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  • Campbellsville man arrested attempting break-in

    Campbellsville Police have arrested a local man who was attempting to break into a convenience store through the building's roof.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 12:24 a.m. on Thursday, police received a call from a Convenient Food Mart clerk who reported noises coming from the roof of the store.

    When police arrived at the South Central Avenue business, they found Timothy W. Crum on the roof. An investigation revealed that Crum was attempting to get inside the store by going through the roof.

  • Special Delivery

    He sits alone in his motorized chair, waiting for his daily visitor. The door opens and the visitor walks inside, carrying a blue box with a warm meal inside.

    "Mr. Page, now you know I won't be here tomorrow," the man says. "But I'll be back on Monday."

    The Taylor County Senior Citizens Center Meals on Wheels program delivers meals daily to 19 Taylor County residents.

    Lawrence Page, who is confined to a wheelchair, is one of them. Norman Johnson, who is legally blind, is another.

  • City superintendent deadline closes

    The number of applicants vying to be the next superintendent of Campbellsville Independent Schools will be announced today.

    The deadline to apply for the position was Friday. However, said Frank Kidwell, who is serving as the Campbellsville Independent School Board's facilitator in the search, the Board could still accept applications that were postmarked on Friday.

  • TCHS graduate to appear on 'The Beast'

    A Taylor County High School graduate and the daughter of Campbellsville residents Dr. Terry and Cinda Swan will appear on tonight's episode of A&E's "The Beast."

    "The Beast" depicts the life of seasoned FBI veteran Charles Barker, played by Patrick Swayze.

    Eva Swan will portray Amanda Taylor, who she describes as a "widowed and pregnant, weepy and frightened, clueless and somewhat desperate" character.

    The appearance marks Swan's television acting debut. The episode will air at 10 p.m.

  • Jail Budget more than half a million short

    This year's jail budget is expected to fall about $600,000 short, and possible solutions to the problem could affect every Taylor County resident where it hurts most - in their wallets.

    The Fiscal Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee met Monday night to discuss the 2009-2010 jail budget.

    After a short discussion, the Committee considered five possible options to combat the shortfall:

    - Do nothing, which Magistrate James Jones described as not a legitimate option.

    - Raise the occupational tax rate.

  • KSP continue to investigate murder

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to pursue leads in the investigation of the shooting death of Campbellsville resident David M. Ford.

    Ford, 40, who worked as a police officer in Lebanon, was found shot to death Tuesday, Feb. 10 at his Graham Road home.

    The Campbellsville E-911 Center received a phone call from Ford's wife Tonya at 1:07 p.m., stating that she had arrived at her home and found her husband, who had been shot.

  • UPDATE: Police searching for suspect in bank robbery

    Campbellsville Police are still searching for the man who robbed the Elmhurst Plaza Citizens Bank & Trust at gunpoint Saturday morning.

    According to police, an about 6-foot-tall white male wearing a dark blue hooded jacket and black mask walked into the bank at about 9:45 a.m. brandishing a small handgun and demanded money.

    Security camera footage shows the man pointing the gun at a bank employee at 9:47 and then leaving the bank with a bag in his hands about 30 seconds later.

  • City seeks input on bus service

    The City wants to know how many people are interested in public transportation in Campbellsville.

    Councilman Randy Herron, a member of the Council's transportation committee, said work is progressing toward the possibility of a bus service. However, he said, the City wants to know how many people would use it.

    Herron said the City also wants to know who would be using public transportation as well as how often they'd use it.

  • Veterans Memorial Park fire under investigation

    State officials are investigating a fire that occurred at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday morning.

    According to Taylor County Fire Chief George Wilson, firefighters responded to a structure fire at the park at 9:05 Saturday morning. Upon arrival, firefighters found a building housing wood and other materials on fire.

    While the building wasn't destroyed, Wilson said, it did suffer heavy damage.

    Kentucky State Police Arson investigators and State Fire Marshall officials are looking into the fire, Wilson said, but have yet to say whether arson is suspected.

  • Mr. Taylor goes to Washington

    There's a crisis in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region. The president needs a plan of action, and he needs it fast. He turns to his national security team for a resolution.

    The pressure is on.

    Jaqil Taylor, a sophomore at Campbellsville High School, was among the National Youth Leadership Forum students from across the country who spent a week in Washington D.C. last month exploring American diplomacy, intelligence and defense.

    The trip offered Taylor and his fellow participants a chance to flex their security muscles.