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  • Court agrees to purchase new phone system

    The County will purchase a new phone system for the Taylor County Courthouse. But it will cost a little more than officials had originally thought.

    At last week's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told the Court that the cost of a new phone system for the Taylor County Courthouse is nearly $3,000 more than originally stated, at almost $14,000.

    Rogers said Windstream is the County's provider and he believes it must purchase any system from that company.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion County

    A Campbellsville man was indicted in Marion County Circuit Court recently.

    James C. Whitehouse, 23, of Lot 50, Arrowhead Trailer Park in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on Aug. 22, Whitehouse allegedly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person.

    Bond was set at $10,000. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

  • Man who shot at police pleads guilty

    The Campbellsville man shot by police after he allegedly fired a weapon at them has pleaded guilty to charges against him and will spend 30 days in jail and receive drug addiction treatment.

    Adam Douglas Powell, 23, of 506 Woodlawn Ave. appeared before Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

  • TRH, doctor deny local woman's allegations

    Taylor Regional Hospital and a Somerset doctor have denied allegations by a Somerset woman in their response to a lawsuit.

    Lebanon attorney Ted Lavit filed a complaint Thursday, Sept. 24 in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Tammy Stephens against Taylor County Hospital District Health Facilities Corp. and Dr. James M. Martin of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

  • Grand jury charges woman with murder

    The Campbellsville woman accused of setting her sister's house on fire has now been accused of murdering her husband.

    Geneva M. Hicks, 40, of 108 W. Walnut St. was indicted for murder Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury. Hicks was also charged with first-degree arson, first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    The charges stem from a May 2 incident.

  • Domestic violence continues

    She didn't know who she could trust. She was in the process of getting a divorce from her husband, who lived in another state. And though he never crossed state lines, that didn't stop the abuse.

    "He was hiring private investigators to watch her," said Leticia Salinas, Taylor County Victim's Advocate. "He was letting her know that he knew where she was at all times."

    The experience left the woman in a fragile emotional state. She was never sure who to trust. Anyone she met could have been hired by her husband to watch her.

  • Judicial center security costs more than expected

    Security at the Taylor County Judicial Center may cost a bit more than the County has budgeted. Magistrates discussed the cost of providing the security at last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp, whose office oversees security, told the Court that Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram has recommended that Paul Lacy, who has been coordinating the security officers, be hired as a full-time employee. Lacy currently works only 24 hours a week.

  • Committee forges ahead with new restrooms at VMP

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee met last Thursday to discuss the status of a new building at Veterans Memorial Park.

    Magistrates Richard Phillips and Ed Gorin and Chris Ambers, Robby Speer and Brad Lauer from Campbellsville Baptist Church attended.

    Gorin said that plumbing for restrooms at the new building will cost $4,700. He said the County Road Department has agreed to do some of the labor involved.

  • Motion for new trial denied

    A motion asking for a new trial after a jury found that Taylor Regional Hospital failed to provide adequate care for a local man's wife but didn't award any damages has been denied.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a wrongful death claim in Taylor Circuit Court in April 2007 on behalf of William H. Wethington, executor of the estate of Betty H. Wethington.

  • Committee discusses County budget

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met last Monday to discuss the status of this fiscal year's budget.

    Taylor County Treasurer Melissa Williams presented the Committee with a copy of what has been spent so far this quarter, with accounts circled in which more than 25 percent has been spent.

    Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Sheriff John Shipp, Jailer Rick Benningfield, Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie McNear and all magistrates except for Milford Lowe attended the meeting.