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  • Council members approve grant applications

    The City is applying for grants that, if awarded, will pay for new equipment and salaries for up to three new police officers.

    At a March 25 special meeting, Campbellsville City Council members gave their approval for Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield to apply for two grants.

  • Judicial center bond not enough

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. released a legal opinion last week regarding bonding requirements for Kentucky court facilities construction projects.

    On March 4, Minton announced that he had retained construction law attorney William G. Geisen to determine whether current court facilities construction projects were appropriately bonded.

    According to Minton's opinion, the judicial center under construction in Taylor County is one of several projects insufficiently bonded.

  • Couple starts new music studio in their home

    His father began teaching him to play guitar when he was just 2 years old. As a teen and young adult, he was a member of several punk bands in the Chicago, Ill. area where he lived.

    But, now, Dave Hyde says he enjoys the production side of making music much more than performing.

    "I spent years playing in bands. In recent years, I like producing more," Hyde said. "It's definitely a lot of fun."

    Hyde, along with his wife Shannon, owns a home studio in Campbellsville and started a record label, Riotous Records, in March 2008.

  • City says no to County's plea for help

    The City says it can't help the County in balancing its jail budget.

    At a special meeting last Wednesday, Campbellsville City Council members passed a resolution stating just that and also discussed the potential problems if the current occupational tax agreement with the County is broken.

    The meeting was called to discuss the County's jail budget issues and a request from the County that the City contribute $90,000 each quarter for the next year, for a total of $360,000. A Fiscal Court committee made the request at a joint meeting with City officials two weeks ago.

  • Police release sketch of robbery suspect

    Campbellsville Police are asking the community for help in identifying a robbery suspect.

    Police have released a sketch of the man who is wanted in connection with the Feb. 28 robbery of Citizens Bank on East Broadway.

    Police say the suspect is Caucasian and about 6 feet tall, with a slim build and brown hair. The man is believed to be between 20 and 25 years of age. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

    Contact the Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122 or Detective Sgt. Pat Thompson at 469-7743 if you have any information about this suspect.

  • Man accused of selling crystal meth

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling drugs after a police officer searched his vehicle and found crystal methamphetamine.

    Trenton A. Waymon, 24, of 313 Taylor Blvd. was arrested at 7:56 p.m. on Monday, March 23.

    According to an arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Office Jaysen Taylor saw Waymon's vehicle driving in the middle of Carnation Street.

    Before Taylor could stop the vehicle, court records state, Waymon stopped in front of Anna Court. Waymon said he stopped to talk to his girlfriend and wasn't allowed on Anna Court.

  • Man accused of stealing another's identity

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with identity theft after he allegedly gave someone else's name to police officers.

    Dennis David Gilbert, 35, of 710 High Pine, Apt. 13, was arrested at 10:45 p.m. on Friday, March 20.

    According to Gilbert's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police stopped a vehicle on March 20, in which Gilbert was a passenger.

    Records state that Gilbert told police he didn't have any identification but provided a Social Security number and said his name was Jeremy Gilbert.

  • Puttin' on a show

    Lobsters, flowers and caterpillars - decorated with feathers, sequins and Styrofoam galore - filled Campbellsville University's Gheens Recital Hall this past weekend.

    Cardinal Station, the 21st Century Community Learning Center of Taylor County Elementary School, presented Disney's "Alice in Wonderland Jr." on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to sold-out crowds.

  • Woman could face prison time

    A Campbellsville woman has had her diversion voided and could be sentenced to five years in prison for failing to pay restitution.

    April Dawn Lane, 29, of 113 Roland St., Apt. C, appeared before Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, March 20 for a diversion hearing.

    In September 2003, Lane pleaded guilty to criminal facilitation to commit criminal syndication, 48 counts of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking more than $300 and first-degree criminal mischief.

  • Documenting history

    The history of local African-Americans is being recorded for posterity's sake, thanks to Greater Campbellsville United.

    Oral history interviews with 32 African-Americans in Taylor and Green counties were presented on CDs recently to Taylor County Public Library, Campbellsville University, the Heistand House, the Kentucky Oral History Commission and Green County Public Library.

    The presentation was the result of a grant obtained by Greater Campbellsville United. Jon Allen interviewed key individuals who were knowledgeable about the African-American community.