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  • Woman sentenced on embezzlement charge

    A Glasgow woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in jail for embezzling more than $200,000 from a local company.

    Michelle Simmons, 34, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, according to a March news release from Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    In a news release last week, Hill stated that U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. sentenced Simmons on Tuesday in United States District Court.

    Her prison sentence will be followed by three years' supervised release. She will also be ordered to pay $217,549 in restitution.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion

    A Campbellsville man was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    Daniel Lee Pittman, 44, of 232 Carl Brockman Road in Campbellsville was charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $300 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Resident charged with sex abuse

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse.

    Oliver L. Schmitz, 24, of 130 Coppock St. was arrested at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.

    According to Schmitz's arrest citation, he is accused of subjecting another person, who is younger than 12 years old, to sexual contact.

    Read more about this story in Monday's print edition.

  • Residents charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in four indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • County receives road funds

    An area along Chaney Pike Road will get repaired thanks to state transportation funds.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that $15,200 in emergency road aid has been awarded to Taylor County Fiscal Court for the repairs.

    County road crews will make the repairs.

    "These emergency funds are being used to improve safety and mobility in Taylor County," Transportation Secretary Joe Prather stated in a press release. "This project is an example of the Cabinet's commitment to provide a solid infrastructure across the commonwealth."

  • Police investigate vandalism

    Campbellsville Police are investigating several cases of vandalism.

    According to a police report, sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning, someone spray-painted several houses and vehicles along North Central Avenue, Howell Street, North Hoskins Avenue, Proctor Knott Street and Coakley Street. Tires were also slashed on some of the vehicles.

    Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact Campbellsville Police at 465-4122 or the anonymous Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).

  • Celebrate reading!

    A hot summer day, plenty of inflatable slides and bounce houses to choose from and ice-cold snow cones topped with sugary flavoring.

    The Taylor County Public Library's final "Be Creative @ Your Library" summer reading program event was Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park. And nearly 800 children attended, up from last year's 567.

  • Fair Shows

    The rides may have ended a few weeks ago, but this year's dairy, beef and goat shows wrapped up fair events this weekend. The Taylor County Fair Open & Youth Dairy Show began Friday morning at 10 and the Youth Meat & Dairy Goat Show got under way at 6:30 p.m. The Open Beef Show closed out the fair at 11 a.m. Saturday.

     

  • Kirby Smith is new CHS principal

    Kirby Smith is the new principal at Campbellsville High School.

    The announcement was made at 8 a.m. Wednesday by Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers.

    Smith has taught special education and coached baseball at CHS for the past five years. He has also been dean of students.

    As for whether Smith will continue his coaching duties, however, he said that will be a decision made by new Superintendent Mike Deaton and members of the School Board at a later date.

  • It's lunch time!

    Dozens of hungry kids fill Campbellsville High School's cafeteria. It's lunchtime, but school is out.

    For the past several years, local children have found nutritious meals during the summer months thanks to the Kentucky Summer Food Service Program.

    The purpose behind the program, according to Jeff Richardson, Campbellsville Independent director of pupil personnel and food services, is to ensure that kids have healthy food when school is out.