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Today's News

  • 'Go Tell' kick off rally is Monday

    A rally Monday evening will kick off the South Central Kentucky Go Tell Crusade with Rick Gage.

    A drop-in reception will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the rally set for 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    Gage will be guest speaker at the Crusade that is planned for Sept. 14-17 at the Campbellsville High School Football Stadium.

    Organizers are expecting a large turnout from Taylor, Adair, LaRue, Casey, Green and Marion counties.

  • Pageant will benefit Green County Junior Miss

    Green County Junior Miss will host a spring Mr. and Ms. Sunburst pageant on Saturday, April 26.

    Categories will be available for boys ages 6 months to 4 years and girls ages 6 months to 18 years.

    Registration is $20 with additional categories for best hair, best dress, most photogenic, prettiest smile and prettiest eyes for $5 each.

    Prizes will be awarded to the winner, first runner-up, second runner-up and individual winners.

    The pageant will begin at 10 p.m. ET at Greensburg Elementary School. Participants may register up to 30 minutes before the pageant.

  • Workshop for veterans offered April 25

    A workshop for veterans of all military services will be offered Friday, April 25.

    The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. at 1425 Old Hodgenville Road and is for veterans and their significant others.

    A national service officer will be available to answer questions. Lunch will be served.

    For more information, call Junior Patterson at 789-4896 or Mike Hash at 465-9845 or 469-6286 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Voters could see paper ballots this fall

    Taylor Countians could cast their votes on paper this General Election rather than on a voting machine.

    In February, Taylor County magistrates approved an agreement accepting $90,000 in federal grant money to purchase new voting equipment.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said the money is part of the Help America Vote Act in which the federal government issued funds to the states to be disbursed to the counties at the state's discretion.

  • Doctor charged with fraud

    An optometrist with an office in Campbellsville has been arrested and charged with Medicaid fraud.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky Attorney General's office, a Franklin County grand jury indicted Paul Lee Patterson II, 51, of Greensburg on Wednesday, April 9.

  • On the road again

    Though it doesn't carry ice-cold confections and play a catchy jingle, it has the same ability to deliver smiles as its distant cousin, the ice cream truck.

    Yet, the bookmobile's patrons are both young and old.

    Taylor County just received a new bookmobile. According to Public Library Director Elaine Munday, the Library Board applied for a grant to fund a new bookmobile in September. The Board was notified in December that the County would receive one of 22 bookmobiles available.

  • Campbellsville man arrested on burglary/theft charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Wednesday after police say he took money from a convenience store cash register.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Department report, Lawrence Eddie Carter, 31, allegedly entered the Gas & Go on South Central Avenue at around 9:30 Wednesday night. Police say Carter grabbed an undetermined amount of cash out of the store's register and then fled on foot.

    Carter was found a short time later and arrested. He was charged with third-degree burglary and theft of more than $300. He was lodged in the Marion County jail

  • FCCLA members attend leadership conference

    Nine members of the Taylor County Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the 63rd annual FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Louisville on March 24-26.

    The three-day meeting was packed with keynote speakers, meetings and fun.

    At the state level, six members competed in STAR Events - Students Taking Action for Recognition.

  • If you plan to have a say ... be there

    So, are you registered to vote? If not, you'd better be hustling down to the courthouse. You've got until 4:30 today to register or you won't be able to vote on May 20.

    And, believe us, there are plenty of reasons to vote.

    Whether it's the Presidential race you're interested in, the U.S. Representative or Senator's races, the State Representative's race, or the alcohol-by-the-drink issue, it's time to make your opinion known.

    The Democratic Presidential Primary is a hot-button topic no matter who you talk to. Even Republicans have an opinion on that race.

  • Teen arrested, charged with sexual abuse

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing another person younger than 14.

    Gary Joseph Dooley, 19, of 37 Lower Stoner Creek Road was arrested at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.

    Kentucky State Trooper John Adams investigated.

    Dooley was charged with second-degree sexual abuse, a Class A misdemeanor. He pleaded not guilty in Taylor District Court on Wednesday, April 16.

    Dwaine Barnett, Kentucky State Police public affairs officer at Post 15 in Columbia, said Dooley is accused of inappropriately touching a female younger than 14.