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  • Medical care company added to jail lawsuit

    A Taylor County man who claims he wasn’t given necessary medical treatment while an inmate has filed suit against the company that provides medical care at the Taylor County Detention Center.
    Jamestown Attorney Derrick Helm filed a complaint on behalf of James Johnson in Taylor Circuit Court on March 31, 2010.
    Johnson originally listed former Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County as defendants. However, last Wednesday, Southern Health Partners Inc. was added as a defendant.

  • Woman in stable condition after crash

    A Columbia woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Hall Road last Thursday.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Martha Martin, 81, of Pleasant View Drive, was traveling west on Hall Road at 4 p.m. in a 2001 Mercury Sable.
    The report states that Martin said she looked away from the road and then struck a tree.
    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel treated Martin’s ankle at the scene.

  • Resident pleads guilty to growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to growing marijuana.
    Nicholas A. Tubbs, 22, of 119 S. Columbia Ave., Apt. 5, was arrested Sunday, March 11, at 11:37 p.m.
    According to Tubbs’ arrest citation, Campbellsville Police were called to his apartment to investigate a possible domestic violence situation.
    Court records states that upon arrival, Tubbs told Officer Scotty Perian that he had been drinking and smoking marijuana.
    Perian wrote that Tubbs had three suspected marijuana plants growing in plain view in a plastic bottle.

  • Resident accused of buying stolen gun

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with purchasing a stolen gun.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies received a complaint of a stolen gun last August.
    During an investigation, the report states, deputies determined that Josh Cochran, 23, of Salem Church Road, had purchased the gun from someone.
    Cochran was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen firearm. He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William Rice investigated.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in Marion County crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash near St. Francis in Marion County on Wednesday.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Kelly Cox, 21, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2005 Toyota east on KY 52 when she dropped off the right shoulder of the road, overcorrected and struck and embankment.
    Cox and her passenger, James M. Steele, 21, of Liberty, were transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon where they were treated and released. Both were wearing seat belts.

  • County to see state road improvements

    Taylor County will see more state road improvements this year than last.

    At last Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet district office in Elizabethtown presented a Rural Secondary Road Program report, which states that nearly $1.1 million has been allotted for 116 miles of improvements to Taylor County roads in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

  • Local interest in genealogy grows, residents fill class


    Debbie Gilpin was simply looking for something to do. The year was 1990 and Gilpin was recovering from gallbladder surgery.

    Thinking back to her grandmother and the stories she used to tell about family, Gilpin decided that researching her family tree would be a perfect project to see her to recovery.

    She says starting her research was easy.

    "I was very fortunate in that my grandmother had written down a few things," Gilpin said. "I started with that and then talked to other family members."

  • Schoolhouse will be repaired


    A nearly 100-year-old piece of Taylor County's education history will soon get the facelift it needs.

    Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook said the District will move forward with plans to repair Friendship Schoolhouse, which sits behind Taylor County High School and serves as a museum.

    Over the past couple of years, the schoolhouse has fallen into a state of disrepair. Paint is peeling from the outer walls and boards are damaged from termites. Cook said the schoolhouse has now been treated for the termites.

  • Help available to kick smoking

    For those looking to quit smoking, Wednesday is a good day to stop.

    Wednesday is national Kick Butts Day, a day health departments and schools will be advocating against tobacco use.

    Students in local schools will get that message loud and clear. And those who want to quit smoking have lots of resources in Taylor County to help.

  • Reality Town


    Nearly 300 eighth-grade students from Taylor County and Campbellsville middle schools took a trip to Reality Town on Thursday at TCMS.

    The event shows students what life is like as adults, assigning them jobs and wages.

    Students then visit various booths where they must pay for housing, health care, insurances, groceries and other necessities.