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  • Eight involved in two-vehicle crash

    Eight people were involved Friday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 55.

    According a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the collision at the intersection of KY 55 and Lone Valley Road at about 9:30 p.m.

    According to witnesses and evidence at the scene, the release states, Chris Clark, 19, of Campbellsville was traveling south on KY 55 driving a 1995 Pontiac van.

    Amanda Lawson, 18, of Burnside was driving a 1997 Plymouth toward KY 55 on Lone Valley Road, and, according to the report, failed to stop at a stop sign.

  • Voter registration deadline approaches

    More Taylor Countians are registered to vote than ever before, but time is running out for those who have yet to do so.

    The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6. Registration cards that are mailed in must have a postmark no later than Oct. 6.

    As of Thursday, 17,043 Taylor Countians were registered to vote, a local record, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney.

    "That is the most we've had," Carney said. "It's never passed the 17,000 mark."

  • Green River Lake Cleanup sets collection record

    Dylan Brown wanders along the shoreline, tiny waves washing over his boots. For a moment, the Liberty Boy Scout seems more interested in making a splash in Green River Lake. But then he spots what he's been looking for and lunges for the small piece of trash.

    It wasn't a record-sized crowd, but a record amount of trash was collected during the 22nd annual Green River Lake Cleanup on Saturday.

  • One injured in Casey County crash

    An Elk Horn woman was involved in a crash that sent one person to the hospital Sunday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Michelle Long, 34, of Elk Horn was driving a 1998 Dodge truck west on KY 70 when she lost control on the rain-slickened road. The crash occurred at 3:43 p.m.

    Long was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Her passenger, 56-year-old Kenneth Michael, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for injuries. His condition was unavailable as of press time.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in LaRue crash

    Two people suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash Monday on Campbellsville Road in LaRue County.

    At 7:30 a.m., a southbound 1985 Nissan 300 ZX driven by Genesis Feather, 18, of Campbellsville, crossed the center line and struck a northbound 1993 GMS Sierra pickup driven by David Marcum, 72, of Magnolia.

    The head-on crash occurred near the intersection of O.O. Despain Road.

  • Music in the Park

    About 50 people attended last Friday's Music in the Park event, which featured several local acts performing country music.

    Tomorrow's Music in the Park event, the last in the series, will feature Gifted Soul performing MoTown music from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Guests are invited to bring their lawn chairs, blanket and cushions for an evening of entertainment.

  • Woman who tried to run over police officer pleads guilty

    Two Columbia women have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attempt to strike a Campbellsville Police officer with a vehicle.

    Yolanda Sanchez, 32, of 609 Cedar St. and Tia L. Watt, 30, of 10172 New Columbia Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

  • Man charged with rape of child

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with raping an 8-year-old girl.

    Michael W. Davis, 26, of 151 Smith Ridge Road, Lot #18, was arrested at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.

    According to Davis' arrest citation, he is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with the girl on May 30.

    The citation also states that, as a result of the intercourse, the girl was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease.

    The alleged victim, court records state, has identified Davis as the person who forced her to have sex with him.

  • Holmes huge part of Americans' gaining back Ryder Cup

    Sparked by a 3-1 start on Friday morning, the United States team defeated the European squad 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 to win back the 37th Ryder Cup over the weekend at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

    Campbellsville's J.B. Holmes played in the four-ball competition on Friday and Saturday with Boo Weekley and halved a match on Friday before winning 2 and 1 on Saturday.

    Holmes, playing seventh, then was an integral winning part of the U.S. contingent that won the singles' matches 7 1/2 to 4 1/2 on Sunday to clinch the Cup.

  • Rebuilding history

    Think life-sized Lincoln Logs. That's how Andy Mills describes his job of tearing down and rebuilding antique cabins.

    Mills, who owns and operates American Antique Cabin Co. in Springfield, spent last week single-handedly rebuilding an early 1800s-era cabin on the Jacob Hiestand House Museum property.

    It's the final part of a project which will represent an 1820s-era plantation slave quarters. The site had earlier been prepared by Utah Canada, Mike Dobson and Rodney Dudley.