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  • Farms fewer but larger

    There may be fewer farms in Taylor County today, but the average size of those farms has grown.

    According to the recently released Census of Agriculture data, there were 941 farms in Taylor County in 2007, down just 2 percent from the previous census, which was conducted in 2002.

    "I would have thought we would have lost more," said Taylor County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Pat Hardesty.

  • One charged in sealed indictment

    A Greensburg man has been charged with selling cocaine in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Christopher R. Tungate, 26, of 3909 Campbellsville Road was indicted on a charge of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Tungate could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Animal Shelter housing animals from Adair County

    The Taylor County Animal Shelter is assisting the Green River Animal Shelter in housing its animals after an Adair County man was charged with nearly 300 counts of cruelty to animals last week.

    According to a story in the Adair County Progress, David F. Howery, 50, has been charged with 295 misdemeanor charges of second-degree cruelty to animals. He has pleaded not guilty to the crimes.

  • Renaissance meeting date changed

    The next regular meeting of the Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission will be Monday, March 9 at noon at the Campbellsville Development Center, located at 107 W. Broadway.

    The meeting was originally set for March 3, but was changed because Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator, will be attending the National Main Street Conference in Chicago on March 1-4.

  • Update: Church not operating park just yet

    Campbellsville Baptist Church hasn't taken over the operation of Veterans Memorial Park just yet.

    At a meeting of the Taylor Fiscal Court Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee last Thursday night, Magistrate Richard Phillips announced that the lease will be voted on by Campbellsville Baptist's members on Sunday, March 8.

    David Akers, the church's minister of recreation, said Friday morning that he believes the congregation will vote to lease the park, though he can't be sure.

  • Man gets prison time for shoplifting

    A Hodgenville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for shoplifting.

    Marion Dale Fisher, 28, of 647 Carter Brothers Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Feb. 17 for sentencing.

    In December, Fisher pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300 and alcohol intoxication. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    Fisher's sentence is to be served at the same time as an Adair County sentence. He was given credit for 61 days he has already served.

  • Small businesses warned about fraudulent attempts

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is warning small businesses not to respond to letters falsely claiming to have been sent by the SBA asking for bank account information in order to qualify them for federal tax rebates.

  • Circuit judge enters senior status program

    He's been sitting on the bench for a while, but now, Doughlas "Dodie" George will be taking a break. Sort of.

    George announced recently that he has resigned from his position as 11th Circuit Judge and entered the senior status program for Kentucky judges. George took the step prior to the state's Jan. 31 deadline and will now fill in where needed in appointments as a special judge.

    So what was his first assignment?

  • Students finding success after graduation

    The grades are in and it seems the majority of local graduates are finding success after high school.

    Issued each year by the Kentucky Department of Education, district and school report cards illustrate what schools are doing and how successful they are at doing it.

    All parents will receive a report card for each school their children attends. Additionally, a district report card is also available at http://applications.kde.state.ky.us/schoolReportCardArchive.

  • Tebbs Bend preservation plan under way

    You can almost hear the cannons roar. Though the land is largely privately owned, the Tebbs Bend Battlefield remains largely the same as when Union and Confederate soldiers clashed on July 4, 1863.

    "The landowners out there have done a great job of preserving [the battlefield]," said Joe Brent, a preservation planner. "It's pristine."

    The land may be steeped in history, but 53 Tebbs Bend Battlefield landowners and supporters got together last week to think about the Civil War site's future.