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  • Greensburg man arrested after altercation

    A Greensburg man was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence after an altercation in Campbellsville on Friday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers received a call at 10:38 p.m. about a man with a gun in a parking lot on First Street. At the scene, officers discovered that Terry L. Bishop, 20, of Greensburg had allegedly pointed a rifle and threatened Robert L. Anderson, 21, also of Greensburg. Bishop had fled the scene.

  • Police buy state-of-the-art tools with stimulus funds

    Campbellsville Police officers are a little more high-tech, thanks to some federal stimulus funds.

    Campbellsville Police Department received $32,000 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds to buy a reflective ultraviolet imaging system to detect fingerprints and a computerized composite sketch program.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said both pieces of equipment will be valuable tools for officers.

    The fingerprint machine, which can also take a picture of fingerprints, is a rarity, Benningfield said.

  • County sets new tax rates

    Though some rates will decrease and others will increase, County tax revenue is expected to remain the same.

    In the past, Taylor County Fiscal Court has each year approved a "compensating" tax rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in about the same amount of money as the previous year's rate.

    Magistrates agreed to do the same this year at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting. The compensating rate does not require a public hearing.

  • Durham High Memories

    This past weekend's biennial Durham High Reunion was a success, organizers say, attracting Durham alumni from California, Alabama, Georgia, Chicago and the Virgin Islands.

    "Everything went well," said Gladys Maddox, one of organizers of the event.

    Maddox said about 500 people attended the weekend-long event.

    The Durham High School campus closed in 1963 and the reunion has taken place every other year beginning in 1979.

  • County receives state funds for dead animal removal

    Taylor County will receive $7,200 from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to support a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Taylor County.

    The Taylor County Conservation District submitted a proposal to the Taylor County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.

  • Listening to the President

    Children at several local schools watched President Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday, but some parents chose to opt their children out of hearing his remarks.

    Obama's speech, which is available to read in its entirety on today's Opinion Page or at www.whitehouse.gov, encouraged students to stay in school and try their best.

  • City stops free insurance for spouses, children

    Health insurance coverage will no longer be free to spouses and children of City employees.

    Forced to cut back on costs, Campbellsville City Council members approved a new health insurance plan that passes more of the cost on to employees.

    Speaking to Council members during Tuesday night's regular meeting, Kelly Harding of Reed Bros. Insurance said the goal was to keep the City's premium as close to the current amount of $995,041 as possible.

  • School tax rates set

    No one chose to speak out against either public school system's proposed tax rate increase.

    At Campbellsville Independent Schools, the Board had its required public hearing at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

    According to Finance Director Gayle Newton, who recommended the increase to the Board, the new rate is 43.8 cents per hundred dollars of real and tangible property value. The motor vehicle and watercraft property tax rate is 55.4 cents.

    The rate will generate an additional $84,521.79 this coming year, which is the allowed 4 percent increase.

  • Guthrie reports progress on Heartland Parkway project

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, who represents Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District, gave a progress report to the Heartland Parkway Foundation board of directors in Lebanon on Sept. 2. 

    He shared news of pending reauthorization of the federal highway bill currently under consideration by the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, of which he is a member, and affirmed that the bill contains the necessary funding for the next steps of the major road project spanning Taylor, Adair, Marion and Washington counties.

  • Man accused of debit card fraud

    A Taylorsville man has been arrested and charged with using another person's debit card to purchase cigarettes.

    Robert Alan Durham, 37, of 241 Skyline Drive was arrested Thursday, Aug. 27 at about 3 p.m.

    According to Durham's arrest warrant, he is accused of using another person's debit card in April without his consent to purchase cigarettes from Kroger, Murphy USA and The Tobacco Shed.

    Durham was charged with more than $100 in fraudulent use of a credit or debit card within a six-month period.

    Campbellsville Police Detective Travis Begley investigated.