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  • 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.

  • KHIPP provides free health insurance coverage

    In this economy, people are searching for ways to save money. The Kentucky Health Insurance Premium Payment program can help families and individuals save on health insurance premiums each month.
    KHIPP is designed to assist families and individuals with access to Medicaid and access to Employer Sponsored Insurance or COBRA.
    To apply, submit an online application at www.MyKHIPP.com. You may also print and fax an application to (855) 888-2222. Applications may be mailed to KHIPP, 838 East High Street, #255. Lexington, Ky., 40502.

  • It’s all about the evidence

    It’s the middle of the night when they break in the downstairs door and steal the big screen television. While there, they also take irreplaceable family heirlooms and trash the living room.
    After a call to police, an investigation begins. A few hours pass when police say they have nabbed the burglars, but it will be a few days before the television and heirlooms are returned. They are now evidence in a police investigation.

  • Fire destroys home

    Taylor County Fire Department responded to a house fire off Saloma Road around 6:30 p.m. Monday evening. According to Taylor County Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson, the fire, which appears to have started around the living room, completely destroyed the home. More information will be published in an upcoming issue.

  • Son charged with assaulting father

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his father.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies received a complaint on Tuesday that an assault victim was being treated at Taylor Regional Hospital at 10:20 a.m.
    The report states that an investigation revealed that the assault happened earlier in the day at 58 Lemon Bend Road.
    After the investigation, Patric Gabehart, 23, of 58 Tebbs Bend Road was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, domestic violence.

  • Nurse accused of stealing medicine from ER

    A registered nurse has been arrested and charged with stealing medicine from Taylor Regional Hospital’s emergency room.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, an investigation revealed that Becca Shuffett, 30, of 1804 Doc Ward Road in Summersville had allegedly stolen injectable Benadryl and Phenergan from the emergency room while being employed at TRH.

  • Sheriff’s office continues investigation of fairgrounds burglary

    Taylor County Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate a burglary at the Taylor County Fairgrounds in which more than $10,000 worth of equipment was stolen.
    According to Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William Rice, the incident happened sometime between Thursday, July 21 and Monday, July 25.
    Taylor County Fair Board is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

  • One injured in South Columbia crash

    A Columbia woman was injured Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on South Columbia Avenue.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Michael Curry, 46, of 75 Judd Cemetery Road in Greensburg was driving a 1999 Dodge Durango at 5:20 p.m. and pulled his vehicle into the path of a 2007 Toyota Tacoma driven by Beth Griffin, 58, of 712 Mt. Carmel Road in Columbia.