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  • TRH Auxiliary donates to hospital for equipment

  • Resident charged with DUI, carrying concealed weapon

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI after he allegedly drove after consuming Xanax pills.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, the office received a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver on KY 55 at 5:28 p.m. on Saturday.
    The report states that Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield and Senior Deputy Rodney Cox responded, located the vehicle and made contact with the driver.

  • Driver partially thrown from vehicle after crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Sunday after his vehicle hit a tree.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office press release, Timothy Hunter Yates of Cheyenne Drive was driving a 2004 Nissan Xterra south on Palestine Road at 7:15 p.m.
    The report states that Yates lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree in someone’s yard.

  • Use caution in donations

    The severe storms and deadly tornadoes that hit Kentucky and Indiana last week left many homeless, while others even lost friends and loved ones. There’s no doubt tragedy like this brings out the best in us, and we instantly want to do whatever we can to help.

  • Wise hearing reset for March 22 in Lebanon

     

    A decision as to whether incriminating statements will be allowed in a murder case has been delayed once again.

    Kathleen H. Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was indicted last July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph. If convicted, Wise faces as much as life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty to the crime. The prosecution has said it will not seek the death penalty.

  • County preps for new five-year solid waste plan

    Work to draft the county’s new five-year solid waste management plan is under way.

    Magistrates say the document will require lots of work and several meetings of the Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Sanitation and Environment Committee.

    The Committee met on Monday night to discuss how the document will be prepared and the county taking over operation of the Campbellsville Recycling Center.

  • Bypass lights to be replaced

    Campbellsville Bypass should be a bit brighter this summer.
    At Monday’s regular Campbellsville City Council meeting, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young told Council members that the street lights along the bypass should be replaced by mid-summer.
    The streetlights were taken down in 2010 when the state widened a section of KY 210 in front of Green River Plaza. However, once work was complete, the lights were never replaced.

  • CodeRED emergency alert service up and running

     

    CodeRED, the city’s new weather-alert phone service, is now operational. However, residents must sign up for the service.
    Though it was initially believed that all phone numbers would be ported over from One Call Now, that’s not exactly the case. Numbers are ported over for locally generated calls only. Weather warning calls are generated by CodeRED, and residents must sign up for that service.

  • Former educator, musician Ernie Wise dies

    Those who knew him say he was a man of God, community service and gospel music.

    Former magistrate, Taylor County School Board member and gospel music singer Ernie Wise died on Monday after a battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 64.

    Wise had been a gospel music singer since age 17. He was a founding member of the group The Servants and had sung with The Joymakers for about 16 years. Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said Wise had a number of positions that allowed him to serve the Taylor County community.

  • Pharmacists have mixed thoughts on meth bill

     

    A bill to help curb the production of methamphetamine has cleared one legislative hurdle and now goes to the other.

    If approved, Senate Bill 3, which is sponsored by Senate Majority Floor Leader Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, will decrease the over-the-counter purchase limit of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine from 9 to 7.2 grams each month, and impose a 24-gram yearly limit.