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  • 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.

  • 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.