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  • Magistrates approve hazardous duty retirement

    Taylor County magistrates agreed to provide hazardous duty retirement pay for sheriff's deputies at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

    Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that Kentucky Retirement Systems restructured its retirement plans and no longer give hazardous retirement pay for hazardous duty employees.

    However, he said, magistrates can agree to reinstate hazardous duty retirement pay.

    Rogers said the hazardous retirement pay rate the County is responsible for could increase in the next year to more than the current budgeted amount.

  • Retail Business Association meets Wednesday

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Retail Business Association will meet Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the City Council meeting room above Campbellsville Police Department.

    Security and surveillance is this month's topic and several companies will have related products on display.

    All local business owners and managers are invited to attend.

  • Goodwill to stop accepting computer and television donations

    Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will soon stop accepting donations of televisions and computers at its 53 locations statewide.

    The decision takes effect Dec. 1 and will include all donated goods centers in Campbellsville, Crestwood, Shelbyville, Shepherdsville and Bardstown.

    For Goodwill, acceptance of televisions and computers has become cost-prohibitive.

  • Campbellsville chaplain gets state appointment

    A Campbellsville chaplain has been appointed to the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board.

    Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Karl K. Lusk to the Board last week. Lusk is a New Haven resident and chaplain at St. Thomas Church and Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue in Campbellsville.

    Lusk represents a statewide chaplain's association involved in emergency services. The appointment replaces Linda G. Frost, whose term has expired. Lusk's term expires June 20, 2010.

  • Woman gets a year in prison

    A Campbellsville woman has had her probation revoked and will spend a year in prison for using drugs.

    Amanda Pearl Lucas Skaggs, 24, of 2311 Maple Road in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

    In January 2006, Skaggs pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300. At that time, she was granted a two-year pretrial diversion and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution and to have no contact with Wal-Mart Supercenter.

  • March for Babies

    They walked together to support the cause. The annual March of Dimes March for Babies event was Saturday at Miller Park.

    The 3 1/2-mile walk ended with lunch for all the walkers at the finish line. Walkers were also treated to music and games.

    According to local March of Dimes coordinator Angie Pierce, about 60 people participated in this year's walk, down from 91 participants last year. She said 26 teams participated last year and ultimately raised $19,773.

  • Three indicted in connection with July shooting

    Three Campbellsville men have been indicted on charges stemming from the July shooting death of 31-year-old David Brad Williams.

    Gary Lynn Beard, 26, of 160 Happy Hill Drive, Harold Jermaine Barnett, 27, of 105 Jonathan Ave. and Dustin E. Bond, 19, of 104 McClelland Court, all in Campbellsville, were indicted Tuesday after a special meeting of a Taylor County grand jury.

  • Music in the Park

    Praise was in the air during last Friday's Music in the Park featuring gospel music with the 100 Male Voice Choir and Steadfast. Music in the Park will feature country music with several singers set to take the stage. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. each Friday in September. Guests are invited to attend the free event with their lawn chairs or blankets.

  • Up, up and away

    The rumors started flying Friday morning - gas prices would jump more than $1.30 a gallon and reach $5 by the end of the day. Motorists started filling up.

    "We did have a little bit of a rush," said East Broadway Minit Mart Manager Sherrie Estes. "We were hearing it would be $4.50 to $5 a gallon."

    Prices jumped, but not that high. Instead, the price of a gallon of gas increased about 30 cents to $3.98 for regular unleaded at most stations. The statewide average was $4.02 on Monday.

  • High winds leave little damage behind

    The high winds that struck Kentucky on Sunday as part of Hurricane Ike may have left widespread damage in other parts of the state, but not in Taylor County.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 received few weather related calls, most of them reporting fallen trees and a few downed utility lines.