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  • Black History ... Reclaiming Our Youth

    The 20th annual Black History Month program, "Reclaiming Our Youth - Each One, Reach One," was presented by the Taylor County Civic League on Sunday evening at Gheens Recital Hall on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    The women of Bates Memorial Church presented a skit, "The Train to Glory."

    New Life Voices of Lexington also performed.

  • Breaking News: Alcohol election results upheld

    A judge has upheld the results of May's local option election, which allowed some Campbellsville restaurants to serve alcohol.

    Last May, Campbellsville voters approved a measure allowing restaurants in Campbellsville seating at least 50 people and deriving at least 70 percent of their revenue from food sales to serve alcohol by the drink. However, alcohol can only be served in conjunction with a meal.

  • Final Respects

    Red roses sway gently in the breeze, ready to be placed on the grave in remembrance.

    It is quiet.

    A long line of police cars stops at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. The caravan continues as far as one can see, their blue lights flashing. Police officers from around the state stand to the side at attention.

    Lebanon Police officers place their hands upon the hearse, which carries the body of slain police officer David M. Ford. They walk together as the vehicle slowly makes its way to the burial plot.

  • Nearly 3,000 KU customers lose power Tuesday

    Nearly 3,000 Kentucky Utilities customers lost power for a little less than an hour Tuesday evening.

    "We had a breaker switch go bad in one of Campbellsville's substations," said Cliff Feltham, KU's statewide media relations manager. "2,750 customers were affected. They were off for a bit less than an hour."

    Feltham said the customer load was switched to other substations so that crews could repair the switch on Wednesday.

  • Woman charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with drug and other crimes in an indictment 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.

    Carla Davis, 36, of 218 McNary St. was indicted on charges of second- and third-degree selling a controlled substance and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Work on downtown streetscape begins next week

    After two years of public discussions and planning, the first of two phases of a project to redesign a portion of downtown Campbellsville is set to begin next week.

    Construction on the streetscape portion of the project should start next week, according to Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator.

    During the first phase, Bowling Green-based contractors Scott and Murphy will remove existing sidewalks along Columbia Avenue between Main Street and Broadway and install new handicap accessible sidewalks, lighting, landscaping and trees.

  • Judicial center may not open till July

    Construction of Taylor County's new judicial center has fallen behind schedule and the building may not be open until July.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that workers have lost 88 construction days because of bad weather.

    He said the building will now be completed around June 1. Judicial center staff may be able to begin using the building around July 4.

    Construction of the judicial center began in August 2007. The three-story building will encompass 53,000 square feet.

  • Man gets seven years on burglary, assault charges

    A Campbellsville man who broke into a former girlfriend's home will spend seven years in prison for his crimes.

    Brad Derrick Shofner, 27, of 106 1/2 W. Walnut St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Feb. 3 for sentencing.

  • Investigation continues into shooting death

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate the murder of a Campbellsville man and, as of Friday, no new information about the case had been released.

    David M. Ford, 40, a Lebanon Police officer, was found dead last Tuesday afternoon at his Graham Road home.

    At a press conference last Tuesday night, Kentucky State Police Post 15 Commander Greg Baird said the Campbellsville E-911 Center received a phone call from Tonya Ford of 109 Graham Road at 1:07 p.m. stating that she had arrived at her home and found her husband, who had been shot.

  • Nineteen charged in crime ring case

    Nineteen people have been charged with operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    According to the indictment, the 19 defendants are accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.