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  • Tim Cocanougher withdraws from judge's race

     

    Tim Cocanougher of Springfield, candidate for the Circuit Court Judge 11th Circuit, district 1, withdrew his candidacy today, citing a recent opportunity to continue his work conducting sexual assault investigations for the U.S. Military. 

    Cocanougher's opponent, attorney Samuel Todd Spalding of Lebanon, now runs unopposed for the position. Spalding is now set to be sworn in as  Circuit Court Judge 11th Circuit, district 1 in January.

    Cocanougher posted about his decision to withdraw on Facebook.

  • Overhead Door honors employees
  • After 14 years, hospital employee becomes U.S. citizen

     

    For 14 years, Ticiane "Tici" Lucas has considered Kentucky her home. On June 6, she sealed the deal by taking the Oath of Allegiance at her naturalization ceremony in Louisville.

    Through a partnership between her high school in Fortaleza, Brazil and Campbellsville University, Lucas came to the United States in June 2000.

  • Campbellsville native to release movie

     

    A book deal. A movie. A television series. Companies to run.

    Campbellsville native Deronte' Smith is a busy man. His credits include writer, director, entrepreneur, educator, mentor and father.

    Smith's first feature film, a horror movie called "Prosper," is slated to be in stores this year. And, his children's book, "The Fantastical Adventures of Sleepy Steve: Reuniting the Stone," has been re-written for an older audience and might become a television series.

  • Man charged with breaking into fitness center

     

    A man has been arrested and charged with breaking into a local fitness center.

    Nicholas Galarza, 30, whose address is unknown, was arrested last Tuesday at 10:06 a.m.

    According to Galarza's arrest citation, the owner of Xtreme Fitness reported that a man, who isn't a member at the center, entered the business on Friday, July 11, at about 9:30 a.m. and damaged the property.

  • Man charged with stealing from employer

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with stealing from his employer.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William E. Hicks, 53, of 86 Vintage Lane, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with theft by unlawful taking less than $500, a misdemeanor offense.

  • Pastor accused of raping, sodomizing local elderly woman

     

    An Albany man who serves as pastor of a local church has been arrested and charged with raping and sodomizing an elderly woman for whom he provided care.

    Campbellsville Police officers began an investigation on Thursday at about 4 p.m. after receiving a call from an elderly female reporting that she had been raped and sodomized.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the department doesn't release the name of sexual assault victims.

  • Schools plan open houses, orientations

     

    It's about time for students to once again get up early and head to school.

    But before the school bell rings on the first day, local schools will have open houses and orientation nights to make sure students and parents have information they need to make sure the year is a success.

    Local school officials say having such events is a way to ensure parents get any questions they have answered and students ease any anxiety they might have about heading back to the classroom.

  • Food program short on cash

    Despite being short on funds, all the children were fed last year.

    But this year, funds might again come up short and make the future of the Backpack Food Program uncertain. The program will continue, however, and organizers have hope that enough money will be raised to pay the cost.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County's family resource centers began a Backpack Food Program in 2007.

  • Police make arrest in burglaries

     

    Campbellsville Police are continuing an investigation into a suspected burglary ring and made an arrest in the case on Thursday. Several other persons of interest have been identified and are being sought.

    On July 6, police officers began an investigation into a residential burglary at 80 Boca Noir Circle in Campbellsville.

    According to a police news release, evidence gathered at the scene and other information has suggested the burglary and subsequent thefts might be the work of multiple people operating in a wide geographic area.