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  • City's lawsuit settled

    A local woman's case against the City of Campbellsville for damages she alleges she suffered when she was involved in a collision with a police officer has been settled and dismissed at a cost to the City of a little more than $20,000.

    The suit was filed in Taylor Circuit Court last February by Lebanon attorney Joseph H. Mattingly III on behalf of Campbellsville resident Gwendolyn Walker.

    In Walker's suit, she alleged she was involved in a motor vehicle collision with Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Patricia Thompson on June 15, 2004. The City denied any wrongdoing.

  • Jazzing it up

    Winning the title of Kentucky Junior Miss on Saturday, Jan. 12 would be reason enough to celebrate. But, for Megan Romines, it would also make a wonderful birthday gift for her father.

    "The 12th is my dad's birthday, so he keeps saying, 'That'd be great if you could win.'"

    Romines says she's been "going crazy" with the piano over the past few months. But she also says she's ready to go.

    In August, Romines was named Taylor County Junior Miss. She also took home awards for fitness, scholastic and self-expression at the local program.

  • 'Just a super officer'

    For Campbellsville Police Officer Ben Riggs, the greatest reward is a job well done.

    "I just come to work and do my job," Riggs said. "I go home with a clear conscience, knowing that I've treated everyone equally."

    A Campbellsville Police officer since 2002, Riggs is 2007's Officer of the Year.

    Awarded annually during the police department's Christmas dinner, Campbellsville Police officers nominate fellow officers for the award. Supervisors select the winner from the list of nominations.

  • Local briefs

    Smoking ordinance committee meeting cancelled

    The smoking ordinance committee meeting scheduled for 5 o'clock today [Thursday] at Nunery Law Office has been cancelled. The committee has asked for more time to review new information on the issue, according to City Clerk Cary Colvin.

    The committee was appointed by Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen to discuss a smoking ordinance.

    The meeting has not been rescheduled.

    Tobacco growers meeting set for Jan. 16

  • Medicare charges dismissed

    Federal charges against a local man accused of Medicare fraud have been dismissed.

    Campbellsville resident and business owner Donald James was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2006 on 20 counts of Medicare fraud.

    According to a press release from the office of D

    According to the indictment, James allegedly defrauded Medicare, a federal health care program, by offering and paying kickbacks in exchange for referrals of Medicare patients to his business.

    The crimes were allegedly committed on 20 occasions

  • Local briefs

    Holiday closings

    Taylor County Sheriff's Department and Taylor County Clerk's Office will be closed today and tomorrow. The Sheriff's department will accept walk-ins to pay property tax bills on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Dec. 31.

    Pasture renovation signups start

    The Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission will resume State Cost Share sign-ups for the period of Jan. 1 to Jan. 25.

    The January cost share applications should be submitted to the Conservation District by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25.

  • Local briefs

    Holiday closings

    Taylor County Sheriff's Department and Taylor County Clerk's Office will be closed today and tomorrow. The Sheriff's department will accept walk-ins to pay property tax bills on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Dec. 31.

    Pasture renovation signups start

    The Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission will resume State Cost Share sign-ups for the period of Jan. 1 to Jan. 25.

    The January cost share applications should be submitted to the Conservation District by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25.

  • Holiday Hoops

    Taylor County defeated Clinton County 61-52 in the last opening round game of the Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic at Campbellsville High.

  • Officials make New Year's resolutions

    From losing weight to improving Taylor County's prosperity, local officials are offering up their own New Year's resolutions as 2007 rolls into 2008.

    The origins of the tradition of making New Year's resolutions vary, according to the Kansas City Public Library.

    The Babylonians began celebrating the New Year 4,000 years ago. For the Babylonians, the New Year began on March 23, and they marked the occasion by making resolutions. The most common resolution was to return something borrowed.

  • Christmas Eve fire destroys mobile home

    Their home was gone, along with almost all of the belongings and memories. But the thing that seemed to hurt Miranda Gadberry the most was the fire that consumed her home on Christmas Eve also destroyed her daughter's Christmas gifts.

    Gadberry, her husband, David Newcomb, and the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Breanna Newcomb, were visiting Gadberry's father, John on Christmas Eve. At about 8 p.m., a family member called and told them their Long Branch Road mobile home was on fire.

    Gadberry's initial thought was that she was glad her husband was with her.