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  • Magistrates discuss changing road requirements

    County residents could soon no longer be required to have their roads blacktopped in order for the county to maintain them.
    Now, residents wanting the county to maintain their roads must submit a request and then abide by several requirements, one being that the road is blacktopped.
    However, on Monday, at a meeting of Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Transportation Committee, magistrates discussed how that requirement essentially eliminates some roads from ever being accepted into the county road maintenance system, because the cost to blacktop roads is high.

  • City denies any wrongdoing in crash liability lawsuit

    After being sued two years ago for allegedly causing a crash, the city of Campbellsville has now filed its own lawsuit, saying someone else is responsible. In July 2012, a Louisville insurance company filed suit against the city, claiming that it failed to maintain vegetation around a stop sign, and that caused a crash on South Central Avenue.

  • Car catches fire on Tebbs Bend Road
  • One injured in KY 70 crash

    A Finley woman was injured Monday night after she crashed her vehicle into a guardrail.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Emma J. Dalton, 36, of 8304 Calvary Road, was driving west on KY 70 at about 8:15 p.m. in a 1993 Lexus when she dropped off the right side of the road, overcorrected and then struck the guardrail on the left hand side of the road.
    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel treated Dalton at the scene and transported her to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • One injured in Saloma Road crash

    A teenager was injured Monday in a two-vehicle crash on Saloma Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Clayton Rule, 20, of 3034 Raikes Hill Road in Elk Horn, had stopped to allow a vehicle to turn left onto Twin Creek Road.
    Cynthia Frank, 19, of 550 Old Pitman Road in Campbellsville, didn’t notice that Rule had stopped his 2003 Ford Crown Victoria and she struck the rear of it with her 2010 Ford Focus. The crash happened at about 5:40 p.m.

  • Senator nominated for leadership program

     

  • Man charged with stealing cattle

     

  • Progress being made at new Kentucky Christian Academy site

     

    Those driving by can see a building starting to take shape, with piles of metal here and there. But it's not just seeing the building take shape that excites those at Kentucky Christian Academy, it's knowing what will happen inside.

    "It is still a metal building, but what the teachers and administrators do inside is what matters," he says.

  • Arrest made in check scam

     

    "Hello," he says as he answers the phone.

    Someone from the Federal Grant Commission is on the line, asking for his banking information. If he gives the information, he is told, a large sum of money will be deposited into his account.

    Suspecting the call is from someone trying to scam him, he hangs up the phone.

  • Marine with local ties murdered in robbery

     

    A night out in Lexington to celebrate a birthday ended in tragedy for a Versailles couple on Saturday, June 21.

    Lance Cpl. Jonathan Price and his wife, Megan, were leaving Austin City Saloon on Woodhill Drive shortly before 1:30 a.m. when they were approached by two suspects, one who was armed with a gun, and demanded money.

    According to Sherelle Roberts, public information officer for Lexington Police, Jonathan Price was shot in the back and Megan Price was shot in the leg during the altercation.