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  • WANTED: Bell ringers

    The Salvation Army is looking for a few good bell ringers.

    The annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive will begin on Nov. 27 and continue through Christmas Eve. However, the effort hinges entirely on volunteers.

    As of last week, there were just 15 volunteers signed up, according to Cindy Wright, volunteer coordinator of the local effort along with Tammy Cornell.

    "We would like to have the weekend hours filled," Wright said.

  • American 'Idle'

    Several Taylor County Middle School students were part of an experiment last week, or at least they played the part.

    The students performed the comedy "American Idle" at Campbellsville University's theater last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    The comedy, written by Craig Sodaro, was produced by a special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc. of Englewood, Colo.

    Kiel Thorlton, a CU drama student, directed the play.

  • Resident accused of cruelty to animals

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with cruelty to animals after local animal control officers found a dead, malnourished animal on his property.

    Otis R. Webb, 64, of 106 Oriole Lane was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 10.

    According to Webb's arrest citation, Taylor County Animal Control officers seized eight dogs, five chickens, a bird and a cat at his rental property on Phillips Road.

    The citation states that Webb had no proof that the animals had been vaccinated for rabies, he didn't have a dog kennel license and five of the dogs were malnourished.

  • Update: Man killed in crash on I-65

    Those who knew him say he was jovial, athletic and loved life.

    Campbellsville resident Adam Bowen died after a collision early Sunday morning on I-65 in Hart County.

    Bowen's funeral is at 4 p.m. Thursday at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

    Bro. Brian Rafferty and the Rev. Dave Walters will officiate.

    On Tuesday, Rafferty said Bowen will be missed by many.

    "He was the type of person if you ever met him, you wouldn't forget him."

  • Parkway meeting attracts crowd

    About 250 people attended a public meeting Tuesday evening at which three alternate routes for the proposed Heartland Parkway were unveiled.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials presented the final conceptual alternatives for the Heartland Parkway before a packed house at Taylor County High School.

  • Doty earns rare Boy Scout award

    It was about two months ago that Bob Doty delivered a sermon on humility as a supply minister at Columbia Union Presbyterian Church. Little did he know, his own humility was about to be tested.

    "I was flying to London two months ago with Jason Wilson, [field director of the Boy Scouts Lincoln Heritage Council]," Doty said. "He said, 'I've got something to tell you ... you've been given the Silver Wolf award."

    Doty greeted the news with shock.

    "I didn't even know I was being nominated. I was quite amazed."

  • Man accused of hunting while intoxicated

    A Russell Springs man has been arrested and charged with hunting while under the influence of alcohol after he was reported missing and then found by Kentucky Fish & Wildlife officials.

    Robert L. Wallace, 57, of 4899 Highway 379 was arrested at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.

    According to Wallace's arrest citation, Fish & Wildlife officials were contacted by Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris and other officials to help search with a K-9 unit for a missing hunter.

  • Update: Police ask for community's help

    Campbellsville Police are searching for three men suspected of an armed robbery in which one man was shot.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 5:46 p.m. Friday, officers responded to 710 High Pine Drive after gunshots were reported.

    Arriving at the apartment complex, police found Jermaine Barnett lying in the doorway of his girlfriend's apartment with a gunshot wound to his leg.

    Witnesses say three black males knocked on the door of the apartment and when Barnett opened the door, they rushed in. Witnesses say the men were armed with handguns.

  • One injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Hardyville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 12:35 p.m., Sylvester Lee, 80, of Campbellsville pulled his 1991 Chrysler from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on to Water Tower Bypass and into the path of a 1991 Ford driven by Virginia Lile, 43, of Hardyville.

    Lile was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. She was treated and released.

    Campbellsville Police Sgt. Jaysen Taylor investigated.

  • Three injured in U.S. 68 collision

    Three Campbellsville residents were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Brandon Mackie, 20, of 301 Meadow Brook Drive and Herbert Sneed, 55, of 2319 Greensburg Road were traveling west on U.S. 68 at 12:15 p.m.

    The report states that Sneed slowed to allow another vehicle to turn left.

    Mackie couldn't stop in time, the report states, and his 2004 Chevrolet 1500 truck struck the back of Sneed's 1997 Ford Explorer.