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Today's News

  • Producers consider Farm Bill safety nets

    Coverage selection for the new 2014 Farm Bill programs that function as safety nets for landowners begins today. Farmers have until March 31 to enroll in Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage. The one-time decision will remain in effect for the life of the farm bill, which expires in the 2018 crop year.

    David Claycomb, executive director of the USDA Taylor County Farm Service Agency, said it's critical for landowners to make a selection by the deadline or they won't be eligible for 2014 payments.

  • Diabetes on the rise locally, nationally

    It's the leading cause of adult blindness and accounts for 85 percent of non-traumatic amputations worldwide. The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, a condition in which a person's body is unable to utilize sugar from eating, is on the rise.

    Destiny Greer, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, which serves Taylor County, said 12 percent of Taylor County's adults have diabetes.

  • Community salutes veterans

     

    Without their sacrifice, he said, Americans might not have the freedom to which they've become accustomed.

    "We would not be standing here if it was not for the veterans," Bill Perkins said.

    Perkins, a Vietnam War veteran, was again the master of ceremonies for Tuesday's community Veterans Day service.

    About 175 people attended, the largest crowd in recent years.

    In gathering together Tuesday afternoon, local officials and residents thanked veterans for their sacrifice and service.

  • Making Christmas miracles

     

    Last year, Taylor County residents helped 6,006 children. This year, organizers are confident they will surpass the 7,000 mark.

    This will be the third year Campbellsville University has operated the Operation Christmas Child relay center for Taylor County.

    OCC is a worldwide effort to bring shoeboxes of gifts to children in need. The boxes are stuffed full of toys, school supplies, hygiene items and personal notes of encouragement and faith. For many children, the shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

  • County bridge issue raises questions

    Magistrates have begun the process of building a new bridge on Jones Creek, but some residents aren't happy about it.

    Last month, magistrates awarded a $52,000 bid to Hornback Construction Co. in Campbellsville to replace the bridge.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said Hornback was the only company to submit a bid for the work. Magistrate James Jones made a motion to accept it.

    "To not try to build this bridge would be detrimental to some of our citizens," Jones said during a special meeting.

  • Legos at the Library

     

    From castles and cars to battle ships and houses, local children put their creativity to the test last Saturday.

    Taylor County Public Library hosted its second annual Lego contest, with those participating given an hour to build their creations from scratch. There were 14 entries in the competition.

    In the ages 4 to 7 category, Everest Garrett won first place. Hannah Wheeler was second and Andy Childers took home third place.

  • UPS gets permission to use special vehicles in city

    Residents of some local subdivisions will soon sharing the road with alternative UPS vehicles during the holiday season.

    In an effort to improve the efficiency and speed of package delivery, UPS officials submitted a request to the City of Campbellsville to conduct an experiment that has proved successful in other communities.

    The request was discussed at Campbellsville City Council's special meeting on Monday.

  • Man charged with committing federal drug crimes

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with committing federal drug crimes.

    Harold Jermaine Barnett, 33, of Underwood Street, was arrested on Nov. 4, after a federal grand jury charged him last month with possession with intent to distribute a large amount of cocaine.

    Campbellsville Police officers and Kentucky State Police DESI West troopers made the arrest.

    According to court records, Barnett was lodged at the Warren County Regional Jail in Bowling Green at 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 4.

  • Firefighters respond to structure fire

     

    Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a report of a structure fire at a home on Eads Street. The fire happened at about 5:45 p.m. Monday.

    The home suffered smoke damage.

    At press time, an official report about the fire hadn't yet been released.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel also responded.

  • Georgetown man charged with theft

    A Taylor County grand jury has indicted a Georgetown man and charged him with committing theft in Taylor County.

    Cody Daniel Parker, 23, of Elkhorn Meadows Drive or the Scott County Detention Center, was indicted last Tuesday and charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Parker allegedly took property belonging to someone in Taylor County on Jan. 30.