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  • Woman injured in Meadow Creek Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured after her vehicle hit a tree off of Meadow Creek Road late on Monday morning, according to a report by Deputy Branden Wilson of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kimbra Compton, 24, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and later to the University of Louisville Hospital for critical injuries, the report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 10:54 a.m., Compton was driving a Pontiac Bonneville east on Meadow Creek Road, entered a curve and lost control because of wet conditions.

  • Homeschooling takes on a new look

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on homeschooling in Taylor County. The second installment will be published in next Thursday’s edition of the CKNJ.

    For many reasons, Classical Conversations is atypical of what one might expect from a group of homeschooled children.

    In one room in the upstairs section of Campbellsville Baptist Church, students learn about famed pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, and their assignment is to emulate his comic book style of painting.

  • Drug rally draws crowd, support for cause

    A few dozen people descended upon the Taylor County High School library on Thursday afternoon for an anti-drug rally headed up by Karen Jones, Teressa Germain, Greg Troutt of Second Chance Outreach and others.

    The rally started at 4 p.m. They had originally planned to meet at the Taylor County Board of Education parking lot, but cold weather led to them meeting indoors.

    “That’s why we’re here today: to stop drugs in our town,” Germain said.

  • Grand jury indicts brothers for neglect

    Two Campbellsville brothers were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Tuesday, Feb. 10, on charges that they knowingly abused or neglected an adult in their jobs as caretakers.

    Terry L. Peyton, 56, and Timothy D. Peyton, 53, both of Gardenia Drive in Campbellsville, were each indicted on one count of knowingly abuse/neglect of adult by person, a class C felony. According to the indictments, the Peytons, acting as caretakers, abused or neglected an adult on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

  • Sexual abuse of a 2- to 3-year-old child dismissed

    A sexual abuse case against a Campbellsville man accused of sexual abuse of a 2- to 3-year-old two years ago was dismissed this week, court records indicated.

    A charge of first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 had been leveled last year against Ronald Eugene Osinger, 34, of East Hord Street in Campbellsville, but that charge was dismissed without prejudice - meaning the prosecution can choose to re-indict - in Circuit Court on Tuesday.

  • BBB offers advice following Anthem breach

    Tens of millions of Americans — and thousands of Kentucky residents — could be victims of the latest corporate data breach, this one at Anthem Insurance.

    Unknown hackers apparently stole personal identifying information from current and former Anthem customers, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other information that can be used for identity theft. In a news release, the Better Business Bureau serving central and eastern Kentucky has tips for Kentuckians who may be affected by this breach.

  • Foundation to give away free prom dresses

    The Granted Grace Foundation’s goal is to give junior and senior girls of this area a “fun shopping experience that they’ll remember forever.”

    To accomplish this, they are providing - for the second year in a row - a unique opportunity when it comes to prom, giving away prom dresses, shoes and accessories.

    However, GGF founder Melissa Marshbanks stressed that “it is not a handout. There is a lot more that goes into it.”

  • Two arrested in drug bust

    Two Marion County residents were arrested on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 4, at a Friendship Road residence in Taylor County, largely on drug trafficking charges.

    At about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, law enforcement officers from the Campbellsville Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police arrested Steven Dale Cox Williams, 41, and Angela R. Williams, 37, according to a report by CPD Sergeant Shannon Wilson.

  • VanMeter charged with assault, domestic violence

     

    A local doctor was arrested late last month on domestic violence charges, court records indicated.

    Dr. Steve VanMeter, 54, of the 600 block of Franklin Road in Campbellsville, was arrested by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, at a residence in the 900 block of Franklin Road on a charge of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury.

  • McDonald's shows Campbellsville some 'love'

     

    For several years now, McDonald's restaurants have been advertising with the slogan, "I'm Lovin' It!" Now, the company is putting that love to work, and it could pay off for customers, including those at the Campbellsville location.