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  • Two arrested for burglaries, thefts

    Two Campbellsville men were arrested Thursday in connection with thefts that allegedly occurred in June and July.

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield arrested James Fulks, 24, on one count of first-degree burglary, three counts of second-degree burglary, one count of third-degree burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500 and one count of third-degree criminal mischief, a TCSO report said.

  • The Sheridans have just multiplied, again

    As Danielle, 9, wrapped her arms around the neck of her father, Fred Sheridan, and squeezed tightly outside the Taylor County Justice Center, he greeted her with the sentiment, “Hello Little Miss Sheridan.” Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, was the day that Danielle and her siblings officially became part of the Sheridan Family.  

    Fred and Donna Sheridan of Elk Horn adopted Carolina, 15, Brieann, 14, Danielle, 9, and Silas, 5, and welcomed them into their family with open arms.

  • Taylor County man arrested on rape, sex abuse charges

    The Kentucky State Police arrested a Taylor County man Wednesday night on rape charges.

    KSP Trooper Josh Dicken arrested Michael Sweeney, 53, of Campbellsville, on several charges, including one count of first-degree rape, 17 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, KSP officials said.

    A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted Sweeney in connection with Trooper Dicken’s ongoing investigation.

  • Ghost tour at Brookside Cemetery shows history of county


    Students from Taylor County and Campbellsville Middle Schools played "ghosts" at Brookside Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

    "Jeremy Johnson, Debbie Gilpin and I gave the students material and photographs for their scripts," said local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith. "The teachers helped the students with advice about their apparel and their props."

    TCMS teacher Pat Jones said it was the largest crowd she's seen, a fact she attributed to the event being well publicized.

  • Campbellsville schools begin construction meetings


    Progress is being made on the Campbellsville Elementary School construction project.

    At Monday’s monthly meeting, CIS Superintendent Mike Deaton said the district had its first meeting with the architect, construction manger and engineer, and things went well as they all met together in the same location to begin "ironing out our game plan for the first phase of our project, which would be the elementary school." The project is set to be 17 months long and still looking to start in March.

  • Heartland Parkway work begins


    Some work on the KY 55 Heartland Parkway project began Monday in Adair County, according to a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Eight press release.

    "What has been discussed and worked on for 15 years is now becoming a reality," said State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville). "Economic development, tourism & infrastructure improvements are only the beginning of what may open up with this announcement."

  • O'Banion has six years and counting as survivor


    On Feb. 19, 2014, Cindy O’Banion celebrated a milestone that many breast cancers survivors look forward to.

    “I can say that I am cancer free,” O’Banion said with a smile on her face. “My doctors didn’t tell me I was cancer free until I hit 5 years.”

    She is now six years cancer free after having a mastectomy of her left breast in 2009.

  • Hospital hosts ‘Pink Out’

    There was a glow of pink bouncing off the walls inside Taylor County Regional Hospital Friday as the Annual Pink Out was in full effect.

    The Pink Out is their way to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    A bake sale is hosted which Sherry Howard, team leader in the mammography department, said is a highly anticipated fundraiser. Staff in the hospital donated the baked goods.

  • Local FOP helps children in need

    The Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 22 recently presented Campbellsville and Taylor County’s Family Resource and Youth Services Center’s with money for students in need of a little extra help.

    The Cops Support Kids Program donated $3,000 to the schools – $1,500 for each district, to be divided evenly among the schools. The children who receive the funds are determined by teacher referrals. The students are able to purchase items they are going to need during the school year, ranging from clothes to school supplies.

  • Soup is served!

    The Taylor County Homemakers soup luncheon served more than 150 people with warm soup Thursday afternoon at the Extension Office. The annual event raised almost $1,000 toward their 2016 scholarship fund.

    Each year the organization presents three $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from the local high schools.

    “The more money we raise the more students we hope to help,” Cyndy Humble, Taylor County Homemaker president, said.