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  • 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.

  • County sees high participation in meal programs

    The first week of school has gone smoothly for all Taylor County Schools, and the meal programs are being regularly used by students. Taylor County Primary Center Principal Melissa Long reported they had fed 100 percent of their students breakfast and lunch, which is an improvement from last year’s only 40 percent for breakfast. 

    “It’s getting better each day,” Long said. 

  • City schools back in session

    Backpacks, binders and bulldozers were all needed to make the first day of school a success at Campbellsville Independent.

    CIS students started the 2016-2017 school year on Monday, Aug. 8, instead of the originally scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 3. The change was made to allow construction workers more time to finish renovations at Campbellsville Elementary School.

  • County approves fire station construction

    A new $1.6 million fire station for the Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department will be built, and once construction begins, it could take 10 months to complete.

    “I’ve been wanting to do this on this court for a long time,” said District Two Magistrate John Gaines.

  • City looks at sewage issues in park

    Campbellsville City Council members are contemplating closing Miller Park and Trace Creek.

    At a special-called meeting Monday night that lasted more than two hours, a few Council members talked about testing the creek and the soil for contaminants after some sewer overflows in the area, overflows that follow short, heavy rains.