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  • Farm receipts hit record high


    Taylor County’s economy could get a serious boost if estimates for 2012 farm receipts ring true.
    Farm economists predict that, for the first time, Kentucky farm cash receipts will exceed $5 billion. Last year’s receipts totaled $4.4 billion.

    Actual numbers aren’t available, but the predictions bode well for Taylor County, says Pat Hardesty, Taylor County extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
    “This has been a record year as far as receipts,” Hardesty said.

  • Campbellsville men indicted on marijuana charges

    Two Campbellsville men have been charged with selling more than five pounds of marijuana.
    Trent Waymon, 27, of 313 Taylor Blvd., and Joshua E. Warren, 24, of 104 Ray St., were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Dec. 6. The indictments weren’t released until last Wednesday by the Taylor Circuit Clerk’s office.
    Waymon and Warren were also charged with possession of drug supplies. Waymon was also charged with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital presents service awards

    Taylor Regional Hospital had its annual service award presentation on Nov. 10 at Campbellsville University.
    In addition the Legend and Hero award recipients, who were featured in previous issues of the News-Journal, The Quarter Century Club and retirees were honored as well.
    Photos of the service award winners accompany this story at www.cknj.com.
    Those receiving service awards were:

    Five Years

  • Man who led police on pursuit through Taylor and LaRue counties sentenced

    A Liberty man who led police officers on a high-speed chase through Taylor and LaRue counties in March was sentenced to seven years earlier this month in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • One injured in KY 70 crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured when she crashed her 1997 Jeep on KY 70 Thursday.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office news release, at 11:42 a.m. Yuelta Mattingly, 36, was turning her Jeep left from Water Tower Bypass onto KY 70 when she lost control of her vehicle and came to rest in a ditch.
    Mattingly was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for multiple injuries. She was treated and released. Her passenger, Ireland Sumpter, no age or address listed, was not injured.
    Deputy William Rice investigated.

  • KSP investigating church fire

    Kentucky State Police are asking anyone with information relating to a Casey County church fire to contact them.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, KSP arson investigator Alex Wesley is investigating a burglary and fire at Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. The incident is believed to have occurred between Monday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 14.
    Police believe that suspects attempted to set fire to the church after gaining entry and stealing a small safe and several other items.

  • Hash receives Legend Award

    Loretta Hash received the Taylor Regional Hospital Legend Award on Nov. 10 at the TRH Annual Service Awards Banquet, which took place at Campbellsville University.  
    Hash is a 43-year team member of TRH and is the director of infection control and employee health.  

  • Taylor County receives $15,000 for youth heifer chain

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, recently awarded the Taylor County Cattlemen’s Association for $15,000 in Taylor County Agricultural Development Funds to offer a heifer chain program to youth in the county.

  • KSP collecting food

    The Kentucky State Police has begun a statewide food drive campaign called ‘Cram the Cruiser,’ which netted 21,586 pounds of food for Kentucky families last year. The campaign was created in effort for each KSP post to have an opportunity to give back to its local community.  
    Post 15 in Columbia has partnered with some local UK Cooperative Extension Offices and other businesses to serve as collection points.

  • BBB warns businesses of email scam

    The Better Business Bureau is issuing an urgent scam alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that is purporting to be from a bbb.org email address about a recently filed complaint.
    The email contains a dangerous attachment regarding a complaint and appears to direct recipients to the BBB website. This is a scam. The BBB does not send complaints as attachments via email.