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  • Campbellsville couple charged with fraud

    A Taylor County Detention Center employee and her husband have been charged with committing fraud.

    Annie Macon, 48, and Leonard Macon, 50, were indicted Wednesday, June 23 in Boyle County Circuit Court on a charge of public assistance fraud.

    The indictments list the Macons' last known address as 1601 Parkview Drive in Campbellsville.

    According to the indictments, the Macons are accused of committing the crimes between January 2006 and September 2009 by allegedly failing to report a change in factors affecting their eligibility to receive public assistance.

  • Three charged with damaging mailboxes

    Three Campbellsville residents have been arrested and charged with more than 50 counts of damaging local mailboxes.

    Kayla Michelle Bland, 18, of 501 Hubbard Lane and James C. Holt, 19, of 209 University Drive were arrested Friday, June 18, and Tyler S. Edrington, 18, of 113 Taylors Chapel Road was arrested Monday, June 21.

    Warrants for Bland, Holt and Edrington's arrest were issued Tuesday, June 15 by a Taylor District Court judge.

  • Man accused of operating mobile meth lab

    An Elizabethtown man has been arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine after he was found with a meth lab in his vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, sheriff's deputies found the lab during a traffic stop Saturday at 5:45 p.m.

    The report states that a Kentucky State Police hazardous materials team was called to neutralize the lab. The materials were removed and disposed of properly.

    Taylor County Fire Department also responded.

  • TAXES: Taylor County Health Department

    It's an essential source of income, providing for nearly every penny required to keep the health department's doors open.

    The Taylor County Health Department established its taxing district in 1968, long before it became a part of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in 1984, according to LCDHD Director of Administrative Services Randy Gooch.

    Gooch says the state mandated that health departments create taxing districts, which didn't give Taylor County's Board of Health any choice in whether to levy such a tax.

  • FSA reminds producers to file acreage reports by July 15

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency is reminding producers to submit their annual acreage reports to their local FSA county office by July 15 to meet FSA program eligibility requirements.

    State FSA Director John McCauley says farmers must file their reports accurately and timely for all crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage, to ensure they receive the maximum FSA program benefits possible.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in Adair crash

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured in a single-car crash in Adair County on Tuesday morning.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Tara Trent, 17, was driving a 1993 Nissan Sentra south on Sano Road about 12 miles east of Columbia when her car dropped off the right shoulder. Trent overcorrected, struck an embankment and overturned.

    Trent, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported by private vehicle to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.

    KSP Trooper Tracy Haynes investigated. Adair County EMS also responded.

  • House fire under investigation

    An early morning house fire is under investigation.

    Campbellsville firefighters responded to house fire on Gidget Trail at about 4:30 a.m. Monday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Fire Department release, the home, owned by Sunset Beach Properties, was fully involved. The house was unoccupied.

    The fire was quickly extinguished but left heavy damage throughout the house.

    Fifteen firefighters responded with three trucks.

  • Putting stimulus money to work.

    Barbara Gribbins needed a job. A former Taylor County Detention Center employee, Gribbins had been out of work for several months.

    "I was looking for work," Gribbins said. "I had been on unemployment and it was running out."

    Then Gribbins heard about WorkNow Kentucky.

    Fueled by stimulus funds, the program puts Kentuckians to work for the summer. Salaries and benefits are paid entirely through the program, which is overseen by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Campbellsville men arrested in connection with Adair burglary

    Four men, including two from Campbellsville, have been arrested in connection with the burglary of an Adair County home.

    Kentucky State Police, with assistance from officers of the Campbellsville and Columbia police departments, made the arrests Tuesday. The burglary occurred after midnight on Monday on Rose Lane in Adair County.

    Robert Paul Roberts, 20, of Campbellsville was arrested in Campbellsville and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree fleeing/evading police.

  • Just two weeks left to register for disaster aid

    The deadline to apply for disaster aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Monday, July 12.

    FEMA will accept registrations until 8 p.m.

    "We can't help you if we don't know you need help," stated Doug Mayne, coordinating officer for FEMA. Mayne oversees the government's response to Kentucky's early May disaster.