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  • Man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling marijuana 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.

    Andrew Ray Craig, 26, of 102 Lone Valley Road in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of selling marijuana within 1,000 yards of a school.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Craig could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • A 'Dream' vacation

    Jewel Cox was excited. So excited, in fact, that the only thing the 5-year-old wanted to do was go to sleep. And it was only noon.

    "She knew that when she woke up, she was going to Disney World," her mother said.

    Jewel and her family, parents Tony and Shirley, and brother, Ethan, 12, left Feb. 21 for a four-day, all-expense-paid trip to Disney World. The vacation was provided by the Sunshine Foundation, an organization that fulfils the dreams of seriously ill, physically challenged or abused children ages 3 to 18.

  • Statewide tornado drill scheduled for tomorrow

    The annual statewide "tornado drill" is scheduled for tomorrow at 10:07 a.m. ET.

    The drill is being conducted in conjunction with March being declared Severe Storms Preparedness month in Kentucky. March is considered the peak of Kentucky's severe weather season.

  • Will CATS be scratched?

    The assessment test Kentucky students have taken for the past nine years could be replaced as early as next year.

    A senate bill filed last week seeks to replace the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System. And while lawmakers say dropping CATS could save time and money, local administrators aren't sure the move is a good idea.

  • Campbellsville residents indicted in Marion Court

    Five Campbellsville residents were in indicted in Marion County on Monday, Feb. 18. They are:

    - Anna Cox, 37, of 710 High Pine Apt. #14 was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on Oct. 27, 2007, Cox had in her possession a check on the account of another person, knowing that it had been forged. The indictment also reads that Cox was over 21 and has been convicted of at least two prior felonies after her 18th birthday.

    Her bond was set at $1,000.

  • Former Campbellsville officer graduates KSP class

    Jermaine Kilgore, a former Campbellsville Police officer, is among 62 people who graduated from the Kentucky State Police academy in Frankfort on Monday.

    Kilgore will be assigned to Post 5 in Campbellsburg.

  • Tobacco not the cash crop it used to be

    No one ever said farming was easy. But faced with increased production costs and a sub-par contract offering, some tobacco farmers are finding their livelihood even more difficult.

    Bernie Cave is one of those farmers. Cave grew up on a Taylor County tobacco farm. He paid his way through college working in tobacco fields. But today, he's finding that tobacco just isn't the cash crop it used to be.

    "In light of current contract prices, I plan to expand my cow herd and broodmare band and downsize my tobacco production each year as my financial condition will allow."

  • Leap Day babies get to celebrate tomorrow

    Though Davina Gupton will celebrate her 13th birthday tomorrow, she's been driving for a lot longer.

    Gupton was born on Feb. 29, 1956.

    "I say I'm just becoming a teenager," she says. "I'm just not getting too old."

    Though she said she was due to be born two weeks earlier, Gupton wasn't delivered until Leap Day nearly 52 years ago.

    At first, Gupton thought she might feel left out because she doesn't always get to celebrate her actual birthday.

    "I was actually born in February but [I was] not really here on the 28th."

  • One injured in U.S. 68 collision

    A Russell Springs man was injured Thursday, Feb. 21 after his vehicle slid off the roadway and struck a culvert.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Lawrence Walsh, Irvin Arnet Jr., 41, was traveling westbound on U.S. 68 at 12:16 p.m.

    The report states Arnet was driving in rain that froze, causing the roadway to become slick.

    Arnet's 1996 Ford Crown Victoria slid off the roadway, down a deep gully and came to rest on a culvert.

  • Magistrates approve grant agreement

    Taylor County Magistrates approved an agreement last week to apply for federal grant money to purchase new voting machines.

    Magistrates met in a special called Fiscal Court meeting last Wednesday afternoon.

    According to Taylor County Treasurer Melissa Williams, the agreement was sent to the state board of elections to apply for $90,000 in grant money.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said this agreement does not mean the County will be purchasing new machines this year.