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  • Two injured in three-vehicle collision

    Two people were injured Saturday in a collision involving three vehicles on KY 55.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's report, Michael Mardis, 37, of 2270 Hatcher Road in Campbellsville pulled his 1990 Dodge truck into the path of a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle operated by Eric Jones, 22, of 9110 New Columbia Road in Campbellsville.

    Mardis' vehicle then truck a 1970 GMC truck operated by Edward Shearer, 41, of 602 Myers Road in Campbellsville.

  • Farmer's Market week celebrated

    Local farmers teamed with Taylor County Extension agents to kick off National Farmer's Market Week this past Saturday at the farmer's market on KY 210.

    Celebrated locally for the past 11 years, National Farmer's Market Week is intended to highlight locally grown produce, according to Extension Agent Pat Hardesty.

    While growers sold different varieties of green beans, tomatoes, potatoes, meats, summer squash and fruits, Becky Nash and Darlene Humphress from the Extension Service showcased foods prepared with local ingredients.

  • Topix gets big response locally

    Once confined to the barbershop or whispered over the backyard fence with a neighbor, small town gossip has become a global roundtable discussion where anyone can proffer an opinion about anyone or anything.

    Thanks to the Internet, Topix.com is one global discussion Web site that Kentuckians have embraced with open arms, according to Chris Tolles, chief executive officer at Topix.

  • Teen charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense and possession of drugs.

    Dustin E. Bond, 19, of 109 McClellan Court was arrested at 8:38 a.m. Thursday, July 17.

    Bond's citation states that Campbellsville Police received a call reporting a person possibly driving while intoxicated. Officers later received another call reporting that the vehicle had stopped at a convenient store on KY 210.

  • Resident charged with selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville resident 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.

    Robert Leo Sallee, 33, of Anna Court was charged with first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000 cash. If convicted, Sallee could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

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

  • Quilted memories

    They were handmade by our grandmothers and keep us warm at night.

    Today, however, Taylor Countians just might see them in a place they might not expect - on the side of a barn.

    Taylor County will soon become home to six wooden paintings of quilt patterns adorning the sides of area barns.

    Marilyn Clarke, executive director of the Taylor County Tourism Commission, said she learned about the "Quilt Block Design on Rural Barns" project when she attended a recent workshop in Burkesville.

  • Man charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    James Kent Warren, 48, of 104 Deerfield was arrested at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, July 19.

    Warren's arrest citation states he was observed driving from side to side across West Main Street.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Walters stopped Warren and wrote that Warren smelled of alcohol and was drinking a mixture of whiskey and soda.

    The citation states that Warren failed a field sobriety test. His blood alcohol level was .207, higher than the legal limit of .08.

  • School lunch will cost more this year

    Meal prices in local public schools will increase for the first time in six years this fall.

    Both the Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school boards approved an increase of 25 cents for student meals at their last meetings.

    Breakfast prices for the elementary, middle and high school will be $1 and the adult breakfast will be $1.25. Lunch prices are $1.50 for the elementary school, $1.75 for the middle and high school, and $2.50 for adults.

  • Federal grant to help preserve Tebbs Bend history

    Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association has received federal funds to help preserve Taylor County's Civil War history.

    The American Battlefield Protection Program has awarded a $36,112 to the association to help develop a preservation plan for the Tebbs Bend Battlefield.

    According to association member Betty Jane Gorin-Smith, the grant will be used to pay the salary of a Civil War preservation planner.

    "That person will draw up a preservation plan of the battlefield and outline the most significant areas of the battlefield," she said.

  • Judge revokes man's probation

    A Campbellsville man has had his probation revoked and will spend a year in jail for his crimes.

    Dennis Calvin Haulk Jr., 25, of 216 Bell Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, July 22.

    In May, Haulk pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property. A criminal syndication charge was dismissed.

    A month later, Haulk was sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to jointly pay $5,027.03 in restitution with four co-defendants.

    The five were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February 2007.