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  • Taylor County Fair: Chock-full of activities this year

    Are you looking for good family entertainment that's close to home, has something for every member of the family and offers a solid bang for your buck? Then look no further than the 11th annual Taylor County Fair at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

    New this year will be a corn hole tournament on Saturday, June 23 at 3 p.m., according to Harold Young, Taylor County Fair Board president.

    Kissel Entertainment will also bring several different rides to the midway June 23-28, Young said.

    Admission to the fair is $8 per person and that includes all rides and shows.

  • Judicial center will require additional security officers

    The County will face some unbudgeted security costs when the new Taylor County Judicial Center opens.

    Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp told magistrates at last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that the County will be responsible for paying some additional security startup and training costs when security moves from the current Taylor County Courthouse to the new judicial center building.

    Once the building opens, he said, security will no longer be provided at the courthouse. Security will be required at all times the new Taylor County Judicial Center is open.

  • Juveniles injured in golf cart crash

    Three juveniles were injured after being ejected from a golf cart while riding along Woodbridge in Forest Hills.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at 12:37 p.m. on Thursday. Four juveniles were riding in the golf cart. One was not injured.

    One of the juveniles was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue while the other two were taken by private vehicle. One of the juveniles was later flown to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Norman L. Simpson investigated.

  • Man arrested, charged with leading police on chase

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police after he led sheriff's deputies on a chase.

    James W. Maupin, 50, of 299 Saloma School Road was arrested at 5:32 p.m. on Thursday, June 5.

    According to Maupin's arrest citation, he was driving east on KY 744 and turned onto KY 527. He was pursued by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp onto Quisenberry Road, where he eventually stopped.

    Court records state Maupin was arrested and refused to submit to blood tests, but admitted he had been drinking alcohol.

  • Tomatoes pulled from stores, restaurants

    If Americans don't have enough to worry about this summer with record-breaking gas prices, a sluggish economy, rising unemployment and adverse weather conditions, add one more to the list: salmonella in tomatoes.

    The Food and Drug Administration Web site warned consumers Wednesday that an outbreak of salmonella appeared to be linked to the consumption of certain types of raw red tomatoes and products containing raw red tomatoes.

    The FDA identified 35 states and countries as being safe for consuming tomatoes; Kentucky is not on the safe list.

  • Republican party selects 4th District magistrate nominee

    The Republican Party has chosen its nominee for the November General Election's 4th District magistrate's race.

    Matt Pendleton will be the Republican candidate. Pendleton was selected by a committee that included the chair and co-chair of the Taylor County Republican Party and a Republican from each precinct of the 4th District.

    Kenneth Minor was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear in April to fill the vacancy left by Marshall Caulk, who resigned in March due to health concerns.

    Minor is expected to run on the Democratic ticket.

  • Police invite businesses to attend security meeting

    Campbellsville Police are inviting all local business owners and managers to a Retail Business Association meeting on June 25.

    The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at Creek Side Restaurant. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss security issues.

    For more information, contact Officer Travis Begley at the Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122.

  • Bank gets Chamber service award

    Community Trust isn't just a bank. Its employees strive to be a vital part of the community as well.

    "[We tell employees] you're part of the community," said Ricky Sparkman, regional president. "We feel strongly that if you're in a community, you need to participate and be active."

  • Campbellsville woman charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with selling cocaine in two indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Sarah Holmes, 25, of 98 Tharp Drive was charged in two separate indictments on two counts of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond in each case was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted in both cases, Holmes could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Splash!

    Attendance is up this summer at City Pool.

    Though he admits he's only speculating, Pool Manager Steven Doss said high gas prices might be forcing more families to seek fun at home this summer.

    Last summer, attendance averaged about 125 during June - the peak of the season. So far, attendance is around 160, with a few days nearing 250.

    Located in Miller Park, the pool is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.