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  • Colton's 'practice run' will benefit charity

    One day before officially opening its doors, Colton's Steak House & Grill will have a practice run to benefit the Taylor County Food Pantry.

    On Sunday, Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. the restaurant will serve 300 customers, with all of the proceeds going to the food pantry.

    According to Ted Beam, treasurer of the Taylor County Ministerial Association, the food pantry is selling 300 $15 coupons for the event.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Civil trial against hospital expected to start Monday

    The Campbellsville man who filed a wrongful death suit against Taylor Regional Hospital, alleging that the hospital is responsible for his wife's death, is expected to take his case before a jury at 8:30 Monday morning.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed the wrongful death claim in Taylor Circuit Court in April 2007 on behalf of William H. Wethington, executor of the estate of Betty H. Wethington.

  • Worst of recession skips Taylor County

    It seems the worst of the recession has skipped Taylor County.

    Local business owners say that, while business isn't booming, it isn't bad either.

    "Actually, in the last couple of months, we have increased a little," said Terry Pennington, owner of Creek Side Restaurant.

    While overall revenue has dropped a bit from two years ago, Pennington said, his business is holding its own.

    "I think we've been pretty lucky."

    One change Pennington has noticed is when people are dining out.

  • Parents will soon be able to pay student lunch online

    If Campbellsville Independent students forget their lunch money this year, their parents will soon be able to access the Internet and save the day.

    Food Services Director Jeff Richardson told Board members at their meeting on July 20 that the District will have a new point-of-service program called "LunchBox" in place for fall.

  • Resident charged with carrying a concealed weapon

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after a pistol was found beneath a seat in his car.

    Ryan C. Adams, 24, who court records state has no address, was arrested at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, July 18.

    According to Adams' arrest citation, he was a passenger in a vehicle whose driver had been pulled over by Campbellsville Police and was later cited for DUI.

  • Man gets 35 years on rape, other charges

    A Campbellsville man will spend 35 years in prison and register as a sex offender for the rest of his life for raping a woman and holding her and her child hostage.

    Anthony D. Holliman, 32, of 155 Sadona Drive was indicted in January 2008 by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • CU athlete remembered for high spirits

    A high-spirited person who never gave up.

    That's how 19-year-old Ben Napier is being remembered just days after his death.

    Napier, a Campbellsville University sophomore and member of the golf team, died last Monday after a single-vehicle crash on the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway, near Elizabethtown.

  • Fugitive housed in Taylor County jail

    A fugitive who faces child molestation charges has been arrested in Graves County and is now being housed in the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Jose Gudalupe Valerio-Dominguez, 23, of 315 N. Main in Stanton, Ky. was arrested in Graves County by Kentucky State Police on Saturday, Jan. 14.

    A warrant was issued for Valerio-Dominguez's arrest in Cobb County, Ga. on July 3, 2008. The warrant charges him with child molestation and enticing a child.

  • Dress codes see little change

    School dress codes for 2009-2010 bear few changes from last year, local administrators say.

    Student dress plays a vital role in the classroom, according to Campbellsville High School Principal Kirby Smith.

    "I believe that dress codes are important because they are very beneficial in creating an appropriate academic culture and climate," he said. "Dress codes also help to maintain a safe and secure climate at school."

    Taylor County High School Principal Charles Higdon Jr. said dress codes also help prepare students for the workforce.

  • Miss Kentucky Teen USA

    Jefra Bland of Campbellsville, Miss Kentucky Teen USA, leaves for the Bahamas on Sunday to compete in the national pageant.

    The community attended a reception in her honor Thursday at Cafe Bonin.