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Today's News

  • Health fair is June 21

    A health fair, sponsored by 17 organizations, will be Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Taylor County Farmers' Market near the Taylor County Animal Shelter on KY 210.

    A minimal recovery charge will be levied for blood work (CBC, CMP, lipids, TSH and PSA). Additionally, health assessment activities will be conducted and Green River Cattle Co. will host a cookout.

    There will be giveaways and booth prizes, free health care information and live music by the Crossroads Southern Gospel beginning at 9 a.m.

  • Judicial center will require additional security officers

    The County will face some unbudgeted security costs when the new Taylor County Judicial Center opens.

    Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp told magistrates at last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that the County will be responsible for paying some additional security startup and training costs when security moves from the current Taylor County Courthouse to the new judicial center building.

    Once the building opens, he said, security will no longer be provided at the courthouse. Security will be required at all times the new Taylor County Judicial Center is open.

  • Public record for June 16

    District Civil Settled

    08-C-068, filed 2/22/08; Citibank (South Dakota) NA of Kansas City, Mo. v. Brandon Wilson of Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn. Plaintiff alleged defendant owed on account, $1,023.60, interest and court costs. On 5/19/08 a judgment was rendered for the plaintiff, $637.10, interest and court costs. On 6/6/08 an order was entered dismissing the claim with prejudice.

  • TCMS eighth-grade celebration committee to host fundraiser

    The TCMS eighth-grade celebration committee will have its first official fundraiser on Saturday, June 21.

    The committee will host a cookout in the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot beginning at 11 a.m. and ending whenever all of the food is sold.

    The committee will deliver food to a customer if four or more meals are purchased.

    Orders will be taken beginning Friday, June 20. To order early, call Denise Walsh at 465-8716 or Vicky Bailey at 403-2869.

    Profits will go toward the school's eighth-grade celebration.

  • Juveniles injured in golf cart crash

    Three juveniles were injured after being ejected from a golf cart while riding along Woodbridge in Forest Hills.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at 12:37 p.m. on Thursday. Four juveniles were riding in the golf cart. One was not injured.

    One of the juveniles was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue while the other two were taken by private vehicle. One of the juveniles was later flown to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Norman L. Simpson investigated.

  • Man arrested, charged with leading police on chase

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police after he led sheriff's deputies on a chase.

    James W. Maupin, 50, of 299 Saloma School Road was arrested at 5:32 p.m. on Thursday, June 5.

    According to Maupin's arrest citation, he was driving east on KY 744 and turned onto KY 527. He was pursued by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp onto Quisenberry Road, where he eventually stopped.

    Court records state Maupin was arrested and refused to submit to blood tests, but admitted he had been drinking alcohol.

  • Pottery workshops are June 28

    Pottery workshops will be offered Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET and 2 to 4 p.m. ET at the Giles House in Knifley.

    The workshops are for children ages 7 to 12 years old. Jeff and Henrietta Scott and Donnie Perry will instruct the workshops.

    The cost to attend is $10 to cover materials.

    The event is sponsored by the Giles Society and Campbellsville Wal-Mart Supercenter.

    For more information contact Clara Metzmeier at 465-6104 or by e-mail at claram@kyol.net.

    Reservations must be made by Saturday, June 21.

  • The truth beats speculation

    A recently published column by a Kentucky Press Association Hotline attorney shed light on something that is commonly misunderstood - the release of the names of juveniles who appear in court records.

    The simple answer is that news organizations are protected by the First Amendment and by Kentucky law from any liability for publishing the contents of court documents.

    That's the simple answer. There are always more complex issues to weigh.

  • Tomatoes pulled from stores, restaurants

    If Americans don't have enough to worry about this summer with record-breaking gas prices, a sluggish economy, rising unemployment and adverse weather conditions, add one more to the list: salmonella in tomatoes.

    The Food and Drug Administration Web site warned consumers Wednesday that an outbreak of salmonella appeared to be linked to the consumption of certain types of raw red tomatoes and products containing raw red tomatoes.

    The FDA identified 35 states and countries as being safe for consuming tomatoes; Kentucky is not on the safe list.

  • Republican party selects 4th District magistrate nominee

    The Republican Party has chosen its nominee for the November General Election's 4th District magistrate's race.

    Matt Pendleton will be the Republican candidate. Pendleton was selected by a committee that included the chair and co-chair of the Taylor County Republican Party and a Republican from each precinct of the 4th District.

    Kenneth Minor was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear in April to fill the vacancy left by Marshall Caulk, who resigned in March due to health concerns.

    Minor is expected to run on the Democratic ticket.