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  • City puts EDA funding request on hold

    The local industrial recruiter's funding increase request is back on the table, but only provisionally.

    In a special meeting Wednesday, Campbellsville City Council opted to include in its $15.5 million 2008-2009 budget the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority's request for a $50,000 annual increase. However, Council members voted to only consider the request after Taylor Fiscal Court reconsiders it in January.

    Mayor Brenda Allen said "it would be up to the City Council" to decide what to do after the Fiscal Court revisits the request.

  • CHS Graduation

    Photos from CHS graduation

  • Voters say yes to alcohol

    Turnout was higher than expected Tuesday as nearly 7,000 Taylor Countians took to the polls to cast their votes.

    Awaiting a voting machine cartridge from Mannsville before results could be tallied, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney told a small crowd gathered at the courthouse Tuesday evening that candidates and the alcohol issue encouraged more residents to participate in the election.

    "We had an 8 percent turnout for the last presidential primary," Carney said. "We have 40 percent for this primary. The issues and the candidates brought out the voters."

  • High school seniors set to graduate

    This year, 271 students will graduate from Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County High schools in ceremonies a week apart. In the past, the ceremonies were usually hosted just an hour apart.

    Taylor County's school year went a week longer than Campbellsville Schools, which also necessitated two Project Graduation events.

    Campbellsville High's graduation kicks things off tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the school's Hamilton Auditorium. CHS will graduate 66 students this year, the same number as last year.

  • Taxi service gets grant to begin operation

    Taylor Countians in need of a ride will soon have a taxi service to take them where they need to go.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that Rural Transit Enterprises Coordinated Inc. has received a grant to begin operating a taxi service in Taylor County on July 1.

    Since January, Rogers said, he has received several requests for a taxi service in Taylor County.

    The News-Journal has received several anonymous letters throughout the past few years explaining the need and asking for such a service.

  • 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.