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  • Man charged with stealing from employer

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with stealing from his employer.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William E. Hicks, 53, of 86 Vintage Lane, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with theft by unlawful taking less than $500, a misdemeanor offense.

  • Pastor accused of raping, sodomizing local elderly woman

     

    An Albany man who serves as pastor of a local church has been arrested and charged with raping and sodomizing an elderly woman for whom he provided care.

    Campbellsville Police officers began an investigation on Thursday at about 4 p.m. after receiving a call from an elderly female reporting that she had been raped and sodomized.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the department doesn't release the name of sexual assault victims.

  • Schools plan open houses, orientations

     

    It's about time for students to once again get up early and head to school.

    But before the school bell rings on the first day, local schools will have open houses and orientation nights to make sure students and parents have information they need to make sure the year is a success.

    Local school officials say having such events is a way to ensure parents get any questions they have answered and students ease any anxiety they might have about heading back to the classroom.

  • Food program short on cash

    Despite being short on funds, all the children were fed last year.

    But this year, funds might again come up short and make the future of the Backpack Food Program uncertain. The program will continue, however, and organizers have hope that enough money will be raised to pay the cost.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County's family resource centers began a Backpack Food Program in 2007.

  • Police make arrest in burglaries

     

    Campbellsville Police are continuing an investigation into a suspected burglary ring and made an arrest in the case on Thursday. Several other persons of interest have been identified and are being sought.

    On July 6, police officers began an investigation into a residential burglary at 80 Boca Noir Circle in Campbellsville.

    According to a police news release, evidence gathered at the scene and other information has suggested the burglary and subsequent thefts might be the work of multiple people operating in a wide geographic area.

  • City Council member facing OUI charge

     

    A Campbellsville City Council member and doctor is facing a charge of operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol.

    Dr. James "Jimmy" E. Ewing of 607 Hyde Park St. in Campbellsville, was arrested on Saturday, July 12, at 9:56 p.m. on Green River Lake, seven miles south of Campbellsville.

  • CU remains Kentucky Baptist Convention affiliate

     

    Campbellsville University wants a new relationship with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. And steps were taken last week to do just that.

    CU is an affiliate with the KBC and signed a covenant agreement in 1986 that spells out the terms of their relationship.

  • Bridge construction begins on Palestine Road
  • 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.