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  • Saluting those who serve

    Campbellsville and Taylor County law enforcement were served a home-cooked meal last week with an appreciation dinner given by radio stations Q104, K-Country 105.7 and WTCO Sports Radio. 

    “We wanted to do something,” Barb Smith, general manager of Forcht Broadcasting, said. “It’s very small, but we appreciate what they do for us.”

  • City to close part of park during rains

    The city has tested Trace Creek, the creek that flows through Miller Park and the neighboring softball park, for contamination from sewer overflows.

    At a meeting of the city’s Water and Sewer Committee, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said they will close the lower part of the park temporarily immediately after the sewer overflows out of the manhole near the creek.

  • Bluegrass and Barbeque

    Scores of people came out to the Campbellsville Civic Center to enjoy bluegrass music, have barbeque and help donate to the Hiestand House.

    “We sold over 100 tickets and probably 100 attended,” said Betty Jane Gorin Smith, who helped organize the Brothers BBQ and Bluegrass event Saturday evening. “If I were guessing, I would say we fed over 100, counting the band members.”

  • Annual fishing derby set for Saturday at GRL

    It’s that time of year again, as kids prepare to bait up for the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with Green River Lake State Park and Friends of Green River Lake, are ready to make this year’s event a “reel casting” success. 

    The derby is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to noon EST near the shelter on the shoreline in Green River Lake State Park.

  • Acquitted of assault, Jones still faces charge of tampering with a witness

    A man who was acquitted earlier this year of assault still faces a tampering with a witness charge in connection with that case.

    At a Tuesday afternoon hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allen Bertram reduced Jeffery Jones’ bond from $10,000 full cash to a $1,000, 10-percent bond. That means he or someone else only needs to pay 10 percent of that, or $100, for him to be released.

  • Body found in Wal-Mart parking lot

    The body of a man was found in a van parked at the Campbellsville Wal-Mart Tuesday morning.

    The man has been identified as Christopher York, 39, of Greensburg.

    Officials believe York may have been dead for a few days according to scanner traffic, although a spokesperson with the Green County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday morning that they had received no reports of York as missing.

  • Downtown shops to host trivia contests

    Two local shops in downtown Campbellsville are trying to start trivia nights.

    Venture City Comics is hosting its first trivia night at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. The cost is $5 a person or $20 for a four-person team. They want at least 16 people or four teams. Anyone can register before that date or can show up. There are enough spots for six teams.

  • Three face indictments from grand jury

    A Taylor grand jury has returned indictments against three people for various drug-related charges.

    Bridget Reliford, 32, of Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance less than 2 grams of methamphetamine, a Class D felony; and buy/possess drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

    The charges stem from a reported incident on Feb. 4 of this year. Reliford has since been released from TCDC.

  • Hansford honored with his own special day

    As the old saying goes, “When one door closes, another opens,” and that is just the case for Rufus F. Hansford. 

    Hansford has been a principal broker and auctioneer for 58 years, serving Campbellsville, Taylor County and the surrounding communities. He has single-handedly been responsible for giving many young auctioneers their start. 

  • Jones found not guilty in shooting

    A man who was accused of shooting another man in the neck was found not guilty Friday morning.

    After a 40-minute deliberation, a jury found Jeff Jones, 53 not guilty of either second-degree assault, a Class C felony; or fourth-degree assault, a Class A misdemeanor.