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  • CU hires instructor in human performance

     

    April Hill

    Campbellsville University

    Kay W. Gupton of Greensburg has been employed as instructor in human performance at Campbellsville University, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Gupton received a Bachelor of Science degree from then Campbellsville College in 1977 and a master's and rank I from Western Kentucky University in 1980 and 1984, respectively.

  • Tedder becomes CPA

     

    Campbellsville resident Austin Tedder recently met the requirements for CPA certification.

    Tedder graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He joined Wise, Bucker, Sprowles & Associates PLLC after graduation. He remains employed there as a staff accountant.

  • Help Wanted: Farm help hard to find this year

     

    For the last two decades, the number of tobacco farms in Taylor County has steadily decreased. But for the 150 or so tobacco farmers remaining, finding workers to cut and house this season’s predicted 2,500 pounds of tobacco has been a labor in itself.

    According to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, this year’s tobacco is one of the better yielding crops Taylor County has had in a while.

  • Man arrested in connection with murder

    A Taylor County man is in jail on a $1 million bond for being involved with the killing of an Adair County man.

    David Salyers, 59, of 12764 Liberty Road in Elk Horn, was arrested last Wednesday at 10:20 p.m. and charged with complicity to commit murder.

    He was housed at the Taylor County Detention Center but has since been transferred to the Casey County Jail.

  • Local soldiers deployed to Africa

    Seven Campbellsville residents are in Africa, serving with a unit of nearly 600 Kentucky National Guard troops.

    Sgt. 1st Class Robbie Rogers, who serves at Campbellsville’s National Guard unit, said 26 of the unit’s 70 soldiers were mobilized on Sept. 2 to report to the Bardstown National Guard unit before heading to Camp Atterbury in Indianapolis for training exercises.

  • National 4-H Week celebrated

     

    He carefully connects the battery and smiles as his robot takes off flying.

    A scientist for the day, the student grabs his robot and gets back to work. He says he isn’t quite pleased with his work.

    From cooking and sewing to technology and babysitting, Taylor County 4-H programs offer something to try and peak the interest of all the county’s children and young adults.

  • Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

    Those who want to vote in the upcoming General Election have only two days left to register.

    Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election, and Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney says there are several ways to do so.

    Forms can be mailed to Carney’s office at 203 N. Court St. Forms postmarked tomorrow’s date will be accepted, even if they don’t arrive at the office by tomorrow.

  • Allen sentenced to five years for sex with minor

     

    A Campbellsville man will serve prison time and register as a sex offender for having sex with a minor.

    Brian K. Allen, 31, of 368 Slate Creek Road, was indicted in February 2011 by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and six counts of third-degree rape.

    Allen appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on June 29 and pleaded guilty to third-degree rape.

    The sex abuse and remaining third-degree rape charges were dismissed.

  • Bacterial infection hits Taylor schools

    A bacterial infection has spread to Taylor County.

    Last week, the infection spread to the Taylor County School System when a child at Taylor County Elementary School was diagnosed with shigellosis.

    Amy Tomlinson, public health services coordinator for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, says Taylor and Marion counties have seen an increase in cases of shigellosis in the past few months.

    “The symptoms of shigellosis may include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever, nausea and vomiting,” she said.

  • Foster parent gets probation in sex abuse case

     

    The Campbellsville foster parent charged with nearly 200 counts of a sex-related crime has been sentenced to probation and can’t be a foster parent ever again.

    Gary Wayne Foster, 64, of 1167 Lone Valley Road, was indicted in March 2011 by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with 72 counts of having unlawful sex with someone who was older than 12 but younger than 18 at the time and 121 counts of having unlawful sex with someone older than 18.

    According to the indictment, Foster committed the crimes from Jan. 1. 1992, to Dec. 18, 2009.