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  • Three indicted in connection with July shooting

    Three Campbellsville men have been indicted on charges stemming from the July shooting death of 31-year-old David Brad Williams.

    Gary Lynn Beard, 26, of 160 Happy Hill Drive, Harold Jermaine Barnett, 27, of 105 Jonathan Ave. and Dustin E. Bond, 19, of 104 McClelland Court, all in Campbellsville, were indicted Tuesday after a special meeting of a Taylor County grand jury.

  • Music in the Park

    Praise was in the air during last Friday's Music in the Park featuring gospel music with the 100 Male Voice Choir and Steadfast. Music in the Park will feature country music with several singers set to take the stage. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. each Friday in September. Guests are invited to attend the free event with their lawn chairs or blankets.

  • Up, up and away

    The rumors started flying Friday morning - gas prices would jump more than $1.30 a gallon and reach $5 by the end of the day. Motorists started filling up.

    "We did have a little bit of a rush," said East Broadway Minit Mart Manager Sherrie Estes. "We were hearing it would be $4.50 to $5 a gallon."

    Prices jumped, but not that high. Instead, the price of a gallon of gas increased about 30 cents to $3.98 for regular unleaded at most stations. The statewide average was $4.02 on Monday.

  • High winds leave little damage behind

    The high winds that struck Kentucky on Sunday as part of Hurricane Ike may have left widespread damage in other parts of the state, but not in Taylor County.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 received few weather related calls, most of them reporting fallen trees and a few downed utility lines.

  • Health officials urge more children to get flu shots

    With influenza season just around the corner and an ample supply of vaccine expected this season, state and local health officials are urging Kentuckians to get a flu shot or nasal vaccine spray - and to encourage parents to make sure children older than 6 months also receive protection against the flu.

  • Three injured in two-vehicle collision

    Three people were injured Monday in a two-vehicle collision on Black Gnat Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Taffy Deel, 33, of Pepper Road in Campbellsville, driving a 2006 PT Cruiser, collided with a 1983 Ford truck driven by Edward Graham, 30, also of Pepper Road in Campbellsville.

    The report states Deel and her passenger, Chastity Jones, 35, also of Pepper Road in Campbellsville, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. Graham was taken to TRH by private vehicle.

  • Two involved in collision on Old Lebanon Road

    Two people were involved in a one-vehicle collision on Old Lebanon Road on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Tiffany Payton, 19, of 5030 Old Columbia Road in Campbellsville was driving a 1997 Chevrolet on Old Lebanon Road heading toward Campbellsville.

    The report states that Payton told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens that her brakes failed when she attempted to slow down to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of her.

  • Campbellsville man faces stolen vehicle charges

    The Campbellsville man who was arrested and charged with stealing equipment from the Taylor County Detention Center construction site has been arrested on other charges.

    Preston Dean Pyles, 39, of 451 Quisenberry Road was arrested Monday, Sept. 8 and charged with four counts of selling stolen vehicles or stolen vehicle parts.

    The charges are Class D felonies, punishable by one to five years in prison.

    According to court records, Pyles is accused of being in possession of two of more motor vehicles or trailers that were stolen or have stolen parts on them.

  • Wishes really do come true

    It began with what appeared to be a pulled muscle. It ended with a trip to Hawaii. Tyler Payne, 17, has battled a rare form of bone cancer that affects children ages 11-16 for more than two years.

    "They thought he got hurt when we went camping," his mother, Debbie Payne, said.

    Tyler underwent a series of X-rays and other tests, but none seemed to solve his problems, which started with some swelling in his right knee.

    "The pulled muscle didn't go away," Tyler's father, T.J., said.

  • Another business looking at community

    Taylor County could soon be home to another foreign company.

    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan told magistrates at last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that another foreign company has contacted him and visited Taylor County twice in its search to locate its business.

    McMahan said Taylor County was placed on a short list of possible sites for the company. Officials are expected to return for one more visit in October or November and tour the community.