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Today's News

  • Fair organizers announced new website, promotion

    The Taylor County Fair is less than two months away and organizers have unveiled a new official website to help promote the fair and inform the public about the activities planned for the June 5-12 event.

    The new website, www.taylorcountyfair.org, is now operational and features information about the 2010 Taylor County Fair, including a lineup of events and entertainment.

  • Property transfers for May 20

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Property Transfers" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Aaron Gabehart of Whispering Meadows Drive in Campbellsville to David Garrison of London Drive in Campbellsville, Lot 39 of the Forgotten Fields Subdivision, Section 3, $11,500.

  • Veterans honored at Friendship Baptist

    Nineteen veterans were honored at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday, May 30.

    Those included were Ronald A. Akin, Edgar Bennett, Troy Edelen, John Frazer, Mark Gaddie, Clark E. Glasscock, Lenwood Graves, Charles E. Harris, Vontress Jones, Jimmie Kendall, James Kendall, Joseph Kendall, Lee A. Kendall, Richard Lang, Thomas K. McDowell, Aaron Rattliff, Clyde Stephens, Harlan Warren and Joe Warren.

  • Bank is Chamber's Outstanding Chamber Investor

    Without Taylor County, there would be no Taylor County Bank.

    And so, to that end, the bank and its employees give back to the community as much as possible.

    "As Ben Franklin said, 'it's doing well by doing good,'" said Bank President Henry Lee.

    It's that philosophy that earned Taylor County Bank this year's Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Chamber Investor award.

    The award recognizes Chamber investors who sacrifice time and resources in an effort to better the community alongside the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Man charged with stealing cattle

    A Horse Cave man has been charged with stealing cattle after he was found with four calves stolen from nearby counties.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Michael Slyfield, 21, of 162 Spradlin Lane was arrested at noon Saturday, May 22.

    The report states that the sheriff's office received a report that some stolen Holstein calves were at Blue Grass Stock Yards on Airport Road.

  • TRH to host bloodborne pathogens course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an American Heart Association Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course on Friday, May 28 from 1 to 2 p.m.

    The American Heart Association Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed to provide information to help protect people in their workplace setting. The course is also designed to encourage attendees to actively participate as a way of practicing what they are learning.

  • It's a family thing

    Forget television. Put away the video games. Mark Hillard wanted to find something to keep his family active.

    "I've got 10 kids and wanted to find something to do that was productive and get them out of the house."

    Hillard said his grandfather used to grow strawberries in Michigan, so he thought he'd give that a try.

  • Court backs up on constable limits

    A committee won't be recommending that constables complete an 18-week training course after all. And, with the group choosing not to make a recommendation in response to recent constable complaints, nothing has changed.

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Law Enforcement Committee met with five of the County's six constables last week to reiterate that constables are required to pay the County $10 for each court document they serve and can only use emergency lights with proper Fiscal Court permission.

  • Movie Gallery stores to close for good

    Movie Gallery customers have rented their last DVDs and video games.

    After filing for bankruptcy in February, Movie Gallery has sold its assets and will soon close all of its stores, including Campbellsville's.

    Great American Group Inc., a company specializing in asset disposition, valuation and appraisal services, announced recently in a news release that it will purchase Movie Gallery Inc.'s store inventory, fixtures, leases and properties for $74.2 million and is conducting going-out-of-business sales.

  • Man sentenced to nine years in prison

    One of the 19 people charged last year with operating a crime ring formed to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison.

    Grant William Odegard, 44, of 3192 James Lane in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on April 30, though records from the appearance were not given to the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office until May 21.