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  • Police warn of Publisher's Clearing House scam

    Kentucky State Police are warning residents about a Publisher's Clearing House scam.

    According to a KSP press release, Forcht Bank in Campbellsville has received out-of-state calls from people attempting to verify a Publisher's Clearing House check. The checks have Forcht Bank's routing number, but bank officials say the checks are not valid.

    Those who received the checks were told to call to process their claim and to send money in order to complete the process. The FBI has been notified by Forcht Bank and is currently investigating the complaint.

  • UpdateTaylor County Junior Miss

    She says it was lots of hard work, but she can't wait to do it again.

    Auburn Wigginton, a senior at Campbellsville High School, was named the 2009 Taylor County Junior Miss on Saturday at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

    "It felt great because I worked so hard," Wigginton said. "It was really nice to reach my goal. I'm excited to do it all over again."

    She is the daughter of Dr. Scott and Elizabeth Wigginton.

    Eighteen local girls competed for the Junior Miss title.

  • New program available for temporary workers

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency is now offering a new program for former Kentucky Temporary Assistance Program recipients.

    The Promoting Employment Power program assists those eligible to seek a higher position with their current employer or a new job elsewhere that offers better pay and benefits.

    The program also offers support services to promote sustained employment by helping clients develop a five-year career advancement plan.

    Former KTAP recipients earning at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline are eligible.

  • County will re-bid solid waste franchise

    The County will soon begin the process of re-bidding its solid waste franchise.

    At the regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting Aug. 12, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that the County's solid waste franchise will have to be re-bid in December and he would like to go ahead and get their OK to begin advertising for bids.

    County Attorney Craig Cox said magistrates need to discuss and decide some of the terms to include in the franchise agreement.

  • Campbellsville residents appear in Marion court

    Three Campbellsville residents appeared in Marion Circuit Court recently. They were:

    - Tracy Arnette James, 34, of 1014 Reids Chapel Road was sentenced to two years' probation for facilitation to selling a controlled substance. James was ordered to pay court costs, and a charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    - Matthew L. Cox, 37, of 120 Harris Ave. was sentenced to five years' probation for flagrant non-support. He was ordered to pay $145 court costs.

  • Man pleads guilty to assaulting officer

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and could spend several years in prison for his crimes.

    Gregory Dewayne Thompson, 28, of 102 Lowell Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    Thompson pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, second-degree assault, menacing and third-degree terroristic threatening. A charge of third-degree assault was dismissed.

  • CU named a 'best college'

    For the second year in a row, Campbellsville University has been ranked 22nd by U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" in the 2009 Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South category.

    The 22nd ranking is the highest ranking the university has ever received in 16 consecutive years of rankings.

    "It is a great accomplishment to be ranked in the top 25 of Best Baccalaureate Colleges," according to an announcement from Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter.

  • Harvest of Grapes

    Laughter erupts among the rows of grapes on Roachville Road. It's the first harvest for Heritage at Kentuscany, and the event has drawn help from as far away as Cincinnati and Nashville.

    Between Ray Roberts and his son-in-law Adam Russell, the two own 7 1/2 acres of grapes on Roachville Road.

    The idea to start a vineyard came after prayer, Roberts said.

    "We were looking for something multi-generational."

    After touring other vineyards in Kentucky, Roberts, a former pastor and now a chiropractor, decided to start his own.

  • Man accused of indecent exposure

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with second-degree indecent exposure after he allegedly exposed himself at Green River Marina.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's report, a woman called the E-911 center Wednesday at about 12:20 p.m. and reported that she was at the beach at Emerald Isle Marina and saw a man exposing and touching himself in front of people on the beach.

    The report states the man was attempting to leave the marina when he was stopped by Sheriff's Deputy Aaron L. Walters.

  • Man accused of selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with multiple drug crimes.

    Jeffrey Robert Gurley, 22, of 505 S. Columbia Ave. was arrested at 3:57 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17.

    According to Gurley's arrest citation, police found crack cocaine, powder cocaine and a large amount of money after executing a search warrant at Gurley's room at Towne Motel. The citation states officers also found marijuana and suspected Lortab.

    Gurley was charged with first-degree selling cocaine and selling a controlled substance with 1,000 yards of a school.