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  • CU student athlete dies in Bluegrass Parkway crash

    A Campbellsville University student athlete died Monday night after a single vehicle wreck on the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway about six miles east of the I-65 junction.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Ben G. Napier, 19, of Elizabethtown was traveling west on the parkway when he lost control of the 1991 Buick Park Avenue he was driving.

    A KSP report states that the Buick's left-side tires entered the median, prompting Napier to overcorrect, causing the car to spin across the westbound lanes of the parkway.

  • One injured when scooter collides with SUV

    A Campbellsville man was treated for injuries after he struck an SUV while driving his motor scooter along U.S. 68 on Friday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 5:20 p.m., William Potts, 75, was attempting to make a left turn from U.S. 68 onto KY 210 on his motor scooter when he lost control and struck a 2006 Land Rover driven by Dong Han, 27, of Campbellsville.

    Potts was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor Rescue. He was admitted and released the next day.

  • First Beef Day a success

    From the proper way to inject cattle to the outlook from the Kentucky Legislature, beef producers got a wide range of information from the first-ever Tri-County Beef Day on Saturday.

    A joint project of the Cattlemen's Associations in Adair, Green and Taylor counties and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, the event attracted about 225 people.

    Taking place at the Green County Cattlemen's Marketing Center, the event featured four presentations followed by a ribeye steak lunch.

  • Rain Gutter Regatta

    He huffed, and he puffed, and he blew the ship down. Down the rain gutter anyway.

    The annual Cub Scout rain gutter regatta was Tuesday night in Miller Park.

    According to Pack 777 Cub Master Daniel Leathers, the event is one of several Cub Scout activities planned during the summer months.

    Leathers said the regatta, which is a boat race using rain gutters, is similar to the pinewood derby, which the group hosts every January.

  • 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.