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Local News

  • Gas leak reported at Don Franklin
  • Colton's donates to firefighter fund
  • Green River Lake cleanup

     

    They found old bottles, tires, paper, plastic cups and more. And now, those items are in the garbage instead of Green River Lake.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at GRL and the Friends of GRL group hosted the annual lakeshore cleanup on Saturday.

    Many school groups and civic organizations participated.

  • Happy Birthday, U.S. Constitution!

     

    It was a party, complete with a red carpet, snacks and music.

    Taylor County Elementary School hosted a celebration on Wednesday in honor of the U.S. Constitution's 227th birthday. The document was created on Sept. 17, 1787.

    The school's 200 fifth-grade students attended the celebration, which was also attended by guests Ben Franklin, portrayed by Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, and Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • Kentucky named houseboat capital of the world

     

  • Group plans mission trip to Haiti

    The goal is to serve God, feed children and create leaders.

    A group of 15 local residents, many from Campbellsville, will soon head to Haiti to help feed and teach children at an orphanage there.

    For all but one of those going, this will be their first mission trip.

    Earl Rodgers of Green River Memorial Baptist Church in Campbellsville is in charge of organizing the trip. Rodgers said many churches have banned together to make the trip happen.

  • Campbellsville man sentenced to 23 years in prison

     

    A Campbellsville man will spend 23 years in prison for sodomizing and abusing a child.

    In October, Charles Ray Shepperson, 40, of Layton Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with two counts of a sex-related crime and two counts each of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12.

  • Campbellsville man to serve 12 years in prison

     

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young girl. He will serve 12 years in prison as punishment.

    In August 2011, George Henry Colvin, 43, of Shields Court, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with first-degree rape of a girl younger than 12, criminal attempt to commit first-degree rape of a girl younger than 12, first-degree sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Youth pitch in to build Habitat home

     

    The sound of pounding hammers echoes throughout the neighborhood.

    But the noise isn't coming from professional construction workers. It's coming from teenagers pitching in to help someone they might not even know.

    Campbellsville resident Tina G. Dishman has waited for nearly two years for her dream of getting a new home to become a reality.

  • Community gathers to honor firefighter

     

    Hundreds of people lined the streets of KY 210 and KY 55 on Saturday night to honor Tony Grider as his body was brought from University of Louisville Hospital to Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in Columbia.

    They held American flags, crossed their hearts and stood at attention.

    Many wore shirts made in honor of Grider and Alex Quinn, two of the four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters injured during an ALS ice bucket challenge on the Campbellsville University campus.