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Take 'PRIDE' in October

By Calen McKinney

Old washers, dryers and stoves. Lots and lots of refrigerators.

Taylor Countians cleaned out their garages and basements last year, ultimately collecting more than 30 dumpsters full of garbage during the annual Clean Taylor County event.

Taylor County residents wanting to clean out their garages will soon get their chance to get rid of unwanted items - and clean the community at the same time.

October is Roadside PRIDE Month in southern and eastern Kentucky.


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U.S. Senatorial candidate visits community

By James Roberts

Bruce Lunsford, the Democratic challenger to Mitch McConnell's U.S. Senate seat, met with about 75 supporters in Campbellsville on Friday.

An entrepreneur and former Kentucky Secretary of Commerce, Lunsford brought his message of change to the campaign stop, saying the nation should no longer accept the status quo.

"I think we have a system that is corrupt because it is 'pay to play,'" Lunsford said. "Our generation is effectively leaving a mess for our children and grandchildren to clean up."

But Lunsford says he wants to change the course.


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Man has probation revoked, gets two-year sentence

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has had his probation revoked and will spend two years in prison for violating the terms of his sex offender registration.

Bruce Warr, 52, of Lakeway Motel, Room 7, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

In April 2006, Warr pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration. A month later, he was sentenced to five years' probation.

This past June, Bertram passed on revoking Warr's probation because he was pursuing treatment and making court-ordered payments.


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Goodwill to stop accepting computer and television donations

By The Staff

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will soon stop accepting donations of televisions and computers at its 53 locations statewide.

The decision takes effect Dec. 1 and will include all donated goods centers in Campbellsville, Crestwood, Shelbyville, Shepherdsville and Bardstown.

For Goodwill, acceptance of televisions and computers has become cost-prohibitive.


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Magistrates approve hazardous duty retirement

By The Staff

Taylor County magistrates agreed to provide hazardous duty retirement pay for sheriff's deputies at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that Kentucky Retirement Systems restructured its retirement plans and no longer give hazardous retirement pay for hazardous duty employees.

However, he said, magistrates can agree to reinstate hazardous duty retirement pay.

Rogers said the hazardous retirement pay rate the County is responsible for could increase in the next year to more than the current budgeted amount.


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Retail Business Association meets Wednesday

By The Staff

The Campbellsville/Taylor County Retail Business Association will meet Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the City Council meeting room above Campbellsville Police Department.

Security and surveillance is this month's topic and several companies will have related products on display.

All local business owners and managers are invited to attend.


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Campbellsville chaplain gets state appointment

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A Campbellsville chaplain has been appointed to the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board.

Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Karl K. Lusk to the Board last week. Lusk is a New Haven resident and chaplain at St. Thomas Church and Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue in Campbellsville.

Lusk represents a statewide chaplain's association involved in emergency services. The appointment replaces Linda G. Frost, whose term has expired. Lusk's term expires June 20, 2010.


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Man accused of assaulting police officer

By The Staff

A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly attempted to bite a police officer.

Stewart Kent Huddleston, 42, of 301 Trabue, Apt. 107, was arrested at 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

According to Huddleston's arrest citation, he entered a McNary Street home and allegedly refused to leave.

Court records state Huddleston is accused of damaging property at the home and running from the home after Campbellsville Police officers arrived.


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Man charged with DUI had children in vehicle

By The Staff

A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI after allegedly driving when he had been drinking with four children in his vehicle.

Alfonso Escudero-Hernandez, 35, of 102 Ray Court was arrested at 7:26 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10.

According to court records, Escudero-Hernandez ran a stop sign at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Carnation streets and was not wearing his seat belt.


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Up, up and away

By Calen McKinney

The rumors started flying Friday morning - gas prices would jump more than $1.30 a gallon and reach $5 by the end of the day. Motorists started filling up.

"We did have a little bit of a rush," said East Broadway Minit Mart Manager Sherrie Estes. "We were hearing it would be $4.50 to $5 a gallon."

Prices jumped, but not that high. Instead, the price of a gallon of gas increased about 30 cents to $3.98 for regular unleaded at most stations. The statewide average was $4.02 on Monday.


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