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  • Bland to compete for national title

    A Campbellsville teenager will travel to the Bahamas next week to represent Kentucky in the Miss Teen USA competition.

    Jefra Bland, 19, competed last December against 36 other teens from around the state to win the Miss Kentucky Teen USA crown at Murray State University.

    Bland, the daughter of Jeff and Vicki Bland of Campbellsville, attends the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Taylor County men involved in Casey crash injuring one

    Two Taylor County men were uninjured in a Casey County crash that left the driver of the other vehicle injured.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Mark A. Richie, 22, of Mannsville was driving a 1997 Nissan east on KY 70 near Liberty when he entered a curve and lost control, striking a 1998 Nissan driven by Debbie Stafford, 54, of Liberty.

    Stafford was treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital. Richie and his passenger, Michael Johnson, 22, of Elk Horn, were not injured in the collision. All three were wearing seat belts.

  • Downtown development booming

    There's new life in downtown Campbellsville.

    With several new businesses already open and several more in the works, many say Main Street has been revived.

  • One injured in KY 55 collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 55.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Brian Clark, 17, of 1350 Ebenezer Road was driving a 1998 Dodge pickup truck near the intersection of KY 55 and KY 1061. After stopping at the intersection's stop sign, the report states, Clark attempted to pull onto KY 55 and struck a northbound 1999 Toyota driven by Charlie Jones, 22, of 105 McNary St.

  • Police investigate scam targeting businesses

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a scam targeting local businesses.

    According to a police report, local businesses have reported receiving a call from a man claiming to represent the Taylor County Detention Center or Taylor County Sheriff's Department, requesting bond money to be sent via money gram for an employee who has been arrested.

    The Detention Center does not accept bond payments via money orders, and employees do not make phone calls requesting bond money to be wired.

  • Man arrested, charged with insurance fraud

    A Liberty man has been arrested in Campbellsville and charged with insurance fraud and aiding and abetting, following an FBI investigation.

    According to David Beyer, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert E. Petty, 52, was arrested Thursday, July 2 as he was leaving a Tae Kwon Do class at a downtown Campbellsville business.

    Kentucky State Police officers aided in the arrest.

  • Two injured in two-vehicle crash

    Two people were injured Thursday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 208.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Jamia Raikes, 31, of 100 Clara Lane in Campbellsville was traveling west on KY 208 at about 10:30 p.m. in a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 truck.

    The report states that James Thornton, 28, of 150 N. Coburg Road in Campbellsville was traveling west on KY 208 and was stopped in the road to avoid striking a deer when Raikes struck his 2009 Jeep in the rear.

  • Schools set orientations

    Students in local school systems will soon pack up their pencils and paper and head back to school.

    Campbellsville, Taylor County and Kentucky Christian School students will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

    Orientations and special events have been planned at all local schools to help students and their parents start the new year.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Resident charged with violating sex offender registry terms

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with violating the terms of his sex offender registration after he allegedly moved without reporting his new address.

    Kevin Lee Wilson, 37, of 112 E. Walnut St. was arrested last Monday at 10:45 a.m.

    According to Wilson's arrest citation, Kentucky State Police received a complaint that he was living at his Walnut Street address with juveniles.

    The citation states that Wilson's sex offender registry lists his address as 24 Purcell Court.

  • The buzz on honeybees

    There was a buzz at the Taylor County Extension Office on Thursday.

    Several members of the Green River Beekeepers Association were on hand to talk about bees, the first of what is hoped to become an annual Honey Bee Awareness Day.

    About 70 people attended the event, where they saw a glass-encased cross section of a hive, sampled honey granola and honey lemonade, witnessed equipment demonstrations and browsed honey and bee-related merchandise.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.