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  • Dog dumper to have her day in court

    Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service

    A Campbellsville woman who confessed to dumping 23 dogs last month is scheduled to appear in Marion Circuit Court on Monday.
    Christina Gribbins, 36, of 173 Spurlington Road, confessed to abandoning 23 dogs on Highway 412 in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24.
    On Tuesday of last week, she was arrested and charged with 23 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. She was lodged at the Marion County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

  • Fiscal court scraps animal control board

    Taylor County’s revived SPCA group won’t have a presence on a board to address animal control issues after all.

    And, after Tuesday night’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, that board doesn’t exist anymore.

    Allegations of animal abuse at the Taylor County Animal Shelter have been the subject of many recent governmental meetings. State officials recently dismissed those allegations.

  • Taylor County teachers building reality farm


    From the rice paddies of Cambodia to the squalor of Afghanistan, Geoff and Lindsey McPherson hope to open a few eyes.
    The couple moved from Texas to Casey County a few years ago and started Good Life Ranch, a 160-acre self-sustainable farm located on the Taylor/Casey County line. Lindsey McPherson is a junior English teacher at Taylor County High School. Geoff McPherson is a substitute at TCHS.

  • Man pleads not guilty to great-grandmother's murder

    The street is quiet, with no signs that a crime happened there. But six days earlier, however, it was the scene of a murder investigation.

    Jesse James Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St. in Campbellsville, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his great-grandmother with a hammer.

    Court records, however, state that Durham has admitted to police that he argued with his great-grandmother and then struck her with a hammer until she died.

  • SPCA looks to grow in community

    Taylor County’s revived SPCA group is forging ahead with several projects to get more involved in the community.

    The group met on Monday night and discussed the development of its Facebook page and sponsoring a competition for school children to create its new logo.

    SPCA member Pat Abell said the group made T-shirts several years ago to sell as a fundraiser.

  • TCHS DECA group wins awards at conference


    Twenty-six Taylor County High School DECA members competed at the Regional DECA Conference at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green on Feb. 2.

    Three were elected to serve as 2012-2013 Region 3 DECA officers. Savannah Farmer was elected president. Shalyn Thompson was elected secretary/treasurer and Hayden McCubbin was named reporter/historian.

    All 26 members qualified to advance to the state DECA conference on March 11-13 at the Galt House in Louisville.

    First place winners:

  • KCA students advance to regional speech meet


    Kentucky Christian Academy students recently won a speech meet and will advance to a regional competition on March 9 in Glasgow.

    Front, from left, are Adam Jeffries, Charles Cox, Zachary Steele, Madeline Hicks, Rebekah Scott, Luke Hesson, MaCayla Falls and Seth Russell.

    Back, Larkin Floyd, River Russell, Dillon Parnell, Reili Farmer, Emily Smith, Lathan Hamilton, Ann Miller, Annalise Scott, Briana Mardis, Jacob Eads, Jackson Grimsley, Austin Tungate, Hayes Mason and Haleigh Murphy.

  • KCA preschool classes visit Walmart


    Kentucky Christian Academy preschool classes visited Walmart recently.

    Front row, from left, are Madison Richards, Kade Somerville, Ivy Lawler, Carter Wise, Sammy Hesson, Hope Hansford, Caleb Frank, Rose Harmon and Kate Billeter.

    Back, Katherine Baum, Samantha Akridge, Emerson McVay, Noah Patterson, Elli Wilson, Claire Coyle, Creed Dudgeon, Reese Burton, Jacob Hamilton and Ella Milby.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for Feb. 6-13.

    They are, from left, freshman Anthony Gonzalez, sophomore Mason Arnold, junior Mackenzie Despain and senior Austin Sprowles.

  • Stotts named to Sigma Alpha Lambda honors society

    Lloyd Stotts of Campbellsville has been named to the Sigma Alpha Lambda national leadership and honors organization at the University of Kentucky.

    Sigma Alpha Lambda is dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment.

    Stotts is the son of Bob and Peggy Stotts of Campbellsville.