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  • Hats off, CHS Graduates!

    Campbellsville High School graduation was Friday evening at Hamilton Auditorium.

    About 85 students graduated from Campbellsville High School before a crowd of family and friends in Hamilton Auditorium on Friday night.

    After graduating, many of the students attended Project Graduation, a drug- and alcohol-free party sanctioned by the school with games and prizes.

    Watch Thursday’s issue for an Accent page of photos and then visit our Web site at cknj.com for a slideshow of more photos from the ceremony and Project Graduation.

     

  • Man accused of bringing drugs into jail

    A Knifley man has been arrested and charged with first-degree promoting contraband after he allegedly brought drugs in to the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Nicholas Scott Galarza, 25, of 405 Robertson Ridge Road was an inmate at the jail on Wednesday, May 27.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Campbellsville woman cited for DUI after Marion crash

    A Campbellsville woman was cited for several traffic violations following a one-vehicle crash in Marion County on Wednesday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at around 2:30 p.m., Tracy L. Bryan, 19, was driving a 1997 GMC along KY 289 when she left the road and drove through a fence. Her vehicle then struck a tree and overturned.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Raywick woman flees scene of crash, gets involved in another

    A Raywick woman fled the scene of a Roberts Road crash on Wednesday, only to be involved in another crash a minute later.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 4:40 p.m., Kathy Sullivan, 48, was traveling north on Roberts Road in a 1999 Buick when she failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Roberts Road and East Broadway.

     

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Taylor Schools has new superintendent

    Taylor County Schools has a new superintendent.

    Roger Cook, who is wrapping up his fourth year as Russellville Independent superintendent, was named the new Taylor superintendent at a special meeting Monday night.

    Cook, a former Taylor County resident, signed a four-year contract and will be paid $120,000 a year. His first day will be July 1.

    Cook was one of 34 people who applied for the position, which will be vacated by Gary Seaborne at the end of June. Seaborne has been Taylor superintendent for 27 years.

  • Appeal denied for convicted sex offender

    The Court of Appeals has denied a convicted sex offender's latest attempt at voiding his prison sentence.

    In August 2004, Ronald Eugene "June Bug" Osinger Jr., now 29, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and three counts of intimidating a witness after he pleaded guilty to the crimes two months earlier.

    The alleged victims in Osinger's case, however, recanted their testimony before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram two years later.

  • Man charged with DUI

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

    Keith L. Mann, 39, of 455 N. Calvary Road was arrested at about 11 p.m. Friday, May 15 after a Kentucky State Police road check.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper John Boyd had a vehicle stopped, according to court records, when Mann drove his vehicle toward Boyd.

    Mann's arrest citation states that he ignored commands to stop and struck the vehicle Boyd had stopped.

  • Former Councilman loses battle with cancer

    Doug Mullins, a two-term Campbellsville City Council member, has died.

    Mullins, 65, died Saturday, May 23 at Norton's Hosparus in Louisville. He had been battling cancer.

    Last year, after having served two terms on the City Council, Mullins withdrew his filing for a third term, opting to make a bid for state representative. However, in August, Mullins withdrew from that race after learning he had lung cancer.

    Mullins' friends and colleagues remember him as a compassionate man who cared about the community.

  • Duty, Honor, Country

    “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

    —John 15:13

    They arrived slowly, some in wheelchairs, others with canes or walkers, their slow, determined progress showing their advanced age. Children came too, running and skipping in the joy of their youth. Others in between made up the rest of the crowd.

    More attended Monday’s annual Memorial Day ceremony than in many years past, many carrying small American flags.

  • Citizens Bank e-mail is a scam

    An e-mail currently making the rounds offering a prize for completion of a survey is not affiliated with Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

    The e-mail claims to be from Citizens Bank and offers customers a $50 credit to their account in exchange for completing a customer satisfaction survey.

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