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  • One injured after hay bales strike vehicle

     

  • No injuries reported in three-car crash

     

     

    No one was injured in a three-car crash last Friday, which happened at 10:47 p.m. on the north bypass. According to a Campbellsville Police report, Officer Bart Simpson was called to the scene. The collision happened, according to the report, when a 2002 Hyundai Sonata being driven by Joshua Martin, 23, struck the rear of a 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo being driven by CC William, 17, of Lebanon. William's vehicle then collided with a 2006 Ford Freestar van being driven by Lynuell Houk, 58, of Greensburg.

  • Turn It Up!

     

    The community's Fourth of July celebration ended on a high note.

    Award-winning country band Exile performed a concert on Saturday, attracting thousands of people to hear popular songs such as "Kiss You All Over," "Woke Up in Love" and more.

    The concert, part of Exile's "50 Years in Music" tour, was the final event of the celebration, which began a week earlier. All but one of Exile's members are from Kentucky.

  • Search continues to hire new TCHS principal

     

    They know what they're looking for, and hope to find it soon.

    The search is continuing for who will replace Taylor County High School Principal Charles Higdon Jr., who resigned from the post on June 19. He has accepted a position as director of district-wide programs, an assistant superintendent post alongside Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Those wanting to apply for the TCHS principal job can do so through July 19.

  • Safety committee meets

    They want everyone to be safe, and are taking steps to ensure that happens.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court members have formed a safety committee, after receiving a recommendation to do so by the Kentucky Association of Counties, to which Taylor County belongs.

    Dwayne Litton, safety and loss control representative at KACO, said to magistrates at the committee's first meeting on Tuesday afternoon, that the county is very fortunate to not have experienced many workplace injuries.

  • Resident pleads guilty to federal charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery charges and now faces as much as two decades in prison.

    According to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office, Joshua Riley Spangler, 28, appeared in United States District Court on Monday before Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II. A federal grand jury handed down an indictment against Spangler on Nov. 20, 2013.

    On Monday, Spangler pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery and admitted that he robbed Cecilian Bank in Sonora of $1,019 on Jan. 15, 2013.

  • Murder trials rescheduled

     

    Jurors won't be called next month to decide the guilt or innocent of Dale and Brianna Brucker after all.

    Instead, the two, who are accused of killing Brianna's 3-month-old baby, might face jurors in September.

    Dale Brucker, 27, and his wife, Brianna Means Brucker, 21, formerly of 109 Mill St. in Campbellsville, are accused of killing Charles Brett Hayden Jr., Brianna's son and Dale's stepson, who was 3 months old.

  • County could maintain gravel roads

    Magistrates are moving forward with once again accepting gravel roads into the county road system.

    On Tuesday, Taylor County Fiscal Court members agreed to draft an amendment to its current subdivision ordinance that states the requirements for a road to be added to the county's road maintenance system.

    Now, residents wanting the county to maintain their roads must submit a request and then abide by several requirements, one being that the road is blacktopped.

  • Work progressing on Habitat for Humanity House

     

    Measure twice, cut once was the motto of the day as volunteers for Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity worked to frame the walls of the house they are building on Wickliffe Avenue on Tuesday.

    Ricky Malone, co-founder of the local chapter, said the group started framing on Monday and are planning to work on the house again today if the weather cooperates. He said the foundation for the house was poured a few weeks ago.

  • Police investigating burglary at pharmacy

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a burglary at a local pharmacy.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers received a report of the burglary at Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy when owners were opening the business at 7:25 a.m. on Friday.

    The report states that the perpetrators entered the business through a rear door of an adjacent business and then cut their way through a wall to get inside the pharmacy. The alarm system was disabled, preventing notification to police.

    Narcotics and cash were taken.