Today's News

  • TRH, doctor deny local woman's allegations

    Taylor Regional Hospital and a Somerset doctor have denied allegations by a Somerset woman in their response to a lawsuit.

    Lebanon attorney Ted Lavit filed a complaint Thursday, Sept. 24 in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Tammy Stephens against Taylor County Hospital District Health Facilities Corp. and Dr. James M. Martin of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

  • Grand jury charges woman with murder

    The Campbellsville woman accused of setting her sister's house on fire has now been accused of murdering her husband.

    Geneva M. Hicks, 40, of 108 W. Walnut St. was indicted for murder Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury. Hicks was also charged with first-degree arson, first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    The charges stem from a May 2 incident.

  • Domestic violence continues

    She didn't know who she could trust. She was in the process of getting a divorce from her husband, who lived in another state. And though he never crossed state lines, that didn't stop the abuse.

    "He was hiring private investigators to watch her," said Leticia Salinas, Taylor County Victim's Advocate. "He was letting her know that he knew where she was at all times."

    The experience left the woman in a fragile emotional state. She was never sure who to trust. Anyone she met could have been hired by her husband to watch her.

  • Judicial center security costs more than expected

    Security at the Taylor County Judicial Center may cost a bit more than the County has budgeted. Magistrates discussed the cost of providing the security at last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp, whose office oversees security, told the Court that Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram has recommended that Paul Lacy, who has been coordinating the security officers, be hired as a full-time employee. Lacy currently works only 24 hours a week.

  • Committee forges ahead with new restrooms at VMP

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee met last Thursday to discuss the status of a new building at Veterans Memorial Park.

    Magistrates Richard Phillips and Ed Gorin and Chris Ambers, Robby Speer and Brad Lauer from Campbellsville Baptist Church attended.

    Gorin said that plumbing for restrooms at the new building will cost $4,700. He said the County Road Department has agreed to do some of the labor involved.

  • Motion for new trial denied

    A motion asking for a new trial after a jury found that Taylor Regional Hospital failed to provide adequate care for a local man's wife but didn't award any damages has been denied.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a wrongful death claim in Taylor Circuit Court in April 2007 on behalf of William H. Wethington, executor of the estate of Betty H. Wethington.

  • Committee discusses County budget

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met last Monday to discuss the status of this fiscal year's budget.

    Taylor County Treasurer Melissa Williams presented the Committee with a copy of what has been spent so far this quarter, with accounts circled in which more than 25 percent has been spent.

    Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Sheriff John Shipp, Jailer Rick Benningfield, Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie McNear and all magistrates except for Milford Lowe attended the meeting.

  • Legislation banning texting while driving is needed

    It was a heck of a way to start the day.

    Driving to work one morning a few months ago, I spotted a car ahead of me on Coakley Street. The car was on my side of the road, yet it was driving in the opposite direction.

    There was enough distance between us that a head-on collision was not imminent. So, I began to flash my headlights and honk my horn. The driver didn't notice.

  • Take time to give thanks

    Another year is quickly coming to a close. Hard to believe, isn't it?

    We have Halloween in just a few weeks, then a few short weeks later it will be Thanksgiving, followed closely by the madness of the Christmas shopping season, then Christmas itself, New Year's ... and then it will be 2010.

    Ever get that feeling that if you blink, you'll miss something important?

    While these next few months will be busy, we've got to slow down enough to take stock of our lives. Not just what we need or want, but also to acknowledge what we've already got.

  • First emergency shelter training session canceled

    The first of two emergency shelter training sessions has been canceled.

    The session scheduled for Wednesday at Campbellsville Baptist Church's Life Center has been canceled, but will be rescheduled at a later date.

    The second class is set for Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. at Living Grace Church.

    The training is open to those interested in volunteering at emergency shelters and those who have facilities that could be used as an emergency shelter such as churches, life centers, schools and government buildings.