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Today's News

  • Do your duty or resign from office

    A lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who stopped issuing all marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month, is the first legal challenge of its kind in the country. Davis says gay marriage violates her religious beliefs, so she elected to halt licenses for all couples.

  • A doggone day

    My mom’s voice cracked, then it went silent.  I looked again at my cell phone to make sure I’d called the right number.

    “Mom? Is this you?”

    The next voice I heard was that of my older brother, Mark, speaking for Mom because she couldn’t.

  • Oh, baby, that's not funny!

    “Is your refrigerator running? Well, you better go catch it!”

     No, it’s not clever, but it’s one of the many lines used by kids making prank phone calls.

     I must admit, when I was a kid, years before caller ID came along, my friends and I made our fair share of prank calls. I clearly remember our last one.

  • Public Record for July 23

    Traffic

    • Stacy L. Davis, speeding, diversion completed, pass for 6 months, to be dismissed if no new violations.

    • Benjamin Randall Hamilton, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed; failure to produce insurance card, proof filed, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed with leave to reinstate.

  • Early Days July 23, 2015

    TEN YEARS AGO

    July 21, 2005

    The threat of rain couldn't keep Corvette enthusiasts away. The 12th annual Corvette Show and Arts and Crafts Fair was Saturday at Green River State Park.

    Hope Hastings, who will be a senior at Campbellsville High School this fall, has been honored with the Janice Holt Giles Award.

  • Drug court program helping get lives back on track

    "Drug court doesn't work for everybody," said Jennifer Caulk, who works for the drug court program serving Taylor County. "If you're not willing to say, 'I have a drug problem and I need help,' this is what drug court is about, no matter what your charge is."

  • Governor puts $82.5 million in 'rainy day' fund

    Gov. Steve Beshear Tuesday gave Kentuckians another boost of confidence in the state’s ongoing economic progress by placing $82.5 million of surplus into the “rainy day fund,” increasing the fund balance to $209.4 million.

    The $82.5 million surplus is the product of a 5.3 percent increase in general fund revenues for Fiscal Year 2015 from growth in individual income and sales taxes and business tax receipts.

  • Library presents 'Chopped' program

     

    Taylor County Public Library's local version of  the TV show "Chopped!" was an unqualified success, library officials said.

    Kathy Harden and Sami Hollingsworth won Saturday's competition with their tapas.

    TCPL Adult Programming Librarian Jessie Harden said the library is going to do this again next year. She also said they'll likely put on a version for young adults and/or children next month or in the fall.

  • McDonald's closing July 30 for rebuild

     

    The McDonald's on Broadway will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, and is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, Oct. 29.

    That is according to Willie Vaughn of the local McDonald's, who confirmed earlier this week that the restaurant will undergo renovations to bring it up to date with newer McDonald's locations.

    The renovation will entail a complete rebuild of the restaurant; the new McDonald's building will face a different direction.

  • Boy injured in tractor accident

     

    A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized after a tractor accident that happened Friday evening.

    According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Ethan Reliford was traveling north on Lemons Bend Road on a John Deere tractor at about 5:15 p.m., when a tire dropped off the right shoulder of the road.

    He pulled back onto the road, overcorrected, left the right side of the road and overturned as the tractor went over an embankment into a field, a TCSO report said.