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  • Single mother of 10 gets first home

    After moving everything in, she says she's going to paint and do some much needed landscaping. "The only thing I can't wait to do is paint those purple shutters."

    At the age of 50, Dawn Novak is purchasing her first home. "First and last," she says with a smile.

    And with the help of Community Ventures Corp., Novak will get some financial assistance to make the purchase possible.

  • Taylor County Fair

    See the Accent and Milestones pages in Monday's print edition as well as a slideshow at the bottom of today's home page for more photos from this year's Taylor County Fair.

  • FOL fire report months away

    Campbellsville's fire chief says he doesn't believe Tuesday's fire at the former Fruit of the Loom building was intentionally set, but a report of the official cause might be months away.

    The east side of the building at the factory, which closed its doors in 1998, caught fire early Tuesday morning.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said at a press conference last week that three explosions inside the building were confirmed.

  • Two horses killed in collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured and two horses were killed Tuesday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Matthew T. Cash, 26, of 7834 Liberty Road was traveling west on KY 70 at 6:08 a.m.

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

  • Resident charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with drug crimes 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.

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

  • County says 'no'' to mowing abandoned properties

    The County will no longer mow the lawns of properties that have been abandoned or are in foreclosure.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that the County has recently received nearly a dozen requests to mow the yards of homes that have been abandoned or are in foreclosure.

    "Are we in the mowing business?" he asked.

    Rogers asked magistrates if they wanted the County to continue to mow the yards.

  • Two from Taylor County arrested in Texas

    Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested in Texas and charged with possession of more than 50 pounds of marijuana.

    According to court records from the Texas Highway Patrol Division, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Joseph Hogue stopped a Dodge vehicle on Saturday, May 9 at 3:24 a.m. for speeding on I-30 in Hopkins County.

    Court records state that the driver of the vehicle, Thomas William Sprowles, 43, of 6399 Hodgenville Road said he was coming from the Dallas area and that he appeared nervous.

  • Cub Scout Day Camp

    Scouts from Taylor, Green and Adair counties attended this year's Cub Scout Day Camp at The Homeplace on Green River last week.

    Over a five-day period, scouts participated in sports, crafts, farm safety, archery, BB gun safety and more.

    On Thursday, scouts and their families camped out.

  • Three injured in Main Street collision

    Three people were injured Saturday in a one-vehicle collision on West Main Street.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Hannah Parrish, 17, of 3277 Marshall Ridge Road in Greensburg was traveling west on Main Street at 1:08 a.m.

     

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

  • County has a new deputy

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Richard A. Benningfield was among 25 officers who recently graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

    Law enforcement officers from 21 agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training in Richmond.

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