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Quilted memories

By Calen McKinney

They were handmade by our grandmothers and keep us warm at night.

Today, however, Taylor Countians just might see them in a place they might not expect - on the side of a barn.

Taylor County will soon become home to six wooden paintings of quilt patterns adorning the sides of area barns.

Marilyn Clarke, executive director of the Taylor County Tourism Commission, said she learned about the "Quilt Block Design on Rural Barns" project when she attended a recent workshop in Burkesville.


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Judge revokes man's probation

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has had his probation revoked and will spend a year in jail for his crimes.

Dennis Calvin Haulk Jr., 25, of 216 Bell Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, July 22.

In May, Haulk pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property. A criminal syndication charge was dismissed.

A month later, Haulk was sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to jointly pay $5,027.03 in restitution with four co-defendants.

The five were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February 2007.


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What to know for heading back to school

By Calen McKinney

Students in local school systems will soon set their alarm clocks and pack up their pencils and paper to head back to school.

Taylor County students will begin the new school year on Monday, Aug. 4. Campbellsville and Kentucky Christian students will head back to the classroom on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

Orientations have been planned at all local schools to help students and their parents start the new year.

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Know your school's dress code

By James Roberts

Some dress codes at local schools saw minor tweaks while others will remain unchanged for the 2008-2009 school year.

From preparation for the work place to safety concerns, schools adopt dress codes for a variety of reasons. School administrators also say that student grades and behavior also improve when dress codes policies are adopted.

Following are some of the dress dos and don'ts for the upcoming school year. Contact the schools for individual school dress codes or a complete list for what can and cannot be worn during class.


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'Click It or Ticket' turns up more than seat belt offenders

By The Staff

Fugitives, drunken drivers and people with stolen vehicles were among those detected and cited in this year's Click It or Ticket enforcement effort, coordinated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and supported by more than 300 police agencies statewide.

The main objective of Click It or Ticket is enforcement of Kentucky's seat belt law, and more than 20,500 people were cited for not being buckled up, according to reports from participating law enforcement agencies.

But officers who manned 883 checkpoints throughout the state also detected other types of crimes.


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Former Campbellsville man pleads guilty in federal court

By Calen McKinney

The former Campbellsville man who lured an underage girl into sexual activity through his MySpace page has pleaded guilty to the crimes in federal court.

Timothy Scott Richerson of Greensburg pleaded guilty in United States District Court on Friday, July 11 before United States District Court Senior Judge Karl S. Forester.

Richerson was indicted in March on charges of using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.


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BBB receives complaints of mysterious credit card charges

By The Staff

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to closely check their credit card statements for mysterious charges cropping up by the thousands across the country.

Upset online shoppers have contacted the BBB about unwanted credit card charges that are being traced back to Connecticut-based Affinion Group, an affinity-marketing company that recently changed its name from Trilegiant.


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UpdateCampbellsville man charged with murder

By The Staff

A teddy bear and flowers. Two candles. The message "R.I.P D-BOY" spray-painted in white on asphalt.

A makeshift memorial now marks the spot where 31-year-old David Brad Williams was shot and killed Sunday.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the shooting, which took place just after 1 a.m. near the basketball courts on Clem Haskins Boulevard.


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UpdateCampbellsville woman named Miss Kentucky

By Calen McKinney

Campbellsville native Emily Cox became the second in her family to win the Miss Kentucky crown this past weekend.

Cox, 22, competed against 31 contestants from across the state for the Miss Kentucky title at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.

Cox, who had won the title of Miss Bowling Green, is the daughter of Ricky Cox and Jenny Cox, both of Campbellsville. Cox's aunt, Nancy Cox Kenny, won the Miss Kentucky crown in 1990.

Cox said winning the crown was incredible.


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UpdateOne dies, another injured in KY 210 wreck

By Larry Rowell

A Campbellsville University student is dead and a woman was air-lifted to Louisville on Friday at about 4:10 p.m. as a result of a two-car collision on KY 210 about 5 miles from Campbellsville, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department press release.

The man who died was identified as 23-year-old Jonathan Bruckert, a senior at Campbellsville University, according to the university Web site.


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