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Today's News

  • Blood drive is March 6

    Across the country, the American Red Cross is reminding communities that March is Red Cross Month, a time to commemorate Red Cross involvement.

    March was initially declared Red Cross Month in 1943, when President Roosevelt issued the first proclamation to remind the American public that the Red Cross is committed to providing blood and blood products, disaster assistance and emergency social services across the United States and worldwide.

  • TC wins battle of Cards 59-50 over Nelson

    Taylor County High School's Cardinals used 21 points from Chase Cox and 16 points and 17 rebounds by Leonard Macon to down Nelson County 59-50 in the first round of the Fifth Region Tournament on Wednesday night.

    Coach Troy Young's troops led 8-0 before being tied at 20-20 (but never trailed) and held a 17-point advantage in posting their 24th win in 30 outings.

    The semis (TC vs. North Hardin and Adair County vs. John Hardin) were yesterday with the championship set for tomorrow at 7.

  • February closes with a flurry of legislative action

    As my colleagues and I returned from the 2009 session's five day hiatus, we quickly resumed our work attending meetings, hearing testimony, studying proposed legislation and approving bills in the House chambers as only 12 days remain in this year's legislative session.

    Legislative committee meetings were full of debate and action this week.

  • Man indicted on assault, other charges after fleeing

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on assault and other charges after he allegedly injured Taylor County jail staff.

    Mario L. Thompson, 22, of 418 Bowman St. was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Thompson was arrested after being questioned by probation and parole officers on Jan. 7, according to court records, because he had failed to report a new arrest.

  • Taco Bell to pay $300,000 to man who found hook in food

    A Lebanon man has been awarded more than $300,000 by a Taylor County jury 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.

  • TCHS takes district from Adair

    It took a whole cast of characters for Taylor County to upend Adair County 54-49 for the 20th District Tournament championship on Saturday night in Columbia.

    Despite losing Leonard Macon with two quick fouls in the first quarter, it was the Cardinals' defense that enabled Taylor County to lead 27-23 at the intermission.

    "We just tried to change it up," admitted TCHS head coach Troy Young.

  • Number of scams on the rise

    Something seemed fishy to Linda Colvin. As she played back the phone message, Colvin wondered why a judge would be asking her to call him back.

    She couldn't help but comply.

    But as soon she reached "George English," Colvin knew she had been the target of a scam.

  • A reporter's take on the rumor mill

    Rumors. They can be thorns in the side of reporters. Rumors abound in the newsroom. Folks call us quite often to tell us the latest one. We welcome them all. Some turn out to be true and become news stories. Others are not and are promptly forgotten.

    A case in point - a submerged vehicle in City Lake.

    I'd heard this one several times, always just after lunch for some reason. A reader would call and say they either saw a car go in the lake or that someone told them a car was in the lake.

  • Another arrested in crime ring case

    Another defendant has been arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Mable Vaughn, 53, of 499 Dunnville Road is one of the 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • Man charged with endangering child

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after he allegedly left his 2-year-old child outside in 29-degree weather.

    Nicholas Scott Galarza, 25, of 1123 Apache St. was arrested at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

    According to Galarza's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call to respond to his home.

    The citation states that upon his arrival, Campbellsville Police Officer Bryan Simpson found a woman and her 2-year-old daughter standing on a front porch wearing light clothing.