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  • Resident accused of stealing someone’s identity

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with using another person’s identity to open credit card accounts.
    Joseph Madson, 35, was arrested on Sunday, April 8, at 4:50 p.m.
    According to Madson’s arrest citation, he is accused of using another person’s identifying information without permission to open three credit card accounts last December. Madson then allegedly used the cards to make purchases.
    Madson was charged with three counts of identity theft, which is a Class D felony punishable by as much as five years in prison.

  • Lebanon man charged with selling drugs in Taylor County

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine in Taylor County.
    Anthony Tyrone Graves, 42, of 65 Sunrise Drive, was arrested Wednesday, April 4, at 10:30 p.m.
    According to Graves’ arrest citation, Kentucky State Police officers caught him while conducting a drug sale.
    Court records state that Graves allegedly had an ounce of cocaine, marijuana and pills.
    Graves was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance, his second offense, which is a Class B felony punishable by as much as 20 years in prison.

  • Bradfordsville resident accused of growing marijuana

    A Bradfordsville man has been arrested and charged with growing marijuana.
    Clifton Gribbin, 45, of 586 Merrimac Road, was arrested on Sunday, April 8, at 9:28 p.m.
    According to Gribbin’s arrest warrant, Kentucky State Police officers allege he was growing three marijuana plants at his home on Merrimac Road in September 2010. Bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000. Gribbin is scheduled to appear in Taylor District Court on Monday, April 30.

  • Campbellsville man assaulted at Russell County jail

    A Campbellsville inmate was assaulted at Russell County Jail last Tuesday.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, an argument between inmates Anthony Cook, 22, of Jamestown, and Roger Harmon, 52, of Campbellsville, led to Harmon being assaulted.
    Harmon suffered a fractured nose, a cut to his head and other minor injuries. He was taken to University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment.
    KSP Detective Russell Decker is investigating with help from KSP Trooper Adam Likens. Their findings will be presented to the Russell County grand jury.

  • Consumer alert issued for fake GED tests

    Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, issued a consumer alert recently regarding fraudulent websites claiming to offer high school and GED diplomas for a fee through the Internet.
    Only a state may issue the GED test credential. The GED tests are not available online as claimed on these websites. The exam, which takes more than seven hours to complete, is administered only at official GED testing centers.

  • Campbellsville men indicted on burglary charges

    Two Campbellsville men have been indicted on burglary charges.

    Trevor W. Tucker, 31, of 205 Pitman Ave., and Daniel Davis, 32, of 330 High St., were indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Tucker and Davis were charged with second- and third-degree burglary. Tucker was also charged with an additional count of second-degree burglary.

  • Library construction could begin in a month

    Work to convert the former Gabehart Lumber building into the new Taylor County Public Library could begin in a month.
    The Library Board met last Wednesday, approving the building plans as presented by ICON Engineering & Inspection Services. The plans had been modified slightly since first presented to include a few more parking spots, landscaping and minor changes inside.

  • Emergency communications to imrpove, mayor says

    Emergency communications should improve soon.

    At last week’s Campbellsville City Council meeting, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said the city received a $417,905 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant, which will be used to improve radio reception throughout the county.

    Young said there are a few dead spots throughout the county, which the new equipment should eliminate.

    Other council action include:

  • Campbellsville schools name academic achievers


    Campbellsville Independent Schools recently announced its academic achievers for the month of April. A boy and a girl from each school are named. Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary School

    Caiden Yocum is a kindergarten student at CES. He is the grandson of Lora Hicks. His favorite teacher is Melanie Adams, and reading is his favorite subject. He enjoys playing basketball. His future plans are to become a policeman.

  • Schoolhouse renovation is complete, under budget

    Work to renovate the one-room schoolhouse is complete and under budget.

    Though originally reported at $8,000, Superintendent Roger Cook said the building was rehabbed for a little less than $4,000.

    Heavily damaged by termites, windows and several boards in the building's walls had to be replaced. The exterior walls were covered with vinyl siding, which has the look of wood.

    Cook and members of Taylor County Schools' maintenance staff did the work.