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  • UPDATECES has new principal

    A new principal will greet Campbellsville Elementary School students, staff and teachers in August.

    David Petett, 28, will officially take the helm July 1, according to CES site-based decision making council chairwoman Lisa Wiseman.

    "We're very excited about having Mr. Petett. We feel he was an excellent choice. He is a great role model for the staff, students and also in the community," Wiseman said.

  • EDA chair briefs court on industrial projects

    Several industrial projects are close to completion, and residents may soon hear an announcement of a new business coming to Taylor County.

    Mark Johnson, chair of the Taylor County Economic Development Authority, told magistrates at last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that there are several industrial projects close to completion, and several companies have visited and toured Campbellsville multiple times.

    He said several clients have looked at sites in the new Industrial Park and the entrance to the park should be completed soon.

  • Taylor Schools address safety issues

    School officials are looking to curb cell phone usage during the school day while establishing a presence on MySpace during the next school year.

    Taylor County School Board approved a 2008-2009 safe schools plan during its regular meeting last Tuesday.

    The District adopts a safe schools plan each year, which addresses safety precautions for students, staff and visitors. The Kentucky Center for School Safety performs audits of schools.

  • UPDATESuit filed to void moist vote

    Four Campbellsville residents are attempting to reverse May's local option alcohol vote.

    On Wednesday afternoon, Lebanon attorney Rob Spragens filed a petition contesting the local option election on behalf of Don and June Bishop, Russell Burris and Murey G. Finn.

    Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, Allen Dudgeon and Phil Allan Bertram, all members of the Taylor County Board of Elections, and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers are named as defendants in the suit.

  • Taylor County Fair: Chock-full of activities this year

    Are you looking for good family entertainment that's close to home, has something for every member of the family and offers a solid bang for your buck? Then look no further than the 11th annual Taylor County Fair at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

    New this year will be a corn hole tournament on Saturday, June 23 at 3 p.m., according to Harold Young, Taylor County Fair Board president.

    Kissel Entertainment will also bring several different rides to the midway June 23-28, Young said.

    Admission to the fair is $8 per person and that includes all rides and shows.

  • Judicial center will require additional security officers

    The County will face some unbudgeted security costs when the new Taylor County Judicial Center opens.

    Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp told magistrates at last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that the County will be responsible for paying some additional security startup and training costs when security moves from the current Taylor County Courthouse to the new judicial center building.

    Once the building opens, he said, security will no longer be provided at the courthouse. Security will be required at all times the new Taylor County Judicial Center is open.

  • Juveniles injured in golf cart crash

    Three juveniles were injured after being ejected from a golf cart while riding along Woodbridge in Forest Hills.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at 12:37 p.m. on Thursday. Four juveniles were riding in the golf cart. One was not injured.

    One of the juveniles was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue while the other two were taken by private vehicle. One of the juveniles was later flown to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Norman L. Simpson investigated.

  • Man arrested, charged with leading police on chase

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police after he led sheriff's deputies on a chase.

    James W. Maupin, 50, of 299 Saloma School Road was arrested at 5:32 p.m. on Thursday, June 5.

    According to Maupin's arrest citation, he was driving east on KY 744 and turned onto KY 527. He was pursued by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp onto Quisenberry Road, where he eventually stopped.

    Court records state Maupin was arrested and refused to submit to blood tests, but admitted he had been drinking alcohol.

  • Tomatoes pulled from stores, restaurants

    If Americans don't have enough to worry about this summer with record-breaking gas prices, a sluggish economy, rising unemployment and adverse weather conditions, add one more to the list: salmonella in tomatoes.

    The Food and Drug Administration Web site warned consumers Wednesday that an outbreak of salmonella appeared to be linked to the consumption of certain types of raw red tomatoes and products containing raw red tomatoes.

    The FDA identified 35 states and countries as being safe for consuming tomatoes; Kentucky is not on the safe list.