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  • Former resident helping the less fortunate

    Like her T-shirt, the bracelet Emily Fox wore and the earrings she carried in her purse were not, she explained, simply clothes or accessories.

    This Easter, as in previous years, Fox knows people around the country will join her and her family in wearing T-shirts which read “Forget the Frock.”

    All three items represent efforts to feed orphans in a third world country or help widows or families in need or assist women rescued from the sex trade.

  • Ms. Gupton's Opus

    It was the first of many lasts for Lisa Gupton.

    After more than 30 years of teaching music — and 27 years of teaching it in Taylor County — Gupton is retiring at the end of this school year.

    And on Saturday, March 28, Gupton’s unofficial farewell tour began with her final Show Choir production.

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  • Two state reps seek ag commissioner office

     

    With the 2015 General Assembly concluded, at least two state legislators hope they won’t be back for the 2016 session.

    State Rep. Richard Heath (R-Mayfield) and State Rep. Ryan Quarles (R-Georgetown) are hoping to succeed outgoing Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, who is running for governor.

    The winner of the Republican primary between Heath and Quarles will face the lone Democrat in the race, Jean-Marie Lawson Spann, in November.

  • After 25 years, Bratcher bows out of banking

     

    As Leroy Bratcher circulated the room, every guest received a handshake, a hug and a smile.

    Some guests shared pictures of old times with him, while others simply brought stories from the days of old.

    After 25 years as president of Forcht Bank in Campbellsville, one chapter of Bratcher’s life was closing as another began.

    This was his day.

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  • Riggs sentenced to 10 years for 2013 murder

     

    Richard Riggs, who pleaded guilty to a 2013 murder, will spend the next 8 years in jail.

    At a sentencing hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram sentenced Riggs, 59, to 10 years, with credit for the almost two years he's been in jail since his arrest in connection with the April 19, 2013, shooting of Orvey Harris.

    Prosecutor Larry Holbert, who called the shooting "the most grievous of sins," asked the judge for the full sentence of 10 years. Harris' family was also present to make a statement.

  • Sex crimes get Greer 15-year sentence

     

    Willard Greer, a man who previously pleaded guilty to numerous sex crimes, was sentenced to 15 years late Tuesday afternoon.

    Greer, 65, of Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of both first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 years of age and first-degree sodomy of a victim under 12 years of age.

    Greer has been housed in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond and a $200,000 bond.

  • Pig flies at Taylor County Airport

     

  • County to spend up to $100,000 on Veteran's Memorial Park

     

    Work will soon start on the fields, restrooms and concession stand at Veterans Memorial Park, work that has been discussed for roughly half a year.

    At a special-called Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted unanimously to pay Tim Edwards of Campbellsville up to $100,000 to fix the lighting on all three fields - the two softball fields and the Babe Ruth field - and to work on the restrooms and concession stand.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge not able to be moved

     

  • Statue dedicated to fallen firefighter

     

    Fallen Campbellsville Fire Department firefighter Tony Grider was always thinking about others and always had something positive to contribute.

    That was the prevailing message at the unveiling of a statue in Grider's honor, located at Taylor County Regional Hospital's emergency waiting room.