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Today's News

  • Grand jury indicts 15

    A Campbellsville man accused of sexually abusing a child three-and-a-half years ago is one of 15 people a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    Brian E. Gaudinier, 30, of Browns Court, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse — victim less than 12 years old — a Class C felony; and first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony.

    The first charge stemmed from reported incidents from Sept. 1-Oct. 4 of 2012. The second charge stemmed from reported incidents on Nov. 1-30 of last year.

  • Ground broken for new TRH rehab center

    Taylor Regional Hospital held a groundbreaking for the new 15,375 square foot rehab services facility that will be built over the next nine months. The building design will also accommodate the Taylor Regional Orthopedic Group practice.

    “We are very excited,” Jane Wheatley, TRH Chief Executive Officer, said.

    An aquatic therapy pool will also be one of the features in the new facility.

    “This building just gives us another opportunity to be a regional hub,” John Miller, TRH board chairman, said.

  • Remembering Brooklyn

    It was a beautiful sight Wednesday afternoon as red balloons drifted into the sky in memory of Brooklyn Carothers.

    Brooklyn, a 9-year-old Taylor County Elementary School fourth grader, and her mother, Ashley Moore, passed away last week as a result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Her classmates wrote messages to Brooklyn on the balloons and shouted “We love you Brooklyn” as they were released into the air.

  • Convicted bank robber files appeal

    A Lexington man convicted of a bank robbery in Campbellsville filed a notice last week that he intends to appeal.

    Thomas E. Riley, 54, also filed a motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, meaning the defendant declared himself a pauper.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding granted that motion and appointed a public defender to represent him on appeal. Public defender C.B. Bates represented him during his February 2016 trial.

  • Saving lives

    Firefighters with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from a residence at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday that was called in by a neighbor.

    Upon arrival to 304 Peterson St., heavy smoke was found and fire was located in the rear of the house. Firefighters extinguished the fire and performed a primary search and found two dogs in respiratory distress, according to a statement released by Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Chief Chris Taylor.

  • Pembleton changes mind again, enters guilty plea

    Cary Pembleton will face as much as 18 years for charges related to possession of child pornography.

    At a sentencing hearing Tuesday morning, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding accepted Pembleton’s guilty plea, just two weeks after Pembleton had filed a motion to withdraw his plea.

    At the Tuesday, March 29, hearing, public defender C.B. Bates told the judge that Pembleton changed his mind after researching federal sentencing guidelines for such charges.

  • Amnesty recycling day is a huge success

    There were scores of people who came out to the Taylor County Extension Office Saturday for the Amnesty Day for Household Hazardous Waste and Recyclables.

    "We started at 8:30, and we had folks lined up at 8," said Lindsay Wayne, an agriculture teacher at Taylor County High School. "It's been a big event today."

    From 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the group accepted household chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaners and the like, as well as household paper, plastic, aluminum, tin, cardboard and old electronic waste.

  • Local charities receive grants to help them operate

    Four local groups each received $250 from the Campbellsville/Taylor County Community Development Fund Monday night.

    Those $250 grants will be given to Green River Ministries, the Taylor County Food Pantry, Clay Hill Memorial Forest and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Drug Coalition.

    Shirley Cheatham of Green River Ministries, a homeless shelter, talked about what GRM does in the community.

  • Educators speak out on concerns

    At a town hall discussion Wednesday night, several teachers from around the area criticized the short shrift they believe the state is giving to the arts, music, physical education and students with disabilities in K-12 education.

    The town hall, held at he Gheens Recital Hall at Campbellsville University, was about implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

    Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen L. Pruitt, Ph.D, and Kentucky Association Education Commissioner Rhonda Sims were the main speakers.

  • Seniors in action

    Betty and Lowell Yankey lead the senior fitness program at Bluegrass Way Senior Living.

    They bring their upbeat attitudes and high-energy personalities to their routines of a class that is mainly attended by residents age 90 and older.

    Betty, 77, started helping with the fitness class six years ago.

    “At first another person had started the program, but she eventually kind of faded, so Betty took it over,” Lowell said.