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  • Gribbins files for judge/executive

    Taylor County broadcaster Greg Gribbins filed registration papers last week, officially entering the Republican primary for Taylor County Judge/Executive in 2010.

    With more than 30 years' experience in the radio business and several years volunteering on local community service committees, Gribbins says he brings unique qualifications to public office.

    Gribbins has attended more than 1,000 local government meetings in his career, including more than 200 of the Taylor County Fiscal Court. He says he understands local government and local business.

  • Tough Times: Clipping coupons can save a family big dollars

    She enters the grocery store armed and ready. After selecting her cart, she opens her binder divided into neatly organized categories. A calculator sets at the ready, along with a pencil and ink pen to check off her items. She also has two paperclips ready - one holding the ones she expects to use and one to separate the ones she will give to the cashier when paying.

    Campbellsville resident Susan Wise is a couponer - and a good one at that.

  • Liberty child dies after being struck by car

    A Liberty child is dead after he was struck by a minivan in Campbellsville on Thursday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 4:35 p.m., Alex Gonzalez, 2, ran out of Peddler's Mall and into the path of a 2002 Ford Windstar minivan, driven by Tammy Moore, 51, of Greensburg.

    Gonzalez was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. He was pronounced dead by Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney.

    Moore was not injured.

  • Jazzin' It Up

    The Campbellsville University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jennifer Tinnell, performed at CU's chapel service last Wednesday morning.

    The ensemble will have its home concert Thursday at 8 p.m. at Ransdell Chapel. That performance is free and open to the public.

    The group will be performing modern and traditional jazz pieces and percussion numbers.

    Chad Floyd is the percussion director.

     

  • School flu vaccine clinics announced

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department has announced upcoming 2009 H1N1 vaccine clinics for students and staff at Campbellsville and Taylor County and Kentucky Christian schools.

    The first clinic is Wednesday, Nov. 11 for students at Campbellsville and Taylor County elementary schools and also for students at Kentucky Christian School.

    Middle and high school students will be vaccinated the following week, on Nov. 20.

  • Man pleads guilty in federal court

    A man has pleaded guilty to committing federal drug crimes in Taylor County and could spend as much as 80 years in prison and be ordered to pay a $4 million fine.

    Jose Dejesus Cortez Contreras aka Donaciano Cortez-Cervantes, 41, a Mexican National, entered a guilty plea last Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, according to a new release from U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill's office in the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Update: Man dies in weekend wreck

    He loved to operate bulldozers, and was, according to one of the many who knew him, an "old gentleman" and a "good friend."

    A Campbellsville man is dead and another injured after a two-vehicle crash this past Saturday on KY 55.

    Tommy Lee Smothers, 80, of 100 John Minor Lane was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital just hours after his vehicle had been struck by another driven by Robert Barnes, 26, of 200 Winners Circle in Columbia.

  • Company lays off 40

    Air filter manufacturer CLARCOR announced Friday that it will lay off 40 Campbellsville employees. The layoffs were immediate.

    Dave Lindsay, CLARCOR vice president and chief administrative officer, said the layoffs were the result of the loss of a customer.

    "We had a very large customer that, all of a sudden, decided they were not going to do business with us," Lindsey said.

    Lindsey said the customer had earlier led CLARCOR officials to believe it would actually increase its business with the company.

  • Woman accused of forging prescriptions

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with forging prescriptions and attempting to fill them at a local pharmacy.

    Fran M. Vaughn, 49, of 2913 Meadowcreek Road was arrested at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

    According to Vaughn's arrest citation, she is accused of forging a prescription for a controlled substance three times at Kroger on KY 210. The doctor listed on the prescription, court records state, told police that she did not sign them.

    The citation states that Vaughn wrote a statement for police confessing to the crime.

  • Sheriff's department investigating robbery

    Taylor County sheriff's deputies are investigating a home robbery on Lakeway Avenue last Friday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies responded to a report of the robbery at about 11:30 p.m. The report states that three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun and carrying a baseball bat, entered a garage at 41 Lakeway Ave. The report states that the men tied up three people at the home and then stole several items.