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  • County receives grant to continue small business program

    Taylor County's Microenterprise Training Program has received a funding boost from the state.

    Gov. Steve Beshear, in conjunction with the Governor's Office for Local Development, has awarded a $50,000 Community Development Block Grant to continue to provide support for Taylor County's program.

    Originated in 1998, the program provides beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of training and technical assistance for existing and potential small business owners with five employees or less in areas such as business development, job development and housing development.

  • County will return to paper ballots for voting

    Taylor County residents will cast their votes this November on paper rather than on a voting machine.

    In February, Taylor County magistrates accepted $90,000 in federal grant money to purchase new voting equipment. The grant is part of the Help America Vote Act through which the federal government issued funds to the states to be disbursed to counties at the state's discretion.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney addressed Taylor Fiscal Court about the use of the grant money at Tuesday night's regular meeting.

  • Hospital lawsuit settled for nearly $100,000

    The lawsuit a Campbellsville woman filed against Taylor Regional Hospital alleging hospital staff were negligent in treating her has been settled for nearly $100,000 and dismissed.

    Phyllis A. Cox of Cherwood Drive alleged in a lawsuit filed in Taylor Circuit Court in February 2007 that TRH failed to follow the standard care for a hospital, which resulted in the amputation of one of her fingers.

    The suit was filed on Cox's behalf by Campbellsville attorney Byron D. Wood and Louisville attorney Theodore L. Mussler Jr.

  • Green River among top 100 campgrounds

    Green River Lake State Park is among the five Kentucky campgrounds to make ReserveAmerica's Top 100 Family Campgrounds list.

    ReserveAmerica is North America's leading camping reservation and campground management solutions provider.

  • Relay for Life

    This year’s Relay for Life had a goal of $77,000. Teams met that goal by bank night and had increased the total to more than $80,000 by the event.

    Watch Thursday’s newspaper for more photos from the event along with team winners and sponsors. Plans are already being made for next year’s Relay, with a kickoff sponsored by Murakami Manufacturing in the coming months.

  • Woman charged after allegedly firing shotgun

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and other charges after she allegedly fired a shotgun at another person.

    Melinda Hubbard, 42, of 359 Pruyear Road was arrested at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday, June 3.

    According to her arrest citation, Hubbard had allegedly been drinking and got into an argument with another person.

    After the other person called someone to pick her up, Hubbard allegedly fired a shotgun into the air directly beside her.

  • Three charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    u Anita M. Stone, 32, of 301 Kerr St. was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling codeine.

    Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, Stone could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • Chamber Award: Citizen of the Year

    This year's top Chamber of Commerce award winner spends his time coaching youth soccer, herding cattle and running a bank.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Board member Fran Deener presented the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year award to Mark Johnson at the Chamber's annual banquet Thursday night.

    Deener told the crowd that the award is one of the community's highest honors.

  • Man gets probation on kidnapping, other charges

    A Campbellsville man charged with kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend will get five years' probation for his crimes.

    Brandon Keith Cox, 25, of 311 Taylor Blvd. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, May 20. He was sentenced to five years' probation.

    Cox was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last July along with co-defendant Catina R. Brockman, 35, of 109 Candace St. in Campbellsville.

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

  • Man found with venomous snakes now faces drug charges

    The Campbellsville man found with venomous snakes and alligators at his home now faces federal drug charges.

    Freddie Stone Jr., 36, of 552 Mt. Carmel Church Road, along with Orvey Carl Harris, 32, of 715 Maple Road in Campbellsville, were indicted last week by a Bowling Green federal grand jury on charges of conspiring to illegally distribute OxyContin and hydrocodone.