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  • Drunk driving crackdown campaign begins tomorrow

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be joining thousands of law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation from Aug. 15 through Labor Day to take part in the "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest" crackdown on impaired driving.

    Drunken driving is one of America's deadliest crimes. Across the country, statistics show that in just one year, more than 13,000 people are killed in highway crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher.

  • Tourism, EDA need to 'communicate'

    A committee formed to help build coordination between local economic development and tourism entities says the two simply need to communicate more with each other.

    Mark Johnson, chairman of the Taylor County Economic Development Authority, addressed magistrates at last month's regular Fiscal Court meeting about the relationship between the EDA and the Taylor County Tourist Commission.

    Johnson told magistrates that the EDA needs more input from the Tourist Commission, and the group asks that the Court help in creating a more cooperative spirit with the Commission.

  • Man sentenced to two years

    A Campbellsville man accused of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl has violated the terms of his diversion and will spend two years in prison.

    David Michael Lowe, 20, of 401 Lula Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    In May 2006, Lowe pleaded guilty to 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He originally faced 12 counts of second-degree rape. Eight counts of second-degree sodomy were dismissed as part of his plea agreement.

  • Grand jury indicts man on assault charge

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges alleging he assaulted and threatened another person.

    Brad D. Shofner, 27, of 106 1/2 W. Walnut St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Shofner was charged with first-degree burglary, second- and fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, violating an emergency protective order and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • NCLB finds some schools lacking

    The 2008 No Child Left Behind data has left behind some mixed results. Some scores are up at local schools, but several have been pegged as not meeting goals.

    Campbellsville High School missed two goals - black students and free and reduced lunch students in math. Taylor County Middle School missed one goal - reading by students with disabilities. Taylor County High School missed three math goals - all students, white/non-Hispanic students and free and reduced lunch students. As a District, Taylor County missed one goal - reading with disabilities.

  • Governor's Scholars

    Nine went. Nine came back. But the Taylor County and Campbellsville high students who returned from their summer in the Governor's Scholars Program were not the same as when they left.

    "You come back a completely different person," said Taylor County senior Maci Christie, who studied drama at Centre College.

    This year, seven Taylor County High and two Campbellsville High students attended the program, which took place at three different Kentucky universities over the course of five weeks.

  • Woman arrested, charged with wanton endangerment

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after she allegedly shot a pistol through her door.

    Ora Burchett, 74, of 222 Carden St. was arrested at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    According to Burchett's arrest citation, she is accused of shooting a .38 caliber pistol though a door of her home after a neighbor knocked on the door.

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in 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.

    Gary Daniel Harris, 30, of Anna Court was charged in two separate indictments with two counts of first-degree selling oxycodone.

    Bond in one case was set at 10 percent of $20,000. In the other case, Harris' bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.

    If convicted in both cases, Harris could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

  • Man accused of not paying for gasoline

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with theft after he allegedly drove away from a gas station without paying for his gasoline.

    Curtis Dwayne Phillips, 41, of 3606 Elk Horn Road was arrested at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, July 31.

    According to Phillips' arrest citation, he is accused of pumping $67.48 in gasoline at Minit Mart on East Broadway and driving away without paying.

  • City completes alcohol application

    One application for an alcohol license has been delivered, according to local Alcoholic Beverage Control officer Ed Miladin.

    The City has completed its alcohol license application packet and delivered one to Caf Bonin, Miladin told Campbellsville City Council during its regular meeting Monday night.

    Miladin said the first step in the application process is publication of a notice of intent to apply for a liquor license. The notice for Caf Bonin' was printed in the classifieds section of the July 31 edition of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.