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  • Resident charged with selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling cocaine 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.

    Robert Leo Sallee, 33, of Anna Court was charged with first-degree selling cocaine.

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

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

  • Quilted memories

    They were handmade by our grandmothers and keep us warm at night.

    Today, however, Taylor Countians just might see them in a place they might not expect - on the side of a barn.

    Taylor County will soon become home to six wooden paintings of quilt patterns adorning the sides of area barns.

    Marilyn Clarke, executive director of the Taylor County Tourism Commission, said she learned about the "Quilt Block Design on Rural Barns" project when she attended a recent workshop in Burkesville.

  • Man charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    James Kent Warren, 48, of 104 Deerfield was arrested at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, July 19.

    Warren's arrest citation states he was observed driving from side to side across West Main Street.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Walters stopped Warren and wrote that Warren smelled of alcohol and was drinking a mixture of whiskey and soda.

    The citation states that Warren failed a field sobriety test. His blood alcohol level was .207, higher than the legal limit of .08.

  • School lunch will cost more this year

    Meal prices in local public schools will increase for the first time in six years this fall.

    Both the Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school boards approved an increase of 25 cents for student meals at their last meetings.

    Breakfast prices for the elementary, middle and high school will be $1 and the adult breakfast will be $1.25. Lunch prices are $1.50 for the elementary school, $1.75 for the middle and high school, and $2.50 for adults.

  • Federal grant to help preserve Tebbs Bend history

    Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association has received federal funds to help preserve Taylor County's Civil War history.

    The American Battlefield Protection Program has awarded a $36,112 to the association to help develop a preservation plan for the Tebbs Bend Battlefield.

    According to association member Betty Jane Gorin-Smith, the grant will be used to pay the salary of a Civil War preservation planner.

    "That person will draw up a preservation plan of the battlefield and outline the most significant areas of the battlefield," she said.

  • Judge revokes man's probation

    A Campbellsville man has had his probation revoked and will spend a year in jail for his crimes.

    Dennis Calvin Haulk Jr., 25, of 216 Bell Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, July 22.

    In May, Haulk pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property. A criminal syndication charge was dismissed.

    A month later, Haulk was sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to jointly pay $5,027.03 in restitution with four co-defendants.

    The five were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February 2007.

  • Police still searching for murder weapon

    Any additional charges stemming from last weekend's murder aren't likely to come from Campbellsville Police.

    According to Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Patricia Thompson, if anyone else is charged in relation to the shooting death of David Brad Williams, they would be indicted by the grand jury.

    "We are still interviewing and collecting information," she said. "We're still looking for the weapon."

    Williams, 31, of Campbellsville died Sunday, July 20 after being shot once in the chest.

  • BBB receives complaints of mysterious credit card charges

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to closely check their credit card statements for mysterious charges cropping up by the thousands across the country.

    Upset online shoppers have contacted the BBB about unwanted credit card charges that are being traced back to Connecticut-based Affinion Group, an affinity-marketing company that recently changed its name from Trilegiant.

  • What to know for heading back to school

    Students in local school systems will soon set their alarm clocks and pack up their pencils and paper to head back to school.

    Taylor County students will begin the new school year on Monday, Aug. 4. Campbellsville and Kentucky Christian students will head back to the classroom on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    Orientations have been planned at all local schools to help students and their parents start the new year.

    Taylor County Schools

  • 'Click It or Ticket' turns up more than seat belt offenders

    Fugitives, drunken drivers and people with stolen vehicles were among those detected and cited in this year's Click It or Ticket enforcement effort, coordinated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and supported by more than 300 police agencies statewide.

    The main objective of Click It or Ticket is enforcement of Kentucky's seat belt law, and more than 20,500 people were cited for not being buckled up, according to reports from participating law enforcement agencies.

    But officers who manned 883 checkpoints throughout the state also detected other types of crimes.