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  • 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.

  • Police investigate marijuana cultivation

    Police are investigating a marijuana crop discovered off Roberts Road.

    Campbellsville Police, along with the Taylor County Sheriff's Department, confiscated 56 marijuana plants in a cornfield on Roberts Road on Sunday, Sept. 7.

    Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 465-4121, 465-4351 or the anonymous Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).

    Campbellsville Police Sgt. Robert S. Gribbins is investigating.

  • Making the Grade

    Public schools in Taylor are progressing toward 2014 proficiency goals, according to the latest Commonwealth Accountability Testing System data.

    The results, released on Sept. 10, show that one local school met goals, one found itself in level one assistance and the others are progressing as the biennium comes to a close.

  • County takes comp rate on taxes

    Though some of the County's tax rates are increasing and others are decreasing, revenue is expected to remain the same.

    In the past, Taylor County Fiscal Court has each year approved a "compensating" tax rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in about the same amount of money as the previous year's rate.

    Magistrates agreed to do the same this year at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting. The compensating rate does not require a public hearing.

  • Reeling 'em in

    Jacob Wilson was thrilled with his first catch of the day. He was not so thrilled at the prospect having to unhook the tiny bluegill and toss it back into Green River Lake. So, with his brother Joshua looking on, Jacob turns to his mother, Wilma, for the dirty work.

    Jacob and Joshua were two of about 25 kids who participated in the Green River Lake Kids' Fishing Derby Saturday at Green River Lake State Park.

    The turnout, 34 total, including adults, is about the norm, Park Ranger Larry Lemmon said. On average, about 35 to 40 people attend the annual event.

  • CU hosts state legislators' meeting

    Campbellsville University and its hometown were in the spotlight Monday as CU played host to a Kentucky General Assembly Interim Joint Committee on Education meeting.

    To continue the legislature's work between sessions, interim joint committees are formed from the standing committees of both houses. Interim committees draft and approve bills for prefiling at the next regular session.