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Today's News

  • Bus Routes: Campbellsville Independent Schools

    Campbellsville Independent Schools have announced bus routes for the 2008-2009 school year.

    Route changes will be made as they become necessary to serve the needs of students. If it does not appear that your address is within the routing, or if you have a question about transportation, contact Donna Gaddis at 849-8108.

  • Resident charged with selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling cocaine in an indictment 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.

    Robert Leo Sallee, 33, of Anna Court was charged with first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000 cash. If convicted, Sallee could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

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

  • Quilted memories

    They were handmade by our grandmothers and keep us warm at night.

    Today, however, Taylor Countians just might see them in a place they might not expect - on the side of a barn.

    Taylor County will soon become home to six wooden paintings of quilt patterns adorning the sides of area barns.

    Marilyn Clarke, executive director of the Taylor County Tourism Commission, said she learned about the "Quilt Block Design on Rural Barns" project when she attended a recent workshop in Burkesville.

  • It's time teens have their say

    In just a few weeks, a group of energetic Campbellsville and Taylor County high school students will give Central Kentucky News-Journal readers a peek into the world of today's teenagers.

    The News-Journal's Teen Editorial Board will soon begin work on its fifth consecutive year of "Insight," a monthly teen page.

    Staff members at the News-Journal try to cover as much of our community as we can and we constantly ask for story ideas and information from our readers to help broaden our perspective. But we think the teen view would best be represented by teens themselves.

  • Bus Routes: Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County School District has released its bus routes for the 2008-2009 school year. The drivers' names and phone numbers are included.

    School officials ask that parents have their elementary-age children ride the bus on the first day of school. Parents may meet their children at the school when the bus arrives.

    No. 15, driven by Utah Canada, 849-5775 - Bypass to KY 210 to Fuller Harding to Hibernia Ridge to Corinth Church to Sandy Y to Social Band to Dean Durham to Garnett Road to Pinnacle Point to Pitman Road to Wedgewood to school.

  • Man charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    James Kent Warren, 48, of 104 Deerfield was arrested at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, July 19.

    Warren's arrest citation states he was observed driving from side to side across West Main Street.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Walters stopped Warren and wrote that Warren smelled of alcohol and was drinking a mixture of whiskey and soda.

    The citation states that Warren failed a field sobriety test. His blood alcohol level was .207, higher than the legal limit of .08.

  • School lunch will cost more this year

    Meal prices in local public schools will increase for the first time in six years this fall.

    Both the Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school boards approved an increase of 25 cents for student meals at their last meetings.

    Breakfast prices for the elementary, middle and high school will be $1 and the adult breakfast will be $1.25. Lunch prices are $1.50 for the elementary school, $1.75 for the middle and high school, and $2.50 for adults.

  • Federal grant to help preserve Tebbs Bend history

    Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association has received federal funds to help preserve Taylor County's Civil War history.

    The American Battlefield Protection Program has awarded a $36,112 to the association to help develop a preservation plan for the Tebbs Bend Battlefield.

    According to association member Betty Jane Gorin-Smith, the grant will be used to pay the salary of a Civil War preservation planner.

    "That person will draw up a preservation plan of the battlefield and outline the most significant areas of the battlefield," she said.

  • Judge revokes man's probation

    A Campbellsville man has had his probation revoked and will spend a year in jail for his crimes.

    Dennis Calvin Haulk Jr., 25, of 216 Bell Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, July 22.

    In May, Haulk pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property. A criminal syndication charge was dismissed.

    A month later, Haulk was sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to jointly pay $5,027.03 in restitution with four co-defendants.

    The five were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February 2007.

  • Police still searching for murder weapon

    Any additional charges stemming from last weekend's murder aren't likely to come from Campbellsville Police.

    According to Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Patricia Thompson, if anyone else is charged in relation to the shooting death of David Brad Williams, they would be indicted by the grand jury.

    "We are still interviewing and collecting information," she said. "We're still looking for the weapon."

    Williams, 31, of Campbellsville died Sunday, July 20 after being shot once in the chest.