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  • Senator visits The Healing Place

     

    As they kick the habit, they focus on becoming productive members of society. And next, they work on making their dreams become a reality.

    “Dreams we never thought possible for ourselves,” he said.

    Shawn Hankins, who serves as intake/transition coordinator at The Healing Place in Campbellsville, says those who come to the recovery center learn life skills to better themselves.

  • Bouncin' Around

     

    Taylor County Public Library's summer reading program ended with a bounce on Saturday.

    This year's participants went to Kid-Wise for the last event of the summer to slide on inflatable slides, play basketball in a bounce house and more.

    Though the number of children participating in the program was down this year, the number of books participants read was up, at more than 4,000.

  • Police search for hit-and-run driver

    Campbellsville Police responded to a hit and run crash on Saturday on South Central Avenue at the intersection of West Walnut.

    According to a police report, Delno Salmon, 68, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2008 gray Chevy Malibu south on KY 70 at about 7 p.m.

    As Salmon was passing the intersection of West Walnut, a dark-colored passenger vehicle collided with him. The crash caused damage to the passenger side of Salmon's vehicle.

  • Man allegedly threatens officers with knife

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly threatened police officers with a knife.

    Campbellsville Police received a call on Sunday at 1:40 a.m. from Constable James Gaddis asking for help at Elmhurst Plaza.

    The report states that Gaddis had made contact with a white male who had been walking in the westbound lane on Broadway.

  • Back-to-school tips for parents, students

     

    Students will head back to the classroom in about three weeks.

    But before then, there are lots of items on their to-do list. For some students, one of those items includes getting exams and shots.

    Dr. Michael Hesson of University of Louisville Pediatrics in Campbellsville said parents must make sure their children are healthy and ready for school. He said it's important that all children are up-to-date on their vaccinations and at a healthy weight.

  • For 27 years, Sanders has been answering the call at 911 center

     

    Anne Sanders has spent a large part of her professional career talking on the phone. But her conversations haven't been to catch up with friends or make business deals, they have been to help people in need.

    Sanders, who serves as supervisor at Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, recently celebrated 27 years on the job.

    Born and raised in Taylor County, Sanders graduated from Taylor County High School and attended then Campbellsville College to study business. But she soon found another calling.

  • Benningfield named new TCHS principal

     

    A new leader has been chosen for Taylor County High School.

    But, when students start the new school year in three weeks, they will recognize that leader.

    Laura Benningfield, who was college and career readiness advisor at TCHS last school year, has been hired to replace Charles Higdon Jr., who resigned as TCHS principal last month. Higdon has accepted a position as director of district-wide programs, an assistant superintendent post alongside Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

  • Woman sought in burglary

     

    The Campbellsville Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a person of interest in a burglary investigation.

    On July 7, police initiated an investigation into the first-degree burglary of a home in the Vintage Village Subdivision in Campbellsville.

    According to a police report, police are asking for help to identify a white female who is 5'2" tall, has black hair and is heavy set. The woman was possibly driving a 1998 Ford white extended cab truck with Tennessee license plate 334 BQN.

  • One person injured in Saloma Road Crash

     

  • Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS income delayed

    Budgeted income for Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS is coming in later than usual, and officials aren't sure why.

    "It seems like it is quite a bit slower than it was last year with the same amount of runs," EMS Director Gary Magers said at Campbellsville City Council's regular meeting last Monday.

    According to figures from the end of March, Magers said, income is about $140,000 lower than expected.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young asked Magers if he knew the reason behind the delay.