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  • Annual fair breakfast and auction raises record-setting $1.3 million

    The Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau, raised $1.3 million for local charities - the largest total in the event's 46-year history.

    And a man with Campbellsville ties did the auctioneering.

    Ron Kirby Jr., who is married to Paula Moore Kirby, led the ham auction, which completed the morning festivities including appearances by the governor, agriculture commissioner, state legislators, U.S. senators and representatives, local officials from across the state and farmers.

  • Rules of the Road

    Drivers' education classes aren't offered in local schools anymore, but there are still classes available for teens wanting experience behind the wheel.

    At Taylor County High School, drivers' education was offered last school year. This year, however, according to TCHS Principal Charles Higdon Jr., declining enrollment led the school to no longer offer the classes.

    Higdon said TCHS now refers students to an "Alive at 25" program taught by Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory.

  • A vineyard's harvest

    Ray Roberts and his crew harvested 8.5 tons of Seyval Blanc grapes from his vineyard in Roachville on Aug. 20.

    The grapes came from just five rows of vines. They were then transported by Roberts and Justin Harden to Broken Vine Winery in Paducah, the company that purchased the crop.

     

  • One injured in Pleasant Hill collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle collision on Pleasant Hill Church Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Greg Quinn, 51, was traveling west in a 2002 Jeep at 10 p.m.

    The report states that Quinn left the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times. The vehicle came to a rest on its side in a nearby field.

  • Governor's Scholars

    From hearing political speakers to learning how to sew, this summer's Governor's Scholars Program offered a variety of growth activities for six local teens.

    Five seniors from Taylor County High School and one from Campbellsville High attended the five-week program.

    According to its Web site, the mission of the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program is to enhance the next generation of civic and economic leaders and create excellent model students.

    Allie Romines

  • Man accused of carrying concealed weapon

    A Lebanon man has been cited for carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    James R. Jacobs, 25, of 100 Daffodil, Apt. 5, was cited Sunday, Aug. 16 at 11:31 p.m.

    According to Jacobs' citation, Kentucky State Police Trooper John Adams stopped Jacobs to issue him a speeding citation.

    The citation states that Adams smelled alcohol on Jacobs. When asked if he had any weapons, Jacobs told Adams that he had a knife and brass knuckles, which were found in his pocket.

  • Judicial Center opening delayed

    Taylor County's new judicial center won't open next month after all. The building is now slated to open the first of October.

    At a Project Development Board meeting Monday afternoon, Board members discussed some construction changes that they believe should be completed before the building opens for public use.

    And because of those changes, Administrative Office of the Courts officials said Monday, it's best to delay the building's opening until all work is complete.

  • After 18 months, Church of God congregation back home

    Four walls and a roof can provide comfort, but as the members of the Church of God of Campbellsville have learned, all you need to have a church is faith.

    Their faith was tested one Sunday 18 months ago when, due to a question of ownership, the congregation was locked out of the church. For the next year and a half, they fought to get it back.

    "That day, it was just so devastating," said Anna Noyola, youth director/coordinator. She has been with the church for about 10 years.

  • Jamestown man injured in local wreck

    A Jamestown man was injured Saturday when he crashed his motorcycle just south of Campbellsville.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Donnie Brockman, 51, was riding his 1982 Suzuki along Ebenezer Road at around 2:53 p.m. when he entered a curve, lost control, left the roadway and struck a ditch.

    Brockman, who was not wearing a helmet, was treated at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital by Air Evac. His condition was unavailable.

    KSP Trooper David Smith investigated.

     

  • City Council sets tax rate

    Those who own property in the City limits will pay the same tax rates this year as they did last year.

    Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of the rates for 2009-2010 at a special meeting Tuesday night.

    The rate for personal property will remain at .191 per $100 of assessed value. The rate in 2007 was .192. Personal property will be taxed at .181. The rate in 2007 was .185.

    The rates are expected to produce $879,213.55 in revenue, an increase of $3,853.79 compared to last year's revenue.