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  • Carney files for state representative

    John "Bam" Carney has filed as a Republican candidate for 51st District State Representative, an office currently held by Republican Russ Mobley. The district covers Taylor and Adair counties.

    Mobley announced earlier this month that he will not seek re-election. Republicans Russell Montgomery and Asa James Swan have also filed for the seat.

    Carney filed the necessary paperwork in Frankfort on Tuesday.

  • Dial earns reading medal

    Madison Dial was recently honored at a celebration assembly at Campbellsville Elementary School with a reading medal. She earned 100 Accelerated Reader points.

    Dial is a second grader in Karen Skaggs' classroom at CES.

  • TCES Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School's "Writers of the Week" for the week of Jan. 9 are as follows: Raegan Mardis, kindergarten; Manda Benningfield, first grade; Peyton Cox, second grade; Brenton Benningfield, third grade; Chase Carney, fourth grade; and John Moore, fifth grade.

  • Woman gets 8 years for abusing child

    A Greensburg woman accused of sodomizing and sexually abusing a child has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison for her crimes.

    Reba Regina Cox, 32, of 1495 Bluff Boom Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Jan. 22 for sentencing.

    Cox avoided facing a jury by pleading guilty to second-degree sodomy and six counts of first-degree sex abuse the day before her trial was set to begin in November.

    Cox was also ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years and undergo HIV testing.

  • Netherland earns math medal

    Samantha Netherland was awarded a math medal during a recent assembly at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    Netherland, a fourth grader, earned the medal by completing 80 division problems in less than two minutes.

  • Sheriff's tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the settlement of 2006 taxes by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp.

    The audit found Shipp's financial statement fairly represented the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period April 29, 2006 to April 30, 2007.

    The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

    Luallen found no instances of noncompliance and no matters involving control of financial reporting and operations.

  • Man faces porn charges

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on more than 40 counts of Internet child pornography charges.

    Paul E. Nance, 54, of 210 E. Walnut St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Nance was charged with 43 counts of distributing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. The charge is a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison.

  • Man has robbery charge dismissed

    A Campbellsville man accused of robbery has had a charge against him dismissed.

    Cory J. Gadberry, 30, of 100 Buttercup Lane appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Monday, Jan. 14.

    George's court proceedings were originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 8. They were rescheduled to Jan. 14.

    According to court records, a first-degree robbery charge against Gadberry was dismissed without prejudice because a witness in the case is unavailable for court proceedings.

  • Man charged with assaulting father

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly assaulted his father.

    Christopher J. Dickens, 18, of 142 Russell Road, Apt. 1, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 19.

    According to Dickens' arrest citation, he is accused of assaulting his father. After police arrived to investigate the assault, Dickens was seen smoking and in possession of marijuana with several juveniles.

    Court records state Dickens told police he had been smoking, that the marijuana was his and he had assaulted his father.

  • Medicare assistance available

    The Lake Cumberland Area Development District's Department of Aging and Independent Living is teaming with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging to help Medicare recipients apply for a low-income subsidy.

    The program, which runs through June 30, will provide group events at area senior centers, as well as one-on-one sessions.

    If you have Medicare, but do not have the low-income subsidy, known as Extra Help, call (800) 916-7092 or (270) 866-4011 for more information.