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  • Proudly they served

    Several braved the chilly wind Sunday to pay tribute to Taylor County veterans during the annual Veterans Day ceremony in downtown Campbellsville.

    Bill Perkins served as master of ceremony. Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and newly-elected State Rep. Bam Carney spoke to the crowd as did past ceremony organizer Bob Rotschi.

  • Kids Voting election results are in

    If Taylor County's kids had their way, the nation's political landscape wouldn't be much different than their parents imagined it.

    Local children who participated in the national Kids Voting effort this year overwhelmingly chose Republican candidates, mirroring local election results.

  • Man charged with burglary

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglary after he was found with items stolen from a Davis Road home.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William Russell Walls, 21, of 103A Cedar St. was arrested at 9:21 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9.

    The report states that sheriff's deputies found a video game console and games, a DVD player, a laptop computer and video camera that were stolen Friday, Nov. 7 from the Davis Road home.

    Walls was charged with second-degree burglary and receiving more than $300 in stolen property.

  • Police search for man's killer

    Police are investigating the apparent murder of a Campbellsville man Thursday night.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Shafter J. Couch, 26, was shot and killed at about 10 p.m. at his Taylor Chapel Road home.

    Police say it appears that someone waited outside of Couch's kitchen window and shot him when he entered the room.

    Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney said Couch died "fairly instantly from a gunshot wound to the neck."

  • Honoring those who served

    He may not have wanted to do it, but he says it would have been wrong not to.

    Sam Brenner, who turns 83 today, was attending college in Fort Wayne, Ind. when he was drafted into the United States Army more than six decades ago.

    He was studying to become an engineer, and the college told him all he needed to do to avoid the draft was to simply ask to stay at school and continue his education. He didn't ask, however, because he thought it wasn't right.

  • Elk Horn woman indicted on federal fraud charges

    An Elk Horn woman has been indicted on federal charges of Social Security fraud.

    According to a press release from the United States Attorney's office, Alison Welborn was indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green.

    Welborn, who lives at 925 Dry Creek Road, allegedly received and spent Social Security payments to her deceased mother.

    The indictment alleges that between Dec. 24, 2004, and April 3, 2008, Welborn intentionally and fraudulently received and spent $22,288 in unauthorized Social Security benefits.

  • Santa's Helper nominations sought

    Santa Claus has helpers each year during the holiday season. Yet, many people in Taylor County give of themselves all year long. If you know of such a person, the Campbellsville Kiwanis would like to honor that person.

    Kiwanis are seeking the person who most embodies the Christmas spirit everyday - all year long. And they'll name that person this year's Santa's Helper.

  • Vacancy

    The metal tables, chairs and beds look cold and uninviting. The lunch trays are empty and the washing machines are still. It is quiet. The cameras and monitors are on, though the only people passing through are employees and a few stray construction workers.

    Around the corner are newly hired jail workers learning how they will input inmate data into the JailTracker computer system. Down the hall, employees are undergoing a virtual simulation of various real-life scenarios in which inmates try to escape or someone tries to sneak into the jail.

  • Man accused of violating sex offender registry terms

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with failing to comply with his sex offender registration terms.

    William E. Houchens, 35, of 995 Pitman Valley Road was arrested at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

    According to court records, Houchens was released from the LaRue County jail at the beginning of October and failed to report his release to the probation and parole office.

  • Chamber luncheon is Thursday

    The Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly luncheon at noon on Thursday, Nov. 13 at First United Methodist Church.

    Kentucky author Gary West is the guest speaker, and the Taylor County Tourist Commission is the lunch's co-sponsor.

    The cost is $8 for chamber investors and $10 for others.