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  • Police find 600 marijuana plants

    An investigation is still pending, with criminal charges expected, after Taylor County Sheriff's deputies found nearly 600 marijuana plants with a potential value of nearly $1 million at an East Martin Road home last week.

    According to a sheriff's office report, the deputies responded to a report of a gun shot at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at 430 E. Martin Road.

    Following an investigation, and after executing a search warrant, deputies found an indoor/outdoor marijuana growing operation at the home.

  • Elizabethtown woman accused of bringing drugs into jail

    An Elizabethtown woman has been charged with first-degree promoting contraband after she allegedly brought drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center while being booked on other charges.

    Jamie Nicole Thetford aka Jamie Nicole Davis, 30, of 502 E. Circle, Apt. C, was arrested Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m.

  • Four arrested in Miller Park concession break-in

    Two adults and two juveniles have been charged in connection with a break-in at the Miller Park concession stand Wednesday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to a call just after 10:34 p.m. Shortly after, two adults — Silas Jamal Cowan, 18, of Campbellsville and Brittany Ann Parnell, 19, of Columbia — and two juveniles were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. Parnell was also charged with falsely reporting an incident.

  • In the Garden

    The Campbellsville Woman’s Club annual Lawn & Garden Tour was Saturday and featured 10 properties this year — Campbellsville University, Dr. Ralph and Laura Tesseneer, Jesse and Bettye Jean Kincheloe, Dennis and Judy Surna, Lisa Gupton, Jesse and Lois Kendall, Don Metzmeier, Larry and Judy Grooms, Dale and Barbara Witham, and Roger and Elaine Witham.

    Above, top row from left: a bee settles on a Shasta daisy at the Surna home, a bear figurine appears to be fishing in a pond and a swing surrounded by fragrant flowers invites visitors to rest at the Metzmeier home.

  • Judge/executive to address chamber

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers will deliver his State of the County address at the July Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    The lunch, sponsored by Taylor County High School, is Thursday, July 9 at noon at the TCHS cafeteria.

    Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, July 7 by calling 465-8601 or e-mailing chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.

  • July 4th events begin Friday

    Hot air balloons, tractors, plenty of food and lots of fireworks. This year's annual Fourth of July Celebration will begin tomorrow and continue through Sunday.

    According to Greg Gribbins, chair of this year's celebration, several new and returning events will offer plenty for everyone.

    The biggest change this year, Gribbins said, will be the location of the main stage, sponsored by Windstream, which moves to Lebanon Avenue between Main Street and First Street, near Firestone and Best Financial.

  • Two injured in Broadway/Cherokee intersection crash

    Two people were injured in a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Broadway and Cherokee on Sunday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 9:40 a.m., Brad Pennington of Bardstown was attempting to turn his 1996 Chevrolet left from Broadway to Cherokee when his vehicle was struck by a 2005 Dodge pickup driven by Bobby Lee of Campbellsville. Pennington's vehicle then struck a 2002 Buick operated by Robert Netherland of Campbellsville. Netherland's vehicle was stopped at a traffic light.

  • Helping Hands

    They mended roofs, repaired decks and built wheelchair ramps. And they didn't charge a cent.

    For the past three weeks, church youth groups have tackled various home improvement projects in Taylor County as part of Kentucky Heartland Outreach's summer camps.

    In all, 331 church youth group members from Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois and Maryland participated, according to Melissa Green, KHO case manager. Youth groups spent a week at a time working on the projects.

  • County budget down nearly $600,000

    Taylor County will operate with about $600,000 less this fiscal year than last, even though the County now keeps all of its occupational tax receipts.

    The County's 2009-2010 nearly $8.4 million budget was unanimously given second reading Tuesday morning at a special meeting.

  • Student's art earns him a trip to Washington

    This past school year, freshman Jon Baker took an art class not knowing what to expect. Having never had any art experience before, Baker will soon begin his sophomore year at Campbellsville High School with two contest wins.

    Earlier in the year, Baker, 15, won a drug and alcohol abuse awareness contest. But the big win came just three weeks ago when he learned that a Greek vase collage he did in class earned him a trip to Washington D.C.

    Read more about this story and others in Thursday's print edition.