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Today's News

  • Man arrested, charged with leading police on chase

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police after he led sheriff's deputies on a chase.

    James W. Maupin, 50, of 299 Saloma School Road was arrested at 5:32 p.m. on Thursday, June 5.

    According to Maupin's arrest citation, he was driving east on KY 744 and turned onto KY 527. He was pursued by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp onto Quisenberry Road, where he eventually stopped.

    Court records state Maupin was arrested and refused to submit to blood tests, but admitted he had been drinking alcohol.

  • Pottery workshops are June 28

    Pottery workshops will be offered Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET and 2 to 4 p.m. ET at the Giles House in Knifley.

    The workshops are for children ages 7 to 12 years old. Jeff and Henrietta Scott and Donnie Perry will instruct the workshops.

    The cost to attend is $10 to cover materials.

    The event is sponsored by the Giles Society and Campbellsville Wal-Mart Supercenter.

    For more information contact Clara Metzmeier at 465-6104 or by e-mail at claram@kyol.net.

    Reservations must be made by Saturday, June 21.

  • The truth beats speculation

    A recently published column by a Kentucky Press Association Hotline attorney shed light on something that is commonly misunderstood - the release of the names of juveniles who appear in court records.

    The simple answer is that news organizations are protected by the First Amendment and by Kentucky law from any liability for publishing the contents of court documents.

    That's the simple answer. There are always more complex issues to weigh.

  • Tomatoes pulled from stores, restaurants

    If Americans don't have enough to worry about this summer with record-breaking gas prices, a sluggish economy, rising unemployment and adverse weather conditions, add one more to the list: salmonella in tomatoes.

    The Food and Drug Administration Web site warned consumers Wednesday that an outbreak of salmonella appeared to be linked to the consumption of certain types of raw red tomatoes and products containing raw red tomatoes.

    The FDA identified 35 states and countries as being safe for consuming tomatoes; Kentucky is not on the safe list.

  • Republican party selects 4th District magistrate nominee

    The Republican Party has chosen its nominee for the November General Election's 4th District magistrate's race.

    Matt Pendleton will be the Republican candidate. Pendleton was selected by a committee that included the chair and co-chair of the Taylor County Republican Party and a Republican from each precinct of the 4th District.

    Kenneth Minor was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear in April to fill the vacancy left by Marshall Caulk, who resigned in March due to health concerns.

    Minor is expected to run on the Democratic ticket.

  • Police invite businesses to attend security meeting

    Campbellsville Police are inviting all local business owners and managers to a Retail Business Association meeting on June 25.

    The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at Creek Side Restaurant. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss security issues.

    For more information, contact Officer Travis Begley at the Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122.

  • Historical Society to meet Thursday, June 19

    The Taylor County Historical Society will have its annual meeting and potluck supper at the Elijah Creel home on East Columbia Avenue in Greensburg on Thursday, June 19.

    Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lingle, owners of the Creel home, will host the meeting.

    Built in the early 19th Century for the home of a prominent Greensburg merchant, the two-story brick house boasts several interesting features, including a late 19th Century mantle clock, Flemish bond front and a double gallery on the rear. Since purchasing the house several years ago, the Lingles have been working to restore it.

  • Bank gets Chamber service award

    Community Trust isn't just a bank. Its employees strive to be a vital part of the community as well.

    "[We tell employees] you're part of the community," said Ricky Sparkman, regional president. "We feel strongly that if you're in a community, you need to participate and be active."

  • Campbellsville woman charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with selling cocaine in two indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Sarah Holmes, 25, of 98 Tharp Drive was charged in two separate indictments on two counts of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond in each case was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted in both cases, Holmes could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Maybe paper ballots will be better?

    Back to the Future. That's not just a movie title anymore. Now, apparently, it's going to be our voting system.

    As a story on last Thursday's front page explains, the County has approved the use of paper ballots for the November General Election. Federal money pays for voting machines, and counties can choose the system that works best for them.

    Taylor Fiscal Court has approved the purchase of machines that will scan paper ballots - ballots a lot like those we used years ago.