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  • Man sentenced to a year in prison for child sex abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve a year in prison for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

    Robert Elzie Followell, 39, of 3825 Raikes Hill Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Jan. 22 for sentencing.

    In October 2007, Followell avoided facing a jury by pleading guilty to first-degree sex abuse. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

    According to court records, Followell was accused of grabbing and attempting to kiss the girl.

  • Bookmobile Schedule for February

    Monday, Feb. 4 - No route.

    Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Speck Ridge, Elk Horn Road and Knifley Road.

    Wednesday, Feb. 6 - Old Lebanon Road and Windsor Gardens.

    Thursday, Feb. 7 - Forest Hills, Crescent Hill and Jackson Tower.

    Friday, Feb. 8 - Liberty Road and Stoner Creek.

    Monday, Feb. 11 - Head Start, Taylor County Elementary and day cares.

    Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Taylors Chapel, KY 210, Social Band Road and Mt. Carmel.

    Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Lone Valley, Columbia Road, Meadowcreek, Davis Road and Hathaway Drive.

    Thursday, Feb. 14 - Plainview and Medco.

  • STLP at Campbellsville High School advances to state in regional competition

    The Student Technology Leadership Program at Campbellsville High School is headed to state competition with its project "How to Use PDAs (personal digital assistants) in the Middle School."

    DJ Foley, Jason Rainwater and Alex Quinn shared with other STLPs from Region 6 how they have set up the PDAs for wireless Internet access, word processing and data sheets.

    The Dell Axim PDAs have keyboards that allow students to easily create files that can be worked on at home and at school.

  • 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."