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Today's News

  • County budget tops $8.9 million

    Taylor County will operate with more money this fiscal year than last.

    The County's 2008-2009 $8.9 million budget was unanimously given final approval by magistrates at a special Fiscal Court meeting Friday afternoon. Magistrates had first reading at the Court's regular May meeting.

    The new budget is about $2.5 million more than last year's.

    It includes $2.8 million to be collected in occupational taxes. According to the budget, about $1.4 million of that revenue will be distributed to the City, pursuant to an agreement that spells out how the money will be used.

  • Campbellsville man accused of assault

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assault and other charges after he allegedly broke into another person's home and waited for them to come home.

    Brad D. Shofner, 26, of 106 1/2 W. Walnut St. was arrested at about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 24.

    According to Shofner's arrest citation, he is accused of entering a former girlfriend's home while she wasn't home and waiting for her to come home with her current boyfriend.

  • Man injured after wheelchair struck by vehicle

    A Taylor County man is in stable condition after his wheelchair was struck by a truck Friday morning.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department report, Herman R. Curry, 63, was operating an electric wheelchair on Christerson Lane when he was struck by a 1993 Chevrolet pickup driven east by John W. McFarland, 77. The collision occurred at 9:45 a.m.

    Curry was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue where he was treated for head injures. He was later transported to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • 29th H&W Classic belongs to Spitz/Central/Mizuno

    Spitz Seeds/Central Paving/Mizuno, based in Mt. Washington, defeated Team Toolbox (Elizabethtown) to capture the 29th Annual H&W Softball Classic on Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Park.

    Spitz lost to Walkoff/Bugs (Nashville, Tenn.) in pool play but bounced back to upend Miken Merchants (Springfield) 25-14 in the single-elimination tourney.

    Team Toolbox, which lost to Spitz in pool action, downed Walkoff/Bugs twice to get another shot at Spitz.

  • 28th feature for No. 18

    Campbellsville's Tim Tungate was victorious in the 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model Feature at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown on Saturday night while Roger Cecil of Bardstown won the Fifth Annual Shorter Gardner Memorial for the WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman, Jason Wheatley of Loretto was tops in Kentucky Cooperage Modifieds and Joe David Humphrey of Loretto was best in Street Stocks.

    Tungate took the early lead in the Super Late Model feature with Scotty Earl, Johnny Wheeler, Aaron Hatton and David Webb in pursuit.

  • Pennebaker Scholarships awarded to Campbellsville students

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's School of Education recognized and honored the recipients of the Pennebaker Scholarship Award with a recent reception.

    Graduate students in the master of arts in education program who met the scholarship criteria were Angela Henderson and Rebecca Pinson, both of Campbellsville.

  • Birth Announcements

    Brandon and Ginger Warren of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of a son, Luke Michael, at 5:34 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.75 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jerry and Regina Shely of Lawrenceburg and Larry and Brenda Warren of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandmother is Nancy Dixon of Knifley.

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  • Rodeo set for July 5

    The second annual World Championship IPRA rodeo, hosted by the Taylor County Band Boosters, will be Saturday, July 5.

    The rodeo, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will be at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 from any band booster. Gates will be open from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for advanced ticket holders only.

    Admission at the gate will be $10.

    Children ages 5 and under are free, with a limit of two children per paying adult.

    For more information, call Rhonda Beams at 469-6486 or Mickey Sapp at 789-9403.

  • Public record for June 26

    Traffic

    Lisa J. Ferguson, 44, of Stoner Creek Road in Elk Horn, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

    Robert A. Loy, 20, of Greensburg Road in Columbia, reckless driving, $188.

    John R. Mascarenas, 26, of Sexton Court in Campbellsville, speeding, $148.

    Thomas N. McVay II, 25, of Red Fern Road in Campbellsville, failure to wear seat belts, $25; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $638, $400 probated if defendant maintains insurance.

  • Local men indicted in Marion County

    Five Campbellsville men were indicted in Marion County court recently. They are:

    - Ciro Alcarez, 25, of 710 High Pine in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of third-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, Alcarez is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse on six different occasions with another person incapable of consent being younger than 16.

    Alcarez is being held with no bond and was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim or the victim's family.