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  • Man takes case to Court of Appeals

    His requests to be released from prison were denied last year. Now, Ronald Osinger is taking his case to a higher court.

    In August 2004, Ronald Eugene "June Bug" Osinger Jr., now 28, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and three counts of intimidating a witness. He pleaded guilty to the charges in June 2004.

    However, the victims in Osinger's case recanted their testimony before a judge two years later.

  • CHS Honor Roll

    Campbellsville High School has released its honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Students listed are:

    Freshmen

    All A's - Melanie Elaine Brockman and Samual Zachary Johnson.

    A's and B's - Karissa Renee Atkinson, Ashley Michelle Bates, Zachary Patrick Bowen, Joseph Lewis Butler, James Matthew Christie, Anna Kathryn Haley, Cory Scott Hoosier, Taylor Chase Levi, Jordan Rashaun Percell and Jamecia Elaine Washington.

    Sophomores

    All A's - Mia Mercedes Moore, Morgan Marie Murrell and Aaron Jacob Schwoebel.

  • TCHS Students of the Week for Jan. 14-18

    Taylor County High School Students of the Week for Jan. 14-18 are Tim Bland, Zach Mings, Jon Osborne, Ryan Swafford, Brittany Bright, Christie Perez and Shawn Mann.

  • DECA hosts Christmas party for Head Start students

    Taylor County DECA Chapter hosted a Christmas party for Head Start children on Dec. 17. The party took place in the marketing classroom at Taylor County High School. The children were treated to refreshments, and each child received a gift from the DECA Chapter.

  • KCS spelling bee winners announced

    Kentucky Christian School's spelling bee winners are, from left, front: Larkin Floyd, first grade, second place; Ben Bertram, first grade, first place; and Peter Lowe, second grade, second place. Second row: Cole Frazier, second grade, first place; Samuel Kessler, second grade, third place; Brandi Blakeman, third grade, third place; Roger Dale Witham, third grade, first place; and Will Miller, third grade, second place.

  • CU announces fall academic honors list

    Ashley Sidebottom

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors' list for the fall 2007 semester.

  • Bill would address school bullies

    Some may call it a right of passage, just a part of growing up. But in Frankfort, lawmakers are mulling over a bill that seeks to prevent bullying in schools and local administrators are backing the bill.

    "In many aspects, our society views certain forms of bullying as a right of passage," said Melissa Long, assistant principal at Taylor County Elementary School. "However, we, now more than ever, are beginning to realize the long-term effects of bullying as it has been brought to public light in recent years."

  • Man arrested, charged with fourth DUI

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with DUI.

    Louis A. Simpson, 48, of 406 W. Walnut St. was arrested at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

    According to Simpson's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police observed him driving on Kerr Street at about 2 a.m.

    Court records state police stopped Simpson who smelled of alcohol and had poor balance.

    Records state Simpson failed several field sobriety tests and told police he had drank four or five beers.

    Simpson's blood alcohol level was .101, higher than the legal limit of .08.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion County

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted in Marion Circuit Court.

    Kyle Mardis, 27, of 101 Grandview was indicted on six counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, Mardis had in his possession six checks on another person's account, knowing that they were forged.

    If convicted, the charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he may receive.

    His bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge will be closed

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office, the Tebbs Bend Bridge will be closed for a couple days beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5.

    The bridge will be closed for one to two days for drilling.

    For more information, call Rogers' office at 465-7729.