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  • 'Political change' drives Kentucky voters

    Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Iraq will take a back seat to the economy, while promises of "political change" will ultimately drive Kentucky voters this November.

    That's according to a sampling of elected leaders and political professors across the state, who expect the outcomes of this year's 2008 general election to be revealing - if not that surprising - in Kentucky.

    Pollsters and political analysts predict the state will again be "red" this November.

  • Mobley recovering from surgery

    State Rep. Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, is recovering from surgery performed last week to repair a fractured hip.

    According to Mobley's daughter, Suzanne Bennett, he fell in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 5 when he had gotten out of bed.

    Bennett said Mobley had limited mobility before he fell, and fractured his left hip in the fall.

    Mobley was taken to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. He underwent surgery last Monday afternoon and is currently in rehabilitation.

  • Anderson attends 2008 District Judges College

    District Judge Amy Sullivan Anderson, who serves Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties, participated in the 2008 District Judges College hosted Sept. 21-24 in Lexington by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

    District Court handles juvenile matters, city and county ordinances, misdemeanors, traffic offenses, probates of will, felony preliminary hearings, small claims and civil cases involving $4,000 or less. District judges serve four-year terms.

  • Man charged with second DUI

    A Russell Springs man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.

    Jeremy A. Vanfleet, 26, of 299 Wilson St. was arrested at 11:42 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

    According to Vanfleet's arrest citation, Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox stopped him for driving from side to side.

    After a search of Vanfleet's vehicle, Cox found a bag that contained a white powder that tested positive for cocaine.

    The citation states Vanfleet told Cox the bag had hydrocodone in it.

  • Drug charges net man eight years

    Calen McKinney

    Staff Writer

    A Campbellsville man will spend eight years in prison for drug and other charges.

    Richard Robert "Ray Ray" Scott, 34, of 202 Cedar St. appeared before Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    Scott pleaded guilty in two separate cases to first-degree selling cocaine and fourth-degree assault. Two counts of being a first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed. He originally faced a charge of second-degree assault.

  • Council discusses street names, trick or treat hours

    In a brief regular meeting Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members set trick or treat hours and discussed naming streets in honor of three Taylor Countians.

    In approving a resolution to name a street Emily Cox Drive in honor of 2008 Miss Kentucky Emily Cox, Councilman Stan McKinney also suggested naming streets in honor of pro-golfer J.B. Holmes and late Councilwoman Frances Clinkscales.

    The Council does not determine which streets are renamed. It only recommends honorees to the street naming committee.

  • Campbellsville University Homecoming 2008

    They came back to Campbellsville, this time to see their old classmates and the college campus.

    Campbellsville University's homecoming celebration last weekend offered a football game, car and motorcycle show, food, children's games and crafts, alumni reunions, a theater production and a parade.

    The theme for the celebration was "Back to the Future."

    Events began Friday with a barbecue, reunions, banquet, pep rally and performance of "43 Plays for 43 Presidents." The play was also performed Saturday and Sunday.

  • More than 100 register to vote since Sept. 15

    Taylor County's number of voters grew by more than 100 in the final month of the registration window.

    According to County Clerk Mark Carney, 120 new voters registered at his office since the last official voter count on Sept. 15, bringing the total to an estimated 17,163. This year's General Election will mark the first time the county has had more than 17,000 registered voters, Carney said.

  • Attorney General sues to stop state's inmate early release program

    Attorney General Jack Conway has filed suit in Franklin Circuit Court against the Kentucky Department of Corrections to block the agency from continuing to release prisoners, some of whom are dangerous felons.

    Conway is also seeking an injunction to prevent the Department of Corrections from retroactively granting "street time" credit to parolees so that they are released early from parole supervision.

  • Alcohol hearing expected soon

    Campbellsville voters' approval of limited alcohol sales should be allowed to stand, according to two documents filed in response to a suit challenging May's local option election.

    In May, Campbellsville voters approved a measure allowing restaurants in Campbellsville seating at least 50 people and deriving at least 70 percent of their revenue from food sales to serve alcohol by the drink. However, alcohol can only be served in conjunction with a meal.