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Federally funded effort ensures kids eat right when school is out.

It's lunch time!

By James Roberts

Dozens of hungry kids fill Campbellsville High School's cafeteria. It's lunchtime, but school is out.


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Three generations of farmers carry on family tradition.

Sullivans honored with fair's 'Finest Family Farm' award

By Calen McKinney

It's a longstanding tradition in the Sullivan family. And that tradition is part of what earned the family the Taylor County Fair's Finest Family Farm Award.


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Russell Springs man drowns at lake

By Calen McKinney

The body of a Russell Springs man who died Saturday after drowning in Green River Lake will be transported to Mexico, his home country.

According to Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officer Gabe Welch, who investigated the incident, the man had been missing in the water for four hours.

Welch said the man, Jorge Rojas Ayala, 34, was one in a group of five people from Russell Springs who came to the lake on Saturday at about 3 p.m. to swim.


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Taylor Board amends school calendar

By James Roberts

The school week for Taylor County students will now end at 1 p.m. on Fridays.

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Taylor County School Board approved an amended 2009-2010 calendar proposed by incoming superintendent Roger Cook.

Cook said weekly, two-hour professional development sessions are needed to implement performance-based learning. This allows students who already know the material they are being presented to move on if they pass an exam.


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Eleven had been charged with illegally hiring family

Charges dismissed against PVAs

By Calen McKinney

PVAs in 11 counties, including Taylor County Property Valuation Administrator Julie Shields, who were charged with ethics violations for promoting or hiring family members, have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

In October 2008, the PVAs were charged with ethics violations by state officials. Locally, Shields was being investigated for promoting her husband, Marty, to chief deputy PVA.

PVAs are elected officials living in the county in which they serve who assess property in their respective counties.


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Carney appointed to National Legislative Committee

By The Staff

State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, will serve on a national committee after completing just one session as a legislator.

Carney has been named as a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures' Health Committee.

"Undoubtedly, the best part of my job is serving the people of Taylor and Adair counties," Carney stated, "but I am extremely honored by my appointment to this national committee, especially as a freshman legislator."


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Man walked away from work detail.

Police still searching for inmate

By James Roberts

Police are still searching for the inmate who walked away from a work detail Friday afternoon.


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Magistrate suffers medical episode

By Calen McKinney

Taylor County's 2nd District Magistrate John Gaines suffered what he refers to as a medical "episode" last Friday but has since returned to work at Taylor Regional Hospital.

Last week, Gaines said, he was awake and functioning during the three-hour episode but does not remember what happened.

Word spread that Gaines suffered a stroke, though he says doctors have not confirmed that.

Read more on this story and others in Monday's print edition.


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Construction is now under way on state-funded project.

Rehab facility could open this year

By James Roberts

The Taylor County Community Hope could begin accepting clients as early as this winter.


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Man sentenced to 10 years on robbery charges

By Calen McKinney

The Campbellsville man who robbed a local convenient store twice last year has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for his crimes.

Anthony W. Hamilton Sr., 43, of 104 Roberta Court appeared before Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George last Tuesday for sentencing.

Hamilton pleaded guilty last month to two counts of second-degree robbery. One of the counts was originally a first-degree charge.

According to court records, Hamilton robbed Minit Mart on Lebanon Avenue twice last year - one time with a knife.


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