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  • Helping Our Neighbors

    Campbellsville firefighters responded to a blaze at Sandy’s Grill in Liberty on Jan. 3.

    Above, firefighters use their new aerial ladder truck to aim hoses at the roof of the building.

    The firefighters and their ladder truck are credited with saving the adjoining building that housed Casey County’s Family Support Office.

  • Sex charges amended

    Two men, one from Campbellsville, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 8 to face sex charges against them.

    One man was granted a pretrial diversion, while the charge against the other man was dismissed.

    Records from the appearances, however, weren't made available at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office until last Monday.

    Corey Mathies Caldwell

    Caldwell, 31, of 4141 Chrysler Ave. in Independence, Mo. was indicted on charges of third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy in December 2007.

  • Searching for a new home

    The small puppy, cupped in the hands of Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris, looks around at his new home. In the background, a chorus of barks erupts and the puppy's ears perk up.

    He may have a new home, but he's not alone. This animal shelter is full.

    And, according to Harris, the shelter is applying for grant funding to expand for a third time.

  • '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.