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  • City audit shows $160,760 operating loss

    Jeffrey Sprowles of Wise, Buckner & Sprowles presented the 2008-2009 audit of the City's finances at Monday night's City Council meeting.

    Sprowles said the audit shows a $160,760 operating loss, meaning the City spent more than it took in. The City's revenue stream was steady, he said, except for state and federal grant funds, which dropped.

    Expenses were down about $218,000 across all City departments, Sprowles said.

  • Smoke on the Mountain

    Campbellsville University's theater department will take a trip back in time to the year 1938 when it performs "Smoke on the Mountain" on March 27-29.

    Performances are at 7 p.m. on March 27 and 29 and 3 p.m. on March 28 in the University Theater.

    Travel to Mount Pleasant, N.C., and join the Sanders family and the Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe for an "upliftin' good time."

  • County expected to receive $800,000-plus for roads

    Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet district office in Elizabethtown presented a Rural Secondary Road Program report at last Tuesday's Fiscal Court meeting, which states that a little more than $834,000 has been allotted for Taylor County road improvements in 2010-2011.

    Portions of Hancock Road to U.S. 68, Gwinn Lane to KY 3183, KY 634 to the Taylor/Marion county line, Shirley Wooley Road to Raikes Hill Road and KY 658 to KY 1799 will be paved, at an estimated cost of $882,585.

  • Local man injured in crash near Lebanon

    A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash two miles west of Lebanon on KY 208.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Joseph Brady, 82, of Lebanon was attempting to leave a private drive and pulled into the path of a 1990 Ford driven by David Isaacs, 58, of Campbellsville.

    Isaacs was transported by private vehicle to Springview Hospital in Lebanon. His condition was not available as of press time.

    Brady and his passenger, 82-year-old Goldie Brady, also of Lebanon, were not injured. All parties were wearing seat belts.

  • Rogers announces judge/executive candidacy

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers has announced his filing for re-election.

    Rogers has served two terms as judge/executive - from 1999 to 2002, and again from 2006 to the present.

    "I have had the joy and privilege of serving this community as your Taylor County judge/executive," Rogers stated in a news release. "I am, and have always been, a 'people' person. From day one, I have tried to make my office easily accessible to everyone with my open-door policy."

  • Nickel tax petition efforts enter final heat

    An effort to collect enough signatures to bring a proposed nickel tax before voters is going well, petitioners say.

    Petition committee member James DeWitt wouldn't say how many signatures have been collected, but he did say a lot of support has been garnered.

    "It's going well," he said. "We've got a lot of support and met a lot of good people. We have collected a large amount of signatures."

    DeWitt said the committee and volunteers are "out there every day and still working."

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Monday after he crashed his motorcycle and overturned.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Curtis D. Cornett, 42, of 804 Rosecrest Ave. was traveling west on Red Fern Road at 4:21 p.m.

    The report states that Cornett lost control of his 2007 Yamaha motorcycle in a curve, slid off the right side of his lane and overturned.

    Cornett was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. He was treated and released.

  • Man appeals assault, endangerment convictions

    The man who was found guilty of injuring a Kansas family in an alcohol-related crash has filed an appeal of his 20-year prison sentence.

    A Taylor County jury found Anthony R. McMahan, 52, of 7812 Saloma Road in Campbellsville, guilty in January of assault and other charges after a two-day trial before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    McMahan was indicted in April 2008 on assault and wanton endangerment charges after two children and their mother were seriously injured a month earlier in a collision on KY 210.

  • Tire amnesty is April 15-17

    A tire amnesty drop-off is scheduled for April 15-17 at the State Highway Garage on Bear Track Road from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    The event is a collaboration between Taylor County and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management and allows residents — not retailers — to dispose of tires at no cost.

    Tire disposal is a precise process that requires fees, and a business must have a permit to dispose of tires. Unfortunately, many tires aren't disposed of properly, but are left on the ground, exposed to the elements — something that is against the law.

  • Grand jury charges man with attempted murder

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of attempting to kill a local woman.

    Preston Dean Pyles, 41, of 451 Quisenberry Road was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Tuesday, March 9.

    Pyles was charged in two separate indictments on charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, 20 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and 10 counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

    According to the indictments, Pyles is accused of shooting a firearm into and around the woman's residence on Nov. 21, 2008.