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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bee Awareness Day is July 12

     

    She said beekeepers are likely to have their eyes stuck up close to the observation hive, as if they've never seen a honeybee before.

    But local beekeeper Linda Collins said members of the Green River Beekeepers will also be delighted to talk bees with anyone interested in raising a hive of their own on Bee Awareness Day on Saturday, July 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

  • Public Record for July 3

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Traffic

    • Brittni J. Corbin, speeding, completed diversion, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Liberty man charged with public intoxication

     

    A Liberty man was arrested and charged on Saturday with being intoxicated in public.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the old Minor's Jeans parking lot on Elk Horn Road at about 11:10 p.m.

    The report states that Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Robert VanCleave arrived at the scene and found Landon Donald McGinnis, 31, of 1460 Hayes Hollow Road, kicking an object underneath his vehicle. The object was later identified as a syringe and needle.

  • Kentucky State Police statistics

    During the month of May, there were 16 traffic collisions investigated by Kentucky State Police troopers working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Taylor, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell and Washington counties.

    There were three fatal collisions during the month of May in the Post 15 area.

    Elizabeth Pittman, 36, of Lebanon, was killed on May 9 in Marion County.

    Danielle M. Symmes, 21, of Columbia, was killed on May 14 in Adair County.

  • Birth Announcements for July 3

    Amanda Lewis of Elk Horn and Phillip Farr of Columbia announce the birth of a daughter, Amelia Maye Farr, at 6:01 p.m. on June 16 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Barry Lewis and Peggy Baldwin of Campbellsville, Daniel Farr of Columbia and Loralee Trim of Lexington.

    Great-grandparents are Wendell and Goldie Lewis of Elk Horn and Roland Farr of Michigan.

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  • Harmon celebrates 90th birthday

     

    Kathleen Malone Harmon of Bowling Green recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a surprise open house party hosted by her children, Charles and Brenda Moody and James and Carolyn Harmon of Bowling Green and Rachel and Michael Holmes of Paris. The celebration was at her daughter Brenda Moody's home.

    Harmon was married to the late James J. Harmon, who lived in Taylor County.

  • Locals attend Taylor County Fair

     

    Bronson Cox, Savanna Wells and Sophia Myers attended the Taylor County Fair for family night and had their faces painted.

  • Red Cross hosts booth at health fair

     

    Taylor County's Red Cross disaster team recently hosted a booth at the Taylor Regional Hospital health fair and distributed emergency preparedness information.

    The team formed earlier this year and is searching for members. Several signed up at the fair to join the team.

    For more information, call Michael K. Humphress at (270) 789-9231.

  • Resident participates in cemetery cleanup

     

    Campbellsville resident Mark Newton participated in the Frankfort State Hospital Cemetery cleanup on May 22.

    After the residential facility for children with disabilities closed in 1972, the cemetery was mostly abandoned until a few years ago.

    Newton and Heather Bava, direct support staff member for Tri-Generations, plan to participate in the cleanup every year.