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Today's News

  • One firefighter critical, other in stable condition

     

    They are two of the many who respond when Taylor County residents need help. Thursday, they were the ones in need.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn was in stable condition after they were shocked Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS cold water challenge.

  • Courthouse will close Aug. 28, 29

    Taylor County Courthouse will be closed this Thursday and Friday, Aug. 28 and 29, so workers can remove asbestos in the building.

    Magistrates voted recently to install a new heating and air conditioning system in the courthouse at a cost of about $620,000. But before that can be done, any asbestos in the building must be removed.

    Carrier officials, who will install the new system, told magistrates at a recent meeting that the process of removing asbestos is safe.

  • Two injured in KY 210 crash

     

    Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash last Thursday afternoon on KY 210, near Badger Road. The two were airlifted from the scene for treatment.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Office investigated. At press time, no formal report had been released about the crash.

  • Woman charged with burglarizing local home

     

    A Taylorsville woman has been arrested and charged with burglarizing a home in Taylor County.

    Felicia Irene Simpson, 46, of Bloomfield Road, was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 11:17 p.m.

    According to Simpson's arrest citation, she allegedly entered a home on Boca Noir Circle on July 6 and took about $10,000 worth of guns, jewelry and cash.

    The warrant was issued July 22 and personnel from the Jeffersontown Police Department arrested her after a search revealed the warrant was active.

  • Horse-drawn carriage leads funeral procession

     

    He loved horses. And those who attended Bobby Shofner's funeral on Friday saw horses carry him to his final resting place. Several said Shofner would have loved that.

    Danny Raley and Kathleen Kirk of Lexington Livery Co. Inc. came to Campbellsville on Friday to drive a horse-drawn carriage hearse from his funeral at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home part of the way to Shofner's burial site, Bethel Cemetery.

  • County, state ACT scores up

    ACT scores are up among Kentucky high school students, and the same is true for high school students in Taylor County.

    Campbellsville High School students have improved in English and science and Taylor County High School students received scores that are nearly the same as those from the 2011-2012 year.

    As required by state law, all Kentucky public school juniors take the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science, and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. The cost of the exam is paid for with state funds.

  • Man accused of threatening to kill woman

     

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman.

    William "Billy" J. Dicken, 36, of Social Band Road, was arrested at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday.

    According to Dicken's arrest citation, he allegedly assaulted a woman while inside her vehicle, which was parked in the Walmart parking lot.

    Dicken allegedly stole the woman's cell phone while they were inside the vehicle and refused to give it back to her.

  • Fewer teens smoking, state report says

     

    Fewer high school students are smoking today, and local high school officials say they see that trend at their schools.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office released a report recently stating that smoking among Kentucky high school students has dropped significantly.

    And, Kentucky now ranks sixth in the amount of high school students who smoke as opposed to first in 2011.

  • Trail Town becoming a reality

     

    It's been two years in the making, but soon, the dream will come true.

    Soon, passersby will see construction of a 2.2-mile trail to ultimately lead from City Lake to Taylor County Farmers' Market.

    On Tuesday, Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town committee members and its partners met to publicly unveil the project.

    Paul Osborne, chair of the trail town committee, told the crowd attending that the trail has been in the works for a while, but soon the fruit of that work will be seen by anyone passing through Miller Park.

  • Former 'Survivor' contestant speaks at library

     

    Even though she had never been so hungry in her life and didn't like being away from her family, Jefra Bland Hines said she would participate in the "Survivor" challenge again.

    Bland Hines spoke on Tuesday night at Taylor County Public Library about her experiences on the "Survivor" reality television show.