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  • Campbellsville man arrested on burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree burglary.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at around 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Eric Stevenson Humphress was seen entering and exiting PaPa's Casual Café on East Broadway through a window.

    Following an investigation by Campbellsville Police Officer Tim Coppage, Humphress was arrested at 1:47 a.m. Tuesday. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Local man arrested after crash

    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence following a single vehicle crash Saturday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Justin W. Cox, 22, was traveling south on Lebanon Avenue at about 11:50 p.m. Cox lost control of his 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe and overturned, striking a utility pole.

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

    Cox was charged with DUI.

  • MicroHose relocates to Florida

    With efforts to open a facility in Campbellsville stalled, MicroHose has moved operations to Flagler County, Fla.

    Margaret Combs, chief executive officer of MH Operations, said the company received financing incentives to locate in Florida and couldn't pass on the opportunity.

    "We really hated that we had to leave Kentucky," Combs said. "We spent over a year there [searching for funding]. The company has to survive. It is our hope to make it back there someday."

  • Resident charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with DUI after police say he smoked marijuana and drove.

    Joshua O. Barbour, 27, of 107 Elm St. was arrested at 9:24 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19.

    According to Barbour's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley stopped Barbour on Tie Street for not having his car's headlights turned on.

    Upon contact with Barbour, Begley wrote in court records, he smelled marijuana.

    Court records state that Barbour failed several field sobriety tests and also admitted that he smokes marijuana every day.

  • College Life

    "Just one more trip," she said, with a large empty box in her hands, "and I think we'll have everything."

    Carri Hunt of Mt. Vernon was just one of many Campbellsville University students who moved into their dorms last week and began classes on Monday.

    Enrollment figures for this semester aren't yet available, though CU officials anticipate the number will increase from last semester's 3,006 students.

    Two new dorms opened on the CU campus this fall. The new Men's Residence Village complex offers 90 beds.

  • Another former inmate files suit against jail staff

    A former Taylor County Detention Center inmate has filed suit against jail staff, claiming they called him names and injured him.

    Lebanon attorney Ted Lavit filed the lawsuit on behalf of Greensburg resident Dusty D. Nunn on Friday, Aug. 13 in Taylor Circuit Court.

    The lawsuit names defendants Rick Benningfield, individually and as Taylor County jailer, and B.J. Milby and John Hawkins, individually and in their capacity as deputies at the jail.

  • County schools try for nickel tax again

    Taylor County Schools is giving the nickel tax another shot.

    At a special meeting Tuesday night, Taylor County School Board members approved Superintendent Roger Cook's proposal to increase real estate revenues by 4 percent and enact a 5.6-cent real estate building tax. The Board accepted the proposal in a 4-1 vote, with Board Chair Bernie Cave casting the lone "no" vote.

    The proposal raises the real estate tax 6.9 cents to 50.1 cents per $100 assessed value. The increased rate would amount to about $39 more a year on a $60,000 piece of property, Cook said.

  • Cash Crop?

    Looking across one of his smaller tobacco fields, Dwain Brockman says 2010 will be a positive year for him.

    "Our yield, for the most part, is going to be good," he said.

    In fact, Brockman said, about 110 of his 130 acres of tobacco will produce a good yield.

    Overall, tobacco yield in Taylor County will likely be average, says Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, despite some of the hardships tobacco growers have endured. Still, with many just beginning to cut tobacco last week, it's too early to tell.

  • Grand jury hands down indictments

    Two men have been indicted on charges alleging they used a computer to proposition a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy posing as a minor in an online chat room.

    Frankie E. Hardin, 59, of 313 Sharon Drive in Campbellsville and John B. Cox, 38, of 202 Millbrooke Drive in Hopkinsville were indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Cox allegedly transmitted a pornographic photo of himself to the deputy.

  • Resident charged with assault, selling drugs

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with selling drugs after she was allegedly involved in an assault with her former husband.

    Tatem A. Tungate, 22, of 107 Taylor Ave. was arrested at 5:35 p.m. last Monday.

    According to arrest citations, Tungate and her former husband Christopher R. Tungate, 28, of 2365 Hundley Ave. in Lebanon were allegedly fighting at Phillips Lanes Bowling Alley at about 5:30 p.m.