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  • Cruisin' for a cause

    The convoy of cars, more than a dozen strong, rolled into Campbellsville Country Club. They are not a club, just a group of car enthusiasts looking to raise money for a good cause.

    The Bluegrass 1000 Road Tour began Monday, and among the first stops after departing Lexington was Campbellsville.

    The tour, which travels roughly 1,000 miles from Louisville to Lexington over five days, began two years ago in honor of Bill Collins. Collins, founder of Bill Collins Ford in Louisville, died in 2009 at the age of 80 after battling Parkinson's Disease for 29 years.

  • City halts Census data challenge

    The City has abandoned its effort to challenge the 2010 Census data, at least for now.

    Released earlier this year, the Census 2010 results showed a drop in the city's population, while the areas outside the city grew.

    According to the figures, Campbellsville has a population of 9,108, which is a loss of 1,390 people since the 2000 Census, for a 13.24 percent decline. Taylor County is home to 24,512 people, which is a gain of 1,585 from the 2000 Census, for a 6.91 percent increase.

  • Magistrate battles health problems

    A Taylor County magistrate is battling some health problems, but believes he is on his way back to health.

    Dr. James Jones says he began experiencing leg and back pain about six weeks ago. The pain made walking difficult, he said.

    For a while, Jones, 76, said he just went about his routine and attempted to bare the pain.

    "So I kind of just toughed it out," he said. "It's just painful to walk."

  • A Family Weekend

    Campbellsville University hosted Family Weekend on Friday and Saturday, offering events for students and their families.

     

     

     

     

     

  • GRL officials ask for help catching vandals

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking for information about the individuals responsible for recent vandalism and destruction of facilities at Green River Lake.
    Five separate acts of vandalism happened at Green River Lake during the month of September, costing taxpayers more than $5,000 in cleanup and repair costs.

  • Liberty man charged with theft

    A Liberty man has been arrested and charged with thefts he allegedly committed in Taylor County.
    According to Taylor County Sheriff’s Office reports, deputies received a complaint on Saturday that a hay bailer had been taken on Raikes Hill Road.
    The report states that during the investigation, deputies learned that Tyler Marples, 29, might have been involved.
    Marples was interviewed by sheriff’s deputies on Sunday and then arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500. He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released an annual audit of the settlement of 2010 taxes for Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton.
    The audit found that Newton’s financial statement fairly represents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period of Jan. 1, 2011, to April 15, 2011. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Fall forest fire season begins

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry is again preparing for an active wildfire season. The fall forest fire hazard season began Saturday and runs through Dec. 15. During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Women in Agriculture host ‘Taste of Kentucky Proud’ event

    As part of their 12th Annual Conference, Kentucky Women in Agriculture will host the “Taste of Kentucky Proud” at the Crowne Plaza-Campbell House in Lexington on Thursday, Oct. 27.
    The event begins at 5:30 p.m. when Sullivan University Culinary students present their Kentucky Proud food creations. Joining them will be Kentucky chefs Bobby Benjamin and Jeremy Ashby, and a variety of Kentucky Proud vendors.

  • One injured after ATV crashes into tractor-trailer

    A Campbellsville man is in critical condition after he struck a tractor-trailor while riding an ATV.

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle injury collision on Hickory Grove Road shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Gerald Bault, 46, of Campbellsville was riding a 2004 Honda Rancher ATV and traveling west on the eastbound shoulder of KY 210.