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Today's News

  • TCHS' Cardinals crush Casey County 51-23

    Taylor County High School made it two district wins in a row and ran its season winning streak to three games Friday as they crushed Casey County 51-23 in Liberty.

    Senior tailback Chris Thomas once again led the Cardinal attack as he ran for four touchdowns on the night and had 230 rushing yards on 15 carries.

    His supporting cast provided a special teams' score and two touchdowns through the air.

  • U.S. Senatorial candidate visits community

    Bruce Lunsford, the Democratic challenger to Mitch McConnell's U.S. Senate seat, met with about 75 supporters in Campbellsville on Friday.

    An entrepreneur and former Kentucky Secretary of Commerce, Lunsford brought his message of change to the campaign stop, saying the nation should no longer accept the status quo.

    "I think we have a system that is corrupt because it is 'pay to play,'" Lunsford said. "Our generation is effectively leaving a mess for our children and grandchildren to clean up."

    But Lunsford says he wants to change the course.

  • Man has probation revoked, gets two-year sentence

    A Campbellsville man has had his probation revoked and will spend two years in prison for violating the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Bruce Warr, 52, of Lakeway Motel, Room 7, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

    In April 2006, Warr pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration. A month later, he was sentenced to five years' probation.

    This past June, Bertram passed on revoking Warr's probation because he was pursuing treatment and making court-ordered payments.

  • Take 'PRIDE' in October

    Old washers, dryers and stoves. Lots and lots of refrigerators.

    Taylor Countians cleaned out their garages and basements last year, ultimately collecting more than 30 dumpsters full of garbage during the annual Clean Taylor County event.

    Taylor County residents wanting to clean out their garages will soon get their chance to get rid of unwanted items - and clean the community at the same time.

    October is Roadside PRIDE Month in southern and eastern Kentucky.

  • Dragons dump Eagles 40-14 in Cow Bowl

    Campbellsville used a Michael McCubbin kick-off return to stay close, but Green County proved to be too powerful for the Eagles in posting a 40-14 romp in the annual Cow Bowl on Thursday night in Greensburg.

    The Dragons struck on their first possession when coach Mike Griffith's club needed only five plays to go 67 yards.

    A Justin Pendleton pass to Zeth Rogers netted 13 yards before Pendleton kept right for another 12.

  • Man accused of assaulting police officer

    A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly attempted to bite a police officer.

    Stewart Kent Huddleston, 42, of 301 Trabue, Apt. 107, was arrested at 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

    According to Huddleston's arrest citation, he entered a McNary Street home and allegedly refused to leave.

    Court records state Huddleston is accused of damaging property at the home and running from the home after Campbellsville Police officers arrived.

  • Man charged with DUI had children in vehicle

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI after allegedly driving when he had been drinking with four children in his vehicle.

    Alfonso Escudero-Hernandez, 35, of 102 Ray Court was arrested at 7:26 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10.

    According to court records, Escudero-Hernandez ran a stop sign at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Carnation streets and was not wearing his seat belt.

  • Public record for Sept. 22

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-190, filed 5/5/08; Central Kentucky Surgical Institute of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville v. Mechelle R. and Tim Coppage of Newcomb Lane in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendants owe for services rendered, $160.43, interest and court costs. The defendants were served 9/3/08.

    08-C-272, filed 7/7/08; MRC Receivables Corp. of San Diego, Calif. v. Debra Baker of Lebanon Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,193.16, interest, attorney's fees and court costs. The defendant was served 9/8/08.

  • Magistrates approve hazardous duty retirement

    Taylor County magistrates agreed to provide hazardous duty retirement pay for sheriff's deputies at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

    Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that Kentucky Retirement Systems restructured its retirement plans and no longer give hazardous retirement pay for hazardous duty employees.

    However, he said, magistrates can agree to reinstate hazardous duty retirement pay.

    Rogers said the hazardous retirement pay rate the County is responsible for could increase in the next year to more than the current budgeted amount.

  • Congressional action to curb oil speculation will hurt consumers

    Congress continues to wrangle on measures to curb the alleged influence of speculators on oil prices. Republicans want to insert provisions on offshore and ANWR drilling, while Democrats prefer to focus on enlarging the regulatory powers of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    However the political maneuvering turns out, cracking down on investors will only harm consumers. There is no hard evidence that speculation is responsible for high oil prices, and the proposed legislation would hamstring the beneficial role that futures markets play in our economy.