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  • Drought causes problems for farmers

    Dry is the keyword when describing this season's harvest in Taylor County.

    According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Taylor County is experiencing a severe drought, with virtually all of Kentucky's counties suffering some level of drought.

    The lack of rain, coupled with last year's drought, is having an affect on crops, according to Taylor County Agricultural Extension Agent Pat Hardesty.

  • 'Newspapers are a tool that provides the students with the opportunity

    It's a textbook updated twice a week and delivered straight to the class room. It informs students not of world history, but of current local events. They may read about their neighbors or even see a picture of themselves.

    This particular textbook is in the form of a newspaper, and each week it bridges the gap between what students learn and what they see.

    "[Newspapers] are a tool that provides the students with the opportunity to apply classroom skills to the real world," said Taylor County Elementary Teacher Patti Brockman.

  • Event encourages community to get active

    A portion of Miller Park will be closed to traffic Sunday, Oct. 12, but not for road construction.

    A statewide effort to encourage Kentuckians to exercise more will come to Campbellsville on the second Sunday in October.

    Becky Nash, cooperative extension agent for family and consumer sciences, said the 2nd Sunday event, which is organized by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension Services in cooperation with participating government entities, will bring attention to a statewide need for an increase in physical activity.

  • Judge sentences man to four years

    A Campbellsville man will spend four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation.

    Eric M. Edwards, 27, of 215 Davis St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    In February, Edwards pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property. A month later, he was sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

    Edwards' probation was revoked because he has avoided probation and parole personnel, tested positive for drug use and has since been convicted of other crimes.

  • EDA meeting rescheduled

    The regular monthly meeting of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Board that was scheduled for last Friday has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. at the Team Taylor County office on Broadway.

  • DLG offers cemetery preservation grants

    The Department for Local Government will reopen the application window for its cemetery preservation grants.

    Although the program only has $38,000 to distribute at this time, DLG Commissioner Tony Wilder stated in a press release that this amount can still be divided among applicants to make a difference in several communities.

    The purpose of the program is to provide grants for the restoration and maintenance of non-profit cemeteries not receiving perpetual care funds.

  • One injured in motorcycle collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Saturday after driving his motorcycle through a fence.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Cory Graham, 19, of 4245 Barney School Road was driving a 2006 Kawasaki at about 7 p.m. on Merrimac Road.

    The report states Graham left the roadway and struck a fence.

    Graham told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox that a four-door dark colored vehicle was driving on his side of the road and forced him to leave the roadway.

  • Campbellsville man injured in Marion crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured after his vehicle collided with another just west of Lebanon on Tuesday afternoon.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at 1:45 p.m. Mark Johnson, 46, of Campbellsville was traveling west on U.S. 68 in a 1995 Ford Aspire when he struck a 2005 GMC Yukon, driven by James W. Morris, no address listed. Morris was stopped in traffic due to road construction.

    Johnson was taken to Spring View Hospital. He was treated and released.

  • Man dies Saturday after Thursday wreck

    One of the eight people injured in last week's collision on Lone Valley Road has died as a result of the wreck.

    Raymond H. Tincher, 82, of McKee, Ky., a passenger in one of the two vehicles involved, died Saturday at University of Louisville Hospital.

    A Taylor County Sheriff's Office report states that deputies responded to the two-vehicle collision at the intersection of KY 55 and Lone Valley Road last Thursday at about 9:30 p.m.

    According to witnesses and evidence, Chris Clark, 19, of Campbellsville was traveling south on KY 55 driving a 1995 Pontiac van.

  • Music in the Park

    This year's final Music in the Park event featured MoTown music on Friday night.

    Greater Campbellsville United, the City of Campbellsville and Taylor County Fiscal Court hosted the annual Music in the Park events each Friday night in September.

    Friday's performance was by the local group Gifted Soul. Other events featured gospel and country music. The first event, which was to feature Campbellsville University international students, was canceled because of rain and will not be rescheduled.