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  • Jones requests new attorney before sentencing


    Kevin Jones will likely be formally sentenced next month to 12 years on a charge connected to him burning his young son with extremely hot water.

    Jones, 27, who has been represented by attorney Bryan Bennett, had a sentencing hearing scheduled for Friday morning. However, he requested new counsel. He did not give a reason.

    The prosecutor in the case, Campbellsville City Attorney John Miller, did not object.

  • Accused bank robber to undergo psychiatric exam


    A Lexington man who is accused of robbing a local bank in January is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    Thomas E. Riley, 52, who wasn't present in court Friday morning, will have another pre-trial conference at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1. His trial, which was originally scheduled for Monday, has not yet been rescheduled.

  • Superheroes fight cancer at TCES


    Superheroes walked the track Thursday at Taylor County Elementary School in support of childhood cancer research and the KJ Richerson Scholarship Fund.

    KJ Richerson, who attended TCES, lost his battle with cancer two years ago as a young child.

    "He was one of our Cardinals," Melissa Long, vice principal, said.

    Family and friends of KJ established a scholarship fund in his memory. KJ loved superheroes and found enjoyment in art.

  • Newlyweds fight cancer together


    The love story for Becky and Kyle Salsbury has been a long journey filled with faith and love.

    Having been a couple for 16 years and engaged for two years, they were on a two-year plan of merging their families into one.

    "We have four kids between the two of us, all the same ages, and it just didn't seem right at the time for us," Becky said.

    They met when their oldest children were in first grade.

    Their children are, Lake, 22, Lainey, 22, Parker, 19, and Ethan, 19.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge to be moved within six weeks


    The 115-year-old Tebbs Bend Bridge is expected to be moved to a permanent location on one of the trails at the Homeplace on Green River in the next six weeks.

    That is what Robert Reeder of RGF Concrete, a company out of Flemingsburg, Ky., that is in charge of the construction of the bridge project, said this week.

    It has sat near its old location for the past few months, ever since crews lifted it from its old foundations.

  • Postmaster plans tribute to veterans at post office

    A memorial for local veterans, both living and deceased, is planned for the Campbellsville Post Office.

    David Lane, postmaster at the local post office, wants people to send photos of local veterans to the post office; he plans to create a collage in the front lobby as a memorial.

    "I'd like people to bring in pictures of their loved ones who served in the military, a picture that I can make a collage out of, that shows both civilian and military," Lane said. "If they only have one picture, that's fine, too."

  • Hardy appointed county coroner


    Taylor County Deputy Coroner Al Hardy has been made Acting Coroner in the wake of Terry Dabney's death.

    Who will permanently succeed him, however, isn't yet set in stone. Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers appointed Hardy for 30 days, and when that 30 days is up, he can either reappoint him or appoint someone else, said Taylor County Attorney John Bertram.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said anyone who wants to run for the office has to file by the last Tuesday in January of 2016, which would be Jan. 26.

  • Amazon looks to hire 500 employees


    Hundreds of people filled the Taylor County High School Library Tuesday and Wednesday for Amazon's job fair.

    According to Amazon spokesperson Nina Lindsey, they were looking to fill 500 permanent, full-time positions at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville.

    The job fair took place from 4-7 p.m. at the TCHS library on Tuesday and Thursday. Applicants were asked to bring a photo ID and proof of education (high school diploma, DD-214, GED or equivalent).

  • Hosparus tea raises $13,000


    The Hosparus Green River Tea and Auction has a long-standing tradition in Campbellsville.

    Chad Shively, a board member for Hosparus Green River, said that it goes hand-in-hand hand; when people hear Hosparus in Campbellsville, they automatically think about tea.

    "It is a staple event, been around for over 20 years," Shively said. "People get excited."

    Local businesses and individuals decorated 16 tables for ladies and gentlemen to enjoy an afternoon of hot tea, served along a variety of plated hors d'oeuvres.

  • Taylor County coroner passes away


    The community has lost an important pillar in Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney, who passed Thursday morning at the age of 63.

    "He was a super person to work for. I don't know if I've ever worked for anyone more compassionate and kind-hearted," said Carol Gwinn, a licensed funeral director at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. "He was outgoing; a person everyone loved."