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  • Lake Cumberland assumes management of senior centers

    The Lake Cumberland Area Development District has assumed management of 10 senior citizen centers, including the Taylor County center.

    LCADD took the reigns on May 18. All programs will continue without interruption.

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

  • Unsolved murders

    It has been almost seven months since Shafter J. Couch was shot and killed through a kitchen window at his home. And it’s been nearly four months since David Ford of Campbellsville was murdered in his home.

    Police have yet to make an arrest in either case.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Couch, 26, was shot and killed at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at his Taylor Chapel Road home. Police said it appeared that someone waited outside of Couch’s kitchen window and shot him when he entered the room.

  • Research leads Campbellsville native to Washington, D.C.

    Michael Yates isn't squeamish. In his line of work, that's probably a job requirement.

    Yates, 27, grew up in Campbellsville but now calls Washington, D.C. home.

    In Washington, Yates spends his days at a hospital doing neuropsychological evaluations.

    A 1999 Taylor County High School graduate, Yates was once focused on playing baseball for a living. That all changed during a trip to Europe.

    In 2001, Yates was chosen to play on the USA Athletes International baseball team and traveled to Europe.

  • Taylor superintendent announcement expected Monday night

    Taylor County School's new superintendent is expected to be named during a special Taylor School Board meeting tonight (Monday).

    The agenda contains three items - motion to offer superintendent contract, city water line easement and approve minutes.

    The Board met last Thursday to discuss the superintendent position. No action was taken at that meeting.

    Thirty-four people applied to be the next Taylor County School Superintendent. The Board interviewed six candidates. The names of the finalists were not released.

  • Man charged with selling drugs at jail

    A Greensburg man has been arrested and charged with selling marijuana at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Nathan L. Edwards, 27, of 1351 Skin House Drive was arrested at 11:15 a.m. Friday, May 15.

    According to Edwards' arrest citation, he was being housed at the Taylor County Detention Center on other charges.

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

  • Teenager accused of robbery

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with second-degree robbery after he allegedly robbed another man.

    Dalton William Steward, 18, of 414 Pitman Ave. was arrested at 8:14 a.m. Friday, May 15.

    According to Steward's arrest citation, he is accused of walking into a man's home on West Main Street, fighting with the man and stealing the man's wallet. The wallet contained $100 cash.

  • Deadline for Man of the Year nominations is Tuesday

    Taylor County is lucky to have many remarkable men.

    And the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors just some of those men each June with a special section.

    In particular, the News-Journal is searching for a man worthy of the title "Taylor County Man of the Year."

    In cooperation with several local businesses, the News-Journal will publish the special section on Monday, June 15.

    If you know a Taylor County man who you would like to see honored as "Man of the Year," nominate him before Tuesday, May 26.

  • Chamber: Sue Clarke is Agriculture Person of the Year

    Sue Clarke's first day at Taylor County Farm Bureau was a little rocky.

    "Ray [Reeves] had to be out of the office for part of the day and I was left there all alone. I was hoping that no one would come in."

    But that was 40 years ago and things are quite a bit different now.

  • Campbellsville native named KSP Trooper of the Year

    Campbellsville native Andy K. Olson had been named the Kentucky State Police 2008 Trooper of the Year.

    Olson, who lives in Greensburg, is a five-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. He is assigned to KSP Post 15 in Columbia. The post serves Taylor County.

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

  • Another arrested in crime ring case

    Another Campbellsville resident has been arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Daniel Quinn, 34, of 107 Layton Drive is one of 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.