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Today's News

  • Many eligible Kentuckians have not yet claimed stimulus checks

    Staff Report

    More than 67,000 eligible Kentuckians may have money coming to them from the Internal Revenue Service, but they must act by Oct. 15 to claim it.

    Last year, Congress passed an economic stimulus package that provided most low- and moderate-income American families a check for hundreds of dollars.

  • 'Political change' drives Kentucky voters

    Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Iraq will take a back seat to the economy, while promises of "political change" will ultimately drive Kentucky voters this November.

    That's according to a sampling of elected leaders and political professors across the state, who expect the outcomes of this year's 2008 general election to be revealing - if not that surprising - in Kentucky.

    Pollsters and political analysts predict the state will again be "red" this November.

  • Mobley recovering from surgery

    State Rep. Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, is recovering from surgery performed last week to repair a fractured hip.

    According to Mobley's daughter, Suzanne Bennett, he fell in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 5 when he had gotten out of bed.

    Bennett said Mobley had limited mobility before he fell, and fractured his left hip in the fall.

    Mobley was taken to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. He underwent surgery last Monday afternoon and is currently in rehabilitation.

  • Anderson attends 2008 District Judges College

    District Judge Amy Sullivan Anderson, who serves Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties, participated in the 2008 District Judges College hosted Sept. 21-24 in Lexington by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

    District Court handles juvenile matters, city and county ordinances, misdemeanors, traffic offenses, probates of will, felony preliminary hearings, small claims and civil cases involving $4,000 or less. District judges serve four-year terms.

  • Man charged with second DUI

    A Russell Springs man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.

    Jeremy A. Vanfleet, 26, of 299 Wilson St. was arrested at 11:42 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

    According to Vanfleet's arrest citation, Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox stopped him for driving from side to side.

    After a search of Vanfleet's vehicle, Cox found a bag that contained a white powder that tested positive for cocaine.

    The citation states Vanfleet told Cox the bag had hydrocodone in it.

  • Football memories

    Fall has to be my favorite time of year - the trees in Kentucky begin to take on a myriad of color and the cooler weather brings relief from summer's hazy days.

    But, by far, my favorite fall activity is watching college football, especially teams in the Southeastern Conference.

    I have mentioned in previous columns that I'm a Georgia Bulldog fan because I'm from Georgia. Though my football playing days were few growing up in south Georgia, I have always loved football.

  • If we build it, will they come?

    I'll admit it. I was against Taylor County building its own jail.

    But here we are, preparing for the opening of the 200-plus bed detention center to house our - and hopefully other counties' - prisoners.

    When discussions began about the possibility of building a new jail to go along with the state-funded judicial center, I was immediately reluctant.

    How will we pay for this without raising taxes? Will there be enough inmates to go around? Will we be able to negotiate contracts with other counties? Will we be sorry we did this?

  • Public Record for Oct. 13

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-344, filed 8/20/08; Personal Finance Co. LLC of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Charles White of West Main Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes balance, $1,191.24, interest, court costs, $175 in attorney's fees and possession of property.

    08-C-370, filed 8/29/08; Midland Funding LLC v. Kimberly S. Johnson of Baptist Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,811.54, interest and court costs.

  • Drug charges net man eight years

    Calen McKinney

    Staff Writer

    A Campbellsville man will spend eight years in prison for drug and other charges.

    Richard Robert "Ray Ray" Scott, 34, of 202 Cedar St. appeared before Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    Scott pleaded guilty in two separate cases to first-degree selling cocaine and fourth-degree assault. Two counts of being a first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed. He originally faced a charge of second-degree assault.

  • State responds to price gouging

    Let me first say that it has been heartening to see communities across Kentucky pull together to help those in need following the devastating windstorm that swept across our state on Sept. 14.

    Families were put to the test with damaged homes, loss of power and in some cases, the loss of life. As Kentuckians so often do when faced with adversity, we responded with kindness, compassion and concern for our neighbors.