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  • Sheriff's office investigating phone scams

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of telephone scams.

    According to a news release, the office has received complaints that residents are receiving calls stating that a family member is in trouble and out of the country and needs money. The release states that victims have wired money out of the country as a result.

    The callers have important information about family members, the release states, believed to be coming from social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

  • CPD has new officer

    Roy Rodgers II is the Campbellsville Police Department's newest officer.

    Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said he is excited about hiring Rodgers.

    "He is an excellent candidate and looks forward to serving the people in Campbellsville," Benningfield said.

    "Rodgers will be attending the Department of Criminal Justice training for 18 weeks of training. We will be looking forward to the additional help. This brings the Campbellsville Police Department to 22 sworn officers."

  • Freshman Focus helps new students learn the ropes

    About 150 students participated in Taylor County High School's Freshman Focus camp, which began last Thursday and wrapped up Tuesday.

    Aided by high school mentors, incoming freshmen participated in a number of activities, including developing blue, red and green team cheers, a pep rally, "The Amazing Race" and building tours.

    Described as an "ice breaker" activity, the students had the names of famous people pinned to the backs of their shirts and then had to determine who they were by asking questions of their fellow freshmen, as well as mentors.

  • Police bust meth lab Sunday night

    What began as an attempt to serve an arrest warrant turned into the discovery of an active methamphetamine lab.

    On Sunday at 9:47 p.m., according to a Campbellsville Police news release, police were attempting to serve an active arrest warrant at 933 Hamilton St. when they discovered the lab.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said officers smelled an odor when approaching the residence and their eyes and throats began to burn.

  • CES hires interim principal

    Campbellsville Elementary School has a new principal - and there's probably no one happier than his son Adin.

    "Ya-hoo!" was Adin Hunt's response when he learned that his father, Ricky Hunt, would be the new principal at his school.

    Hunt takes over leadership of CES from former principal David Petett, who was named principal of Campbellsville Middle School. Petett replaced Chris Kidwell, who transferred to the District's central office as finance director.

  • Helping Hands

    It's just 10 a.m., but it's already hot and muggy.

    The pounding of hammers can be heard throughout the neighborhood. And those passing by might see a bit of sawdust flying.

    The early-morning rain and increased humidity seem to have no effect on their spirits as the teens pick up their hammers after taking a short break and get back to work.

  • McMahan gets another appeal

    The man found guilty of injuring a Kansas family in an alcohol-related crash has been given another chance at an appeal of his 20-year prison sentence.

    A Taylor County jury found Anthony R. McMahan, 52, of 7812 Saloma Road in Campbellsville guilty in January of assault and other charges after a two-day trial before Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.

    McMahan was indicted in April 2008 on assault and wanton endangerment charges after he seriously injured two children and their mother a month earlier in the collision, which occurred on KY 210.

  • Woman charged with DUI after crash

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with her second DUI offense after she was involved in a collision.

    Susan Reardon, 25, of 127 Ashley Ave. was arrested at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14. According to the arrest citation, Reardon was involved in a non-injury collision in front of Lowe's on KY 210.

  • Man gets life in prison for selling drugs

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to life in prison on federal drug charges.

    Myron Young, 41, was sentenced Tuesday in United States District Court in Bowling Green, according to U.S. Attorney David J. Hale.

    Young was found guilty in April of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine.

    Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. imposed the life sentence because of Young's criminal record of three prior convictions for selling drugs.

    There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

  • Arts series plans new programs

    The goal is to bring quality entertainment to Campbellsville. And he is dedicated to making that happen.

    Dr. Tony Cunha, assistant professor of music at Campbellsville University, was recently elected president of the Central Kentucky Arts Series. And Cunha and the other CKAS volunteers are gearing up for the 2010-2011 season, beginning with the annual membership drive.

    The 2010-2011 season will feature a variety of performances, from bluegrass and classical music to a ballet. See the sidebar to this story for details.