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  • Father of suicide victim cautions other parents

    It happens more than parents might think, he said, but there are steps that can be taken to stop it.

    John Halligan presented "Bullying, Cyberbullying and Youth Depression" at Taylor County High School on Wednesday to a group of about 40 parents and students.

    Halligan's son Ryan died by suicide on Oct. 7, 2003, after being bullied by classmates at school and online. He was just 13 years old.

    The presentation was open to the public.

  • Alabama man taken to hospital following crash

    A Clanton, Ala. man was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Report, at about 5:30 p.m., William Metcalf, 62, was driving his 1998 Dodge pickup on South Columbia when he truck an enclosed trailer parked next to Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue.

    Though Metcalf wasn't injured in the collision, he was transported to TRH for medical problems he was experiencing before the crash.

    No information was available on Metcalf's condition.

  • Former inmate files suit against jail

    Former Taylor County Detention Center inmate Dusty D. Nunn of Greensburg has filed a lawsuit against jail staff, claiming they mistreated him.

    The lawsuit was filed Friday, Aug. 13 in Taylor Circuit Court against 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.

    Nunn claims he was called names, yelled at while sleeping, refused medication after having seizures, not allowed to clean himself and more.

    Watch for Thursday's issue to read the complete story.

  • Heart & Soles

    With a precision that comes only from decades of experience, Buddy Moore swings a hammer down on the ostrich skin boots. While the boots themselves look fine, the soles are worn and need replacing. And if you're in Taylor County, Moore is the man for the job.

    Moore is the only game in town when it comes to shoe repair, a skill that he admits is a rarity these days. Moore said he believes that, besides his shop - Moore's Shoes & Service - the nearest shoe repair business is in Danville.

  • Local juniors’ ACT scores see slight drop

    While statewide ACT scores are up, Campbellsville and Taylor County juniors have fallen a little short, increasing slightly in a few subjects but decreasing in overall scores.

    Results of the ACT by Kentucky's public school juniors in the 2009-2010 school year show improvements in English, math, reading and science, forming a statewide composite of 18.5. The 2008-2009 composite was 18.2.

  • Fans of ‘Star Wars’ celebrate

    She says she has loved it since she was just a little girl. Her childhood memories include playing with the toys with her brother and going to see the movies at Cozy Theater.

    "I've been a 'Star Wars' fan since 1977," she said.

    Jeannie Clark is a production specialist at Campbellsville University's WLCU television station. She has worked in television producing, editing and video for more than 20 years.

  • Deaton declines raise

    Campbellsville School Superintendent Mike Deaton turned down a 1 percent raise on Monday.

    "I appreciate the offer," Deaton told the Board. "But at this time, I don't think it's wise nor is it sending the right message when we can't afford to extend to others the same pay increase.

    "So I will respectfully decline."

    A 1 percent raise would have added nearly $1,000 to Deaton's annual salary. Deaton himself voluntarily released the terms of his contract last May.

  • Learning all about 4-H

    Saturday was the “4-H For All” event at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Area children visited 18 booths, at each learning a little about the various 4-H activities that are available.

    They were able to plant a flower, make a craft and even practice their sewing and fishing skills.

    There were also games, prizes and a petting zoo that include goats, miniature horses and other animals. Hot dogs, chips and drinks were also provided.

    Along with 132 children, there were an additional 92 adults who attended as well as 50 volunteers.

  • Man accused of attempting to steal identities

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with attempting to steal several people's identities.

    Campbellsville Police Sgt. Shannon Wilson arrested Paul R. Bailey III, 30, of 25 Cheryl Drive on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 4:20 p.m.

    According to Bailey's arrest warrant, he is accused of taking personal data of three Colorama customers while he was employed at the business to establish credit card accounts in their names. He is also accused of attempting to create accounts in nine other customers' names. He allegedly committed the offenses from June 1 through the present.

  • Defendant accused of growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with growing marijuana.

    Ricky D. Cox, 50, of 478 N. Garnett Road was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.

    According to Cox's arrest citation, he has been charged with growing more than five marijuana plants and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Cox pleaded not guilty to the charges in Taylor District Court on Friday, Aug. 6. Bond was set at $10,000 cash and he was ordered to have no weapons and to consume no alcohol or drugs. He was appointed a public defender.