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  • TRH has $18.4 million economic impact on county

     

    Taylor Regional Hospital has a significant impact on the economy of Campbellsville and Taylor County — to the tune of $18.4 million.

    Numbers recently released by the Kentucky Hospital Association show that hospital purchases from local companies and local spending by hospital employees totaled $18.4 million in 2013, which were the most recent numbers available.

  • Magistrates want responsibility taken for park, property

     

    One magistrate’s request to buy a new utility vehicle for Veterans Memorial Park sparked a discussion at Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting about who is responsible for what at the park.

    At District Five Magistrate Ed Gorin’s request, the county purchased a $3,475 Gator utility vehicle by a vote of 5-1. District Two Magistrate John Gaines was the only one to vote no.

  • Taylor County High boys return to state tournament

     

    The Taylor County High School Cardinals claimed their second 5th Region boys’ basketball championship in a row Tuesday night, knocking off Bardstown 69-53 at Nelson County High School. The Cardinals will now face the Mason County Royals, champions of the 10th Region, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

  • Local Republicans choose Trump in caucus

     

    Like Kentucky as a whole, registered Republicans in Taylor County voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in Saturday’s caucus, the first of its kind in Kentucky.

    “It’s gone lots better than we expected,” said Taylor County Republican Party chair Dennis Draper. “This morning ... it was backed up all the way to the stop light and down past. We actually had somebody ... directing traffic.”

  • Campbellsville woman arrested on murder charge

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested Monday night in connection with a murder that happened in Marion County.

    The Kentucky State Police arrested Brandy N. Roth, 33, on a charge of murder. She is accused of killing Timothy W. Hahn, 48, of St. Francis, who was reportedly her boyfriend.

    According to the report, KSP dispatch received a call from the Marion County Sheriff's Office about a dead male in a residence in the 100 block of Lucas Lane in St. Francis.

  • Art exhibit on display at CU through March 21

    Sculptor Andrew Weilawski’s artwork will be displayed in Campbellsville University’s Pence-Chowning Art Gallery until March 21.

    Weilawski, a native of Bedford Hills, New York, specializes in sculptures, with his art consisting mainly of people carved from stone. He has also been a member of the World Wide Arts Resources Corporation since 2003.

  • Creepy, crawly critters

    Things got a little slimy at the Taylor County Public Library as children learned about salamanders during this month’s Family Nature Night.

    The goal of these nights are to promote an interest in outdoor animals and activities, outdoor safety and animal awareness.

    Amy Berry from Clay Hill Memorial Forest brought some of her salamander friends for children to learn about and feel, along with a craft at the end of the night.

  • Genetics playing bigger role in foods, expert says

    A plant expert was on hand Tuesday night to talk to local farmers and others about the pros and cons of genetically engineered organisms, or GMOs.

    “We never stop evaluating the safety of genetically engineered crops,” said Paul Vincelli, plant pathologist for the University of Kentucky. “There’s a series of technologies that can really do some good stuff for humans.”

  • Grand jury returns dozen indictments

    A Campbellsville man and a Columbia man accused of a string of thefts are two of 12 people a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted Tuesday.

    Zachary Q. Powell, 23, of Bridgewater Road in Columbia, was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony; and theft by unlawful taking or disposition — all others $10,000 or more but less than $1,000,000, Class C felony.

  • Gribbins murder trial set for August

    A man accused of murdering his estranged wife faces a jury trial in August.

    DeWayne D. Gribbins, 42, of Peterson Street in Campbellsville, faces a jury trial at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, on charges of murder, domestic violence, a Class A felony; and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.

    Shonda West-Stiles of the Columbia Department of Public Advocacy, who is representing Gribbins, had Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram schedule a pre-trial conference for Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m.