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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Chase ends in kidnapping, other charges

     

    A Taylor County man is in jail after being charged with kidnapping and numerous other charges in an incident that took place across at least three counties Thursday.

    Marion Fisher, 34, of Taylor County, is lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center in Danville, Ky. Fisher was arrested after a lengthy incident, according to a report from the Boyle County Sheriff's Office.

  • More than 3,200 receive heart training at TRH

    Life saving training classes at Taylor Regional Hospital are a net benefit to the community.

    That is what Richard Phillips, American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator at TRH, said late last week.

    “If you’re eating at a restaurant, these classes increase the chances that there will be someone there who can save your life,” Phillips said.

  • Library announces new hours

    Taylor County Public Library will have largely-expanded evening hours, starting next month.

    “Taylor County Public Library’s mission is to meet the needs of our community,” a press release reads. “In response to a growing number of requests from our patrons, we will be expanding our evening hours beginning August 2015.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Grand jury returns 17 indictments

     

    New charges have been filed against a Campbellsville man accused of burning his 2-year-old son with extremely hot water.

    Kevin Jones, 27, of Bell Court in Campbellsville, is one of 17 people indicted by a Taylor County Grand Jury last week. He was charged with first-degree criminal abuse - victim under 12 - a Class C felony; and first-degree assault, a Class B felony.

  • Organization helps local homeowners

     

    Despite precarious weather condition, volunteers with Kentucky Heartland Outreach were able to help homeowners throughout Taylor and Green County last week.

    Formed as a result of a dream of the current president of Campbellsville University, Dr. Michael V. Carter, Kentucky Heartland Outreach seeks to provide safe, warm and dry homes to homeowners throughout south central Kentucky who could otherwise not afford such needed home repairs.

  • Campbellsville Baptist going back to two morning services

     

    After a few years of having one worship service on Sunday mornings, Campbellsville Baptist Church is moving back to two such services on Sunday, Aug. 2.

    CBC Pastor Dr. Mike O'Neal said last week that the church is adjusting its Sunday morning schedule to make it "more user friendly."

    "We're calling it, '9, 10, 11,'" O'Neal said. "Not only is that an easy thing to share with people, but it also summarizes exactly what this is ... We've decided to go with a very simple approach."