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  • 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.

  • Court upholds $750,000 judgment

    A jury's decision to award more than $750,000 to a Campbellsville man for damages he suffered when his son was killed in a 1995 collision has been upheld by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    Harlon Barnett, individually, and as administrator of the estate of Steven Ray Barnett, filed suit against Hamilton Mutual Insurance Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Caulk and Eastridge Insurance Co. of East Broadway in Campbellsville in Taylor Circuit Court on Jan. 4, 2000. EMC Insurance Co. was later added as a defendant.

  • Man accused of threatening to kill others

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly threatened to kill several other people and himself.

    Danny R. Berry, 26, of 41 Amber Lane, was arrested at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13.

    According to Berry's arrest citation, he is accused of calling someone's home and saying he was on his way to gut and shoot the people in the home.

    Police received a call saying that Berry had left to go to the home with a large kitchen knife.

  • Two charged in sealed indictment

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with selling drugs 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.

    Orvey Harris, 54, and Betty Harris, 54, both of 10331 Saloma Road, were charged with first-degree selling oxycodone.

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

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