Elderly Man Is Recovering After Beating

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

A Southeastern Kentucky man is still recovering in a Tennessee hospital after a home invasion Tuesday.

91 year old Bill Taylor is still listed in serious condition.

He was taken to the hospital after an unknown suspect broke into his house, beat him up, and robbed him.

No arrests have been made.

Police are urging anyone who might have information on who's responsible for this to give them a call at 606) 573-3131.


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  • by C Location: Frakes on Jan 21, 2008 at 06:37 PM
    This community is in trouble. Drugs are destroying our families and friends. When anyone would resort to such brutal means to get the money they need for drugs, I don't think anyone is safe. I thank God that Bill Taylor was not killed, I'm sure they thought he was or they would have finished the job. People are going to have to protect each other, it's clear the police can't. Why do we set idle and let people live right in our community and sell drugs to our kids. When someone hurts a 91 year old man, they would have no problem hurting or killing anyone. Wake up people it's time to put a stop to this. Be prepared you may be next.
  • by JM Location: Whitley County on Jan 16, 2008 at 01:31 PM
    First of all, I pray that Mr. Taylor recovers and that whoever did this to him will pay the price. Second, I think more policemen need to patrol in this area, because everywhere you look, there is something of this nature going on. If they aren't breaking in someone's house to rob it, they are outside somewhere looking for stuff to steal. Drugs have totally taken over this area. There are so many young people who have destroyed their lives and are now affecting everyone elses. This really needs to stop and I'm sick to death of it. You can't trust anyone anymore. Trying to raise kids in a community that is safe is almost impossible. To the people of Frakes, I say what comes around goes around so do what you have to do to keep your family safe.
  • by Randall Location: Pineville on Jan 16, 2008 at 01:10 PM
    Let's all remember whenever we hear a drug-related story, those drugs get brought here in volume by some folks getting rich on creating the misery the rest of us have to deal with. Sure, we need to stop these petty criminals. But don't let the bigshots with smiling faces walk away clean. Having money doesn't make them special. It just makes them SOB's with money.
  • by Barbara Location: Kentucky on Jan 16, 2008 at 12:23 PM
    I hope they catch whoever did this and throw them under he jail or better yet let somebody beat them senseless. Young people today have let drugs take over their lives and seems to me drugs are raising these children. I would like to say I'm sorry for what happened to Mr. Taylor and I hope that he thinks about moving in with his son so that he will have someone to watch over him.
  • by cindy Location: bell co. ky on Jan 16, 2008 at 12:07 PM
    This is an awful thing that has happened. I think the people in the frakes community should take matters into their own hands. Its usually the same garbage that does these kinds of things in that area. shot em and be done with em. About a year ago a similar inncident happened only a half a mile from where Mr. Taylor lives. It was at Hillside Mkt. A man robbed the clerk and tried to kill her by beating her in the head with some object. Of course the never caught the creep. Who knows what that man has done since. I just hope they catch these creeps before they do the same sort of thing to someone else. Frakes is a small community with many families and its a shame that the justice system doesn't protect them more. You never see any cops patroling the area and if you were dying they wouldn't even get there for hours. I mean what kind of system are we running here. I pray that Mr. Taylor recovers and they catch the bad guys who done this horrible thing to him.
  • by lindsey Location: ky on Jan 16, 2008 at 11:37 AM
    This is an outrage, no doubt that this attack was for money to get pills. I know it is wrong to assume, but seriously it sounds like what they robbed him for, money, guns...come on, something to pawn for their drugs. Sickening so sickening that someone would do that to an elderly person. I hope they find whoever done this and beat their (edited).
  • by AC Location: Corbin on Jan 16, 2008 at 11:18 AM
    my heart goes out to this man and his family.
  • by J Location: KY on Jan 16, 2008 at 09:34 AM
    What a horrible thing! What sort of sorry, good-for-nothing does this to an elderly man. I can understand the "stubborness" of Mr. Taylor...my father is 85 and very independent. Maybe family and neighbors could develop some sort of schedule so at least someone is always keeping an eye out for him, without it being obvious. Or maybe one of those Life Alert pendants or something of the sort. Maybe even a guard dog..I don't know, but something should be figured out to make sure this doesn't happen again.
  • by amanda Location: middlesboro on Jan 16, 2008 at 09:27 AM
    i am from the frakes area and i know how it is in this community. there are a lot of drug problems that go on in frakes that need to be taken care of. people will still or even kill to get the drugs they think they need. something needs to be done. i pray for this family and this community.
  • by jalee Location: Floyd on Jan 16, 2008 at 06:03 AM
    I pray Mr Taylor has full recovery. What is happening to "Young People" these days, they treat the elderly so bad, no respect what so ever, if they are lucky(and drugs don't kill them) they may live to be 91. I was raised to love and respect my Mamaw's and Papaw's, I still miss them today, Love and respect our elderly here in Kentucky for they worked and lived hard, and now they deserve to be taken care of not robbed and killed. If this was one of my grandparents I would do the same or worse to these heartless b_ _ _ _ _ _ s
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