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  • State will not exhume animal grave at shelter

    The county’s top official says investigators won’t dig up a makeshift grave at the Taylor County Animal Shelter to perform tests after all.

    And, he says, inmates are no longer being used to perform work at the animal shelter in response to allegations of abuse and neglect.
    In November, the News-Journal received a letter from inmate Andy Stewart, who said he was working at the animal shelter when several animals were buried alive.

  • Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor again


    Gov. Steve Beshear shared his vision for tomorrow with Kentuckians during his inaugural speech Tuesday afternoon on the Capitol’s steps.
    Beshear became only the second Kentucky governor in modern times to serve consecutive terms. Paul Patton was the first.

    Tuesday’s 2 p.m. swearing in was ceremonial since Beshear and new Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, Louisville’s former five-term mayor, were both sworn in at midnight in the Capitol Rotunda. It’s the first time Abramson has held a statewide office.

  • 'Grinch' steals Christmas money


    A real-life Grinch has been caught on tape stealing Christmas.
    According to information from Taylor County deputy sheriff Billy Rice, a man entered the Fast Track convenience store at the intersection of KY 55 and KY 3183 just before 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5.
     
    Rice said the man purchased a sports drink, then stood near the front counter of the store before stealing a jar that contained about $75. The jar was being used to collect donations for the Toys for Kids program, to purchase toys for underprivileged children in Taylor County.

  • City to buy land for $1.3 million

    The city of Campbellsville has agreed to buy land for a sports complex and an expansion of the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park.
    Campbellsville City Council and Taylor County Fiscal Court members had a joint meeting Monday night to discuss the land, which is located next to the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park. Owned by Sue Dowell, the 175 acres is priced at $1.3 million.

  • Man receives probation for child abuse

    The Campbellsville man who shook his 18-month-old son and caused brain and eye trauma has been sentenced to probation for his crime.
    In June, a Taylor County grand jury charged Jason Maupin, 23, of 2319 Greensburg Road, Arrowhead Trailer Park, Lot 49, with first-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12.
    Last month, Maupin appeared in Taylor Circuit Court before Judge Dan Kelly and pleaded guilty to an amended charge of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Local man pleads guilty to endangerment

    A Campbellsville man accused of rape and sodomy has pleaded guilty to amended charges and could spend 10 years in prison for his crimes.
    McQuinn Orlando Johnson, 36, of 206 Candace St., was indicted in September by a Marion County grand jury and charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree rape and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.
    Commonwealth’s Attorney Tim Cocanougher said Johnson’s case was recently mediated with a senior status judge. Both the victim and her mother participated, he said.

  • Man gets 10 years in prison for sex crime

    A former Campbellsville man, accused of sodomizing a young boy in Green County, has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for his crimes.
    Campbellsville Police arrested Dennis Joseph “Booger” Milby, 33, of 909 Hamilton Court in Campbellsville, in April on an active Green County arrest warrant.

  • Judge dismisses inmate's lawsuit

    A lawsuit filed by a former Taylor County Detention Center inmate, who claimed he didn't receive necessary medical treatment, has been dismissed.

    Robert Bertram of the Bertram & Wilson law firm in Jamestown filed the complaint on behalf of Eddie Yates in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

    Former Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County were listed as defendants.

  • YMCA plans move forward

    About 70 percent of Taylor and surrounding county residents would use the Campbellsville YMCA.

    The results of a market study were unveiled at Taylor Regional Hospital on Friday, which said that demand is high for a local YMCA, particularly one with an aquatic center.

    In May, various city and county officials and business leaders met with YMCA of Greater Louisville President Steve Tarver and Luckett & Farley Architects Senior Project Manager Aric Andrew to discuss establishing a local YMCA.

  • Local company makes official state ornament

    Ever dreamed of owning the governor's mansion? Thanks to a Campbellsville company, that's now possible, albeit in the form of a five-inch wood-carved ornament.

    Campbellsville-based K&M Crafts of Kentucky was selected to produce this year's limited edition official state Christmas ornament.

    The project was an offshoot of K&M's work on the custom ornaments Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear gave to various dignitaries from around the world during the Alltech World Equestrian Games in Lexington last year.