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Today's News

  • EDA faces budget shortfall

    Taylor County's industrial recruiter will have to do more with less this year.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority's 2008-2009 budget predicts a $36,655 shortfall.

    "Everything is basically the same," said Ron McMahan, executive director of Team TTaylor County's industrial recruiter will have to do more with less this year.aylor County, the umbrella group that houses the EDA. "It's about as bare bones as you can get."

  • Don't rely on rumor or fear when making financial decisions

    Ballard W. Cassady Jr.

    Kentucky Bankers Association

    On behalf of Kentucky's banking industry, and on behalf of the Kentucky Bankers Association's member banks and thrifts doing business in Kentucky, I want to take an opportunity to address consumer concerns and, hopefully, to alleviate fears and answer questions.

  • Man appeals 20-year-old sentence

    One of two men who escaped from prison and shot at local police officers two decades ago has had his latest attempt to void his prison sentence denied.

    Ronnie Leslie Hudson, 49, of Eddyville filed his latest motion on his own behalf at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office in May.

    Last week, Hudson filed a notice requesting that Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George issue a ruling in his case. George denied Hudson's motion on July 14.

  • Public record for July 21

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-069, filed 7/11/08; George Barry Gilpin of Wilcox Street in Campbellsville v. Dawn Cox of Dawn's Day Care Inc. of North Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for work done, $630 and court costs.

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-231, filed 6/10/08; Midland Funding LLC of San Diego, Calif. v. Jamie Holmes of Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $879.30, interest, court costs and attorney's fees.

  • Man violates sex registry terms

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to five years' probation for violating the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Richard "Ricky" Dale Johnson, 38, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, July 8.

    In May, Johnson pleaded guilty to violating the terms of his sex offender registration. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

  • Alcohol sales will have little impact

    Since voters approved limited sales in May, alcohol has been a steady topic of conversation. It has remained in the headlines steadily and has taken its place along the top shelf of gossip fodder.

    Some say it's the economic boon we've been waiting for. Others say it's a colossal waste of time. I fall somewhere in the middle.

  • It's not always bad to be slow

    Sometimes it's good to take it slow. And we're not talking about dancing ... or ketchup.

    Kentucky has often been laughed at for being the stereotypical slow and backward state. People in larger cities have made fun of us for being "behind the times."

    Well, today's real estate market has proven that being slow is sometimes a good thing.

  • Man accused of firing handgun

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after he allegedly shot a handgun outside.

    Anthony Jermaine Smith, 22, of 347 Handley St. was arrested just after midnight on Friday, July 11.

    According to Smith's arrest citation, witnesses told police that they saw Smith fire a handgun while standing outside of a vehicle parked on Bowman Street. The citation states two of the witnesses identified Smith as the person who fired the shots.

    After Smith was stopped by police, a search found a handgun underneath Smith's seat.

  • Campbellsville residents charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug and other crimes in 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.

    Jeffrey Dewayne Mitchell, 27, of Scott Terrace Apartments, Apt. 8, was charged in three separate indictments with three counts of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond for two of the cases was set at 10 percent of $25,000. In the other case, bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000.

  • Campbellsville residents in Marion court

    Four Campbellsville residents appeared in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    They are:

    - Gilbert Bland, 59, of 232 Brockman Road in Campbellsville was sentenced to five years' probation for second-degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking more than $300. He was ordered to have no contact with Bo's Smoke Shop.