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  • Campbellsville residents appear in Marion court

    Two Campbellsville residents were sentenced in Marion Circuit Court on March 2. They are:

      -James Darrell Moore, 30, of 2955 St. Matthew Church Road in Campbellsville, who pleaded guilty to alcohol intoxication. He was sentenced to two years of pretrial diversion. He was ordered to pay a $10 monthly supervision fee, a $500 fine and $150 in court costs.

  • Building now 85 percent complete

    Taylor County's new courthouse may not be completed until late August, and workers won't get to move in until the end of September or beginning of October.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that the building is 85.6 percent completed but won't be finished until late August.

    He said the delay has been caused by some construction change orders by the construction companies.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the companies have made the changes, which are minor.

  • Woman accused of stealing another's identity

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with identity theft after she allegedly used another person's identity to set up credit card accounts.

    Sherry Lynn Carter, 37, was arrested at 4 p.m. Monday, March 9.

    According to the arrest warrant, Carter is accused of using another person's information to create accounts and conduct $30,000 worth of credit transactions in October 2006.

    The warrant also accuses Carter of using about $15,000 worth of another person's child support payments for her personal use from January 2008 through last month.

  • Band of Brothers

    No one talked. No one joked. No one spoke of plans for when they'd be back home.

    The plane rides home from Vietnam were always quiet. The soldiers who'd seen hell in the jungles and often raised a little hell of their own after the work was done always became subdued on the way home.

    It was likely a case of disbelief, said Bernie Mings.

    "We didn't believe it was really happening."

  • Man accused of shooting another's cattle

    An Elk Horn man has been arrested and charged with first-degree criminal mischief after he allegedly shot cattle belonging to another person.

    Rickey Ford, 51, of 4313 Speck Ridge Road was arrested at 9:28 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.

    According to Ford's arrest warrant, he allegedly shot and killed three cattle belonging to someone else on Feb. 19, causing a loss of $1,000 or more.

    Bond was set at $3,000 cash and Ford was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

  • Screening committee begins work

    Seventeen applicants from four states have applied for the superintendent's position at Campbellsville Independent Schools.

    At Monday's School Board meeting, Terry Brewer, the District's contact person during the search for a new superintendent, announced the final number of applicants for the position.

    Current Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers declared her decision in December to not seek a renewal of her contract.

  • Jail budget woes stir discussion

    The County's financial issues are apparently just beginning.

    After discussing an option that would void the County's current occupational tax agreement with the City and redistribute all of that money to the County's budget, officials have agreed to form a Committee made up of City and County officials to come up with other options.

    The Taylor Fiscal Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee met nearly two weeks ago to discuss the 2009-2010 jail budget, which officials expect will fall about $600,000 short.

  • Board approves alternative school

    Having opted not to use the services of Newton Education Center next school year, the Taylor County Board of Education approved the implementation of its own alternative school program.

    During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Board approved plans for an alternative school to be housed at Taylor County High and created staff positions for the program.

    Hosting its own alternative school, Superintendent Gary Seaborne told the Board, will save the District money as well as curb economy-fueled layoffs by hiring within.

  • Motion filed asking for new trial

    Attorneys are asking for a new trial after a Taylor County jury awarded a Lebanon man more than $300,000 after he found a metal hook in food he purchased at Taco Bell in Campbellsville.

    In April 2007, Lebanon attorney James L. Avritt Jr. filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Steven L. Farmer against TB of America Inc., Larry Fugate and Fugate Enterprises.

  • Renovations begin

    Work to renovate a portion of Downtown Campbellsville is ahead of schedule.

    Though the courthouse square project was set to start after the completion of the streetscape project, both projects started the week of Feb. 23.

    "Phillips Brothers started earlier than we anticipated," Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator, said. "They were just ready to go."