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  • Cattlemen's association offers scholarship

    The Kentucky Cattlemen's Association has been a long-time supporter of youth across the state through Future Farmers of America, 4-H and scholarships. KCA has two education scholarships available funded by the Kentucky Cattlemen's Foundation.

    The KCF Youth Scholarship started in 1991 and has provided $74,000 in scholarship funds to students across Kentucky. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to one graduating high school senior from each of the five KCA regions. Applicants must plan to major in agriculture or an agriculturally-related subject.

  • Fiscal Court agrees to help Trace Creek

    Several other items were on the agenda at Taylor Fiscal Court’s special meeting on Thursday, June 30.
    For a story about the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget and the agreement between the city and county to fund Rescue and E-911 services, see the Monday, July 4 issue.

    Also at the meeting:

  • Clerk audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the Taylor County Clerk’s office for 2010.
    The audit found County Clerk Mark Carney’s financial statement conforms with the regulatory basis of accounting. However, Luallen included three comments with the audit.

  • Rogers to present state of the county address at this month’s chamber lunch

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers will present his annual state of the county address at this month’s Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce lunch.
    Sponsored by Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition, the luncheon is at noon on Thursday, July 14 at Campbellsville University’s former Banquet Hall.
    The cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors.
    Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, July 12. Any cancellations after July 12 will be billed. Reservations after July 12 will cost $1 more.

  • Resident charged with burglary

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglarizing a home.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, the office received a complaint of a burglary in progress at a home on Happy Hill Drive about 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29.
    The report states that Campbellsville Police Officer Roy Rodgers later stopped a vehicle in which a person suspected of committing the burglary was a passenger.

  • Resident accused of selling drugs

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling drugs after police found pills inside his van.
    Jeremiah V. Roddy, 27, of 219 Eads St. was arrested Friday, June 24 at 1:20 a.m.
    According to an arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian saw a van that had been sitting in a car wash on Casey Street for about 15 minutes.
    Court records state that as Perian approached the vehicle, Roddy jumped out and appeared nervous. Perian wrote that Roddy gave conflicting stories as to why he was parked at the car wash.

  • Resident accused of selling drugs in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of selling drugs in an indictment 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.
    Mike White, 46, of 220 S. Court St. was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling a controlled substance. Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, he could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.
    An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured in a motorcycle crash on Friday.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Cory Clan, 19, was driving a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle on Newton Lane at 7:25 p.m.
    The report states that Clan ran over rocks in the road, lost control of his motorcycle, and skidded off the road and into a yard.
    Clan was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle for treatment. He was later released.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.

  • Taylor County man charged with assault after Casey County shooting

    A Taylor County man has been charged with first-degree assault after he allegedly shot another man following an altercation.
    John A. Morrison, 43, of 102 Diane Drive in Campbellsville was arrested at 5:31 p.m. June 28 at a residence on KY 49 in Casey County after he allegedly shot a man with a 12-gauge shotgun, using a “bean bag” round.

  • Crazy for Coupons?

    For some, it's the thrill of the chase. For others, it has become a part-time job.

    The use of coupons has increased during the past few years, some couponers say as a result of the downturn in the economy.

    Local shoppers have taken to clipping coupons to help save money on household and other items and to stretch dollars as much as possible.

    Campbellsville resident Susan Wise became a couponer after she took Dave Ramsey's financial freedom class.