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  • School year likely to be shorter

    Students and employees could see less time in the classroom this fall.

    During its regular meeting last Tuesday, the Taylor County School Board amended the 2010-2011 school calendar to 176 days, shaving one day.

    Campbellsville Independent School Board is expected to consider an abbreviated calendar during its meeting on Tuesday, June 29, according to Superintendent Mike Deaton.

  • The Latest: Two hurt in plane crash at airport

    A Campbellsville man remains in serious condition after a plane crash on Saturday night at the Taylor County Airport.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center received a call reporting that a fixed wing single engine Cessna Model 170 had crashed at about 9 p.m.

    The report states that the plane was owned and being operated by Dale Willis, 69, of New Columbia Road in Campbellsville. His passenger was Barry Smith, 51, of Owl Creek Road in Campbellsville.

  • Clerk audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the Taylor County Clerk's office for 2009.

    The audit found County Clerk Mark Carney's financial statement to fairly represent the revenues, expenses and excess fees of the Taylor County Clerk's Office in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

    Luallen included three comments with the audit, however, stating that Carney should require timesheets prepared by his employees.

  • Campbellsville man injured in Marion County crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a crash in Marion County on Saturday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Timothy Nicholas, 43, of Campbellsville was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle on U.S. 68 when he attempted to avoid a collision and overturned.

    Nicholas' passenger, Shari Walters, 46, of Campbellsville was transported to Springview Hospital by private vehicle. Her condition was unavailable as of press time. Nicholas later went to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment. His condition was also unavailable at press time.

  • Doing their best

    About 60 scouts are attending this week’s Cub Scout Day Camp, which ends tomorrow.

    Taking place at The Homeplace on Green River, the camp focuses on archery, scout skills, athletics, crafts and BB gun safety

    Scouts from Taylor, Marion, Green and Adair counties took part in the camp.

    Pictured, at top, Brayden Rainwater of Pack 12 in Knifley lines up a shot.

    Above, left, Dylan Hankes of Pack 292 in Greensburg paints an airplane wing during a crafts session.

  • Missing street signs cause problems

    It's an ongoing problem, according to local law enforcement officials, and it can happen anywhere in Taylor County.

    Missing street and traffic signs cause countless problems, according to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

    Magistrates have discussed missing signs several times over the past few years and did so again at the last regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    Rogers said his office receives reports of a missing sign almost daily.

    "It's becoming a serious problem," he said.

  • Three injured in New Columbia crash

    Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday on New Columbia Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Louella Helm, 42, of 3103 Milltown Road in Columbia was traveling north on KY 55 when she struck a 2002 Chevrolet in the rear with her 1990 Oldsmobile.

  • One injured in Bengal Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Friday in a one-vehicle crash on Bengal Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Tatem Smith, 22, of 107 Taylor Ave. was traveling south on Bengal Road at 12:53 p.m.

    The report states that Smith told officers she was run off the road and her car struck a tree and overturned. Smith's 1997 Toyota 4Runner came to a rest upside down.

    Smith was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle with a cut on her head. As of press time, no information was available as to her condition.

  • Taylor Countians eligible for disaster unemployment assistance

    Officials from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have announced that 46 additional Kentucky counties have qualified for disaster unemployment assistance, including Taylor. This brings the total to 61 counties.

    Kentuckians in these counties who have lost work or whose businesses were damaged due to severe weather on May 1 may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Preacher faces rape, sex abuse charges

    A Columbia preacher has been accused of sexually abusing four women from Taylor and Adair counties.

    Carlos Mendez-Almendra, 42, of 2227 Cane Valley Road in Columbia was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last Tuesday.

    He is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and intimidating a witness in the legal process.

    Kentucky State Police Detective B.J. Burton investigated.