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  • Lights on After School

    Students, faculty members and others took over Main Street on Thursday for the "Lights On After School" drug awareness program.

    A night filled with music, dancing, corn hole and other games surrounded the overall message of "Make Good Decisions."

    The purpose of the event was to educate local high school students of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The message was delivered with statistics of alcohol-related deaths, drug awareness pamphlets and a personal testimony from a recovering alcoholic.

  • Residents charged with buying meth ingredients

    Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested and charged after they attempted to purchase materials used to make methamphetamines.

    David M. Lowe, 23, and Lori C. Skaggs, 21, both of 112 Rosedale Ave. were arrested at 6:07 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.

    According to court records, Lowe and Skaggs were at Walmart and Lowe's attempting to purchase drain cleaner, which is used to make methamphetamine.

    The two were arrested at Lowe's and charged with unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor.

  • Williams announces City Council candidacy

    Celia Williams has announced her candidacy for City Council.

    Williams is the wife of George Williams, former Taylor County jailer.

    Williams said she moved to Campbellsville more than 30 years ago as a divorced mother of five.

  • Juvenile injured in fall from building

    A male juvenile was airlifted to a Louisville Hospital after falling from a building on Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 5:45 p.m., officers responded to the former Central Kentucky Motor Lodge building on West Main Street where two juveniles had reportedly been playing. Prior to the officers' arrival, the juveniles had climbed to the top of the building.

    As the juveniles were climbing down, one of them fell off a ladder.

  • Greensburg resident accused of stabbing local man

    A Greensburg man has been arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly stabbed a Campbellsville man.

    Micah D. Sears, 28, of 401 Scottsville St. was arrested at 12:54 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.

    According to Sears' arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Department received a call reporting a fight on Arbor Lane in which one person involved had a knife.

    Court records state that upon arrival, Campbellsville Police Officer Ben Riggs made contact with the victim, who was bleeding from several cuts. The victim told Riggs that Sears had stabbed him, records state.

  • Men charged in sealed indictment

    Two Campbellsville men have been charged with drug crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    - Joseph Scott Mason, 50, of 103 Brook St., who was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance, possession of drug supplies, his second offense, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at $10,000 cash and Mason was ordered to not consume alcohol or drugs.

  • Nickel petition turned in to clerk

    A petition asking that voters be allowed to determine the fate of Taylor County Schools' second attempt at an extra nickel tax has been turned in.

    Taylor County Mark Carney said he received the petition Thursday afternoon, one day before the deadline.

    Carney said his office staff has a month to verify the signatures. He said they will begin the process after the Nov. 2 general election. His goal is have it completed by Nov. 5.

    If there are enough valid signatures, Carney said, a special election could take place in early December.

  • UPDATED: Wife charged in police officer's death

    It has been nearly two years since her husband was found shot to death. Today, Tonya M. Ford sits in a jail cell, indicted last Tuesday with his murder.

    Though she has been charged with killing Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford, the investigation into his death will continue. And the detective in charge of the case says that the investigation has been ongoing ever since Ford was shot and killed on Feb. 10, 2009.

  • Blood drive is Sunday, Oct. 24

    This October during National Liver Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages people across the country to focus on liver health.

    Recently, two patients at a hospital served by the American Red Cross Mid-America Blood Services Division underwent liver transplants and received more than 130 units of red blood cells.

  • Report says Taylor County Elementary a health hazard

    Taylor County Elementary School is a health hazard, according to an environmental study.

    Steven E. Rice of Steven E. Rice Environmental Inspections of Lexington presented the findings of his recent study of the building at Tuesday night's regular Taylor County School Board meeting.

    Rice said he inspected the building for mold, moisture, asbestos, lead-based paint, radon gas and fecal contaminants. And his inspection found all of those substances in the building.

    "This building has a number of hazards that will affect health," Rice said.