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  • Ann's Dance to offer free reading help for local adults

    Beverly Sullivan has clear memories of her childhood, when her mother used to read Janice Holt Giles books to the family. The experience was not only entertaining for Sullivan, it also instilled in her a love of reading and spawned a career in education.

    The fact that some of Kentucky's older residents can't pass along such a tradition disturbs Sullivan.

    Forty percent - 1 million - of Kentucky's working population cannot read at all or have very limited to moderate reading ability.

  • In Memory

    More than 150 people gathered Monday to remember the 64 men whose names are engraved on the Taylor County War Memorial. The Memorial Day service also paid tribute to those who have served and are presently serving our nation as members of the armed services.

    "We're here today to remember those who have given so much for their country," said Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen.

    "It's a proud day to gather here to honor the dead," said Bob Rotchi, past ceremony chair. "It's unfortunate that the people on this monument can't be here today to say 'Thank you.'"

  • One injured in collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle collision on Friendship Pike.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's report filed by Deputy Lawrence Walsh, Bobby L. Pyles, 67, of Shreveport Drive was traveling westbound on Friendship Pike at 9 a.m.

    The report states Pyles ran off the roadway into a ditch and struck a culvert.

    Pyles was removed from the vehicle and transported to Taylor Regional Hospital suffering from head injuries and a possible stroke.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion court

    David L. Harmon, 27, of 15 Blue Ridge Rd in Campbellsville was indicted in Marion Circuit Court for fraudulent use and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, between Nov. 30 and Dec. 4, 2007, with intent to defraud the issuer, Harmon deposited into his account via an automated banking device with a false document and received money, as a result. It was a false deposit with a value exceeding more than $100.

    His bond was set at $5,000.

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

  • City Council approves budget

    The City will operate on a $15.5 million budget for the coming fiscal year.

    Campbellsville City Council members briefly discussed and then approved the 2008-2009 budget during a special meeting Tuesday evening.

    The budget clocks in only slightly higher than the current $14.9 budget. That budget was a $3.7 million jump from the 2006-2007 budget.

    While Mayor Brenda Allen did practice some belt-tightening in preparing the 2008-2009 budget, it does include some increases.

  • Two enter pleas in crime ring case

    The last of five Campbellsville residents accused of operating a crime ring have pleaded guilty to charges against them.

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

    According to the indictments, the defendants were accused of conspiring together in the theft and distribution of stolen property in December 2006.

    Indicted were:

    - Joseph Q. Seadler, 24, of 420 Kenny St.

    - Megan Michelle Wise, 20, of 403 Smith Ridge Road.

    - Timothy Wayne Crum, 28, also of 420 Kenny St.

    - Kimberly Lynn Carney, 27, also of 420 Kenny St.

  • Lt. governor is new chamber speaker

    The annual Chamber banquet is Thursday, June 5 but with a different guest speaker than was on the original invitation.

    Gov. Steve Beshear will be out of the state that night and taking his place will be Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo.

    A reception will be at 6 p.m. in the Student Activity Center on the campus of Campbellsville University. Dinner will be at 7 p.m.

    Deadline for reservations is tomorrow. To reserve a seat, call the Chamber office at 465-8601 or e-mail chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Tickets are $25.

  • Vote count off by 132 ballots

    More than 100 votes from Tuesday night's primary election were not counted, but while the votes narrowed a few victory margins, election results remain the same.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney noticed a zero from the New City East precinct when putting together his voter turnout list Thursday morning.

    "I realized that the card from one of the new machines had not been read," Carney said.

    Carney checked the machine and found the card still inside. He contacted the State Board of Elections, who assured him everything was OK.

  • Grant funds help local cemeteries

    "Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have."

    -Benjamin Franklin

    They're our final resting places and where loved ones gather throughout the years to remember the dead. Many will meet there today.

    They're also the focus of a five-member committee created to help preserve the nearly 350 local burial grounds.

    The Taylor County Cemetery Preservation Committee was formed during former Taylor County Judge/Executive Paul Patton's administration.

  • Grand jury indicts couple who had venomous snakes at home

    The Campbellsville couple who were arrested in March when Fish and Wildlife officers found venomous snakes and alligators at their home have been indicted on criminal charges.

    Freddie E. Stone Jr., 36, and Amy Rae Stone, 37, both of 552 Mt. Carmel Road were indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    The Stones were both charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.