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  • Grand Jury indicts seven

    A Lebanon man accused of a murder in April was among seven people that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    William M. Calhoun, 25, of Oak Street, was charged with murder, a Class A felony; first-degree assault, a Class B felony; and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony.

    The charges stem from a reported incident on April 30 of this year. Calhoun is accused of murdering one woman and seriously injuring another during a shooting at Catawba Circle.

  • County puts new fire station out for bid

    A proposed new fire station for the Taylor County Fire Department is another step closer to coming to fruition.

    At a special-called meeting Thursday evening, magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court unanimously agreed to look for bids to build the new station, which will be located on U.S. 68/Greensburg Road, near Phillips Lanes but on the opposite side of 68.

  • City, county give blessing to ‘Campbellsville Marketplace’

    Both the county and city are tentatively on board with a proposed marketplace on the former Fruit of the Loom property.

    At a joint meeting Thursday night, Campbellsville City Council members voted 9-0, and magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court voted 5-0 on TIF (Tax Increment Financing) agreements between the government bodies and Hogan Real Estate.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said he was “extremely excited” about the project on the 40-acre site, adding that it’s time for a “new chapter” for the area.

  • A legacy struck by lightning

    H & W Sport Shop has been a staple in Campbellsville for 47 years. The local establishment started out as a small “mom and pop” retail store in downtown that sold Converse shoes and Dudley softballs. But as they have grown into a large business, they are now serving hundreds of teams, schools and individuals.

    On Thursday evening, the storefront was busy once again, but this time for all the wrong reasons.

  • City, county, to look at Fruit of the Loom property development

    The city and county will hold a joint meeting Thursday to decide the future of the former Fruit of the Loom property.

    “We’re going to be talking about the TIF (Tax Incentive Financing) program,” said Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

    The Campbellsville City Council and Taylor County Fiscal Court will meet jointly at 7 p.m. at the Campbellsville Civic Center. There will be a public hearing at 6 p.m.

  • A lemonade mission

    The Franklin sisters were stirring up a sweet way to give back on the first day of summer.

    Makenna, 8, Halle, 6, and Anniston, 4, set up their lemonade stand Monday afternoon in front of their grandpa’s store, Jeff’s Food Mart.

  • City planning activities for Fourth of July

    It’s that time of year again as the Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration is quickly approaching.

    The 40-year tradition is a time to celebrate America’s birthday during a family fun packed weekend. From parades and fireworks to hot air balloons and live music.

    The theme for this year’s event is “Remember why ... The Fourth of July!” The grand marshal for the parade will be local retired Air Force Brigadier General Noah E. Loy.

  • Sweeney gets probation for sex offenses

    A man who pleaded guilty to charges related to the sexual abuse of two victims will receive five years’ probation.

    With “tremendous reluctance,” Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding accepted a plea agreement reached by Michael Sweeney’s attorney Danny Butler and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney John Miller.

    “I’ll be candid with you. I think this should go to trial, and let the chips fall where they may, and let a jury hear this case,” Spalding told Sweeney.

  • Trail could be finished by the end of the month

    An official opening for the Trace-Pitman Greenway hasn’t been set, but the city hopes it will be completed by the end of the month.

    Campbellsville City Council member Paul Osborne, who chairs the city’s Trail Town Committee, had originally hoped for an official opening of the 2.2-mile trail by the end of the school year.

    “We have had many rain delays; however, we are making good progress and expect to complete by June 30, the dead line,” said Osborne. “It’s a community thing, and we’re working actively on it now.”

  • Annual trail ride fundraiser scheduled for this weekend

    It’s time to saddle up and donate money to a worthy cause.

    The Hill and Valley Saddle Club are having their 24th annual “Saddle up for St. Jude” fundraiser trail ride benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital this weekend. The two-day event is set to start Friday, June 24, on Steve Gabehart’s farm in Elk Horn.

    The club has collect $35,000 over the years from this event.

    Numerous things have been added to this year’s event including free camping, live music and food.