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Local News

  • Trick or Treat

    Local children will get a jump start on Halloween this year.

    For the first time, downtown businesses will hand out treats to trick-or-treaters Saturday from noon until 2 p.m.

    "Things are happening downtown," said Karen Patton, organizer of the event and owner of The Green Room. "We just wanted to invite people to come downtown and check out our progress."

  • Governor names Kelly as Circuit judge

    For the past 19 years, Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, has served Kentucky as a state senator, so it only stands to reason that he would be addressed by that title. Not so.

    "You can't call me that anymore," Kelly joked when addressed as "Sen. Kelly" in a Monday interview.

    Following the news of his appointment to a vacant judgeship in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Kelly said he is pleased to have received the honor from Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Campbellsville men arrested on robbery charges

    Two Campbellsville men were arrested and charged with robbery following an incident Saturday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, two men were walking along Handley Avenue at about 1:05 a.m. when a vehicle pulled up. According to the two men, two other men, later identified at James Robert Tungate, 21, and Edgar Tyler Lewis Davis, 20, got out of the car and allegedly assaulted them.

    Tungate and Lewis also allegedly took personal items from the men. The two men told police that they did not know their attackers.

  • Long-time club member named "Homemaker of the Year'

    Jeannie Seaborne was just 9 years old when she attended her first homemakers' meeting. Now, decades later, she is the 2009 Taylor County Homemaker of the Year.

    At age 6, Seaborne was adopted, and it wasn't long after that when her mother, Loula Speed, brought her along to a homemakers' meeting.

    Seaborne said she enjoyed interacting with the women in the club, many of whom would let her help with the crafts they made.

  • Application period for LIHEAP begins Monday

    Lake Cumberland Community Action will begin accepting applications for its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program on Monday.

    Last year, the program helped 782 Taylor County residents with their home heating costs.

    Eligible households must:

    - Be responsible for their home energy costs either by paying the bills directly or as part of their rent.

    - Have a combined income not in excess of 130 percent of the federal poverty level for the calendar month prior to the month of application.

  • Appeal filed in TRH case

    An appeal has been filed in the case where a jury found that Taylor Regional Hospital failed to provide adequate care for a local man's wife but didn't award any damages.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a wrongful death claim in Taylor Circuit Court in April 2007 on behalf of William H. Wethington, executor of the estate of Betty H. Wethington.

  • Farming is a way of life for local family

    It was several ago when Steven Benningfield decided to take over Bob and Nell Wise's pumpkin operation. He and his wife and children would grow them if his parents, R.L. and Imogene Benningfield, would sell them.

    To sweeten the venture for his parents, Steven offered a deal.

    "My parents had never had a vacation," he said. "I told them that if we made some money [selling pumpkins], we'd go on a vacation."

    That fall, they took their first-ever vacation to Tennessee.

  • One injured in crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Friday after his vehicle collided with another.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 9 a.m., Barry Blakeman of Campbellsville was driving east on South Central Avenue in a 2000 Ford Ranger when his pickup hydroplaned in a curve and collided with a 1997 Ford F150 driven by Raymond Ford of Campbellsville.

    Blakeman, who had to be extricated from his vehicle, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. He was treated and released. Ford and his passenger were not injured.

  • BREAKING NEWS:Kelly appointed Circuit Judge

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced today the appointment of State Sen. Dan Kelly as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit. Kelly was among three names submitted by the seven-member nominating commission.

    "Sen. Kelly has the appropriate temperament and experience for this position," Beshear said. "I feel confident he will provide fair, honest and judicious service to the people of the 11th Judicial Circuit."

  • Three nominated for judgeship

    State Sen. Dan Kelly has resigned his position as Senate majority floor leader in what could be the first step to becoming a Circuit Court judge.

    Kelly has served as Senator for District 14, which consists of Taylor, Marion, Washington, Nelson and Mercer counties, since 1991.

    On Friday, Kelly's was among the names of three attorneys selected by a committee from which Gov. Steve Beshear will choose to fill a vacant judge position in the 11th Judicial Circuit, which includes Taylor, Green, Washington and Marion counties.