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Judge sentences man to four years

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man will spend four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation.

Eric M. Edwards, 27, of 215 Davis St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

In February, Edwards pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property. A month later, he was sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Edwards' probation was revoked because he has avoided probation and parole personnel, tested positive for drug use and has since been convicted of other crimes.


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Two charged in sealed indictments

By The Staff

Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

Steve A. "Boo" Pritchard, 34, of 630 Elmore Road was charged with selling marijuana within 1,000 yards of a school and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.


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Event encourages community to get active

By Calen McKinney

A portion of Miller Park will be closed to traffic Sunday, Oct. 12, but not for road construction.

A statewide effort to encourage Kentuckians to exercise more will come to Campbellsville on the second Sunday in October.

Becky Nash, cooperative extension agent for family and consumer sciences, said the 2nd Sunday event, which is organized by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension Services in cooperation with participating government entities, will bring attention to a statewide need for an increase in physical activity.


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DLG offers cemetery preservation grants

By The Staff

The Department for Local Government will reopen the application window for its cemetery preservation grants.

Although the program only has $38,000 to distribute at this time, DLG Commissioner Tony Wilder stated in a press release that this amount can still be divided among applicants to make a difference in several communities.

The purpose of the program is to provide grants for the restoration and maintenance of non-profit cemeteries not receiving perpetual care funds.


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'Newspapers are a tool that provides the students with the opportunity

By The Staff

It's a textbook updated twice a week and delivered straight to the class room. It informs students not of world history, but of current local events. They may read about their neighbors or even see a picture of themselves.

This particular textbook is in the form of a newspaper, and each week it bridges the gap between what students learn and what they see.

"[Newspapers] are a tool that provides the students with the opportunity to apply classroom skills to the real world," said Taylor County Elementary Teacher Patti Brockman.


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Five streams in county deemed unfit for swimming

By James Roberts

The Division of Water is warning residents of five counties to avoid swimming in 20 Upper Green River waterways deemed to be unsafe.

Among the waterways the report listed as polluted are five in Taylor County - a 5-mile section of Big Pitman Creek, two sections of Little Pitman Creek totaling about 11 miles and two sections of Middle Pitman Creek totaling about 10 miles.

According to Eric Liebenauer, environmental engineering assistant with the Division of Water, these streams exceed the maximum allowable pollutants.


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One injured in motorcycle wreck

By The Staff

A Campbellsville resident was injured Sunday after she wrecked her motorcycle.

According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Cassie Bertram, 24, of 1028 Old U.S. 68 was driving a 2003 Kawasaki at about 6:15 p.m. on New Columbia Road.

The report states that Bertram told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens that she lost control of the motorcycle because of wind from passing vehicles.


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Man dies Saturday after Thursday wreck

By Calen McKinney

One of the eight people injured in last week's collision on Lone Valley Road has died as a result of the wreck.

Raymond H. Tincher, 82, of McKee, Ky., a passenger in one of the two vehicles involved, died Saturday at University of Louisville Hospital.

A Taylor County Sheriff's Office report states that deputies responded to the two-vehicle collision at the intersection of KY 55 and Lone Valley Road last Thursday at about 9:30 p.m.

According to witnesses and evidence, Chris Clark, 19, of Campbellsville was traveling south on KY 55 driving a 1995 Pontiac van.


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Taylor PVA charged with ethics violation

By Calen McKinney

PVAs in 11 counties - including Taylor - have been charged with ethics violations for promoting or hiring family members.

Taylor County's Property Valuation Administrator Julie Shields is being investigated for promoting her husband to chief deputy PVA.

In response, Shields says she believes she should have been told by state officials if any of her appointments were illegal or unethical.


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Mercury discovered at CHS

By James Roberts

A drop of mercury discovered at Campbellsville High School on Tuesday turned out to be of an insignificant level, according to an Environmental Protection Agency monitoring team.

According to a news release from the Campbellsville Independent School District, upon returning to class after a fire drill Tuesday afternoon, a student noticed what appeared to be a drop of mercury on the floor of a science classroom.

Teacher Richard Dooley covered the drop with sulfur powder and zinc and evacuated the classroom.


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