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  • County budget down nearly $600,000

    Taylor County will operate with about $600,000 less this fiscal year than last, even though the County now keeps all of its occupational tax receipts.

    The County's 2009-2010 nearly $8.4 million budget was unanimously given second reading Tuesday morning at a special meeting.

  • Student's art earns him a trip to Washington

    This past school year, freshman Jon Baker took an art class not knowing what to expect. Having never had any art experience before, Baker will soon begin his sophomore year at Campbellsville High School with two contest wins.

    Earlier in the year, Baker, 15, won a drug and alcohol abuse awareness contest. But the big win came just three weeks ago when he learned that a Greek vase collage he did in class earned him a trip to Washington D.C.

    Read more about this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Seaborne closes the book on 43-year career

    Tomorrow, Gary Seaborne will leave the Taylor County Board of Education office as superintendent for the last time. He says he wants no fanfare or limelight, no statues erected in his honor, no buildings to bear his name.

    Only one thing matters to Seaborne.

    "I will leave on a happy note."

    Seaborne will retire tomorrow, closing the book on a 43-year career in education, including 27 years as superintendent.

    "From the very beginning, I knew I wanted to be an educator. It seemed meant to be. Things fell into place."

  • One injured in KY 70 collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Juanita Mitchell, 81, of 208 Skyline Drive was traveling eastbound on KY 70 at 11:25 p.m. when she fell asleep at the wheel of her 2005 Chevrolet.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Woman sentenced on embezzlement charge

    A Glasgow woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in jail for embezzling more than $200,000 from a local company.

    Michelle Simmons, 34, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, according to a March news release from Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    In a news release last week, Hill stated that U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. sentenced Simmons on Tuesday in United States District Court.

    Her prison sentence will be followed by three years' supervised release. She will also be ordered to pay $217,549 in restitution.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion

    A Campbellsville man was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    Daniel Lee Pittman, 44, of 232 Carl Brockman Road in Campbellsville was charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $300 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Resident charged with sex abuse

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse.

    Oliver L. Schmitz, 24, of 130 Coppock St. was arrested at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.

    According to Schmitz's arrest citation, he is accused of subjecting another person, who is younger than 12 years old, to sexual contact.

    Read more about this story in Monday's print edition.

  • Residents charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in four indictments 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.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • County receives road funds

    An area along Chaney Pike Road will get repaired thanks to state transportation funds.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that $15,200 in emergency road aid has been awarded to Taylor County Fiscal Court for the repairs.

    County road crews will make the repairs.

    "These emergency funds are being used to improve safety and mobility in Taylor County," Transportation Secretary Joe Prather stated in a press release. "This project is an example of the Cabinet's commitment to provide a solid infrastructure across the commonwealth."

  • Police investigate vandalism

    Campbellsville Police are investigating several cases of vandalism.

    According to a police report, sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning, someone spray-painted several houses and vehicles along North Central Avenue, Howell Street, North Hoskins Avenue, Proctor Knott Street and Coakley Street. Tires were also slashed on some of the vehicles.

    Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact Campbellsville Police at 465-4122 or the anonymous Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).