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  • YMCA study now under way

    A feasibility study for a possible local YMCA is now under way.

    According to Taylor Regional Hospital CEO Jane Wheatley, who spearheaded the effort, Daxko/T2 Consulting will contact 800 Taylor County residents at random by phone as part of the study.

    Wheatley said the group will ask residents if they would use a YMCA and what they would like to see a local YMCA offer.

    The group will also contact schools and industries, as well as community leaders and stakeholders.

    The study is expected to be completed by next month, Wheatley said.

  • How bad is the nation’s debt?

    Crisis. Default. Downgrade. Negative words that have been getting a lot of use lately regarding the nation's debt problem.

    But as several local experts contend, the real problem has been the impact that these negative buzzwords have had on consumer confidence.

    "It's really a perceptual thing," says Larry Bowen of Edward Jones. "Consumer confidence has been shattered."

  • Murder trial could be delayed

    The trial for the Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer, may be delayed.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a motion on Wednesday to postpone the trial for Tonya Ford, which is set to begin Aug. 22, because he says the prosecution has disclosed some new evidence in the case.

    Ford is accused of shooting her husband David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

  • Smooth start

    The school year is off to a smooth start at both local districts.

    Classes began on Wednesday, Aug. 3, and school officials said the first day was problem-free at all schools.

    "Everything went very smooth," said Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton. "We did not have any turnover in our administrators and very few new teachers in the District this year.

  • Big changes in store for rescue, fire

    Big changes are in the works at Rescue, Fire and E-911.

    On Sept. 5, the Campbellsville Fire Department will become Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, and what used to be Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue will become an emergency medical services operation.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young revealed a plan to save the city and county money at a meeting Thursday night of the joint committee charged to study the operation, revenue and expenses of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and E-911.

  • Murder trial could be delayed

    The trial for the Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer, may be delayed.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a motion earlier today (Wednesday) in Taylor Circuit Court to postpone Tonya Ford's trial, which is set to begin Aug. 22, because the prosecution has disclosed new evidence.

    Ford is accused of shooting her husband David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

  • Murder trial could be delayed

    The trial for the Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer, may be delayed.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a motion earlier today (Wednesday) in Taylor Circuit Court to postpone Tonya Ford's trial, which is set to begin Aug. 22, because the prosecution has disclosed new evidence.

    Ford is accused of shooting her husband David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

  • Big changes in store for rescue, fire and E-911 services

    Big changes are in the works at Rescue, Fire and E-911.

    On Sept. 5, the Campbellsville Fire Department will become Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, and what used to be Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue will become an emergency medical services operation.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young revealed a plan to save the city and county money at a meeting Thursday night of the joint committee charged to study the operation, revenue and expenses of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and E-911.

  • Six sentenced for roles in four-county drug ring

    A primary supplier of crack cocaine in south central Kentucky and five other defendants were sentenced in United States District Court last week, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. 

    Roderick Curry of Columbia was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years' supervised release for his role in a crack cocaine and controlled substance distribution ring operating in and around Adair County.

  • County audit released

    Peercy and Gray PSC of Louisville recently released its audit of the Taylor County Fiscal Court for fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.
    The audit found that the Court had unrestricted net assets of $2.3 million in its governmental activities as of June 30, 2010, with total net assets of nearly $8.9 million. In its business-type activities, the Court had total net cash and cash equivalents of $37,179.