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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Council discusses street names, trick or treat hours

    In a brief regular meeting Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members set trick or treat hours and discussed naming streets in honor of three Taylor Countians.

    In approving a resolution to name a street Emily Cox Drive in honor of 2008 Miss Kentucky Emily Cox, Councilman Stan McKinney also suggested naming streets in honor of pro-golfer J.B. Holmes and late Councilwoman Frances Clinkscales.

    The Council does not determine which streets are renamed. It only recommends honorees to the street naming committee.

  • CES names September Soaring Eagles

    Campbellsville Elementary School presented several students with Soaring Eagle awards in September. They are: Nicholas Drew, Clark Kidwell, Kenzi Forbis, Briante Gowdy, John Orberson, Shun Hida, Zaria Sheppard, Cole Kidwell, Taliyah Hazelwood, Christina Harper, Ethen Perkins, Casey Hardin, Korissa Pearish, Ryan Wiedewitsch, Carlee Sallee, Jeremy Rainwater, Jeremiah Jackson, Savanna Taylor, Mallory Haley, Alyssa McCarthy, Savannah Thompson and Ray Lee Perkins.

  • Burgess celebrates 85th birthday

    Opal Burgess of Royal Oak, Mich., celebrated her 85th birthday with family and friends on Aug. 8. She is the former Opal Cave and was born and raised in Campbellsville.

    Her husband of 63 years, Cliff Burgess, was born and raised in Glasgow.

    They have eight children, Roberta Roberts of New Rochelle, N.Y.; Linda Dernier of Campbellsville; Jo Ann Burgess of Belmont, N.C.; Marie Burgess of Fort Myers, Fla.; Cliff Burgess Jr. of Beatrice, Neb.; Paula Mooreland of Grandview, Ohio; Hank Burgess of Farmington Hills, Mich.; and Darlene Field of Troy, Mich.