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Today's News

  • Salyers pleads guilty to hindering murder investigation

     

    The Elk Horn woman accused of intimidating a judicial officer and hindering a murder investigation has pleaded guilty to amended charges and been sentenced to probation.

    Ruth Salyers, 60, of 824 Farmers Ridge Road, was indicted twice last year and charged with tampering with physical evidence, first-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension and intimidating a witness in the legal process.

  • Two lawsuits filed against hospital, doctors

    Two lawsuits have been filed against Taylor Regional Hospital, both claiming that the hospital is responsible for severely injuring two people.

    On Dec. 10, Lexington attorney Kris D. Mullins filed a claim in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Lauree and Clifford Spiller of Florida.

    Dr. Milton S. Jackson of TRH, Mesa Medical Group PLLC of Frankfort and Taylor County Hospital District Health Facilities Corp. dba TRH are listed as defendants.

  • TCHS Show Choir performs at Disney World

     

    In 2008, the Taylor County Show Choir had the chance to perform at Walt Disney World.

    Director Lisa Gupton was instantly taken by how professional and well planned the entire event was.

    "It was something that I knew I wanted to do again," Gupton said. "It was a wonderful opportunity for the kids."

    So when this year's show choir had the opportunity to replicate the achievement, Gupton said she wanted to make sure choir members were prepared to seize it.

  • Disease forces tree cutting at Green River Lake State Park

     

    By the time the project is finished, about 75 trees will have been cut down from the campground area at the Green River Lake State Park.

    The cause? A small, invasive species of insect known as the Emerald Ash Borer.

    The Emerald Ash Borer is native to Asia and causes little to no problems in its home habitat. However, outside of it, the insect has the potential to become one of the most destructive pests found in nature.

  • Taking the oath of office

     

    Campbellsville City Council members took the oath of office on Sunday, Dec. 14, at Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Two new members, Allen "A.J." Johnson and Rufus "Frankie" Hansford Jr., will take office on Jan. 1.

    Diane Ford-Benningfield and Randy Bricken Jr., who weren't re-elected in November, will rotate off the Council.

  • False alarms

     

    Reports of fires at Taylor County middle and high schools last Thursday and Friday, respectively, turned out to be false alarms.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to both alarms but found no fire.

    Students were evacuated until the buildings were deemed safe.

  • Church builds home for woman in one day

     

    With tears in her eyes, she watches as the volunteers build her a place to live.

    Just a few weeks ago, on the same land, stood a home she couldn't afford to repair that had significant damage. But now, a new home stands where her old one used to be.

    And the majority of the home was built in a day - entirely from donations and volunteer labor.

    About 100 people pitched in on Saturday to build Ramona Penick of Greensburg, a long-time member at Beech Grove Baptist Church, a new home.

  • Vietnam veterans honored with parade

     

    The seasoned veterans, wearing gear from their time at war, walked slowly down Main Street on Sunday afternoon.

    They smiled and waved as the confetti rained down on them. Their first homecoming wasn't a good one, but this parade was different. This was the welcome home they hoped for but never received.

    Vietnam veterans were honored in Campbellsville last weekend with a parade and ceremony in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

    Nearly 200 veterans attended, many from Campbellsville.

  • Moyers retires after more than 20 years at food pantry

     

    She has spent more than two decades making sure people in need have food to eat.

    And after serving thousands of clients, long-time Taylor County Ministerial Association Food Pantry volunteer Marietta Moyers will retire from her position. Her last day at the food pantry will be Dec. 31.

    The Rev. Jim Murphy, who is president of the association, said several volunteers will pitch in to fill Moyers's position until someone is chosen to replace her.

  • Emergency personnel honored in award ceremony

     

    They were there to honor those who go above and beyond the call of duty.

    They were also there to remember their accomplishments of the past year, and their fallen brother who couldn't attend the ceremony.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider, who died in September after being severely injured during an ALS ice bucket challenge, was named this year's Fire Officer of the Year.