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  • Woman charged with fourth DUI offense

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with her fourth DUI offense after she was stopped by police for a hanging license plate.

    Tricia L. Burke, 37, of 53 Anna Court was arrested at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3.

    According to Burke's arrest citation, she was stopped by Campbellsville Police K-9 Patrolman Tim Coppage because her license plate was hanging from her vehicle.

    Court records state that Coppage smelled marijuana and Burke appeared to be under the influence of some substance.

  • Carney hosts public forum

    State Representative-elect John "Bam" Carney will host a public forum Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the District Courtroom at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The purpose of the forum is to discuss the upcoming General Assembly and any other concerns.

  • Lewis papers donated to CU

    Campbellsville University accepted the congressional papers of Dr. Ron Lewis, R-Cecilia, who is retiring in January 2009, in an announcement at the Chowning Executive Dining Room on Dec. 5.

    Lewis, who has served as United States Representative for the 2nd District of Kentucky for 14 years, said it was an honor for CU to want his papers. He said it had been an "honor and a privilege" to serve his constituents.

    Lewis said, "I can't thank you enough for allowing me to share my papers with you."

  • Mannsville man celebrates 50 years of haircuts and tall tales

    Sit in Johnnie Pennington's barber chair and he'll tell you stories about Phillip "Snake Man" Tungate's misadventures on the family farm, tales about Asby Cox being purposely buried alive by his brothers or even a few yarns about himself. Some are true, some aren't.

    But Pennington has plenty of stories to tell those who visit the Mannsville Barber Shop, a business he has owned and operated for 50 years.

    "I've heard a lot of good stories," Pennington said with a laugh. "There are a lot of tales told in here."

  • Breaking NewsCounty superintendent to retire

    After 43 years as an educator, including 27 years as Taylor County superintendent, Gary Seaborne will step down at the end of the current school year.

    During the regular Taylor County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, Seaborne announced that he would retire as superintendent effective June 30.

    On Wednesday morning, Seaborne, who was on his way to Disney World with the Taylor County High School Show Choir, said the decision to retire wasn't easy.

  • Eight charged in crime ring

    Four Campbellsville residents have been charged with operating a crime ring in indictments unsealed Tuesday 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.

    Indicted were:

    - Jeffrey Gurley, 22, of 816 N. Columbia Ave.

    - Duane L. Thompson, 23, of 132 Ray Court.

    - Claude B. Huckaby, 56, also of 132 Ray Court.

    - Abraham Gurley, 21, of 370 Ray Court.

  • County to seek bids for park operation

    The operation of Veterans Memorial Park could soon be in new hands.

    Magistrates discussed the future of the park at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    On behalf of the Court's Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee, which met Monday night, Magistrate Ed Gorin told the Court about the Committee's discussion of the park's operation and budget.

    The meeting stemmed from a County budget discussion in October. During that discussion, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers recommended several cuts to the County's budget to save money.

  • UpdateCity School superintendent resigns

    December must be the month for goodbyes.

    Four years ago at the Campbellsville Independent School Board meeting, then superintendent Chuck Vaughn announced his retirement. At Monday night's meeting, current superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers announced her resignation as well.

    At the end of the 45-minute meeting, Woods-Ayers said she had decided, after much consideration, many prayers and discussions with her husband, not to pursue the renewal of her contract as superintendent.

  • A 'Spectacular' Christmas

    Students from all three schools in the Campbellsville Independent School District gathered for a Christmas Spectacular performance at Hamilton Auditorium on Monday evening.

    Top photos, from left, are Katy Lambert (eighth grade), Heather Bailey and Corey Marshall (fifth grade) and Kayla Atkinson (CES).

    Above are members of the CMS choir, from left, front: Cassidy Blair. Middle: Amber Hughes, Sydney Jeffries, Jasmine Dowell, Sydney Lamer and Taylor Agathen. Back: Emily Haley, Taniesha Garth, Marti Clark and Breanna Underwood.

  • Man gets prison for growing pot

    A Campbellsville man will spend three years in prison for growing marijuana.

    Brandon Lee Skaggs, 29, of 600 Underwood St., Apt. C3, in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 2 for sentencing.

    In September 2006, Skaggs pleaded guilty to growing more than five marijuana plants and possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana.