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Today's News

  • Building now 85 percent complete

    Taylor County's new courthouse may not be completed until late August, and workers won't get to move in until the end of September or beginning of October.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that the building is 85.6 percent completed but won't be finished until late August.

    He said the delay has been caused by some construction change orders by the construction companies.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the companies have made the changes, which are minor.

  • Woman accused of stealing another's identity

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with identity theft after she allegedly used another person's identity to set up credit card accounts.

    Sherry Lynn Carter, 37, was arrested at 4 p.m. Monday, March 9.

    According to the arrest warrant, Carter is accused of using another person's information to create accounts and conduct $30,000 worth of credit transactions in October 2006.

    The warrant also accuses Carter of using about $15,000 worth of another person's child support payments for her personal use from January 2008 through last month.

  • Whose problem is it?

    Taylor County Fiscal Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee recently concluded that the 2009-2010 jail budget funding will fall about $600,000 short of needed revenue. There are a lot of factors that have led to this situation and are, at this point in time, really not relevant.

    What is important is how the shortfall is addressed.

    Suggestions that have arisen include: raising the occupational tax rate, adding an insurance premium tax, adding a sunset tax and even breaking the occupational tax agreement with the City.

  • Band of Brothers

    No one talked. No one joked. No one spoke of plans for when they'd be back home.

    The plane rides home from Vietnam were always quiet. The soldiers who'd seen hell in the jungles and often raised a little hell of their own after the work was done always became subdued on the way home.

    It was likely a case of disbelief, said Bernie Mings.

    "We didn't believe it was really happening."

  • Man accused of shooting another's cattle

    An Elk Horn man has been arrested and charged with first-degree criminal mischief after he allegedly shot cattle belonging to another person.

    Rickey Ford, 51, of 4313 Speck Ridge Road was arrested at 9:28 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.

    According to Ford's arrest warrant, he allegedly shot and killed three cattle belonging to someone else on Feb. 19, causing a loss of $1,000 or more.

    Bond was set at $3,000 cash and Ford was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

  • North nips TC 57-56 in region semis

    Taylor County High School's season ended on Sunday afternoon with a 57-56 heart-breaking loss to North Hardin in the Fifth Region Tournament semifinals at Marion County High School.

    The Cardinals (24-7) had tied the score at 56-56 on Chase Cox's 35-foot right-wing three-pointer with 7.1 seconds left. However, jubilation quickly turned to despair when Jordan Bramblett was fouled before midcourt at 0.8 seconds and awarded three shots, hitting the third, to pin the loss on Taylor County.

  • Lady Tiger hoopsters bound for nationals

    The Campbellsville University Lady Tiger basketball team is making its 17th appearance in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women’s Basketball National Championship.

    The pairings were released last week with the Lady Tigers entering the tournament ranked 13th nationally. The Lady Tigers (26-6) will play No. 19 Columbia College (28-4) on Thursday at 10 a.m. (ET). K-Country (105.7 FM) will air the game or you can go to the Internet at www.campbellsvilletigers.com to hear the game.

    Should CU win, the Lady Tigers would play on Friday at 1:30.

  • Waddle tabbed for Court of Honor

    Former Taylor County High School head boys' basketball coach Fred Waddle will be honored on Friday at the boys' state tournament in Lexington.

    Waddle will be the Fifth Region honoree in the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Court of Honor in a ceremony at Rupp Arena. A commemorative brick will be installed in the KHSAA courtyard in recognition of his accomplishment.

    Waddle, who was an assistant under Billy B Smith, was the head coach for the Cardinals from the 1973-1974 season through the 1988-1989 campaign before being elected Taylor County Judge/Executive.

  • CU student to display artwork

    Campbellsville University senior Sarah Sprague of Randolph, Vt. will display her artwork in a senior show through March 13 in the Art Gallery across from the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    Sprague will display work including black and white and color photography, hand colored collage, pen and ink drawings, paintings and sculpture. She is scheduled to graduate in December with an area in art.

    She said her artistic manner doesn't just focus on one medium, style or technique.

    "I find inspiration in many different things and embrace ideas as they come to me.

  • Restaurant inspections

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection.

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be reinspected within 30 days.

    - Under 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

    - Campbellsville High School of West Main Street in Campbellsville received a health code score of 100, citing no violations.