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Rice is Deputy of the Year.

Local top cops named: Rice

By Calen McKinney

From waiting tables to working at a youth prison to selling tires, Billy Rice has worn many hats. But his success wearing a law enforcement hat has garnered him this year’s Deputy of the Year award.
Rice has worked for the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office since 2005. This is his first job in law enforcement.
Originally from Campbellsville, Rice graduated from Taylor County High School. He attended Campbellsville University for a year before transferring to Lexington Community College and then Eastern Kentucky University. He graduated in 2003.


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‘Turtleman’ visits Campbellsville on Christmas

Ernie Brown Jr., also known as “The Turtleman,” stopped in Campbellsville on Christmas Day to promote his television show “Call of the Wildman.” Brown, who lives in Marion County, met with numerous fans and signed autographs on Main Street. “Call of the Wildman” airs Sunday nights on Animal Planet.


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In 2012, listings will appear in each issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

TV listings format to change next month

By Moreland Jeff

A new year is a time of change, and the Central Kentucky News-Journal is no different.


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Brian Ray Rutledge will serve seven years, register as a lifetime sex offender.

Local man sentenced for sex crimes

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve seven years in prison and register as a lifetime sex offender for sexually abusing a young boy and girl.
Brian Ray Rutledge, 37, of 98 Earthborne Lane in Campbellsville was charged by a Taylor County grand jury in August 2010 in two separate indictments.
He faced charges of first-degree rape in one case and two counts of first-degree sodomy of two children younger than 12 in another.


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Another charged with arson, burglary of abandoned homes

Another Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with stealing from and setting several abandoned homes in Taylor County on fire. A total of five people have now been charged.
According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Kyle Corbin, 23, of Beechwood Drive, was arrested Thursday, Dec. 22, and charged with seven counts of second-degree arson, seven counts of third-degree burglary and seven counts of first-degree criminal mischief.
He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center. The report states that his bond was set at $40,000 cash.


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Suit based on teacher not being rehired for 2011-2012 school year.

Former teacher sues school district

By Calen McKinney

A Sonora woman is suing local school officials after she says she was fired from her teaching job but not told the real reason why. And the woman wants lost wages and benefits and her job back.

Lexington attorneys J. Follace Fields II and Carrie C. Mullins filed a complaint on Angela Brasser’s behalf on Nov. 18 in Taylor Circuit Court.
Brasser lists Campbellsville Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton and Campbellsville Board of Education as defendants.


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County magistrate on the mend after back surgery

By Calen McKinney


After having back surgery earlier this month, a Taylor County magistrate says he believes he is making a good recovery.
Dr. James Jones said in October than he had been experiencing leg and back pain for a few weeks that made walking difficult. For a while, Jones, 77, said he just went about his routine and attempted to bear the pain.


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Local man killed in Adair wreck

By Calen McKinney


The funeral for a Campbellsville man who died Thursday in a one-vehicle crash in Adair County will be tomorrow.
Robert Kevin Rhodes, 33, died at 7:30 a.m. after his 1998 Volkswagen Beetle left the roadway and struck a tree.


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Election deadlines approaching

By James Roberts

With just more than a month until the deadline, two local candidates have already filed for the May primary election.

Stan McKinney has filed for re-election to the non-partisan Campbellsville City Council, while Republican Rodney Burress has filed for re-election as Taylor County Circuit Clerk.
The deadline to file for re-election is Tuesday, Jan. 31.


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Muriel Green named Volunteer of the Year.

TRH presents Auxiliary awards

Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers had its annual awards luncheon on Dec. 6. With 50 workers, the auxiliary has given 7,936 volunteer hours in 2011 to help TRH, by working at the information desk, surgery department, emergency department, radiology department, cancer center, as greeters and in the gift shop.  The auxiliary also collected canned food items to be donated to the local food pantry as part of its service to the community.


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