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  • Local preacher, drug rehab leader arrested on drug charges

    A preacher who heads up a local drug rehabilitation facility was arrested Thursday afternoon in Cumberland County on drug-related charges.

    Cumberland County Sheriff Scott Daniels arrested Gregg Troutt on Thursday, June 1, at 12:56 p.m. on Garrett Creek Road on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and possession of methamphetamine.

  • Grand jury returns indictments against 19

    A Campbellsville man who reportedly shot his wife and set his house on fire is among 19 people that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    Richard D. Hord, 54, of Collins Lane, was charged with attempted murder – domestic violence, a Class B felony; second-degree arson, a Class B felony; second-degree domestic assault, a Class C felony; two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony; and resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor.

  • City’s first liquor store opens

    Campbellsville’s first liquor store since going wet in September 2016 is now open for business.

    Ol’ Red Ace Liquor, located on South Central Avenue next to Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, opened Wednesday, May 31, as the only retail liquor store in Campbellsville. The store sells a variety of alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, vodka, whiskey, and much more.

  • Washington, D.C. trip being planned for local veterans

    Washington D.C., the capital city of the United States, holds war memorials that are visited by thousands of veterans each year.

    However, at Moday’s Memorial Day ceremony, several local veterans said that they had not visited the war memorials.

    A couple of local men are trying to change that.

  • Storms bring damage, water outage

    Heavy rains and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning across Taylor County Saturday night left the county facing flash flooding, fires and property damage. And all of that was on top of a county-wide water emergency.

    Much of Taylor County was without clean water over the weekend due to the storms, and that continued into the week. At 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young released a statement announcing that the boil water advisory, which had been in place since Sunday, had been lifted.

  • Salute to service

    Community leaders and Taylor County citizens gathered Monday afternoon to salute the service of those who sacrificed their time, and in some cases, their lives, to defend our nation.

    Speakers included Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, State Representative John “Bam” Carney, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers, and the featured speaker was Sen. Max Wise.

  • Missing goose safely returned home

    Melvin is safe at home.

    Just more than a week after a popular Canada goose, which has lived at the former State Fire Rescue Training Center for Area 14, went missing, it has now returned.

    The goose, named Melvin by many who visited the area, was found Wednesday evening around Robinson Creek.

    Mark Gray, who owns the old State Fire Rescue Training Center property, said he was excited to have Melvin back at home. He estimated that Robinson Creek was about six or seven miles from Melvin’s home.

  • New CU field house project progressing

    The new field house at Campbellsville University will be larger than the one that burned down several months ago.

    Architects are working on designs, and CU officials are hopeful that there will be drawings publicly available in the next month or so.

    “We are looking to have a larger structure that complements the athletic complex,” said Keith Spears, CU vice president for communication.

  • Fair rides into town

    The annual Taylor County Fair will be back in town June 3-10, and fair organizers are hoping for at least 14,000 attendees this year.

    Fair Board President Paul Malone said one big change from previous years is a new midway provider, James Gang Amusements out of Andalusia, Alabama. A midway provider is a contractor that provides rides, other attractions, game booths and fair foods.

    “We’ll have 18 rides,” said Malone. “We’ll have rides for small children, and then there’ll be rides for the youth … and adults.”

  • Hot vehicles pose danger for kids, pets

    Over the last seven years, an average of 37 children die in the U.S. per year from vehicular heat strokes, caused by being locked in a hot car with no air conditioning, according to kidsandcars.org.

    The majority of these incidents are unintentional, usually stemming from a distracted parent who forgets that a child is still in the car.

    Incidents like these happen at a variety of places, from grocery stores to places of employment and many others.

    Especially in parking lots, an unsuspecting citizen may spot a child in a car on a hot, summer day.