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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Public record for July 28

    District Civil Settled

    08-C-013, filed 1/9/08; CACH LLC of Colorado v. Patricia Moran of Moran Road in Bradfordsville. Plaintiff alleged defendant owed on account, $2,718.45, interest and court costs. On 7/18/08 a judgment was rendered for the plaintiff, $2,718.45, interest and court costs.

  • New drop-off procedure at TCES

    Beginning Monday, Aug. 4, parents of Taylor County Elementary students will have new procedures for dropping off and picking up their children, according to TCES Principal Brian Clifford.

    Clifford said that last year all the doors to the school were open and it was difficult for school personnel to know who was entering and leaving the building.

    With 1,200 students, he said, the revised procedures for 2008 are to bring order and safety to the situation.

    For more information, contact the school at 465-5691.

    Morning

  • CU to host final concert of the summer

    The Campbellsville University School of Music will host its final concert of the summer with a graduate general recital on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. in Gheens Recital Hall.

    The concert will feature summer graduate students from Taiwan studying toward the master of arts degree in music, according to Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music.

    The summer program is especially adapted for international students and is designed to be completed in four summers, he said. Most students who will be heard on the recital are currently in their third summer.

  • Richardson-Absher

    Mr. and Mrs. Rondall Richardson of Magnolia announce the engagement of their daughter, April Vyetta Richardson, to Jeffrey Brent Absher, son of Archie and Beverly Absher of Campbellsville.

    Richardson is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and is employed at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, Ind.

    Absher is also a graduate of Western Kentucky University and is employed at Wal-Mart in Bedford, Ind.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Lost River Cave in Bowling Green. A reception will follow.