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  • Two injured in crash, cited on alcohol charges

    Two men were injured Monday after their vehicle struck an embankment. The men were later charged with DUI and alcohol intoxication.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Ronnie Callahan Jr., 30, of 1701 Rennie Road in Elkton was traveling west on West Main Street at 8:40 p.m. in a 1998 Chevrolet truck.

    The report states that Callahan lost control of his vehicle in a curve, struck an embankment and came to rest in a field.

  • Woman learns that it's never too late for family

    He could be anywhere. He could be anyone. Jackie Kearney Emerson never knew her father, only his name - Jackie Boston.

    "I would walk down the street and see someone and think, "Is that my father?"

    But now, after 44 years, the search is over. Emerson and Boston were reunited last month, and have been making up for lost time ever since.

    "I'm just so happy we got together after all these years," Boston said. "It's just like a little puzzle falling together."

    Separate ways

  • Man accused of assaulting pregnant woman

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly struck a pregnant woman.

    Danny C. Strong, 32, of 606 David St. was arrested Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3:56 p.m.

    According to Strong's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police officers responded to a domestic violence call at Strong's home at 3:38 p.m.

    Upon arrival, the citation states, officers noticed that the woman was covered in blood.

  • KSP still searching for escaped inmate

    Police have arrested one of the two inmates who walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center in Marion County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, 38-year-old Brian L. Wyatt was arrested Thursday by the Nelson County Sheriff's Department at a relative's residence near Cox's Creek, Ky.

    John K. Francis, 41, is still at large.

    The two men walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center in Marion County on Sunday, Jan. 17 some time after 4 p.m.

  • Mongiardo announces senate candidacy

    Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo has announced that he has filed to run for the United States Senate.

    "While Congress is consumed by partisanship, families and communities throughout our commonwealth are struggling," he stated in a press release. "Voters are frustrated and angry with Washington; they are tired of Republican and Democratic leaders who cannot work together. They want action. They want a senator who puts their interests first over Washington's partisan interests."

    Mongiardo says he would be that senator.

  • Free tax service available

    A free income tax service is available for area residents from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.

    The IRS recognized this program having the highest percentage of accuracy on returns filed last year. Electronic filing will be available free of charge. Refunds are direct deposited in five to 10 days. AARP membership is not required for assistance.

  • Effort to count local homeless is Thursday

    Homelessness exists in Taylor County. Just ask Barry Reeves. The 49-year-old spent four months without a home.

    "I lost my job at Amazon.com and [Green River Ministries] people helped me. I talked to churches and they told me about the shelter. The churches helped me out, too."

    Several churches and Green River Ministries, a one-stop shop of assistance agencies that also operates a homeless shelter, helped provide food and shelter to Reeves during the four months that he was homeless.

  • Magistrates appoint new Fiscal Court recorder

    County Clerk Mark Carney will no longer be recording the minutes at Taylor Fiscal Court meetings.

    At a special Court meeting Wednesday at noon, magistrates agreed to appoint Taylor County Deputy Clerk Annetta Reynolds to record the minutes, at a salary of $1,200 a year, or $100 per month.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told the Court that the county clerk is typically the person who records the minutes but does not have to do so.

  • Man pleads guilty to amended charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his attempt to kill his father with a gun.

    Dexter Blake Britton, 25, of 1309 Sheffield Drive was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in November on charges of criminal attempted murder and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Britton appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly last Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to the weapon charge and first-degree wanton endangerment, which was amended from the attempted murder charge.

  • Five charged in sealed indictments

    Five people have been charged with drug and other crimes in indictments 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.

    Indicted were:

    - William M. Edwards, 32, of 401 Milby St. in Greensburg was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

    Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, Edwards could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.