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  • Man accused of having concealed weapon

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after he allegedly had a pistol in a vehicle.

    William D. Rigdon, 24, of 940 Sulpher Springs Road was arrested at 10:27 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6.

    According to an arrest citation, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer Jeremy McQueary spotted Rigdon and a woman standing beside a vehicle.

    Court records state that McQueary smelled alcohol on Rigdon and the woman when talking to them, though they both denied they had been drinking.

  • Grand jury indicts man on theft charge

    The man who allegedly stole a Taylor County school bus and led police on a short chase has been indicted on theft and other charges.

    Ronald E. Vanheck, 33, of 726 Buckner St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Deputy Rodney Cox noticed Vanheck, who is not employed by the Taylor County School System, driving a Taylor County school bus on Saturday, Aug. 29.

  • Superintendents on the job

    Taylor County and Campbellsville Independent Schools both welcomed new superintendents on July 1.

    And both districts have seen changes beyond the faces of their superintendents.

    Now, two months in to their new jobs, Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook and Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton talk about the changes they have made and what the future has in store for their schools.

    To read the interviews with Cook and Deaton, see Monday's print edition.

  • 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.