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  • SLIDESHOWCivil War Trail stops at Tebbs Bend
  • UPDATEInfant found dead in creek

    A Taylor County infant drowned Friday in a creek near her home.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department report, the 16-month-old girl was found at 5:55 p.m. near a home on Bradfordsville Road.

    The report states that sheriff's deputies, along with Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, responded to the scene.

    Rhoda Ann Attridge was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital, the report states, and was pronounced dead at about 8:30 p.m.

  • County employees get 3 percent raise

    All County employees will get a raise next fiscal year, though some staff and County agencies won't be getting an additional increase.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates had first reading of a nearly $9 million budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

    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 County employee salary increase and another with additional salary and other funding increases.

  • Woman who helped man escape pleads guilty

    A former Campbellsville woman has pleaded guilty to helping a Campbellsville man flee the country after escaping from jail custody.

    Lee Ann Howard, 36, also formerly of Harrodsburg, pleaded guilty last Monday in U.S. District Court to instigating or assisting escape.

    According to a U.S. Attorney's office press release, Howard admitted that she assisted her boyfriend, Byron Keith Perkins, in escaping from the custody of the Oldham County Jail.

    According to her plea agreement, Howard admits to providing transportation and money to Perkins for their trip to Mexico.

  • Several charged in sealed indictments

    Several Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug and other offenses 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.

    Indicted were:

    u Tina Michelle McMillian, 35, of Airview Apartments, #32, in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling hydrocodone.

    Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, McMillan could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • 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.