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  • 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.

  • One injured in three-car collision

    A Louisville woman was injured Sunday night when three vehicles collided on South Columbia Avenue.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Heather R. Nunley, 27, a passenger in a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Robert M. Smith, 28, of Campbellsville, was injured when Smith attempted to make a left turn from South Columbia Avenue to Martin Luther King Boulevard and pulled into the path of a 1998 Toyota pickup driven by Daniel W. Harvey of Glasgow.

  • Proudly they served

    Several braved the chilly wind Sunday to pay tribute to Taylor County veterans during the annual Veterans Day ceremony in downtown Campbellsville.

    Bill Perkins served as master of ceremony. Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and newly-elected State Rep. Bam Carney spoke to the crowd as did past ceremony organizer Bob Rotschi.

  • Kids Voting election results are in

    If Taylor County's kids had their way, the nation's political landscape wouldn't be much different than their parents imagined it.

    Local children who participated in the national Kids Voting effort this year overwhelmingly chose Republican candidates, mirroring local election results.

  • Man charged with burglary

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglary after he was found with items stolen from a Davis Road home.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William Russell Walls, 21, of 103A Cedar St. was arrested at 9:21 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9.

    The report states that sheriff's deputies found a video game console and games, a DVD player, a laptop computer and video camera that were stolen Friday, Nov. 7 from the Davis Road home.

    Walls was charged with second-degree burglary and receiving more than $300 in stolen property.

  • Police search for man's killer

    Police are investigating the apparent murder of a Campbellsville man Thursday night.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Shafter J. Couch, 26, was shot and killed at about 10 p.m. at his Taylor Chapel Road home.

    Police say it appears that someone waited outside of Couch's kitchen window and shot him when he entered the room.

    Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney said Couch died "fairly instantly from a gunshot wound to the neck."

  • Honoring those who served

    He may not have wanted to do it, but he says it would have been wrong not to.

    Sam Brenner, who turns 83 today, was attending college in Fort Wayne, Ind. when he was drafted into the United States Army more than six decades ago.

    He was studying to become an engineer, and the college told him all he needed to do to avoid the draft was to simply ask to stay at school and continue his education. He didn't ask, however, because he thought it wasn't right.