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Work will remain on display for a year.

Student's art earns him a trip to Washington

By James Roberts

This past school year, freshman Jon Baker took an art class not knowing what to expect. Having never had any art experience before, Baker will soon begin his sophomore year at Campbellsville High School with two contest wins.


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July 4th events begin Friday

By Calen McKinney

Hot air balloons, tractors, plenty of food and lots of fireworks. This year's annual Fourth of July Celebration will begin tomorrow and continue through Sunday.


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In the Garden

By Becky Cassell, Editor

The Campbellsville Woman’s Club annual Lawn & Garden Tour was Saturday and featured 10 properties this year — Campbellsville University, Dr. Ralph and Laura Tesseneer, Jesse and Bettye Jean Kincheloe, Dennis and Judy Surna, Lisa Gupton, Jesse and Lois Kendall, Don Metzmeier, Larry and Judy Grooms, Dale and Barbara Witham, and Roger and Elaine Witham.


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County budget down nearly $600,000

By Calen McKinney

Taylor County will operate with about $600,000 less this fiscal year than last, even though the County now keeps all of its occupational tax receipts.

The County's 2009-2010 nearly $8.4 million budget was unanimously given second reading Tuesday morning at a special meeting.


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Judge/executive to address chamber

By The Staff

Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers will deliver his State of the County address at the July Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

The lunch, sponsored by Taylor County High School, is Thursday, July 9 at noon at the TCHS cafeteria.

Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, July 7 by calling 465-8601 or e-mailing chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.


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Helping Hands

By James Roberts

They mended roofs, repaired decks and built wheelchair ramps. And they didn't charge a cent.


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Two injured in Broadway/Cherokee intersection crash

By The Staff

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Broadway and Cherokee on Sunday morning.

According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 9:40 a.m., Brad Pennington of Bardstown was attempting to turn his 1996 Chevrolet left from Broadway to Cherokee when his vehicle was struck by a 2005 Dodge pickup driven by Bobby Lee of Campbellsville. Pennington's vehicle then struck a 2002 Buick operated by Robert Netherland of Campbellsville. Netherland's vehicle was stopped at a traffic light.


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Company owned the former Ponderosa restaurant

Woman sentenced on embezzlement charge

By Calen McKinney

A Glasgow woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in jail for embezzling more than $200,000 from a local company.

Michelle Simmons, 34, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, according to a March news release from Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

In a news release last week, Hill stated that U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. sentenced Simmons on Tuesday in United States District Court.

Her prison sentence will be followed by three years' supervised release. She will also be ordered to pay $217,549 in restitution.


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Police investigate vandalism

By James Roberts

Campbellsville Police are investigating several cases of vandalism.

According to a police report, sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning, someone spray-painted several houses and vehicles along North Central Avenue, Howell Street, North Hoskins Avenue, Proctor Knott Street and Coakley Street. Tires were also slashed on some of the vehicles.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact Campbellsville Police at 465-4122 or the anonymous Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).


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Resident charged with sex abuse

By The Staff

A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse.


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