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  • Honoring Sacrifice

    It's been almost 20 years since he died and the rain couldn't keep them from remembering his sacrifice.

    Those passing by Brookside Cemetery on Thursday afternoon might have seen local law enforcement gathered to honor one of their own who died in the line of duty.

    Thursday's memorial service was in remembrance of Kentucky State Trooper Johnny Edrington II who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 20, 1988.

  • Voters head to polls tomorrow

    With the Democratic presidential primary already drawing plenty of voter attention, a local option election in Campbellsville is likely to draw even more voters to the polls tomorrow.

    Secretary of State Trey Grayson predicts a 25 percent voter turnout for Kentucky, but Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said Taylor County will likely top that.

    "I think we will be better than the state, but I'm not going to predict a turnout. I'm going to promote, not predict."

  • Man charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI.

    Stephen Lee Hines, 24, of 205 Fairview Drive was arrested Sunday, May 11 at 1:53 a.m.

    According to Hines' arrest citation, Hines' blood alcohol level was .204, higher than the legal limit of .08.

    The citation states that Hines smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and slow response time.

    In a search of his vehicle, officers found a plastic bag of marijuana.

    Hines was charged with DUI, his third offense, possession of marijuana and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Three seek Republican Primary nod

    Three Republicans will seek their party's nod in the state representative's race next Tuesday.

    John "Bam" Carney, Russell Montgomery and Asa James Swan and will compete in the 51st District state representative's race. The 51st District encompasses Taylor and Adair counties.

    The winner of the Republican primary will face lone Democratic candidate Doug Mullins in November.

    Current State Rep. Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, will not seek re-election.

  • Rental housing program receives funding boost

    USDA Rural Development's Rural Rental Housing program has received more than $100 million in funding.

    The funds will help rehabilitate affordable rental housing in rural communities.

    Rural Development and mortgage lender Ginnie Mae partnered in 2005. Rural Development loans are guaranteed by Ginnie Mae and then sold to private investors.

    Since the rental housing program began in 1999, about $270 million has been used to renovate more than 10,000 housing units.

  • Truck crashes into store

    A Campbellsville man drove his truck into a store window Friday afternoon while trying to avoid another vehicle.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Anthony W. Rogers, 52, was driving his 1993 Ford F-150 along Main Street when he swerved to avoid hitting a stopped vehicle. His truck crossed the roadway and drove into the front window of Murphy's Sleep Center. The collision occurred at 4:05 p.m.

    No one was injured.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren investigated.

  • Court says no to more EDA money

    Magistrates had first reading of a nearly $9 million 2008-2009 fiscal year budget at last night's regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    The budget includes 3 percent raises for County employees and increases in insurance, gasoline and other general operating costs.

    Magistrates were asked to consider two budgets - one with only the 3 percent increases and another with additional employee salary and other funding increases.

  • Making history come alive

    History came alive Tuesday - with a bang.

    Eighth-grade students from Campbellsville and Taylor County schools learned about the Civil War from those dressed in period attire Tuesday at Tebbs Bend - the site of a Civil War battle.

    Several students "started" a battle by setting off a cannon after learning how the cannons were used during the Civil War.

    Local historian and author Betty Jane Gorin-Smith helped organize a reenactment, which was part of the 2008 Central Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trail, scheduled for May 10-18.

  • Democratic senate candidates debate

    The leading Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate in next Tuesday's Primary differed on the Iraq war and a proposed gas-tax holiday in a 90-minute debate on Kentucky Educational Television Monday night.

    Asked what the nation should do to bring a successful end to its military presence in Iraq, political newcomer Greg Fischer initially voiced more urgency than Bruce Lunsford, a fellow Louisville businessman.

  • City schools eliminate associate principals

    Budget cuts will eliminate associate principal positions this fall in the Campbellsville Independent School District.

    However, teachers and other staff will still get the state-mandated 1 percent raise.

    The tentative 2008-2009 budget approved by School Board members Monday night totals $9.95 million, down from this year's $10.7 million. It includes a 133 percent increase in diesel fuel costs, a projected 15 percent increase in utilities and the possible elimination of several grant-funded positions.