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  • Campbellsville man injured in Green County crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in single-vehicle crash in Green County on Friday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, George C. Buck, 18, was driving a 1993 Mazda on U.S. 68, just west of Greensburg when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, crossed a ditch and struck a culvert. The crash occurred at 10:37 p.m.

    Buck, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital. He was treated and released.

    KSP Trooper David Smith investigated.

  • Police searching for Greensburg man

    Kentucky State Police are searching for a Greensburg man wanted on several sex-related charges.

    Police said Gary E. Oler, 46, is wanted on charges of using a minor in a sexual performance, distribution of obscene matter to minors, two counts of first-degree attempted sexual abuse and 10 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Easter bunny breakfast

    Taylor County Extension Office was hopping with excitement Saturday morning as dozens of kids showed up to meet the Easter Bunny.

    Taylor County 4-H Council sponsored "Breakfast with Easter Bunny" as a fundraiser to benefit children in both Taylor County and Campbellsville school systems.

    Parents and children enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes and sausage, and the children had the opportunity to color Easter pictures and meet the Easter Bunny.

  • Reports of child abuse rise

    Some might not even notice them. But others know their meaning all too well.

    Local social services workers hung more than 300 blue ribbons on trees near the Miller Park gazebo last week in recognition of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The ribbons stand for children in Taylor County who suffered some form of child abuse in 2007.

    Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, a Lexington-based statewide child abuse prevention organization, recognizes this month as an opportunity to raise child abuse awareness, as well as an opportunity to celebrate families.

  • Miss KY honored at reception

    A reception honoring Miss Kentucky Emily Cox, who is a Campbellsville native, was Sunday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Michael V. and Debbie Carter on the Campbellsville University campus.

    Many friends, family and community members attended.

    Sponsoring the reception were Campbellsville University, Campbellsville Business & Professional Women, Commonwealth Broadcasting, Q-104, KCountry, ESPN Radio and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

  • 'Journey to Easter'

    "He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."

    — Matthew 28:6

    The City is bustling. Roman soldiers patrol the streets. Vendors sell their wares in the market place. Residents gather at a temple. This is the city of Jerusalem in the days after Jesus Christ was raised from the dead.

  • One injured in KY 70 collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Dottie Stacy, 63, of 118 Deerfield Drive was traveling west on KY 70 at 11:52 a.m.

    Sheriff's Deputy William Rice's report states Stacy lost control of her vehicle, crossed the eastbound lane and struck a utility pole.

    Stacy was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue with multiple injuries. She was treated and released.

  • Another arrested in crime ring case

    Another Campbellsville resident was arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    William Grant Odegard, 42, of 3192 James Lane is one of the 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • Dancing The Night Away

    They danced to slow songs, upbeat tempos and some of their old-time favorites.

    The Hiestand House hosted a Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday at the Campbellsville Community Center.

    And about 100 people attended and showed off their dance moves.

    Money raised, nearly $1,000, will go toward the Hiestand House's building projects.

  • The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

    Children's laughter filled the theater last week as the mischievous Brer Rabbit discovered much fun in playing pranks on his friends in the forest.

    Campbellsville University staged "The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit" for its annual children's theater production.