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  • Bank gets Chamber service award

    Community Trust isn't just a bank. Its employees strive to be a vital part of the community as well.

    "[We tell employees] you're part of the community," said Ricky Sparkman, regional president. "We feel strongly that if you're in a community, you need to participate and be active."

  • Campbellsville woman charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with selling cocaine in two indictments 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.

    Sarah Holmes, 25, of 98 Tharp Drive was charged in two separate indictments on two counts of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond in each case was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted in both cases, Holmes could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

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

  • Splash!

    Attendance is up this summer at City Pool.

    Though he admits he's only speculating, Pool Manager Steven Doss said high gas prices might be forcing more families to seek fun at home this summer.

    Last summer, attendance averaged about 125 during June - the peak of the season. So far, attendance is around 160, with a few days nearing 250.

    Located in Miller Park, the pool is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Charges dismissed against man accused of raping 14-year-old

    Charges alleging that a Campbellsville man raped and sodomized a 14-year-old child were dismissed the morning his trial was set to begin.

    Davis L. Curtsinger, 30, of 220 Bluegrass Lane was indicted in May 2007 by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, intimidating a witness and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Taylor Circuit Court Judge Douglas M. George dismissed those charges on Thursday, May 29, the day Curtsinger was scheduled to face a jury of his peers.

  • Volunteers needed for summer scrub week

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to "summer scrub" the state's highways. The Transportation Cabinet's Adopt-a-Highway Summer Scrub Week will be held June 15-21.

    Nearly 1,100 groups now participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which the cabinet established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 8,000 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

    By reducing litter, the Adopt-a-Highway program promotes public environmental awareness and makes it easier to promote tourism.

  • Hospital Board meeting changed

    Taylor Regional Hospital's regular Board of Trustees meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting, originally scheduled for June 23, is now set for June 25 at noon. The meeting will be in the hospital's board room.

  • Two arrested, charged with burglary

    Two men have been arrested and charged with burglary.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox, the sheriff's department received a call about a burglary near Meadow Creek Road at about noon.

    The report states Cox found Travis J. Sartain, 24, of 147 Candler Court in Athens, Ga. and Samuel S. Jenkins, 20, of 1142 Jenkins St. in Monticello while recording the report of the robbery.

    Sartain and Jenkins were arrested and charged with burglary. Sartain was also charged with driving on a suspended license and possession of marijuana.

  • Pinching Pennies

    The 55th annual WHAS-TV's Crusade for Children collected a record $5.3 million this past weekend, up about $100,000 from last year's tally, according to WHAS11.com.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Departments, along with community volunteers, Boy Scouts and students from Campbellsville Middle School, collected $26,455.85. That amount is down $11,699.97 from last year, according to Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson.

  • Board chair questions committee's objectivity

    The committee that spent the past year studying a drug-testing policy for Taylor County schools will reconvene.

    Taylor County School Board approved the policy in April. However, after passing a motion to table the approval of a drug testing company, Board members expressed concerns about the lack of objectivity the Committee has shown during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

    The committee only talked to Russell Springs-based Premier Drug Testing, according to Board Chairman Tony Davis, before recommending that company to the Board in April.

  • Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers

    The Lake Cumberland Medical Reserve Corps is seeking volunteers.

    MRC units are community based and function as a way to locally organize volunteers - both medical and non-medical - to supplement existing local emergency and public health resources.

    MRC Units are comprised of individuals who are pre-identified, pre-credentialed and pre-trained to deploy in the event of an emergency as well as to assist in educating our communities.