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  • Man charged with cruelty to animals

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with more than 80 counts of cruelty to animals and other charges.

    Glenn Russell Murphy, 52, of 120 Coppock St. was cited Monday, Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m.

    According to Murphy's citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint of several pit bulls fighting in the back of Murphy's yard.

    The citation states that Campbellsville Police Officer Jason Simpson found 20 grown pit bulls and three puppies at Murphy's home with limited food and water.

    Simpson wrote that the dogs were receiving inadequate care and were fighting.

  • Woman charged with fourth DUI

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with her fourth DUI offense.

    Jennifer Denise Lefever, 31, of 205 Bibb St. was arrested at 3:07 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19.

    According to Lefever's citation, Kentucky State Police Trooper Brian Coyt observed her weaving while driving on U.S. 68. After she stopped, the citation states, Coyt noticed that Lefever's eyes were bloodshot and watery, her speech was slow and slurred and she smelled like alcohol.

  • Police investigate robbery

    Campbellsville Police are asking for information concerning a robbery at a local convenience store Saturday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, an unidentified black male entered Minit Mart on Lebanon Avenue at 8:45 p.m. wearing a mask and hood and demanded money from the store clerk. The man took an undetermined amount of money from the register and fled on foot.

    Police ask anyone with information to call Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122 or the anonymous Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).

  • Lottery money helps to fund college

    Kentucky Lottery proceeds awarded Taylor County students nearly $2 million in higher education scholarships and grants last year.

    According to figures released by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, $1.8 million was paid to Taylor County students in the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

    About half of the money - $850,114 - went toward Kentucky Tuition Grants, a needs-based grant program for students who attend independent colleges, which 329 students received.

  • Two newcomers want State Representative's seat

    Voters will decide between two men with plenty of local ties when choosing the next 51 District State Representative next month.

    Republican John "Bam" Carney of Taylor County and Democrat Billy Joe Fudge of Adair County are seeking the seat that incumbent Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, will vacate when his term ends this year.

    Mobley is not seeking re-election. In a press release issued earlier this year, Mobley cited health issues as his reason for stepping down after eight years in office.

  • An evening in Italy

    More than $40,000 was raised at this year's H.O.P.E. Gala sponsored by Taylor Regional Hospital.

    According to hospital CEO Jane Wheatley, the money will be used for renovation of the surgical services waiting room.

    "I feel very fortunate to be involved in an organization that has the wonderful community support that Taylor Regional Hospital continues to experience," Wheatley said.

    "With a record crowd of over 220, including local student volunteers, we were able to raise over $40,000 for the renovation of our surgical waiting area."

  • Republicans host two local rallies

    With the General Election just two weeks away, Republican candidates drummed up local support with a pair of Campbellsville rallies.

    The rallies started Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Park community center where State Representative candidate John "Bam" Carney and 4th District Magistrate candidate Matt Pendleton addressed a crowd of about 60. A representative spoke in support of U.S. representative candidate Brett Guthrie, who was unable to attend Saturday's event.

  • Bank scams hit County again

    Several Taylor County residents have reported receiving automated calls claiming to represent one of several local banks.

    According to Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Supervisor Anne Sanders, 911 operators have fielded several calls from concerned residents. She said those who have received the calls should contact their bank.

    The calls are similar to those that hit the county in August in which residents received a pre-recorded message warning about a problem with their bank account and asking them to call a phone number.

  • Write-in deadline for upcoming election is tomorrow

    Candidates who want to be eligible to have their votes counted as a write-in candidate for the upcoming election have until Friday, Oct. 24 to file with the appropriate filing officer.

    "As we head into the homestretch of the 2008 election cycle, I want to encourage those individuals who are considering running as a write-in candidate to file to run as soon as possible," Secretary of State Trey Grayson stated in a press release.

  • Teen dies in Adair County crash

    A Columbia teen was pronounced dead at Taylor Regional Hospital following a single-car crash in Adair County on Thursday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Linda Pelston, 47, of Columbia was traveling north on State Park Road at around 3 p.m. when she met another vehicle, applied her brakes and lost control of her vehicle on the wet road. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned, ejecting Pelston's passengers - Ronnie Pelston, 42, and Tasha Pelston, 16, both of Columbia.