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  • New community theatre group set to take the stage


    G.B. Dixon says he can’t remember a time when he didn’t love the theater. The Kentucky Classic Theatre artistic director says that the motivation has changed, however.

    “As a kid, you want attention,” he said. “Then you want to give people something uplifting. Most modern theater is dark. We wanted to tell positive, moral tales.”

  • Extreme heat still poses safety threat

    The recent heat wave left many in Kentucky scrambling to find a way to beat the heat as temperatures soared above 100 degrees.

    Local officials have several suggestions for combating the heat. One might believe that the Campbellsville’s pool would be a hot spot for those hoping to cool off, but City Pool Manager Steve Doss says that’s not the case.

  • Blood shortage a concern for Red Cross


    “You never know when somebody’s gonna need that,” he said.

    And he should know.

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Department hosted its first blood drive last year. On the day of the drive, there was a fatal crash in Taylor County.

    Deputy Billy Rice said the crash shows residents just how important it is to donate blood so those in need can receive it when they need it.

    The American Red Cross blood supply has reached extremely low levels, and Taylor County residents have a chance to help.

  • Man sentenced to prison time for sharing child porn


    Calen McKinney


    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sharing child pornography and will spend time in prison and register as a sex offender for his crimes.

  • Man to spend time in prison for sexually abusing 4-year-old


    Calen McKinney


    A Maryland man, a registered sex offender, will spend five years in prison for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl in Taylor County.

    Charles Bernard Miller, 60, of 10349 Owen Brown Road, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in December 2011.

    Miller was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12 and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Campbellsville man to spend 15 years in jail for assault


    Linda Ireland

    Landmark News Service

    A Campbellsville man will serve 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to an amended count of second-degree assault in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Jimmy Dean Underwood, 47, of Coakley Road, was charged Jan. 29 with first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, driving on a license suspended for DUI, DUI, his second offense, reckless driving and possession of an open container in vehicle.

  • Campbellsville man charged with third DUI


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Russ A. Heath, 76, of 104 Ashton Drive, was arrested Friday, June 22, at 9:35 p.m.

    According to Heath's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call reporting a driver who may have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Court records state that Officer Ryan Jewell met the suspected vehicle. The driver crossed the center line of traffic several times, the citation states.

  • Woman charged with cruelty to animals

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with cruelty to animals after officials found a dead dog on her property.

    DeAnna J. Karnes, 40, of 1348 Davis Road, was charged Saturday, June 23, at 10:15 a.m.

    According to Karnes' arrest citation, Taylor County Animal Control Officer Danny Allen found a deceased dog on her property, along with three others that were malnourished without any food or water.

    Karnes was charged with first-degree cruelty to animals, failure to vaccinate animals and four counts of dogs to be licensed.

  • One injured in South Columbia crash

    An Elk Horn man was injured in a two-vehicle crash last Wednesday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Christopher Clark, 31, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet north on South Columbia Avenue at 8:25 p.m.

    The report states that Clark failed to notice a vehicle in front of him, a 2003 Ford driven by James Cowherd, 30, of Greensburg, that was stopped to make a turn.

    Clark was unable to avoid hitting Cowherd’s vehicle, the report states.

  • McDonald's damaged in fire

    McDonald’s restaurant was damaged after a fire started in a fryer on Saturday, June 23.

    According to a Campbellsville Fire & Rescue report, the fire started in a french fryer and was contained to the fryer and overhead duct.

    The report states that the fire was extinguished by two dry chemical fire extinguishers.

    Twenty-five personnel responded with four apparatuses. No injuries were reported.