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  • Woman charged with credit card fraud

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with fraudulently using another person's credit/debit card.

    Deidra J. "D.J." Brady, 24, of 110 Twin Creek Drive was arrested Friday, July 9 at 1:25 p.m.

    According to Brady's arrest warrant, she is accused of taking another person's card and making seven purchases on May 26 and 27.

    Brady was charged with receipt of a stolen credit/debit card and seven counts of less then $500 fraudulent use of the card within a six-month period.

  • Tebbs Bend Battlefield receives $35,000 grant

    The Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association has received a $35,000 grant from the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program.

    The grant will be used to conduct an archeological survey of the battlefield to locate core battlefield features.

    The grant is among 25 recently awarded National Park Service grants totaling $1.2 million. The grants will help to preserve and protect significant battle sites from all wars fought on U.S. soil.

  • CES search on for new principal

    Campbellsville Elementary School needs a new principal.

    CES Principal David Petett has been chosen to lead Campbellsville Middle School, while CMS Principal Chris Kidwell has been transferred to the Campbellsville Independent District office as financial officer.

    The CES site-based council will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. Friday to begin training on principal selection.

  • The Heat of Summer

    Those struggling to pay their cooling bills this summer may now have some help.

    Last Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that $4 million in federal funding will be made available for summer cooling assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

    Signups for the program began Monday at Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, located at 110B N. Jackson St. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. until funds are gone.

  • County asked to limit real estate signs

    A committee will soon meet to discuss a request from a local real estate agent to regulate "for sale" signs placed on County rights of way.

    At Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that he has received a letter asking magistrates to discuss adopting an ordinance requiring that signs only be placed on the actual property for sale. Now, the letter states, signs are placed announcing that the property is for sale multiple places in high traffic areas.

  • Council tables campsite annexations

    Efforts to annex campsites into the City limits have been put on temporary hold.

    Following a nearly 40-minute discussion during a special meeting Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members voted unanimously to table two annexation requests. The Council agreed the matters should be tabled until the Planning and Zoning Commission creates a zone for campsites.

    But the decision didn't come easily. Some Council members displayed mixed feelings on annexing property so far away from town.

  • Man accused of sex abuse pleads guilty to lesser charges

    The Campbellsville man accused of sexually abusing a young girl has pleaded guilty to amended charges and must register as a sex offender for 20 years.

    Clifton Carter, 40, of 1795 Underwood Road was indicted in February by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of intimidating a witness.

    According to the indictment, Carter is accused of threatening a potential witness to delay or prevent the witness from speaking with law enforcement officials.

  • Lawsuit against jail dismissed

    The lawsuit alleging Taylor County Detention Center employees lost an inmate's family photos has been dismissed.

    Steven Carmicle filed suit against Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Capt. Kevin Wilson, Sgt. Jon Hawkins and Class D Coordinator Mary Cox in Taylor Circuit Court last September.

  • Man faces sex abuse charges

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of sexually abusing two young boys.

    Joshua Messer, 27, of 506 Walling Ave. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Messer was charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, Messer is accused of subjecting the boys, who are both younger than 12, to sexual contact from July 2006 through July 2009.

    Bond was set at $25,000 cash. If convicted, Messer could be sentenced to as much as 25 years in prison.

  • Electricity usage up, but summer isn't over yet.

    If you thought June was hot, hang on. July and August are the peak summer months, and with near record temperatures already in the books, the long, hot summer isn't nearly over.

    According to the Kentucky Mesonet station in Taylor County, June saw eight days with temperatures above 90 degrees. Factoring in high humidity, the heat index hit 100 degrees on a few of those days. The heat index combines air temperatures and humidity levels to determine how hot it feels.

    July has seen three days in the 90s so far.