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  • '511' roadway updates now available through Twitter

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet now offers "511" traffic information through the Twitter Web site.

    This feature provides the latest road closures, delays, construction areas, vehicle crashes and other roadway incidents.

    "This service provides the customers another avenue to get the latest traffic information as they are traveling or planning a trip," stated Chuck Geveden, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

  • AOC OKs judicial center changes

    Work on Taylor County's new judicial center is continuing on schedule.

    The building remains set to open the second full week of October, with office workers moving to the building during the first week.

    The Project Development Board, the group overseeing the construction of the center, met Monday to discuss work that remains.

  • PRIDE offers $6,250 for litter disposal in Taylor County

    PRIDE has set aside $6,250 to dispose of the litter picked up by volunteers in Taylor County during Roadside PRIDE Month in October.

    Taylor County and Campbellsville could win trophies if they outperform other counties and cities during the month-long cleanup competition.

  • Buffalo family loses most belongings to fire

    A Buffalo family lost their home and most of their possessions to fire Sunday afternoon.

    Roger and Arlene Perkins, who live off Badger Road near the LaRue/Taylor County line, were about to leave their home about 2:30 p.m. when Arlene smelled smoke. Roger Perkins said he "looked up and saw smoke coming from the corner of the roof."

    "I told her 'Get out,'" he said.

    Perkins said his wife grabbed a ring that held sentimental value, but they were unable to take anything else from the house. He hoped they would be able to salvage some items.

  • Flu clinic scheduled for Oct. 3

    The Taylor County Health Department will offer a flu clinic on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Taylor County High School from 8 a.m. until noon. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointments will be made.

    The flu shot offered is for the "seasonal" flu, not the 2009 H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. The vaccine for that strain is not expected to be ready until mid-October.

  • Bargains, Bites & Bales

    They were looking for bargains, hoping to get a few bites and having tons of fun climbing in bales of hay.

    This weekend was full of free events for those from Taylor and surrounding counties, including the annual Tebbs Bend Flea Market, the second annual Fall Heritage Festival at The Homeplace on Green River and the annual Green River Lake Kids' Fishing Derby.

    Tebbs Bend is becoming known for more than just its Civil War history. It's also the place to go for a 3-mile-long flea market.

  • Man accused of having concealed weapon

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after he allegedly had a pistol in a vehicle.

    William D. Rigdon, 24, of 940 Sulpher Springs Road was arrested at 10:27 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6.

    According to an arrest citation, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer Jeremy McQueary spotted Rigdon and a woman standing beside a vehicle.

    Court records state that McQueary smelled alcohol on Rigdon and the woman when talking to them, though they both denied they had been drinking.

  • Grand jury indicts man on theft charge

    The man who allegedly stole a Taylor County school bus and led police on a short chase has been indicted on theft and other charges.

    Ronald E. Vanheck, 33, of 726 Buckner St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Deputy Rodney Cox noticed Vanheck, who is not employed by the Taylor County School System, driving a Taylor County school bus on Saturday, Aug. 29.

  • Superintendents on the job

    Taylor County and Campbellsville Independent Schools both welcomed new superintendents on July 1.

    And both districts have seen changes beyond the faces of their superintendents.

    Now, two months in to their new jobs, Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook and Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton talk about the changes they have made and what the future has in store for their schools.

    To read the interviews with Cook and Deaton, see Monday's print edition.

  • More Campbellsville Police officers suspended

    Two additional Campbellsville Police officers have been suspended, bringing the total suspensions to four since July.

    According to City Attorney John Bertram, the two officers have been placed on suspension while they are the subjects of investigations.

    In July, a Campbellsville Police officer was placed on suspension while being investigated. Soon after, a second officer was suspended.

    Bertram said the suspensions are not related.