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  • Underwood sentenced in sex solicitation case

     

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to probation and treatment after pleading guilty to soliciting a minor for sex via Facebook.

    Charles L. Underwood, 22, of 105 Ray St., was indicted in August 2011 by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with an illegal sex act with a minor younger than 16 and using an electronic system to induce a minor or peace officer to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

  • Summer school program helps students get ahead

     

    To many, summer school is a place where students with poor grades make up for it with extra work. Taylor County High School is attempting to change that view with its summer school program that allows students to progress through school ahead of schedule.

    Jennifer Fitzpatrick, 21st Century grant director and host of the program, says that students are given tests to determine their skill level and advance accordingly from there.

  • Johnson to retire from city fire chief position

     

    After nearly four decades, Allen “A.J.” Johnson will hang up his turnout gear. Well, at least for a while.

    And even though he is leaving his chief post, a Johnson will continue to fight fires and provide rescue support for Campbellsville residents.

    The Campbellsville Fire & Rescue chief has decided to retire, according to a news release from Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young’s office.

    Johnson said his son, Alex, has been offered a career position at Campbellsville Fire & Rescue.

  • High school bands busy with camp

    With the strike of a drumstick, they have the beat.

    The marchers, with sun in their eyes and sweat on their brow, move forward together as a unit.

    Marching band members at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools have been practicing music and fundamentals at band camp this week.

    Stephen Bishop and Zach Shelton, directors of bands at TCHS and CHS respectively, say they are taking precautions to make sure marchers stay cool and healthy, even in the 90-degree heat.

  • 'What's Cooking, Neighbor?' star honored at CU

     

    Matthew Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    A Campbellsville man has been honored for what he cooked up at Campbellsville University.

    Ed McGuire has been a stalwart founder and supporter of CU's "What's Cooking, Neighbor?" television production from its beginning in the late 1980s.

  • Cox graduates from pharmacy school

     

    Amory Cox of Campbellsville recently graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington.

    During the ceremony, she was awarded the American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists Professionalism award, the Allison Ratcliff Scholarship award for excellence in pediatric pharmacotherapy and the Outstanding Graduating Woman award, which was selected by the Class of 2012.

  • CES presents end of the year awards

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently presented its students with end of the year awards.

  • CES presents end of the year awards

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently presented its students with end of the year awards.

  • Shelter fees on the rise

     

    It might look like it costs a lot more than it used to.

    But those who adopt animals at the Taylor County Animal Shelter now get a lot more their money when adopting a new pet. The adoption rate at the shelter is now $100 for dogs and cats. The cost includes a voucher for a spay or neuter operation, a microchip with 30 days of insurance, rabies and parvo shots and dewormer. The previous rate was $26, which included only a microchip.

  • Plans being made for new sports complex

    If you build it, they will come.

    That is the thought Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and some others have had when considering building a new sports complex in the community.

    Young and about 20 other people attended a meeting on Tuesday for people determined to be “community stakeholders” in the project, including parents and coaches involved with local youth sports programs and others.