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  • 14 indicted by grand jury

    A Garfield, Kentucky, man who is accused of rape is among 14 people that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    Justin O. Wall, 23, of Whitworth Lockard Lane in Garfield, Kentucky, was charged with first-degree rape, a Class B felony. The charge stems from a reported incident on Dec. 9-10, 2016. No information about the crime was publicly available at press time.

    According to Sgt. Adam Burress of the Taylor County Detention Center, Wall has never been lodged there. He is banned from contacting the complaining witness.

  • Church group helping fight drug addiction

    After Karen Jones lost her son, Morgan, to drug addiction in October 2014, she began to think about ways to help others.

    A couple years later, a new community group was born that is helping to fight back against addiction in Taylor County.

    Addicted to Prayer serves as a faith-based community group that aims to help those in recovery and those who have loved ones struggling with addiction.

  • Young gets perfect ACT score

    They say the third time’s a charm. For Weston Young, that old adage rang true when he finally received his long-awaited ACT results.

    Young, a junior at Taylor County High School, couldn’t believe his eyes when he looked at the results of the test and discovered he had recorded the highest possible score, 36, on his third attempt at the test.

  • Richard Hord case moved to grand jury

    A Taylor County Grand Jury will decide whether to indict a Campbellsville man accused of shooting his wife and setting fire to their house.

    Richard D. Hord, 54, of Collins Lane, remains lodged in Taylor County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. At a recent arraignment, Hord pleaded not guilty. At a preliminary hearing on Wednesday morning, Taylor County District Judge Connie Phillips forwarded his case to a grand jury.

  • Local rescue team helps recover victim

    The Campbellsville Fire and Rescue Special Operations Team recently participated in a mutual aid rescue in Franklin County after a 26-year-old male, Will Rawlings, went missing while fishing in the Kentucky River behind Buffalo Trace Distillery.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Chris Taylor said that he received a call Saturday night to come to Franklin County to assist with the search for Rawlings, who had been missing since Friday morning.

  • New greenhouse opens

    The community has known the greenhouse at Taylor County High School for nearly 30 years.

    However, with the completion of a new Taylor County High School, so too came the construction of a new greenhouse, which provides various plants and flowers to community members while also providing students with work experience and builds several skills that they can use post-graduation.

    The Taylor County High School greenhouse opened to the public last Friday, with a grand opening in the coming weeks. They held an opening for teachers and staff last Wednesday.

  • Suit against Green-Taylor Water moved

    A lawsuit against the Green-Taylor Water District that alleges that they fired a man after he discovered their fraudulent water testing methods was transferred last week to federal court.

    At the request of the GTWD board’s attorney, Louisville-based Cynthia Effinger, the case was moved to the U.S. District Court of Kentucky, Bowling Green Division.

    “This matter is … involving a claim under a federal statute and the U.S. Constitution,” Effinger said in the file.

  • Color to Conquer 5K set for Sunday

    The St. Baldrick’s Color to Conquer 5K Run/Walk is coming up, and organizer Donna Wise said she is excited for the event.

    “We’re excited to support such a great cause,” Wise said. “We’re hoping that the weather is great and we have a good turnout. We’re looking forward to it.”

    The run/walk will take place this Sunday, April 23, beginning at 2:30 p.m. EDT, at the Pittman Creek Trail in Campbellsville.

  • Storm slams city

    Straight-line winds came through Campbellsville Tuesday night, causing damage to a few local businesses along E. Broadway Street and knocking down a few trees and power lines in other places.

    Ronnie Dooley, public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management, said the winds came through just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, causing significant damage at Fiesta Mexico restaurant on E. Broadway.

  • Downtown clean-up day planned for Monday

    The Campbellsville Main Street group is planning a monthly cleanup day for downtown Main Street.

    At a recent CMS meeting, Niki Marineau highlighted how the program, titled “Downtown and Dirty,” will work. The group plans to get different groups involved, such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and students from Campbellsville University.

    The first cleanup day will be Monday, April 24, at about 10 a.m., and the group is planning on it lasting about an hour.