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  • Mayes will mediate DUI-related murder case

    The Taylor County man accused of killing a local woman in a drunken driving crash will soon mediate his case with a new prosecutor.

    William Howard Mayes, 29, of 1350 Liberty Road in Elk Horn, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last July. He was charged with first-degree murder, among other crimes, and faces as much as life in prison if convicted.

    Mayes, who is being represented by a public defender, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • Foster faces nearly 200 counts of a sex-related crime

    A plea agreement has been offered to the Campbellsville foster parent who has been charged with nearly 200 counts of a sex-related crime.

    Last March, Gary Foster, 63, of 1167 Lone Valley Road, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with 72 counts of having sex with someone who was older than 12 but younger than 18 at the time, and 121 counts of having unlawful sex with someone older than 18. The indictment alleges Foster committed the crimes from Jan. 1. 1992, to Dec. 18, 2009.

  • Motion made to suppress statements in Wise murder case

    A motion has been made to suppress incriminating statements made by the Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband with a morphine overdose.

    Kathleen H. Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road, was indicted in July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree murder. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

    Wise’s case was discussed in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday before Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly. Wise, nor her attorney, William Butler of Louisville, appeared in court.

  • Charge upgraded in great-grandmother murder case

    Originally charged with first-degree murder, the charge against a Campbellsville man who has admitted to killing his great-grandmother with a hammer has been amended to capital murder.

    Both charges carry a sentence of as much as life in prison.

    Jesse James Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St., and formerly of 2700 Bryant Ridge Road in Liberty, was arrested on Feb. 12 and charged with murdering his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Arinsmier, 77, of 105 Daisy Drive in Campbellsville.

  • Magers is new EMS director

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS has a new leader. But it’s a face they have seen for many years.

    According to a press release from Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young’s office, Gary Magers is now the director of the EMS service, effective last Friday.

    Magers has appointed Mike “Alfie” Curnutte as his deputy director.

  • Campbellsville resident wins journalism award

     

    Staff members of RaiderView, the student newspaper of Lindsey Wilson College, received 26 awards at the annual Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association convention in Lexington.

    Campbellsville resident Leslie Moore serves as editor of the newspaper and received awards during the convention.

    The awards, which recognize journalistic excellence at Kentucky's colleges and universities, were for work published in 2011. LWC students compete in the 5,000 and less enrollment category.

  • CU crowns 70th valentine queen

     

    Sarah Ames

    Campbellsville University

    Audrey Wunderlich, a sophomore from Frankfort, was named Campbellsville University's valentine queen at the 70th annual Valentine Pageant on Feb. 10.

    The pageant is the longest-running tradition on CU's campus.

  • Local displaying piggy banks in Frankfort

     

    Taylor County will have a student's creativity on display in Frankfort for Kentucky Saves Week, which began Monday and ends tomorrow.

    Whitney Eubank, a Taylor County High School senior, competed with 16 other high school students and 13 younger artists in a piggy bank pageant.

    Children from pre-school through high school were challenged to create and decorate a bank. To encourage savings, six local banks offered prizes and display space.

    Age group winners and their locations were:

  • School menus for Feb. 27-March 2

    Campbellsville Independent

    Feb. 27-March 2

    Monday - Crispitos with salsa, Mexican rice, refried beans, sherbet and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Whole grain chicken strips, broccoli cheese and rice, tossed salad, peach cup and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, lima beans, pears, bread slice and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - No menu provided.

    Friday - No menu provided.

    Taylor County

  • Glasgow man killed in West Main crash

     

    A Glasgow man is dead following a three-vehicle crash in Campbellsville on Monday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at about 3:27 p.m., Christopher Johnson, 23, was driving a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle west on West Main Street when he lost control.