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  • New director has high hopes for Campbellsville band program

    He has only been there a few months, but he already has big plans for the future.

    New Campbellsville Band Director Zach Shelton hopes to bring the CHS Marching Band back next year.

    Shelton, 23, was hired in late July to fill the position vacated when Jaime Smith, band director at CHS since 2005, accepted a position at LaRue County High School.

  • Woman injured in Green County crash involving Campbellsville driver

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured in Green County on Monday after her vehicle was struck by pickup truck driven by a Campbellsville man.

    Tanya Martz, 34, was traveling north on KY 569 in a 1994 Plymouth at about 5:12 p.m. when a 1991 Ford pickup driven by Christopher Parker, 29, of Campbellsville pulled into her path.

    Martz was treated and released at Jane Todd Crawford Memorial Hospital.

    Parker and his passenger, Wendy Hitch, 20, of Campbellsville, were not injured.

    All three were wearing seat belts.

  • One injured in collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle collision on Meadowcreek Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's report, Lucretia Vaughn, 29, of 121 E. Meadowcreek Road was traveling east on Meadowcreek Road at 2:15 p.m. when her vehicle was reportedly run off the road by another vehicle traveling in the opposite lane.

    The report states that Vaughn's vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck, struck an embankment and she was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Student uses Internet to teach others

    Brent Hatfield just wanted something to do this past summer. But instead of a new hobby or a family trip, the 17-year-old Campbellsville High senior chose to teach.

    Having completed two KET Distance Learning Latin courses within a year, Hatfield decided to share his knowledge on the Web.

    "I decided that during the summer, I wanted something to do that would be productive," Hatfield said.

  • Lodge proposals sought once again

    It's on again. For the fourth time, a request for proposals has been issued for the development of a lodge at Green River Lake. And, like the last RFP, the plans do not include a golf course.

    A request for proposals is a series of advertisements seeking bids on a project from developers.

    The RFP was posted at https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/Advantage on Nov. 12. The deadline to submit proposals is 4 p.m. on Dec. 12. Those interested should click "Public Access," "Business Opportunities" and then "Search for Solicitations."

  • 'I have totally accepted in my heart that these are my children.'

    Eleven spoons, forks and knives. Eleven plates, cups and napkins. Dinner at the home of Fred and Donna Sheridan can get complicated.

    The Sheridans moved to Taylor County nearly 10 years ago. They say God called them here - and to caring for children.

    "We left everything we had," Mr. Sheridan said. "We gave it all up."

    Today, the Sheridan home is full of children - nine to be exact. The couple has a dozen children in all - nine are adopted, three are their birth children. Three of the 12 are now grown and have homes of their own.

  • It's best to be prepared for flu season

    It may start with a sneeze or a cough, but it gets much worse.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year from complications of the flu virus and more than 36,000 die annually. That's why health officials are urging residents to get flu shots.

    Health departments in the Lake Cumberland District Health Department area, which includes Taylor County, hosted flu shot clinics in October.

  • Woman pleads guilty to selling oxycodone

    A Campbellsville woman has pleaded guilty to selling drugs and could spend five years in prison for her crimes.

    Betty Ann Harris, 54, of 10331 Saloma Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Friday, Nov. 7.

    Harris pleaded guilty to first-degree selling oxycodone.

    The prosecutor has recommended that Harris be sentenced to serve five years in prison and pay $690 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund.

  • Heating assistance available

    For Bonnie Cross, paying her electric bill is about more than staying warm in the wintertime. A single mother of four, one of Cross' children has asthma and must use a breathing machine. When her electricity is shut off, and it has been, the machine is useless.

    For the last few years, Cross has been getting help with her bill through Community Action's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

    "Our bills are really high," Cross said. "We live in an old farm house and it is drafty. Without Community Action, there is no way we would make it."

  • Jail open house set for 2 p.m. Friday

    A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house tour of the Taylor County Detention Center is set for Friday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.

    Tours of the jail will be given from 2 to 6 p.m. The ceremony and tours are open to the public.

    For more information, call Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office at 465-7729.