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  • Albany pastor indicted on rape and sodomy charges

     

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

    If convicted, the man faces as much as 40 years in prison.

    Jimmy H. Mason, 70, of KY Highway 558, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Mason was charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree rape.

  • Local man charged with third DUI

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Kenny D. Webb, 48, of Osage Avenue, was arrested last Wednesday at about 9:45 p.m.

    According to Webb's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian received a complaint about a vehicle. When he met the vehicle, he saw the driver turn into a driveway and then into a yard. Court records state that the driver exited the vehicle and then fell to the ground.

  • Two involved in Sportsman Lake Road crash

     

    Two people were involved in a two-vehicle crash on Sportsman Lake Road on Saturday, Aug. 2.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Holly Wilson, 29, of Roberts Road in Campbellsville, was traveling west on Sportsman Lake Road at about 11:30 a.m. in a 1999 Ford Ranger.

    Sharon Beams, 69, of Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville was traveling east in a 2003 Toyota Camry.

  • Man pleads guilty to violating registry terms

     

    A Campbellsville resident could receive probation for failing to abide by the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Ronnie L. Ray, 30, of Peterson Street, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February and charged with failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Negligence lawsuit dismissed

    Claims in a lawsuit alleging negligence when a young boy fell from a third-story window of a dormitory have been dismissed. And with the dismissal, the case is now closed.

    In 2008, Greg Fetzer and Mary Fetzer, individually and as the natural guardians of minor child Trevor Fetzer filed suit against Campbellsville University of University Drive in Campbellsville, Lift Student Ministries Inc. of Oak Hill in Somerset, West Hill Baptist Church of Wooster, Ohio and other unknown defendants.

  • Making the PGA Cut

     

    J.B. Holmes entered weekend PGA tournament play at 2-under par.

    See more details about his first two rounds of play on the sports pages in the Monday, Aug. 11, issue, starting on Page 9, and in the upcoming Thursday, Aug. 14, issue.

    For more photos from Valhalla, see a slideshow on the CKNJ home page and continued coverage on the CKNJ’s Twitter account.

  • Election filing deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 12

     

    Those who want to become school board or soil conservation board members have just two days left to put their name into the ring.

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m. is the deadline to file as a candidate for seats up for election on the Campbellsville and Taylor County Boards of Education and the Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District board.

  • Man charged with kidnapping

     

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded not guilty to attempting to kidnap a woman after running from police.

    Prince C. Turner, 23, of Ray Street, was arrested last Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

    Ray's arrest came two days after he allegedly stole items from Walmart and caused damage to a display case there.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers received a report on Sunday, Aug. 3, that a theft had occurred at the store.

  • Library keeps last year's tax rates

    The public library will keep its tax rates the same this year.

    As a result, residents could pay more, less or the same amount in taxes this year, depending on whether their property value has changed since last year.

    At a special Taylor County Public Library Board meeting on Thursday, library director Julia Turpin presented members with several tax rate options.

    She said the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives computes the rates and provided a compensating rate and a rate that would generate 4 percent more revenue than last year.

  • From surviving to thriving

     

    They were hoping to just survive. Now, the plan is to thrive.

    In May 2002, a group of residents formed nondenominational Living Grace Church. Since then, there have been three pastors at the church and membership numbers have declined.

    Soon, a new pastor will take over full time and the church will combine with 3trees Church in Russell Springs to become part of a multi-site congregation.