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  • Firefighters continue to recover from injuries

     

    They remain in a Louisville hospital receiving treatment, but reports are they are improving each day.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn is in stable condition after they were shocked last Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS ice bucket challenge.

    Grider and Quinn were two of four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel injured. Captain Steve Marrs and firefighter Alex Johnson were the others.

  • Woman charged with burglarizing local home

     

    A Taylorsville woman has been arrested and charged with burglarizing a home in Taylor County.

    Felicia Irene Simpson, 46, of Bloomfield Road, was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 11:17 p.m.

    According to Simpson's arrest citation, she allegedly entered a home on Boca Noir Circle on July 6 and took about $10,000 worth of guns, jewelry and cash.

    The warrant was issued July 22 and personnel from the Jeffersontown Police Department arrested her after a search revealed the warrant was active.

  • Two injured in KY 210 crash

     

    Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash last Thursday afternoon on KY 210, near Badger Road. The two were airlifted from the scene for treatment.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Office investigated. At press time, no formal report had been released about the crash.

  • Horse-drawn carriage leads funeral procession

     

    He loved horses. And those who attended Bobby Shofner's funeral on Friday saw horses carry him to his final resting place. Several said Shofner would have loved that.

    Danny Raley and Kathleen Kirk of Lexington Livery Co. Inc. came to Campbellsville on Friday to drive a horse-drawn carriage hearse from his funeral at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home part of the way to Shofner's burial site, Bethel Cemetery.

  • Man accused of threatening to kill woman

     

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman.

    William "Billy" J. Dicken, 36, of Social Band Road, was arrested at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday.

    According to Dicken's arrest citation, he allegedly assaulted a woman while inside her vehicle, which was parked in the Walmart parking lot.

    Dicken allegedly stole the woman's cell phone while they were inside the vehicle and refused to give it back to her.

  • Courthouse will close Aug. 28, 29

    Taylor County Courthouse will be closed this Thursday and Friday, Aug. 28 and 29, so workers can remove asbestos in the building.

    Magistrates voted recently to install a new heating and air conditioning system in the courthouse at a cost of about $620,000. But before that can be done, any asbestos in the building must be removed.

    Carrier officials, who will install the new system, told magistrates at a recent meeting that the process of removing asbestos is safe.

  • County, state ACT scores up

    ACT scores are up among Kentucky high school students, and the same is true for high school students in Taylor County.

    Campbellsville High School students have improved in English and science and Taylor County High School students received scores that are nearly the same as those from the 2011-2012 year.

    As required by state law, all Kentucky public school juniors take the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science, and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. The cost of the exam is paid for with state funds.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge closed until next year

     

    Tebbs Bend Bridge is closed, and will be until next spring or summer.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said Kentucky officials have condemned the bridge and closed it. There are alternative routes for those who live in the Tebbs Bend area.

    The bridge will be replaced and plans are in the works to restore the old one.

    Rogers said in June that the county has received $1.2 million to replace the bridge and work was to start in August.

  • Adoptions up, euthanasia down under new shelter leadership

     

    The majority of the animals that come to the local animal shelter become someone's new pet. That wasn't always the case.

    Two years ago, the euthanasia rate stood between 80 and 90 percent. Now, it's at about 5.

    Taylor County Animal Shelter can house about 60 animals. On average, there are about 40 to 50 in the cages. That's significantly less than when the shelter housed animals from surrounding counties.

  • One firefighter critical, other in stable condition

     

    They are two of the many who respond when Taylor County residents need help. Thursday, they were the ones in need.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn was in stable condition after they were shocked Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS cold water challenge.