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  • Sexual assault victims have a place to turn for help

    It happens in larger cities, but also in smaller ones. And Campbellsville is no exception.

    In 2013, there were 27 criminal cases filed charging residents with committing sex crimes, including rape, sodomy, incest, sexual abuse and attempting to lure minors for sex via computers. In 2012, there were 11.

    One such case has been filed this year, accusing a man of committing both rape and sexual abuse.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a proclamation declaring March as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Kentucky.

  • Tax could cost taxing districts thousands

     

    If passed, residents could face higher taxes.

    But now, after many Kentucky residents and representatives from taxing districts complained, it looks as if it won't happen after all, though the decision is not final.

    In Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's two-year budget proposal, he at first included a provision that would help PVA offices generate money, by charging special taxing districts to use their county's tax rolls.

  • Road crews busy repairing potholes

     

    County road foreman Brian Smothers said there are two guarantees to working for a road department.

    "Someone is going to steal the road signs and there's always going to be a pothole that needs filling," Smothers said.

    After using more than 600 tons of salt this winter to melt snow and ice on county roads, Smothers said several potholes have popped up and the problem will get worse.

  • A Seussical Celebration

     

    "Make sure you read my books," the Cat in the Hat says to the students.

    After a hug and promising they will keep reading, the Dr. Seuss character heads to sample some green eggs and ham.

    Taylor County Elementary School hosted a literacy night and open house event on Thursday night. Many events were Dr. Seuss themed, in honor of his birthday on March 2.

  • TCHS drama presents murder mystery

     

    Newlyweds Freddie and Christine just wanted a honeymoon.

    But only minutes after arriving at the western bed and breakfast their family operates, they were no longer honeymooners; they were detectives searching for who killed Aunt Gretchen, Cousin Rachel and Cousin Stefan.

    Taylor County High School Drama presented "A Family Reunion to Die For" by Mike Steele and Matt Steele on Saturday and Sunday at Campbellsville University's theater.

  • New company brings new jobs to county

     

    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan announced on Friday morning that Burro Brand Inc. will open a location in Campbellsville.

    The California-based company chose Campbellsville as its second manufacturing facility based on its central location to the eastern half of the United States.

    "This is a great day for Campbellsville and all of Kentucky," Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear stated in a Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority news release.

  • Local Red Cross forms

     

    Found: many good volunteers.

    A local man's plea for help in starting a local Red Cross disaster response team has been heard.

    Michael K. Humphress said about 20 people have responded to his effort to start such a team. And, on Saturday, several of the volunteers underwent training on their way to becoming certified team members.

  • Woman files suit following husband's death

     

    The Campbellsville woman whose husband died last year after a rock came through his car window and struck him has filed suit, claiming his death was caused by negligence.

    Lebanon attorney Dawn L. Spalding filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on Feb. 18, on behalf of Betty Dameron, individually and as executrix of the estate of Paul Dameron.

    Listed as defendants are Terry Mattingly of Springfield and Bush Hog Inc. of Wilmington, Del.

  • Some claims dropped in hospital suit

    Some of the claims made by a Campbellsville woman who said she was injured while being treated at Taylor Regional Hospital have been dismissed.

    Louisville attorneys Lea Player, Douglas Morris and William McMurry filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on Oct. 21, 2011, on behalf of Javonna Smith, who claims she received a severe radiation injury while at TRH.

    Those listed as defendants are:

    • Taylor County Hospital District Health Facilities Corp. dba Taylor Regional Hospital of Campbellsville

  • Water service restored, boil water advisory lifted

    Water service has been restored to Campbellsville residents and a boil water advisory has been lifted.

    A 18-inch main water line broke in Miller Park near Trace Creek Softball fields at about 9:30 p.m. Friday night, cutting service to many Campbellsville residents.

    Water company employees were working to restore the service throughout the night. Repairs were complete by about 4 p.m. Saturday.

    By Saturday morning, much of the service had been restored, but the water system wasn’t yet fully operational. Water pressure returned to normal Sunday.