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  • Committee agrees to recommend that County purchase fire truck

    A committee will recommend that the County purchase a new fire truck in an upcoming budget.

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Fire Protection and Emergency Services Committee met Monday afternoon and discussed the need for a new truck.

    Magistrates Ed Gorin and Matt Pendleton attended the meeting, along with Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County Fire Department Chief George Wilson.

    Wilson told the Committee that he hasn't heard any news of whether the County has been awarded a grant it has applied for to help purchase a new truck.

  • Local man accused of sexual abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse after he allegedly touched an 8-year-old girl inappropriately.

    Ramon Luna Morales, 34, of Purcell Court, Lot 3, was arrested at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.

    According to Morales' arrest citation, he allegedly put his hands inside the girl's underwear earlier that same day.

  • Democrats pick Haydon as Senate nominee

    Jodie Haydon got something better than candy on Halloween - a spot in the race for the state's 14th District Senate seat.

    Haydon was selected unanimously Saturday morning at the Democratic Executive Committee meeting at the Bardstown-Nelson County Civic Center. He was the only candidate nominated.

    Haydon, a Bardstown Democrat, served in the state House of Representatives 1997-2004. He will face House District 24 Rep. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, in a special election Dec. 8.

  • Superintendents oppose using contingencies to bail out state

    House Speaker Greg Stumbo has proposed tapping school districts' contingency funds to help balance the state's 2010-2012 budget, a move that has local officials scratching their heads.

    "I think most educators right now are a little bewildered with the proposal," said Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton.

    Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook had the same reaction.

    "My first thought was, 'This really doesn't have a shot.'"

  • Special election is Dec. 8

    With the governor's appointment of former Sen. Dan Kelly to the vacant judge's seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit, his chair in Frankfort is now empty.

    Voters in the 14th District - Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties - will have a special election on Dec. 8 to elect the person to sit in that chair.

    And residents who are not yet registered to vote only have a week to do so.

    According to County Clerk Mark Carney, residents who have not yet registered to vote have until Monday, Nov. 9 to do so in order to participate in the special election.

  • Murders remain unsolved

    They have both long been buried, but their killers remain at large.

    Law enforcement personnel are continuing to investigate who killed David M. Ford and Shafter J. Couch but have yet to make an arrest in either case.

    Ford, 40, who worked as a police officer in Lebanon, was found shot to death on Feb. 10 at his Graham Road home. The Campbellsville E-911 Center received a phone call from Ford's wife Tonya stating that she had arrived home and found her husband dead.

  • Republican Party nominates Higdon

    The Republican Party nominating committee met Tuesday night to select their nominee for the upcoming special election to replace Sen. Dan Kelly.

    State Rep. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, was named as the Republican Party candidate for the Special Election taking place on Dec. 8.

    The committee was comprised of representatives from Taylor, Marion, Washington, Nelson and Mercer.

    The Special Election was called by Gov. Steven Beshear to replace Kelly, who vacated the position to fill the open judge's position in the 11th Circuit.

  • Touchdown!

    They tackled books, passed advice and fumbled some laughs.

    Campbellsville University football players were invited to attend the Friends of the Taylor County Public Library's October "tailgate" event.

    Each of the eight CU volunteers read a sports-related book to the children. The players shared some common-sense advice about the importance of reading, doing homework and always doing their best. They also talked about their college majors and future career plans.

  • Campbellsville set to gain 20 manufacturing jobs

    Campbellsville is set to gain an additional 20 manufacturing jobs, with the possibility of more to come.

    According to an announcement by Gov. Steve Beshear's office Thursday afternoon, INFAC North America, a leading producer and worldwide supplier of mechanical cables and electronic components for the automotive industry, will add manufacturing capabilities to its distribution and sales center in Campbellsville.

    The expansion will entail a $530,000 investment and will create an additional 20 jobs in the community.

  • Trick or Treat

    Local children will get a jump start on Halloween this year.

    For the first time, downtown businesses will hand out treats to trick-or-treaters Saturday from noon until 2 p.m.

    "Things are happening downtown," said Karen Patton, organizer of the event and owner of The Green Room. "We just wanted to invite people to come downtown and check out our progress."