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  • KCS teacher is Educator of the Year

    Most people probably haven't given much thought to what sea creature they would be, if ever given the chance. But Elizabeth Wigginton probably has.

    And her goal of challenging her fourth-grade students at Kentucky Christian School has paid off.

    Elizabeth Wigginton received this year's Outstanding Educator of the Year Award at the recent Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

  • Woman arrested on arson charge

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with arson after she allegedly set her sister's home on fire Saturday night.

    But the arrest came several hours after an earlier incident involving Geneva Mae Brown Hicks.

    In a report by Campbellsville Police Officer Jason Simpson, police received a complaint at about 3 p.m. reporting an altercation at Hicks' West Walnut Street home. E-911 dispatch told Simpson that shots had been fired inside the home.

  • 'Grease' is the word

    Taylor County High School's Drama Department will present "Grease" by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey tonight through Saturday at the Campbellsville University Theater. Performances begin at 7 nightly and admission is $5 per person.

    For more information, call Karen McAnelly at 849-2301.

  • Emergency food and shelter funds available

    Taylor County will receive federal funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.

    The county will receive $9,006 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

    Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for ARRA Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds should contact Marietta Moyers at 465-8505 or the Rev. Jim Murphy at 465-7091 for an application.

  • Former employee charged with burglarizing business

    A former Campbellsville Industries employee has been charged with breaking into the business.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Donald Lynn Wright, 55, of 251 Sante Fe Anderson Road in Greensburg is accused of cutting a fence near Campbellsville Industries about 10 p.m. Sunday.

    The report states Wright allegedly broke a glass to a rear door to gain entry into the business and damaged about nine computer monitors once inside.

  • Council asks for joint City/County meeting

    City and County officials will again attempt to hash out an agreement regarding finances.

    During its regular meeting Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members agreed to a joint meeting with Taylor County Fiscal Court. Councilman Jimmy Ewing suggested having the meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 18. The Council agreed to that time. The Fiscal Court has not yet discussed the meeting. Three Fiscal Court magistrates attended the Council meeting - James Jones, Richard Phillips and Ed Gorin - but did not address the issue.

  • Emergency road aid funds awarded to Taylor County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that Taylor County Fiscal Court will receive $50,000 in County Road Aid Emergency funds. The money will be used for two bridge replacements over Willowtown Creek — Mt. Gilboa Road and Harlan Caulk Road.

  • Farm Bureau president to address chamber

    Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau president, is May's Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce guest speaker.

    The lunch, sponsored by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration, is Thursday, May 14 at noon at First United Methodist Church.

    Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, May 12 by calling 465-8601 or e-mailing chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.

  • One injured in KY 55 collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Saturday after he struck another vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Leonard Barnes, 96, was traveling in his 1992 Buick on Lone Valley Road at 3:30 p.m. when he came to the road's intersection with KY 55.

    The report states a 1997 Nissan van, driven by Erica Gribbins, 17, also of Campbellsville, was traveling north on KY 55.

    Barnes pulled into Gribbins' path, according to the report, and Gribbins struck Barnes' driver's side door.

  • Campbellsville woman accused of having cocaine

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with having cocaine in her wallet.

    Maura Katlyn Kiger, 21, of 308 Summit Drive was arrested at about 2 a.m. Thursday, April 23.

    According to Kiger's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson received a report that she had stolen a $50 bill from someone at a convenient store.