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  • 'I have totally accepted in my heart that these are my children.'

    Eleven spoons, forks and knives. Eleven plates, cups and napkins. Dinner at the home of Fred and Donna Sheridan can get complicated.

    The Sheridans moved to Taylor County nearly 10 years ago. They say God called them here - and to caring for children.

    "We left everything we had," Mr. Sheridan said. "We gave it all up."

    Today, the Sheridan home is full of children - nine to be exact. The couple has a dozen children in all - nine are adopted, three are their birth children. Three of the 12 are now grown and have homes of their own.

  • It's best to be prepared for flu season

    It may start with a sneeze or a cough, but it gets much worse.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year from complications of the flu virus and more than 36,000 die annually. That's why health officials are urging residents to get flu shots.

    Health departments in the Lake Cumberland District Health Department area, which includes Taylor County, hosted flu shot clinics in October.

  • Woman pleads guilty to selling oxycodone

    A Campbellsville woman has pleaded guilty to selling drugs and could spend five years in prison for her crimes.

    Betty Ann Harris, 54, of 10331 Saloma Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Friday, Nov. 7.

    Harris pleaded guilty to first-degree selling oxycodone.

    The prosecutor has recommended that Harris be sentenced to serve five years in prison and pay $690 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund.

  • Heating assistance available

    For Bonnie Cross, paying her electric bill is about more than staying warm in the wintertime. A single mother of four, one of Cross' children has asthma and must use a breathing machine. When her electricity is shut off, and it has been, the machine is useless.

    For the last few years, Cross has been getting help with her bill through Community Action's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

    "Our bills are really high," Cross said. "We live in an old farm house and it is drafty. Without Community Action, there is no way we would make it."

  • Jail open house set for 2 p.m. Friday

    A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house tour of the Taylor County Detention Center is set for Friday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.

    Tours of the jail will be given from 2 to 6 p.m. The ceremony and tours are open to the public.

    For more information, call Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office at 465-7729.

     

  • Central Kentucky Arts Series

    A nearly full house was on hand Monday night for a performance by the Southern Illinois University Choir under the direction of Dr. Susan Davenport.

    The third performance of the Central Kentucky Arts Series' 2008-2009 season took place at First United Methodist Church.

  • Governor urges seniors to take advantage of Medicare open enrollment

    Gov. Steve Beshear and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid are urging those eligible to sign up for prescription drug coverage through Medicare.

    Medicare Part D is the prescription drug component of Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people older than 65, certain people with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease. Part D has been a Medicare component for four years and offers several prescription drug plans to beneficiaries.

  • Court approves recycling plan

    Taylor Countians who want to recycle will soon have another place to take their paper, cardboard, metal, aluminum and plastic.

    At Monday night's special Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave their approval to begin accepting recyclables at the Waste Connections Inc. drop-off site on Dale Avenue.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates, who asked him to research the possibility of offering a county-wide recycling service last month, that Waste Connections is agreeable to placing bins at its local site.

  • Trooper with local ties receives promotion

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Kevin Hunt was promoted to sergeant on Nov. 6.

    Hunt, a native of Greensburg and resident of Burkesville, is assigned to KSP Post 15 in Columbia, which serves several counties, including Taylor.

    An eight-and-a-half-year veteran of KSP, Hunt is a 1986 graduate of Green County High School and a 1999 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College. He is the son of Marjorie Hunt of Campbellsville and the late N.T. "Tommy" Hunt.

  • Local man indicted on rape charge

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on a charge of raping an 8-year-old child.

    William Michael Davis, 26, of 151 Smith Ridge Road, Lot #18, was indicted on a charge of first-degree rape last Friday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to the indictment, Davis had sexual intercourse with a female incapable of consent because she was younger than 12.