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  • Governor's Scholars

    They broadened their horizons, lived on their own and made new friends.

    This summer, six students from Taylor County and Campbellsville High schools attended Governor's Scholars Programs at Murray State University and Bellarmine University. GSP was also offered at Centre College, though no local students chose that campus.

    Melanie Brockman from Campbellsville High School, and Brandi Cox, Melissa Dillery, Hailey Gregory, Meredith Scalos and Hope Wigginton from Taylor County High School attended the program this year.

  • State furloughs affect local offices

    In an effort to balance its budget, the state will close the majority of its offices on Friday for one of six furlough days in the coming fiscal year.

    Services at some local offices may be disrupted by the furloughs but will remain open. Others will be closed on those days.

    The Circuit Clerk's office and the County Clerk's office will both be open. The Taylor County PVA office and the Commonwealth Attorney's office will be closed.

  • Doggone it!

    "My dog won't bite." Many local mail carriers have heard those words. And several have found out the hard way that that dog will, in fact, bite.

    Residents on Gowdy Street may have noticed that their mailboxes were empty one day last week. It wasn't because they had no mail, but rather there was a loose dog preventing mail carrier Ben Goodman from delivering to that street.

    "The carrier hadn't seen that dog before and every time he went down that street, the dog would chase him," said Campbellsville Postmaster Tony Kush.

  • Home suffers moderate damage in fire

    An East Broadway home was damaged in a fire Monday morning.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Fire Department, a fire started in the basement of the home at 1702 E. Broadway sometime around 10 a.m.

    The home is owned by Bo Grant, who was not at home at the time of the fire.

    There was moderate fire damage in the basement, according to Assistant Chief Bill Hall, and heavy smoke damage throughout the rest of the house.

    Personnel from Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and the Campbellsville Police Department assisted.

  • 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.