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Local News

  • Farmers' Market opens for the new year

    Opening day at the Taylor County Farmers' Market got off to a slow start Saturday, as cool temperatures may have kept some folks at home.

    About five local farmers set up shop Saturday selling various items, including onions, herbs, flowers, honey, eggs and scented skin care products.

    Roger Benningfield, who was selling honey and onions, said opening day is typically slow. As the weather warms up and more products are harvested, attendance usually increases, he said.

  • Mmmm!Annual pancake breakfast is Saturday

    It takes more than 400 pounds of sausage, about 300 pounds of pancake mix and countless volunteers to make the annual breakfast happen.

    The annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department pancake breakfast is set for Saturday at the fire department.

    According to Taylor County Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson, the fire departments have hosted the event every year he has worked at the fire department - since 1967.

    "It [actually] goes back a long time before that," Wilson said.

    He thinks the event originally dates back 55 to 60 years.

  • Home sweet home?

    They slept in small cardboard boxes on a cold, rainy night.

    They didn't have cell phones, laptop computers, access to an unlimited amount of food or even pillows. They were homeless.

    Campbellsville University students and community members participated in "Cardboard Nation" this past weekend to raise public awareness of homelessness in Taylor County.

    CU's Carver School of Social Work sponsored the event, which began Friday on Stapp Lawn at 7 p.m. and ended at 7 a.m. the next morning.

  • Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, other charges in Circuit Court

    A Campbellsville resident charged with kidnapping and assaulting a girlfriend has pleaded guilty to charges against him.

    Brandon Keith Cox, 25, of 311 Taylor Blvd. and co-defendant Catina R. Brockman, 34, of 109 Candace St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, April 8.

    Cox and Brockman were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last July on charges stemming from an alleged kidnapping incident.

    Cox faced charges of kidnapping, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Food pantry faces shortage

    Every month, about 250 Taylor Countians look to the local food pantry to help feed their families. However, with funds running low, the pantry is about a month away from halting services.

    At the moment, the pantry has about $4,000 dollars on hand, said Taylor County Ministerial Association President Michael Goodwin. The ministerial association oversees the pantry.

    With an average weekly expense of $1,000, Goodwin said, there is only enough money to provide food to the needy for one more month.

  • Voters could see paper ballots this fall

    Taylor Countians could cast their votes on paper this General Election rather than on a voting machine.

    In February, Taylor County magistrates approved an agreement accepting $90,000 in federal grant money to purchase new voting equipment.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said the money is part of the Help America Vote Act in which the federal government issued funds to the states to be disbursed to the counties at the state's discretion.

  • Doctor charged with fraud

    An optometrist with an office in Campbellsville has been arrested and charged with Medicaid fraud.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky Attorney General's office, a Franklin County grand jury indicted Paul Lee Patterson II, 51, of Greensburg on Wednesday, April 9.

  • On the road again

    Though it doesn't carry ice-cold confections and play a catchy jingle, it has the same ability to deliver smiles as its distant cousin, the ice cream truck.

    Yet, the bookmobile's patrons are both young and old.

    Taylor County just received a new bookmobile. According to Public Library Director Elaine Munday, the Library Board applied for a grant to fund a new bookmobile in September. The Board was notified in December that the County would receive one of 22 bookmobiles available.

  • Campbellsville man arrested on burglary/theft charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Wednesday after police say he took money from a convenience store cash register.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Department report, Lawrence Eddie Carter, 31, allegedly entered the Gas & Go on South Central Avenue at around 9:30 Wednesday night. Police say Carter grabbed an undetermined amount of cash out of the store's register and then fled on foot.

    Carter was found a short time later and arrested. He was charged with third-degree burglary and theft of more than $300. He was lodged in the Marion County jail

  • Teen arrested, charged with sexual abuse

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing another person younger than 14.

    Gary Joseph Dooley, 19, of 37 Lower Stoner Creek Road was arrested at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.

    Kentucky State Trooper John Adams investigated.

    Dooley was charged with second-degree sexual abuse, a Class A misdemeanor. He pleaded not guilty in Taylor District Court on Wednesday, April 16.

    Dwaine Barnett, Kentucky State Police public affairs officer at Post 15 in Columbia, said Dooley is accused of inappropriately touching a female younger than 14.