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  • Teen starts child swimming program

     

    Two weeks ago, he didn't know how. But now, he squeals as he dives and hits the water with a splash.

    Trenton Lawson is one of four local children who participated in First Strokes, a two-week program begun this year at city pool.

    Kathryn Doss, 16, said she wanted to start the program because she knew some children might not be able to afford private swimming lessons. And, she said, it's very important for children to know how to swim.

  • Ticks plentiful, officials say

    They apparently hibernated well last winter.

    Tick season begins in April with the spring season and ends around the first frost of the fall season, in late September or early October.

    And typically, when there is a cold winter, like the last one, the tick population dies off a bit and residents don't see as many the following season.

    But that isn't the case this year, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Man sentenced to prison in sex abuse case

     

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison for sodomizing and sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.

    James A. Loy, 25, of 341 Ebenezer Road, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in April 2013 and charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse, both of a victim younger than 12.

    Last September, Loy appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram and pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and an amended charge of first-degree sodomy.

  • UPDATE: One injured after boats crash

     

     

    A person has been treated for injuries suffered during a boat collision on Green River Lake last Friday. And the investigation into what exactly caused the crash is ongoing.

    At about 5 p.m., Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel were called to the scene near Emerald Isle Marina to investigate the report of two boats colliding.

  • Motor lodge site enters new phase

     

  • New fiscal year begins

    Taylor Countians pay many taxes to keep local services operating. And, in turn, those in charge of the services say they work to ensure tax money is spent wisely.

    Tuesday marked the first day of the new fiscal year, the day the local city and county governments, along with law enforcement and state offices, begin their new budget cycles.

    The city will operate on a nearly $19.6 million budget for the 2014-2015 year. That budget includes funds for general government, police, fire and rescue, 911, emergency medical services, streets, the water company and more.

  • 'Fiddler on the Roof' performed July 3-6

     

    "Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match. Find me a find, catch me a catch," they sing in harmony. But just a few bars later, they say they aren't so sure they want to be matched with husbands after all.

    Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions will present "Fiddler on the Roof" starting today, Thursday, July 3, and continuing through Sunday at Russ Mobley Theater on the CU campus.

  • Sentencing in former deputy's case delayed

     

    The former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold hasn't been sentenced in federal court just yet.

    But when he does in three weeks, Billy Rice faces as much as 30 years in federal prison and a large fine.

    Rice, a former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty, but has since entered a guilty plea to the charges.

  • City, county parks attract residents, tourists

     

    While climbing higher and higher, she insists she isn't afraid of heights.

    "I'm the queen of the world," she says, while atop the playground equipment at Robert L. and Bernice Miller Park.

    Lydia Warren wasn't the only child who came to Miller Park for some fun on Tuesday afternoon. Despite 90-degree and higher temperatures, children still came to play on the slides, swings and monkey bars.

    In addition to Green River Lake State Park, the community is home to two public parks that residents flock to each summer.

  • County signs contract to buy land on U.S. 68

     It's official, the county now owns six acres of land for future development.

    But even though magistrates agreed to the purchase nearly two months ago, it still hasn't been made public what will be done with the property.

    In May, magistrates agreed to buy land on U.S. 68, identified as the Bobby Roots property, for $80,000.

    Roots served as 5th District magistrate for more than 30 years.