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Today's News

  • Man accused of bringing drugs into jail

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of bringing drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center as he was being booked on a shoplifting charge.

    Joseph Keith Wooley, 30, of 406 Underwood St. was arrested at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

    According to Wooley's arrest citation, he allegedly stole items at Kroger in Green River Plaza. He was charged with theft by unlawful taking less than $300.

    When Wooley was brought to the Taylor County Detention Center, according to court records, another inmate told jail staff that Wooley had pills in a plastic bag.

  • Public scrutiny: What it's all about

    If I could give an award to Casey Circuit Judge James G. Weddle, I would. He knows what it's all about.

    Weddle refused to sign a settlement order recently for a lawsuit involving a Liberty teenager who sued the County government. Driving a Mack truck, a County road worker rear-ended 17-year-old Jeremy Wilson's Chevy Blazer in December 2006.

    Weddle denied the motion presented by attorneys because the order of dismissal provided for a settlement that is confidential.

  • Get your copy, I'll wait for you

    I was like a child in a candy store. Except this candy store was full of stories, not chocolate.

    Last weekend, I went with a friend to the Southern Kentucky Book Festival in Bowling Green. My attendance at this festival is an annual trip I look forward to for months.

    Hundreds of authors gather at the fair to talk with their readers, sign autographs and have panel discussions about their books and writing.

  • Prevention is the key to flu virus

    No need to throw out those pork chops. Though the latest virus compromising human health is known as swine flu, it has little to with its namesake.

    "[It has] nothing to do with pork products," said Lake Cumberland District Health Department Medical Director Dr. Christene Weyman. "Animals, like us, get flu virus infections. Normally these are species specific, however, under the right circumstances flu viruses mix, producing a novel virus, which has components from all species and can infect humans.

  • Reunited

    It was an image he would never forget. As Jack Strawder pulled into his ex-wife's Lakeside, Va. driveway one Sunday in 1968, he saw a car pulling away. From the back seat of that car, his daughter, 9-year-old Vicki Sue, sat waving at him.

    "I thought they were going to the store, so I just waited for them to come back."

    They never did.

    And ever since, Jack has been looking for Vicki Sue.

    Last weekend, Jack, 71, saw his daughter for the first time in 41 years.

  • Making their mark

    History came alive for a group of Taylor County students last week, and they left their mark on history, too.

    The students, from the Taylor County School District's Student Technology Leadership Program, are participating in a statewide project to help locate Kentucky historical markers. 

    The students - from Taylor County elementary, middle and high schools - are locating about 25 historical markers in Taylor County using a Global Positioning System and will then enter their data on the Mapping Kentucky History project's Web site.

  • Celebrating spring

    The Friends of Taylor County Public Library hosted an Earth Day and Spring Celebration last Thursday at the library with crafts, snacks, stories and flower planting for area children.

  • 'It's all about life's important lessons ...'

    In addition to presenting the annual community awards, the Chamber also recognized its outgoing president Mike Judd, incoming president John Raganas and members of the Chamber's board of directors.

    Angela Marcum Call, Will Patton and Darrin Price were selected as directors for 2009-2010. Those rotating off the board were Dr. Frank Cheatham, Laura Wilds and Diane Woods-Ayers.

    Miss Kentucky Emily Cox, a Campbellsville native, was the guest speaker for the annual banquet.

  • Motion for new Taco Bell trial denied

    Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram has denied a request for a new trial or to vacate a Taylor County jury's award of more than $300,000 to a Lebanon man after he found a metal hook in food he purchased at Taco Bell in Campbellsville.

    In April 2007, Lebanon attorney James L. Avritt Jr. filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Steven L. Farmer against TB of America Inc., Larry Fugate and Fugate Enterprises.

  • Campbellsville man accused of DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI.

    Donnie L. Underwood, 52, of 566 Wise Road was arrested at about 1 p.m. Friday, April 24.

    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Capt. Todd Little received a complaint about someone driving under the influence of alcohol on East Broadway.

    Records state that after observing the vehicle weave back and forth across the centerline of traffic, Little stopped Underwood's vehicle.