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  • Resident charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with drug crimes in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

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

  • County says 'no'' to mowing abandoned properties

    The County will no longer mow the lawns of properties that have been abandoned or are in foreclosure.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that the County has recently received nearly a dozen requests to mow the yards of homes that have been abandoned or are in foreclosure.

    "Are we in the mowing business?" he asked.

    Rogers asked magistrates if they wanted the County to continue to mow the yards.

  • Two from Taylor County arrested in Texas

    Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested in Texas and charged with possession of more than 50 pounds of marijuana.

    According to court records from the Texas Highway Patrol Division, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Joseph Hogue stopped a Dodge vehicle on Saturday, May 9 at 3:24 a.m. for speeding on I-30 in Hopkins County.

    Court records state that the driver of the vehicle, Thomas William Sprowles, 43, of 6399 Hodgenville Road said he was coming from the Dallas area and that he appeared nervous.

  • Cub Scout Day Camp

    Scouts from Taylor, Green and Adair counties attended this year's Cub Scout Day Camp at The Homeplace on Green River last week.

    Over a five-day period, scouts participated in sports, crafts, farm safety, archery, BB gun safety and more.

    On Thursday, scouts and their families camped out.

  • Three injured in Main Street collision

    Three people were injured Saturday in a one-vehicle collision on West Main Street.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Hannah Parrish, 17, of 3277 Marshall Ridge Road in Greensburg was traveling west on Main Street at 1:08 a.m.

     

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

  • County has a new deputy

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Richard A. Benningfield was among 25 officers who recently graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

    Law enforcement officers from 21 agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training in Richmond.

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

  • Council approves 1 percent occupational tax

    Campbellsville City Council has approved a 1 percent occupational tax rate.

    With second reading of an ordinance adopting a .75 percent rate on a special meeting agenda last Wednesday, Councilman David Nunery made a motion to increase the rate to 1 percent.

    The Council vote ended in a tie, forcing Mayor Brenda Allen to cast the tie-breaking "yes" vote.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Council approves 1 percent occupational tax

    Campbellsville City Council approved a 1 percent occupational tax during a special meeting Wednesday.

    Saying the previously discussed rate of .75 percent would not be enough to meet City expenses, Councilman David Nunery made a motion to increase the rate to 1 percent.

    The Council vote ended in a tie, forcing Mayor Brenda Allen to cast the tie-breaking "yes" vote.

    Allen said the City has barely met payroll for the last three months. A rate of .75 percent would not improve the City's finances.

  • Fun at the Fair

    Fun is what the fair is all about, and the 2009 Taylor County Fair means a week filled with it as horse shows started Saturday. The midway opened Monday with special events scheduled each night this week.

    Above, 2-year-old Sydney McDonald holds on tight during a carousel ride while her mother, Amanda, keeps her safe.

    Top, from left, Paige Hutchison of Columbia landed first place in this year’s Coca-Cola Talent Classic at the fair. Hutchison, along with the other top four finishers, will represent Taylor County at the state fair in August.

  • Louisville man charged with DUI

    A Louisville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI and possession of marijuana after being stopped by police.

    David S. Havard, 26, of 5000 C. Sundown Court was arrested at 2:49 a.m. Saturday, May 30.