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  • CU economic impact in community more than $90 million

    Campbellsville University has a total economic impact of $90 million in the Taylor County community. And total local tax revenue generated by CU operations tops out at nearly $1 million, according to a new study recently completed by Younger and Associates of Jackson, Tenn.

    The $90 million figure is up 18 percent from the 2007 amount of $76.1 million.

    Campbellsville University President Dr. Michael V. Carter said the economic impact figure measures exactly how many dollars flow through Taylor County's economy because of the operations at CU.

  • Two injured in three-vehicle collision

    Two Campbellsville women were injured Monday when the vehicle they were riding in collided with two others.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Timmy Riggs, 52, of Campbellsville was driving a 2006 Chevrolet east on KY 210 when his vehicle collided with a 2002 Oldsmobile driven by Anglia Bright, 47, of Campbellsville. Bright's vehicle then struck a 1999 Pontiac driven by Dawn Dudgeon, 41, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred at 1:10 p.m.

  • 4-H for All

    It was nearly standing room only at Saturday's 4-H For All event at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Area children learned about available 4-H activities, from gardening, crafts and sewing to horses, heifers and goats. Booths were set up both inside and outside the extension office and children were able to participate in several activities.

    Amanda Sublett, county extension agent for 4-H and youth development, said more than 300 people came to Saturday's event.

    For more information about 4-H activities, contact Sublett at 465-4511.

     

  • Flu virus confirmed in county

    At least one case of the swine flu has been confirmed in Taylor County. The person who contracted the flu, however, has since been treated and is now well.

    According to Amy C. Tomlinson, public health services coordinator with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset, a Taylor County man was hospitalized earlier this month for one day to be treated for the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.

  • Man accused of stealing backhoe

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with receiving more than $300 in stolen property after he allegedly stole a backhoe and parked it at Taylor County High School.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Ronald E. Vanheck, 33, of 726 Buckner St. was arrested Monday at 6:41 p.m.

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    An Elk Horn man was injured Monday after he rear-ended a vehicle while driving a motorcycle. According to a report by Campbellsville Police Lt. Terry Lile, at about 11:10 a.m., David R. Payton, 39, was driving his 1983 Honda motorcycle on South Central Avenue when he struck a 1990 Honda Accord driven by Mitchell Collins, 19, of Greensburg. Collins was stopped in traffic, waiting to make a left turn. Payton, who was thrown from the motorcycle, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. His condition was unavailable.

  • Flying High

    In 1958, Bob Heft, then a 17-year-old high school junior, turned a history class project into a history-making event when he designed what is now America's flag.

    Heft was in Campbellsville on Saturday, traveling with Bill Johnson, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senator.

    When he was in high school, Heft said, there had been talk about making Alaska the 49th state, but he didn't think that made sense since Alaska was a Democratic state and then President Eisenhower was a Republican.

  • Locals cash in their 'clunkers'

    More than a dozen residents have swapped their gas-guzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles at Alex Montgomery.

    A few people have even traded in vehicles worth $100 to $200 and received an instant $4,500 rebate, according to Don Shuffett, sales manager at Alex Montgomery.

    The Car Allowance Rebate System, better known as Cash for Clunkers, was launched on July 27 to help consumers purchase new fuel-efficient vehicles and boost the economy at the same time.

  • Louisville man accused of bringing drugs into jail

    A Louisville man has been charged with first-degree promoting contraband after he allegedly had a marijuana cigarette in his cell at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Marion Ivan Taylor, 42, of 521 N. 43rd St. was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m.

    According to Taylor's arrest citation, jail staff noticed he was trying to hide a plastic bag during a cell search.

    Taylor, who is a state inmate, is accused of attempting to throw the bag into a toilet. Court records state he eventually gave the bag, which had a suspected marijuana cigarette inside, to jail staff.

  • Three charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in four indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were: