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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Judge rejects sentencing recommendation

     

    Even though he pleaded guilty last month, he might face a jury after all.

    Last month, Jesse Durham, 23, pleaded guilty to murdering his great-grandmother with a hammer.

    In exchange for his guilty plea, the prosecutor in the case recommended he be sentenced to serve 40 years in prison for his crime. But the judge in the case has now rejected that recommendation.

    Durham pleaded guilty to murder, tampering with physical evidence and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Former school employee charged with rape

     

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of having sex with a young girl while she was a student at the school at which he used to work.

    Ian M. Hoskins, 28, of Sunset Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County Grand jury Oct. 21 in a sealed indictment on charges of third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, first- and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and seven counts of third-degree rape.

    A grand jury can seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

  • Holiday Help program begins today

    The goal is to make sure those who need help get it.

    From toys to food to help with paying utilities, the community's social service groups are gearing up for the holiday season, when need for help typically grows.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County residents who need help during the upcoming holiday season can sign up for the Holiday Help Program beginning today.

    The Taylor County Inter-Agency Council, an informal group of representatives from many local organizations, sponsors the program.

  • Chandler's store to change hands

     

    After school, children would rush in to flip through comic books and admire the three-tier display of Russell Stover candy. In the spring, farmers would head to the green bins in the back to choose among 40 kinds of seeds. 

    Chandler's, established in 1892 by William Chandler, would eventually evolve into a prominent office supply store offering copiers, furniture and everyday office essentials.

    But soon, downtown Campbellsville's oldest business will be getting a new name.

  • Sage Mama serves moms and moms-to-be

     

  • Ground broken for new school

     

    It's been more than 10 years in the making. And on the count of three, Taylor County Schools' vision of building new schools started to take shape last Wednesday as officials broke ground for the new Taylor County High School.

    "This is not something you get to do but once every 50 to 75 years," Superintendent Roger Cook said during a ceremony at the project site on KY 210.

    Cook said his education career started in 1958 at Taylor County Elementary School and is proud that he will end it at the same district when he retires.

  • Firefighters touched power line, report says

     

    Officials have ruled that the power line that shocked four firefighters in August was being maintained properly.

    Their report also states that two of the firefighters made contact with the line, although it was previously believed an electric arc shocked them.

    Kentucky Public Service Commission officials released a report about the incident last Wednesday which occurred on the Campbellsville University campus on Aug. 21.

  • Candidates report campaign spending

     

    Political campaigns can be expensive, with candidates spending lots of money, some of their own and some from supporters.

    This year's general election candidates have raised a lot of money to fund their efforts, and Taylor Countians have contributed to candidates on the local and state level.

    There are 33 local and two state races on tomorrow's ballot.

    Of the 33 races, 19 of the 75 candidates have filed election financial records with the Kentucky Registration of Election Finance.