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  • Rehab facility could open this year

    The Taylor County Community Hope could begin accepting clients as early as this winter.

    According to Cindy Lanham, public information officer at the Kentucky Department for Local Government, work on the alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility is about 25 percent complete. Lanham said the facility could start accepting clients by late winter or early spring.

    There is no construction completion date set, Lanham said.

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  • McFarland remembered as honest, fun-loving man

    Friends and colleagues are remembering J.W. McFarland as a man faithful to his friends and his community.

    "He's one of the most honest men I've ever known," said Taylor County Magistrate James Jones. "You always knew where you stood with J.W."

    McFarland died at his home at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday night. He was 77. He was Taylor County's 6th District magistrate for more than 20 years.

    Former Taylor County Judge/Executive Paul Patton remembers McFarland as a true gentleman.

  • Local man accused of tampering with drug test

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence after he allegedly tried to use another person's urine for a drug test.

    Bobby Alvin Farmer Jr., 23, of 126 Davis St. was arrested at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, June 16.

    According to Farmer's arrest citation, he is accused of transporting another person's urine into the probation and parole office to falsify a urine drug screening.

  • Man charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI.

    Jeffrey T. Sharp, 24, of 108 Wise Road was arrested at 6:52 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

    According to Sharp's arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a DUI complaint on Wise Road.

    Court records state that Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Walters, who investigated, knew Sharp's driver's license was suspended and he observed him driving.

    After making contact with Sharp, records state, Walters noticed that he smelled of alcohol and had watery and bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

  • BREAKING NEWS:Lawsuit alleges discrimination at CMS

    The Campbellsville Independent School System is being sued by a former student and his parents who allege that he was subjected to discrimination because of his race.

    The lawsuit was filed last Wednesday in the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office.

    The plaintiffs - identified only by their initials - are A.R.G.R., a minor, and his parents, R.G.R. and B.J.R.

    The suit names the Campbellsville Board of Education, Campbellsville Middle School Principal Chris Kidwell, CMS Dean of Students Tim Bailey and CMS teacher Angela Brasser as defendants.

  • Local man accused of fourth DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his fourth DUI offense.

    Robert A. Young Sr., 41, of 219 Roland St. was arrested at 7:58 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

    According to Young's arrest citation, he was stopped by Campbellsville Police Officer Ryan Jewell.

    Court records state that Jewell stopped Young because he knew there was an active warrant for Young's arrest.

  • Man accused of breaking into local store

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary after he allegedly broke into a local store.

    William J. Glover, 38, of 3844 Old Columbia Road was arrested at 11:42 p.m. Sunday, June 14.

    According to Glover's arrest citation, the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 center received a call reporting a break-in at Penn's Store at about 11 p.m.

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  • One injured in Stoner Creek crash

    A Taylor County woman was injured Wednesday after she drove her vehicle into a ditch.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Sarah Bright, 27, of Speck Ridge Road was traveling west on Stoner Creek Road at 10 a.m.

    The report states that Bright lost control of her 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier and drove into a ditch before striking a tree.

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  • One injured in U.S. 68 crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Wednesday after she struck a guardrail with her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Margaret Tucker, 65, of McMahan Road was traveling west on U.S. 68 at about 9 p.m. in a 1998 Honda Civic.

    The report states that Tucker experienced a diabetic emergency and her vehicle left the roadway and struck the guardrail.

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  • County will sell unpaid property taxes

    The good news - those who are late in paying their property taxes will now have a little extra time to pay. The bad news - if they still don't pay, they'll have to deal with a third party who'll charge them 12 percent interest, among other fees.

    For the first time, Kentucky is permitting counties to sell all unpaid property tax bills to third parties, a move that Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney says will help taxing districts collect money.

    Selling the bills, Carney said, allows the County to collect taxes that it may otherwise never collect.