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  • More Campbellsville Police officers suspended

    Two additional Campbellsville Police officers have been suspended, bringing the total suspensions to four since July.

    According to City Attorney John Bertram, the two officers have been placed on suspension while they are the subjects of investigations.

    In July, a Campbellsville Police officer was placed on suspension while being investigated. Soon after, a second officer was suspended.

    Bertram said the suspensions are not related.

  • Woody series begins Thursday

    Woody - The Kentucky Wiener Dog - is back, and this time he's trying his paw at being a wilderness survivor.

    This fall, Woody, Chloe, Mom and Dad are getting away from watching TV and gearing up for an old-fashioned camping trip. Woody is especially excited since this is his first chance to show he is a real sports dog.

    Follow the pups' adventure every step of the way from packing a backpack and mapping the course to assembling the tent and surviving in the wilderness. Will Woody and Chloe learn what it means to be survivors?

  • Court may buy fire truck

    County officials are researching the purchase of a new fire truck to replace one that is two decades old.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that the City had previously asked the County for help in paying for its new ladder truck.

    Though the County doesn't have extra funds to help pay for the truck, Rogers said, he would like to research the cost of replacing a County tanker truck. He said the truck is shared between the City and County fire departments.

  • Kelly judgeship appointment still uncertain

    The seat of Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, in the 14th District of the Kentucky Legislature isn't empty, but that hasn't stopped numerous people from speculating about how it will be filled, if indeed it is vacated.

    Kelly's name has surfaced in rumors as the man to fill a seat that actually is empty, and that's the one vacated by Chief Regional Circuit Judge Doughlas "Dodie" George when he moved from the position and into the state's senior status program in February.

  • Greensburg man arrested after altercation

    A Greensburg man was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence after an altercation in Campbellsville on Friday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers received a call at 10:38 p.m. about a man with a gun in a parking lot on First Street. At the scene, officers discovered that Terry L. Bishop, 20, of Greensburg had allegedly pointed a rifle and threatened Robert L. Anderson, 21, also of Greensburg. Bishop had fled the scene.

  • Police buy state-of-the-art tools with stimulus funds

    Campbellsville Police officers are a little more high-tech, thanks to some federal stimulus funds.

    Campbellsville Police Department received $32,000 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds to buy a reflective ultraviolet imaging system to detect fingerprints and a computerized composite sketch program.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said both pieces of equipment will be valuable tools for officers.

    The fingerprint machine, which can also take a picture of fingerprints, is a rarity, Benningfield said.

  • County sets new tax rates

    Though some rates will decrease and others will increase, County tax revenue is expected to remain the same.

    In the past, Taylor County Fiscal Court has each year approved a "compensating" tax rate, which means that the new tax rate is expected to bring in about the same amount of money as the previous year's rate.

    Magistrates agreed to do the same this year at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting. The compensating rate does not require a public hearing.

  • Durham High Memories

    This past weekend's biennial Durham High Reunion was a success, organizers say, attracting Durham alumni from California, Alabama, Georgia, Chicago and the Virgin Islands.

    "Everything went well," said Gladys Maddox, one of organizers of the event.

    Maddox said about 500 people attended the weekend-long event.

    The Durham High School campus closed in 1963 and the reunion has taken place every other year beginning in 1979.

  • County receives state funds for dead animal removal

    Taylor County will receive $7,200 from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to support a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Taylor County.

    The Taylor County Conservation District submitted a proposal to the Taylor County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.

  • Listening to the President

    Children at several local schools watched President Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday, but some parents chose to opt their children out of hearing his remarks.

    Obama's speech, which is available to read in its entirety on today's Opinion Page or at www.whitehouse.gov, encouraged students to stay in school and try their best.