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  • Judge revokes man's probation

    A Kentucky man has had his probation revoked and will spend five years in prison on burglary and theft charges.

    Jason James Christopher Moore, 28, of Viper, Ky., appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, March 18.

  • Housing Authority named tops in state

    Campbellsville Housing Authority was named Public Housing Authority of the year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the large housing authority district recently.

    An award was presented to Housing Authority staff at a workshop in Louisville on Feb. 19. Campbellsville's Housing Authority also manages the Lebanon Housing Authority.

    The award is based on high performance in all aspects of a housing authority's practice and procedures.

  • Shhh!

    Even though being quiet is the No. 1 rule, children can still have loads of fun at the public library.

    On Tuesday, Friends of the Taylor County Public Library hosted a Spring Thing - an event featuring story time, pottery painting, coloring, snacks and more.

    About 12 children and several adults attended.

    The Friends began hosting monthly events in January, and, according to the organization's president, Kathy Maynard, the group hopes to continue offering special events.

  • Family injured, second driver charged with DUI

    Two children and their mother were seriously injured in a wreck Friday morning on KY 210, and the driver of the other vehicle was charged with DUI.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff's office, Anthony R. McMahan, 50, of Saloma Road in Campbellsville was driving a 1991 Oldsmobile 98, traveling east on KY 210 when he crossed over the centerline and entered the westbound lane. McMahan's vehicle struck the passenger side of a 2003 Honda Accord being driven by Raymond Schmitt, 54, of Hesston, Kan.

  • Consumers choosing local meat products

    With prices on the rise, more consumers are looking directly to farms for their meat purchases.

    Taylor County farmer Jeff Arnold said he sells about 25 cows a year directly to consumers. Some buy half a cow, while others buy a quarter.

    That number can increase when retail meat prices rise, he said.

    "When the price goes up at the grocery store, they kind of look at other options," Arnold said. "We also slaughter one every eight to 10 months for our own use."

    Buying directly is cheaper, Arnold said, with beef prices ranging from $1.50 to $1.60 per pound.

  • Hola, Farmers

    Tabaco. Granero. Cosecha. These are words that local tobacco farmers may hear often when harvesting tobacco, but many may not know what they mean.

    These words are Spanish for tobacco, barn and harvest. Area farmers will get a chance to learn those and other farming-related words next month when Campbellsville University Technology Training Center offers a three-night "Spanish for Farmers" class.

  • Voters to decide alcohol issue

    In May, Campbellsville voters will decide whether some local restaurants can serve alcohol or not.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, the group circulating a petition seeking to allow the sale of alcohol by the drink in Campbellsville turned in the final petition on Wednesday.

    As of Thursday afternoon, which was the petition deadline, 603 signatures had been verified, Carney said - 44 more than needed. Carney said petitioners started bringing in petitions a week ahead of the deadline.

  • Man indicted on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of selling cocaine and marijuana.

    Travis D. Owens, 28, of 404 Clem Haskins Blvd. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury. Owens was charged with first-degree selling cocaine, selling less than 8 ounces of marijuana, both second offenses, possession of drug supplies and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $25,000 cash.

  • Attorney general announces Medicaid fraud settlement with CVS Pharmacy

    Attorney General Jack Conway announced last week that Kentucky will receive a $1.36 million settlement from CVS Caremark Corp. for defrauding the state Medicaid program.

    CVS overcharged the Kentucky Medicaid program by systematically switching Medicaid recipients whose physicians had prescribed ranitidine, the generic form of the popular antacid drug Zantac, tablets to the higher-priced capsule form of the drug.

  • Campbellsville officer among recent police training graduates

    Campbellsville Police Officer Andrew R. Warren is among 25 officers to graduate recently from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

    The officers of Class 390 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of more than 750 hours, recruit-level officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families, and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.