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  • A mission of hope

    The women behind The Mission of Hope first came together for the mutual purpose to serve the Lord and help people in need. But their love for quilting has helped keep them stitched together for a good cause. 

    The Mission of Hope has been around for more than 30 years, helping those in need across Taylor County, Kentucky, India and Haiti. 

  • Community trail officially opens

    The Trace Pitman Greenway was officially recognized with a ribbon cutting Monday morning, held at a section of the trail known as the wall, near Trace Creek Softball Park.

    Campbellsville City Council member David Nunery, who chairs the city’s Trail Town Committee, encouraged people to “take a hike” on the trail, which has been in the works for years. He added that it’s a beautiful trail on a beautiful piece of land.

  • Heroin remains a problem locally

    Taylor County, like other areas, has seen a sharp uptick in heroin overdoses in recent days, some of them, tragically, fatal.

    Among them was Misty Buley, 42, who died on Aug. 15. 

    Buley’s obituary, published by L.R. Petty Funeral Home, lists her death as an overdose. Her mother, Joyce Bennett, says she wanted that in the obituary as a warning to others about the dangers of drug abuse.

  • Peter’s musical blessing

    When people meet Peter Foster, they first notice his infectious enthusiasm about life, a never ending smile, the ability to drone on about Hubbard Tanks, his devotion to the Lord and his incredible musical talents. 

    “Loves his music, loves life and loves to serve his Lord. That’s pretty much me,” Foster, 24, said with a smile.

  • Search continues for bank robber

    The Campbellsville Police Department is still searching for a man who reportedly robbed the Forcht Bank on Broadway on Friday afternoon.

    CPD officers responded to a reported robbery at Forcht Bank on 1405 East Broadway Street on Friday afternoon. The suspect fled the bank before the police arrived, leaving with an “undetermined’ amount of money, the police say.

  • Hewitt to face grand jury on shooting, kidnapping charges

    A Taylor County Grand Jury will contemplate indictments against a Greensburg man accused of a shooting, kidnapping and hostage taking.

    At a Wednesday morning hearing, Taylor County District Judge Connie Phillips forwarded Steven Hewitt’s case to a grand jury. Hewitt, 24, faces possible charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony; kidnapping of an adult, a Class B felony; and four counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, a Class D felony.

  • Clement hopes to make a difference at TCMS

    As things continue to progress and change for the Taylor County School District, there is a new supporting factor in place at Taylor County Middle School. New assistant principal Eddie Clement started his first week of school last week. 

    Clement comes on board to join new principal Danita Johnson. The pair have worked together in the past while in Lexington. 

  • Saluting those who serve

    Campbellsville and Taylor County law enforcement were served a home-cooked meal last week with an appreciation dinner given by radio stations Q104, K-Country 105.7 and WTCO Sports Radio. 

    “We wanted to do something,” Barb Smith, general manager of Forcht Broadcasting, said. “It’s very small, but we appreciate what they do for us.”

  • City to close part of park during rains

    The city has tested Trace Creek, the creek that flows through Miller Park and the neighboring softball park, for contamination from sewer overflows.

    At a meeting of the city’s Water and Sewer Committee, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said they will close the lower part of the park temporarily immediately after the sewer overflows out of the manhole near the creek.

  • Bluegrass and Barbeque

    Scores of people came out to the Campbellsville Civic Center to enjoy bluegrass music, have barbeque and help donate to the Hiestand House.

    “We sold over 100 tickets and probably 100 attended,” said Betty Jane Gorin Smith, who helped organize the Brothers BBQ and Bluegrass event Saturday evening. “If I were guessing, I would say we fed over 100, counting the band members.”