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  • Democratic State Rep candidate chosen

    Democrats have a new State Representative candidate.

    Billy Joe Fudge of Adair County has been appointed to fill the November ballot vacancy. Fudge will replace Doug Mullins, who withdrew after doctors discovered he had lung cancer.

    Earlier this month, Mullins stated in a press release that radiation and chemotherapy treatments would hamper his ability to run an effective campaign. If elected, he stated, his illness and the treatment would prevent him from serving effectively during the first year of his term.

  • King of the Castle

    Doug Quinn remembers riding by the castle on Versailles Road in Lexington many times. And for all those times he saw the castle, he never thought he'd find himself inside. But, today, that's exactly where he is.

    Quinn, an account executive for Wholesale Hardwood Interiors, is serving as WHI project manager on the castle restoration.

    WHI is providing all of the moldings, doors, ceiling work and other woodwork.

  • Jobless graduates wonder why

    Laura Edwards thought she was starting her job search too soon. After all, it was January and she wasn't set to graduate until July. She soon discovered she might have started too late.

    "It's discouraging," said Edwards, who received her degree in business administration from Campbellsville University.

    "There are not that many opportunities around here. Everything I've applied for, they either had someone in mind or someone's [family member] was taking the job."

  • Community history grants available

    From conservation to technology, the Kentucky Historical Society is offering several grants to help preserve the state's history.

    Community history grants are available to museums, historical organizations, educational institutions, city and county governments and other community groups for a variety of projects, ranging from educational programming and exhibitions to community festivals and local history publications.

    Applications may be made in four different categories - project grants, conservation support, local history and technology.

  • Police warn of Publisher's Clearing House scam

    Kentucky State Police are warning residents about a Publisher's Clearing House scam.

    According to a KSP press release, Forcht Bank in Campbellsville has received out-of-state calls from people attempting to verify a Publisher's Clearing House check. The checks have Forcht Bank's routing number, but bank officials say the checks are not valid.

    Those who received the checks were told to call to process their claim and to send money in order to complete the process. The FBI has been notified by Forcht Bank and is currently investigating the complaint.

  • UpdateTaylor County Junior Miss

    She says it was lots of hard work, but she can't wait to do it again.

    Auburn Wigginton, a senior at Campbellsville High School, was named the 2009 Taylor County Junior Miss on Saturday at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

    "It felt great because I worked so hard," Wigginton said. "It was really nice to reach my goal. I'm excited to do it all over again."

    She is the daughter of Dr. Scott and Elizabeth Wigginton.

    Eighteen local girls competed for the Junior Miss title.

  • New program available for temporary workers

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency is now offering a new program for former Kentucky Temporary Assistance Program recipients.

    The Promoting Employment Power program assists those eligible to seek a higher position with their current employer or a new job elsewhere that offers better pay and benefits.

    The program also offers support services to promote sustained employment by helping clients develop a five-year career advancement plan.

    Former KTAP recipients earning at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline are eligible.

  • County will re-bid solid waste franchise

    The County will soon begin the process of re-bidding its solid waste franchise.

    At the regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting Aug. 12, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that the County's solid waste franchise will have to be re-bid in December and he would like to go ahead and get their OK to begin advertising for bids.

    County Attorney Craig Cox said magistrates need to discuss and decide some of the terms to include in the franchise agreement.

  • Campbellsville residents appear in Marion court

    Three Campbellsville residents appeared in Marion Circuit Court recently. They were:

    - Tracy Arnette James, 34, of 1014 Reids Chapel Road was sentenced to two years' probation for facilitation to selling a controlled substance. James was ordered to pay court costs, and a charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    - Matthew L. Cox, 37, of 120 Harris Ave. was sentenced to five years' probation for flagrant non-support. He was ordered to pay $145 court costs.

  • Man pleads guilty to assaulting officer

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and could spend several years in prison for his crimes.

    Gregory Dewayne Thompson, 28, of 102 Lowell Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    Thompson pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, second-degree assault, menacing and third-degree terroristic threatening. A charge of third-degree assault was dismissed.