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  • New company chooses Campbellsville

    INFAC Corp., a South Korea-based automotive cable and electronics manufacturer, will open a new facility in Campbellsville this month.

    INFAC is expected to begin operation of a distribution and sales center in the former Fleetwood Travel Trailers building soon.

    According to a press release issued Tuesday from the state Cabinet for Economic Development, the company expects to hire 75 people within the first two years of operation.

    According to Ron McMahan, Team Taylor County executive director, the company expects to hire at least 25 in the first year.

  • Ky 210 wreck sends several to hospital

    Four people were injured in a two-car crash Saturday night.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s office, the collision occurred at 11:30 p.m. approximately 12 miles west from Campbellsville on KY 210.

    Joshua O. Henderson, 24, of Greensburg Road in Hodgenville was driving east toward Campbellsville in a 2005 Mazda SUV when he attempted to pass a 1996 GMC SUV driven by Sherriel Shely of Louisville, according to Deputy Robbie VanCleave.

  • Coppock's named top retail business

    Maurice and Theresa Coppock have a recipe for success: God, family, loyal, friendly and knowledgeable employees, top notch merchandise, competitive pricing and customers who recognize a retailer with integrity and service.

    Based on that formula, Coppock Appliance and Electronics Inc. was recently named the 2008 Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Retail Business of the Year.

  • Woman gets two years on drug, other charges

    A Campbellsville woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for violating the terms of her diversion.

    Robin Lynn Raynor, 52, of 133 Cherwood Drive appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, June 17.

    In November 2007, Raynor pleaded guilty to possession of drug supplies, her second offense, and menacing. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    At that time, Raynor was sentenced to serve 45 days in jail and sentenced to four years' probation.

  • County budget tops $8.9 million

    Taylor County will operate with more money this fiscal year than last.

    The County's 2008-2009 $8.9 million budget was unanimously given final approval by magistrates at a special Fiscal Court meeting Friday afternoon. Magistrates had first reading at the Court's regular May meeting.

    The new budget is about $2.5 million more than last year's.

    It includes $2.8 million to be collected in occupational taxes. According to the budget, about $1.4 million of that revenue will be distributed to the City, pursuant to an agreement that spells out how the money will be used.

  • Campbellsville man accused of assault

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assault and other charges after he allegedly broke into another person's home and waited for them to come home.

    Brad D. Shofner, 26, of 106 1/2 W. Walnut St. was arrested at about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 24.

    According to Shofner's arrest citation, he is accused of entering a former girlfriend's home while she wasn't home and waiting for her to come home with her current boyfriend.

  • Man injured after wheelchair struck by vehicle

    A Taylor County man is in stable condition after his wheelchair was struck by a truck Friday morning.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department report, Herman R. Curry, 63, was operating an electric wheelchair on Christerson Lane when he was struck by a 1993 Chevrolet pickup driven east by John W. McFarland, 77. The collision occurred at 9:45 a.m.

    Curry was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue where he was treated for head injures. He was later transported to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Local men indicted in Marion County

    Five Campbellsville men were indicted in Marion County court recently. They are:

    - Ciro Alcarez, 25, of 710 High Pine in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of third-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, Alcarez is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse on six different occasions with another person incapable of consent being younger than 16.

    Alcarez is being held with no bond and was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim or the victim's family.

  • State leads nation in ATV deaths

    Kentucky may be known for horses, bluegrass and bourbon, but in reality it's becoming known for something much deadlier - leading the nation in all-terrain vehicle deaths, according to Dale Dobson, safety administrator with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

    Twenty-nine people died in Kentucky on ATVs in 2007, Dobson said, and his passion and goal is to reduce that number to zero by teaching people how to safely operate ATVs.

    This past Memorial Day weekend in Kentucky, Dobson said, four people, three of whom were under the age of 16, were killed in ATV accidents.

  • Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative launches new ideas contest

    The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative is offering tobacco farmers a chance to showcase their tobacco production ideas with the Burley Tobacco New Idea Contest.

    The contest seeks to spotlight innovative ideas in tobacco production that improve efficiency and save money for tobacco growers.