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  • Snow and bitter cold on its way

    The National Weather Service is predicting a series of clippers that will impact the area from Saturday through Wednesday.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management Agency, the first will end with snow Saturday night; the second will end with snow Monday night. Both clippers will bring minor accumulations.

    The third clipper is forecasted to bring a round of snow into the area Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

  • Woman accused of leaving children alone in vehicle

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested after she allegedly left three children alone in a vehicle while she went inside a local store.

    Kimberly W. Hunt, 47, of 119 Grandview Drive was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1.

    According to Hunt's arrest citation, she is accused of leaving a 2-month old and two 6-year-old children inside a parked vehicle at about 6:30 p.m. for about 10 minutes while she went shopping. The citation states that the outside temperature was 39 degrees.

  • KSP warn of cell phone scam

    Kentucky State Police are warning residents about a new cell phone scam.

    According to a KSP news release, a woman's purse, which included her cell phone, was recently stolen. Posing as the woman, the thief sent a text message to the woman's husband asking for the PIN number for their bank account. The husband replied and within 20 minutes all of their money had been withdrawn from their bank account.

  • In Session ...

    It may not be a budget year, but revenue and the lack thereof will highlight the 2009 General Assembly, which began Tuesday.

    The big issue this session, according to Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, will be the $456 million revenue shortfall.

    "Revenue is going to be the big thing, but there will not be a lot of action since it is not a budget year."

    Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, said revenue action could be taken this session, while other budget items could be set in motion for passage next year.

  • BBB rates businesses with letter grades

    In order to help consumers make better-informed decisions on where to spend their hard-earned dollars, the Better Business Bureau will now assign letter grades to local businesses ranging from A+ to F.

    The letter grade system - which replaces a less-detailed scale of "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory"- represents BBB's degree of confidence that the business is operating in a trustworthy manner and will make a good faith effort to resolve customer concerns.

  • Construction could begin on rehab facility

    Efforts by the state to build a local alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility may finally come to fruition this year.

    City Attorney John Bertram gave Campbellsville City Council members an update on the Taylor County Hope Community during Monday night's regular council meeting.

    "They have the funding and are closing probably this week," Bertram said.

    The Campbellsville site is No. 10 of 10 Recovery Kentucky centers the state announced in 2006. The City had applied for a $900,000 Community Development Block Grant to become eligible for the project.

  • Group helps those with mental illness

    Missy Richard spends her days helping people learn to live with mental illness, while at the same time battling her own.

    Richard, who lives and works in Columbia, is a peer specialist at Adanta. Her job is to offer individual and group support to those who come to Adanta for help.

    "Most of the time they just need someone to listen to them," she said. "That helps a whole lot."

    And Richard would know. She was once one of those who came to Adanta to receive help for her bipolar disorder.

  • Battlefield Association to have public meeting

    The Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association will have a public meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the Taylor County Extension Office from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    The meeting is required as a result of an American Battlefield Protection Program grant the group received to help prepare a preservation plan for Tebbs Bend Battlefield.

    At the meeting, Taylor County residents will be encouraged to share their vision of the battlefield over the next 50 to 100 years.

  • Campbellsville man gets five years

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling cocaine and forging checks.

    Jonathan Darrell "Skeeter" Cox, 39, of 1629 E. Broadway, Lot 9, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Oct. 21 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Records from Bertram's hearings on that day, however, were not made available until last Wednesday.

  • First Baby

    Taylor Regional Hospital Women's Center had a busy morning on Friday with three cesarean births and one natural birth.

    Joshua Tavion Lee Graves was born at 2:34 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2. He is the first baby of the New Year to be born at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    "And we've still got one in the back in labor," said Women's Center Director Margaret McVay.

    In all, eight babies were being tended to on Friday at the Women's Center.