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  • Violating probation gets man five years

    A Louisville man has been sentenced to five years in prison after violating the terms of his shock probation.

    Joseph "Joe" Quinten Seadler III, 24, of 1047 E. Kentucky St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

  • Police/Court briefs

    Two charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been indicted on a stolen property charge in an indictment 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.

    Jeremy W. Holstin, 35, of 508 Coakley St. and James L. Whitehead, 28, of Brush Creek in Greensburg were indicted on a charge of receiving more than $300 in stolen property. Holstin was also charged with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • 30 Years Later: Taylor County Public Library

    Elaine Munday followed the push for the recent library tax in Louisville. And while the Taylor County Public Library director was surprised the tax failed, she'd been there before.

    While the local library has had a 4-cent tax for more than 20 years, it took two attempts for it to become a reality. It's likely the most crucial element to the library's existence.

    "Without it, we wouldn't be here," Munday said.

    The Louisville library tax was to pay for a major expansion of the Louisville Free Library system. The tax failed with 143,318 votes to 70,328.

  • Honor Roll

    Taylor County Elementary School has released its honor roll for the first six-week grading period. Students listed follow.

    Fourth grade

  • Fire destroys home Friday

    Taylor County firefighters responded to a house fire at 238 Reflection Way just after 8:30 on Friday morning.

    According to Taylor County Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson, the fire seems to have started in the kitchen area.

    Homeowner Roscoe Berry and his family were not at home when the fire started.

    Ten firefighters were on the scene with three engines for about three hours. Wilson said the home is a total loss.

  • Dissecting Eyeballs

    Kentucky Christian School fifth grade teacher Joyce West instructs Hannah Howard and Griffin Wilson on the finer points of dissecting a cow's eyeball and helps identify anatomical parts.

  • Coomer completes Fast ForWord

    Gabby Coomer is the first student at Taylor County Elementary School to complete all levels of Fast ForWord. She is a third-grader in Kelly Jones' class. Fast ForWord is a computer program that helps students with their reading and language skills and to develop thinking, listening and memory abilities.

  • Gravel roads no more

    Those who build new roads in Taylor County will soon have to pay for blacktop if they want them in the County road system.

    At last week's meeting, magistrates voted 4-2 to no longer accept gravel roads into the County road system.

  • Local Briefs

    Burress attends circuit clerks' conference

    Rodney Burress, circuit court clerk for Taylor County, participated in the 2007 Circuit Clerks Fall College in Lexington from Oct. 24-26. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to efficiently handle District Court criminal procedures and how to better supervise personnel.

  • Man may get 20 years in prison

    After turning down the possibility of a two-year probation sentence, a Campbellsville man may face 20 years in prison for selling drugs.

    Danny Dale Burress, 49, of 4450 Speck Ridge Road faced a jury last Wednesday in Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George's courtroom.

    Burress had been indicted in 2004 on charges of second-degree selling hydrocodone, his second offense, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to court records, Burress was accused of selling hydrocodone pills to a confidential informant used by local law enforcement.