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  • Remembering the children

     

    When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

  • Firefighters rescue mother, child from house fire

     

    A tragedy was averted Monday morning when firefighters with Campbellsville Fire-Rescue forced their way into a home on Candace Street and evacuated a sleeping mother and small child from a house fire.

    Amber Duncan, a mother of four, said she had just taken her two oldest children to school when she came back home and decided to take a nap with her youngest child. She was startled awake when several firefighters with Campbellsville Fire-Rescue surrounded her in her home and told her that she needed to get out of the house.

  • Cook to retire at school year’s end

     

    Roger Cook wanted to come back to his hometown and be a school superintendent.

    Eight years ago, he did just that, taking over the position for the Taylor County School District.

    But on Tuesday night, Cook said it is time for him to step aside and retire.

    Cook made the announcement during Tuesday night’s Taylor County Board of Education meeting. He will retire at the end of June, finishing out this school year.

  • Now that's Christmas spirit!

     

    Jeff Richardson can never be accused of being a Grinch or a Scrooge during the Christmas season.

    In fact, Richardson and his wife, Jennifer, are the opposite. They show their Christmas cheer for everyone who cares to take a peek at their front yard.

    What’s in that yard? How about 53 inflatable Christmas decorations?

    Yep, you read that correctly. Richardson’s home features a Christmas landscape rivaled only by the North Pole, and he loves every minute of it.

  • City to sell water to Marion County

     

    Water should be flowing into Marion County by the end of the year according to news from Monday’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Campbellsville Water Company distribution supervisor Griffin Hash made the announcement at the meeting, saying a couple of leaks in Marion County had been or would be fixed in the next couple of weeks.

    Hash said he expected Marion County to use 250,000 to 400,000 gallons of water daily from the Spurlington tank.

  • Nine indicted by Taylor County Grand Jury

     

    Nine individuals were indicted by a Taylor County Grand Jury last week. Among those was 35-year-old Shawn A. Cochran. 

    Cochran had two separate indictments that were released last Wednesday. In the first indictment, Cochran faces charges of theft of identity, giving an officer false identifying information, and a persistent felony offender charge. The theft of identity charge is a Class D Felony—punishable by one to five years—and the false identifying information charge is a Class B misdemeanor. 

  • Couple arrested in connection with Camp Acton burglary

     

    A Campbellsville man and woman were arrested last Tuesday afternoon on burglary charges after breaking into a building on the Camp Acton property, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    The report states that 28-year-old Charles Bagby and 29-year-old Courtney Giles were arrested and face third-degree burglary charges. 

    TCSO deputies were dispatched to Camp Acton around 2 p.m. last Tuesday after it was reported that individuals were attempting to break into a building on the property, the report said. 

  • Exchange students experience life in Taylor County

     

     They are only here for a short amount of time, but their presence provides a great deal of cultural education and diversity to the community.

    The international exchange student program at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools bring students from various parts of the world to spend a semester or year studying in the United States.

  • Malone honored with Santa's Helper Award

     

    Ricky Malone has never sought recognition for his many efforts in the community, but he was recently honored by the Campbellsville Kiwanis Club as this year’s Santa’s Helper.

    The Kiwanis Club presents the award annually to someone in the community who keeps the spirit of Christmas alive all year.

    “It was really a big surprise,” Malone said. “I had no clue I had even been nominated.”

  • Arrest made after trailer theft

    A Columbia man was arrested by the Columbia Police Department on Monday on charges of receiving stolen property that was stolen in Taylor County, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Joshua Sexton, 26, of Short Street in Columbia, was arrested by the Columbia Police Department on Monday after an investigation by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia Police.