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  • Bicentennial celebrated with time capsule

     

    Last Thursday was the culmination of several weeks of anticipation for city officials, Bicentennial Committee members, and several other community members, as there was an official dedication ceremony for the Andrew Campbell Grist Mill and the burial of a time capsule.

  • Retiring Old Glory

     

    More than 100 American flags, which were worn and tattered after a long period of flying proudly, were retired Saturday morning at the Edwards O’Banion American Legion Post in Campbellsville.

    Members of the American Legion, along with other guests, including the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, gathered to provide a proper retirement for the flags.

    Pat Keefe, who serves as adjutant finance officer for Post 82, said the post last performed such a ceremony about four or five years ago.

  • Sheriff's Office makes three arrests Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning

     

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office has made three arrests in connection with three different crimes. The arrests took place Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, according to TCSO reports. 

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in connection with a burglary that occurred Saturday morning at Big Al's Gun Shop. According to the report, the arrest occurred at 7:52 p.m. Erik J. Sanders, 18, of Union Church Road in Columbia, was arrested and faces first-degree burglary charges. 

  • Two Campbellsville residents face charges in drug investigation

    Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested and face multiple charges following a nine-month investigation into fraudulent obtaining and distribution of prescription drugs. 

    Kori Posey, 32, and Donald R. Thompson, 36, both of Wickliffe Avenue in Campbellsville, were listed in a Kentucky State Police report as being involved in the investigation. Posey was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Thompson has been lodged at TCDC since Aug. 21, according to the detention center’s website. 

  • Local attorney indicted again on alleged theft charges

    Local attorney Danny Perkins Butler, 71, has been indicted on four charges of theft stemming from incidents in Aug. 2014 and June 2016, according to an indictment released from Taylor Circuit Court Thursday. 

    The charges against Butler include one charge of theft by unlawful taking, over $10,000 but less than $1 million (a Class C felony); theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $10,000 (a Class C felony), and two counts of theft by deception over $10,000 (both Class C felonies). 

  • County says it can't help Green River Ministries

     

    Two groups that previously discussed their issues before the Campbellsvile City Council were on hand at Tuesday’s night’s special-called Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Duo County Telecom requested and received a non-exclusive franchise agreement, which should improve internet service along major highways for businesses and industries in Taylor County.

  • REATH Center helping through horses

     

    Horse riding is not exactly a common association that people make when it comes to thinking about therapy.

    However, for Sammy and Marchetta Garrison, as well as several local families in the Campbellsville/Taylor County area, the concept has made a significant difference in their lives.

  • Local man arrested after being found naked in Jamestown home

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested after being found naked, sleeping in a bedroom inside a residence that he had allegedly broken into in Jamestown, according to a report from the Russell County Sheriff’s Department.

    Russell County Sheriff’s Deputies Lt. David Cain and Deputy Nathan Ginn arrested Joshua Morton, 36, of Campbellsville, without incident. Morton was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center and charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and criminal trespassing charges.

  • Park will honor late Taylor school board chair

     

    Although the establishment of a park located near the recently demolished section of the old Taylor County Elementary School has just begun, a name was chosen for the eventual park at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Taylor County Board of Education.

    Upon request of Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook, the board voted unanimously to name the park in honor of former longtime Taylor County Board of Education Chairman Tony Davis, who passed away unexpectedly in May.

  • Army Corps hosts Fishing with Veterans event

     

    Saturday morning was great weather to get out on the water and catch some fish for around 30 veterans from the local area.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sponsored a Fishing with Veterans event at Holmes Bend Boat Ramp on Green River Lake. Around 30 veterans participated, according to Park Ranger Jessica Lee, who organized the event.