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  • Man charged with more than 300 sex crimes


    A Taylor County man originally charged with 100 counts of rape has now been charged with committing more than 300 sex crimes.

    Steven Grapevine, 34, of 1034 Stoner Creek Road in Elk Horn, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Grapevine was charged in two separate indictments with 312 counts of a sex-related crime, three counts of criminal attempt to commit that same crime and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse. The indictment states that

  • Local woman preparing for the battle against cancer

    “How about this one?” they ask.

    She takes a look and hesitantly says she will give it a chance.

    Pat Jones slowly slips the wig on her head and looks at herself in the mirror. After a while, she says, “Is it me?”

    Her family members, there for moral support, grin and say, “It looks great.”

    Jones will soon see a different reflection in the mirror. She is set to begin chemotherapy treatments soon in a battle to beat breast cancer.

  • Smith named new city fire chief


    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue has a new leader.

    Kyle Smith of Frankfort was hired last Thursday night, after Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young recommended him for the job.

    Council members approved Young’s recommendation with a vote of 6-4, with Vangie Ford, Stan McKinney, Terry Keltner and Vicki Mullins casting the “no” votes.

    Former chief Allen “A.J.” Johnson retired at the end of August after working as a firefighter for nearly 40 years and as chief for 18.

  • Fruit of the Loom property still for sale


    It’s still up for grabs.

    The former Fruit of the Loom property is still for sale, and a restaurant was very close to locating at the site.

    The 38-acre FOL site has been divided into several sites for potential retail stores, and efforts are being made to fill those slots.

    A real estate agency in Louisville has the property for sale at a $500,000 price tag for each acre, or $19 million for the entire site.

  • Herron Lane lawsuit dismissed after five years

    Five years after being filed, a lawsuit asking a judge to settle a longstanding controversy about whether Herron Lane is actually a county road has been dismissed for lack of prosecution.

    Two Elk Horn residents filed suit against Taylor County Fiscal Court in 2007.

    Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and magistrates James Jones, Ed Gorin, John Gaines and Richard Phillips and former magistrates Milford Lowe and Marshall Caulk were named as defendants, along with Ethyl Cox of Gaddis Ridge Road.

  • Campbellsville University honors Central Kentucky Scholars


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "Find out what your heart belongs to, and you will be well on your way to determining your legacy," Susan Blevins, a 1984 graduate of Campbellsville University who is a full-time assistant professor of education at her alma mater, said to the best and the brightest of Central Kentucky Scholars Saturday night at CU.

  • Taylor County Middle School receives Kindles from Amazon.com


    Amazon, the world's largest online retailer and a large employer in Campbellsville, recognized the importance of technology in the classroom recently by donating 40 Kindles to Taylor County Middle School.

  • Officials say downtown attracting youth, families


    There might be a few empty storefronts, but local officials say they believe downtown Campbellsville is still flourishing.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and Downtown Business Association President Doug Tucker say they believe the downtown area is also attracting a new niche of the population - young people.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 21.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Jake Skaggs, first-grader Kaeleigh Ireland, second-grader Brayden Janes, third-grader Tristan Bishop and fourth- and fifth-grade students Dylan Canada and Kacy Perkins.

  • High school graduate wins scholarship


    Tiffany Browning, a Taylor County High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Taylor County Fair Association.

    Each year, the fair association awards scholarships to two deserving seniors, one from TCHS and one from Campbellsville High School.

    The awards were presented by Mike Litchfield, president of the Taylor County Fair Association.