 calls in relation to the storm.

    "We really have not had any major problems," he said. "We had a few reports of cars sliding off the road."

    About five non-injury collisions were reported, Dooley said, and only one injury collision.

  • Grand jury indicts several

    Several residents were indicted last week by a Taylor County grand jury, and indictments of others previously charged were unsealed by a judge.

    Two Campbellsville residents have been accused of welfare fraud.

    Margaret M. Smith, 37, of 1159 Maple Road and Melissa J. Bell, 28, of 106 Ashton Drive, were indicted Tuesday.

    According to the indictments, Smith and Bell are accused of knowingly making false statements or misrepresenting facts used to determine whether they are eligible to receive welfare assistance.

  • Weather Alert: Winter storm expected to hit area

    A winter storm is expected to hit Central Kentucky late Wednesday and into Thursday evening, leaving as much as 4 inches of snow behind.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, Taylor County Emergency Management public information coordinator, anticipated wind gusts of up to 30 mph will also lead to blowing and drifting snow, while temperatures to drop to near zero by Friday. Wind chills are expected to be below zero.

    Dooley suggests residents prepare for the storm by stocking up on food, medication, fuel sources for heat and by winterizing their vehicles.

     

  • One injured in one-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle crash after his vehicle slid on snow and ice.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, James B. Tungate, 72, of 152 Greenleaf Drive was attempting to make a right turn into his driveway at 9:14 a.m.

    The report states that Tungate's 1990 Chevrolet truck slid off the driveway and sideswiped a tree.

  • Sweeney announces U.S. Senate candidacy

    Louisville businessman Maurice Sweeney has announced his intention to run in the May 2010 Democratic primary for the United States Senate seat presently held by Republican Jim Bunning.

    Raised on his family's farm in Eastwood, Ky., Sweeney said he shares and understands Kentucky family's values, the lessons from hard work, and being a man of your word at a young age.

  • Applications being accepting for heating assistance

    Community Action is now accepting applications for the crisis portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

    The crisis part of the program, which began Jan. 4, helps people who have received an electricity/natural gas disconnect notice or who are within four days of running out of coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, wood or coal.

    Those with a disconnect notice must bring the notice to apply. For bulk fuels, self-declaration of the crisis is permitted.

  • Man injured in one-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash on Knifley Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, James O. Cox Jr., 32, of 1266 Speck Ridge Road was driving a 1998 Acura at 1:40 a.m.

    The report states that Cox left the road and overturned in a ditch. Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel transported Cox to Taylor Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.

    Cox was later charged with DUI, his second offense, and driving on a license that was suspended for DUI.

  • DRIVING WITH CARE: Fatalities drop in 2009

    The snow-covered wreath hangs on the relatively new wooden cross, placed there to remember him and his life. The American flag that also adorns the cross sways gently in the breeze, as snowflakes fall to the ground.

    Just across the road is another cross, this one with a different name but with the same purpose ... to remember her and the collision that took her life.

  • Breaking News: No school Friday

    Campbellsville and Taylor County schools have canceled classes for the rest of this week.

    Both Campbellsville Superintendent Mike Deaton and Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook canceled classes for Thursday when weather forecasts were predicting a 100 percent chance of snow by Thursday morning. The snow was a little later than planned, but it finally arrived about 8 Thursday morning.

    Deaton made the decision to cancel Friday's classes about 3 p.m. on Thursday.

  • Residents have many ways to follow legislative action

    As always, members of the public are welcome to attend legislative committee meetings and floor sessions while lawmakers are at the State Capitol for the General Assembly's 2010 session.

    But there are ways for residents to stay in touch with the legislative process even if they can't make the trip to Frankfort.