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  • 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.

  • One injured in KY 70 crash

    A Taylor County woman was injured Saturday after her vehicle struck a ditch.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Karla Hugar, 42, of 3513 Gaddis Ridge Road was traveling on KY 70 at 8:19 a.m.

    The report states that Hugar's 2001 Dodge hit a slick patch of road and spun around into a ditch.

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

  • Campbellsville man faces second federal indictment

    The Campbellsville man who appeared on a reality television show throwing a lavish birthday party has been indicted again by a federal grand jury on charges of fraud and money laundering.

    A U.S. Attorney's Office news release states that Gary Moss Milby, 55, along with Lexington attorney Bryan S. Coffman and Megan A. Coffman, both 46, and Vadim Tsatskin, 36, of Ontario, Canada have been charged with wire fraud and mail fraud. Bryan and Megan Coffman were also indicted for 11 counts of money laundering.

  • UPDATE: Higdon wins 14th DIstrict senate seat

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

    Higdon carried four of five counties to defeat Democratic challenger Jodie Haydon 11,327 to 8,881 in the 14th District Senate race.

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

    In Taylor, Higdon earned 2,612 votes to Haydon's 1,396 for a 23 percent voter turnout. Turnout was 24 percent across the 14th Senate.

  • Special Election is tomorrow

    Voters will decide who replaces Dan Kelly in the 14th District Senate seat in a Special Election tomorrow.

    Republican Jimmy Higdon and Democrat Jodie Haydon will face off in the election. No write-in candidates filed.

    Both candidates were nominated by their parties about a month ago after Kelly resigned his seat to accept an appointment to the 11th Judicial Circuit. (For more on the candidates, see related story.)

    There will be a few changes in store for some voters, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney.

  • Negative ads, budget shortfall main focus of second debate

    Negative advertising, video lottery terminals, tax reform and the state budget shortfall were among Jimmy Higdon and Jodie Haydon's favorite things Wednesday night during a live debate on Bardstown's PLG-TV Channel 13.

    The candidates for Kentucky's 14th District Senate seat, which represents Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties, disagreed on whether Kentucky has a revenue or spending problem and if now is the right time for tax code reform. They also had different opinions on allowing video lottery terminals at racetracks.

  • Next H1N1 clinic is Thursday, Dec. 3

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department is planning another public flu clinic for H1N1 vaccinations.

    The clinic will be Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Taylor County Health Department. This clinic will offer the injectable form of the vaccine only. These vaccinations are reserved at this time for individuals who fall into the priority groups identified by the Centers for Disease Control. No appointments will be made. Vaccines will be available on a walk-in basis.