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  • Crusade for Children

    Campbellsville and Taylor County firefighters began collecting for the Crusade for Children fundraising campaign on Monday, June 1. Roadblocks were set up throughout the community on Friday and Saturday and near the fire department on Sunday morning.

     

  • Lawmakers headed back to Frankfort

    Seeking to erase the state's projected $1 billion budget shortfall, Gov. Steve Beshear will call legislators back to Frankfort on June 15.

    Aside from Beshear's proposed $9.1 billion budget, lawmakers will also take up the issue of racetrack slot machines, incentives to bring NASCAR races to northern Kentucky and Ohio River bridge projects.

    Beshear's budget proposal cuts about $200 million in spending and counts on more than $700 million in federal stimulus funds.

  • Teen indicted on assault charge

    A Springfield teenager has been indicted on a first-degree assault charge stemming from a one-vehicle crash that left another Springfield teenager dead.

    Michael Barnett, 19, of 111 Mayes Ave. in Springfield was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at about 1:54 a.m. on Sept. 16, 2007, on U.S. 68.

    The report states that Barnett, who was driving a 2001 Infiniti I30, lost control of his vehicle, dropped off the shoulder, overcorrected and then overturned.

  • Annual sale provide miles of deals

    Past a maze of parked cars, the Greensburg Road section of the annual 400-Mile sale is bustling with activity.

    The smell of bratwurst and funnel cake fills the air. Crowds of people populate the booths, looking over the clothing, quilts, candles, food and more.

    The sale, which kicked off on Wednesday, got into full-swing Friday after rain on Wednesday and Thursday put a damper on the opening days.

  • Man accused of stealing and crashing car

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a car and then crashed it.

    Cyvesck Douglas Miller, 19, of 128 Ray Court was arrested at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.

    According to Miller's arrest citation, he confessed to stealing a car on Sunday, May 31.

    While he was driving the car, court records state, Miller allegedly crashed into a parked vehicle belonging to Comcast Cable and then fled the scene.

  • Taylor County Fair begins

    From funnel cakes to fast rides, beauty pageants to dance moves, carnival games to belting out a favorite song, the Taylor County Fair is sure to offer entertainment for everyone.

    The fair officially got started Saturday with the Youth Horse Show and the Tommie Johns Memorial Championship Horse Show.

    Midway rides will begin today and continue through Saturday.

    Harold Young, president of the Taylor County Fair Association Inc., says he considers this year's midway providers as one of the best carnivals in the state.

  • Woman arrested after five crashes

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested and charged with DUI and other crimes after she was allegedly involved in five crashes.

    Michelle A. Perkins aka Michelle A. Walls, 42, of 419 N. Jackson St., Apt. 5, was arrested at 3:33 p.m. Friday, May 29.

    According to Perkins' arrest citation, she was allegedly involved in five collisions and then came to rest at Main Street and North Central Avenue.

    The citation states Perkins smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and poor balance and told police she was "taking lots of drugs."

  • Relay for Life

    They walked for their daughters, sons, wives and husbands. 

    They played games, ate food together and reminisced about their treatment and battles with cancer — some that were won and others that were lost.

    This year’s Relay for Life committee had a goal of raising $96,000 toward a cure for cancer. By bank night, that goal was more than halfway met.

    Watch Thursday’s issues for more photos from this year’s Relay for Life along with team and other award winners.

  • Council approves smoking ban

    Smoking in public buildings in Campbellsville will soon be illegal.

    During its regular meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council approved an ordinance banning smoking in all public buildings.

    The ordinance bans smoking in all enclosed public places except residences, private organizations that are not hosting a public event and retail tobacco stores where the smoke does not infiltrate into an area where smoking is prohibited.

  • Relay for Life schedule of events

    The Taylor County Relay for Life will begin Friday, June 5 and end at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 6 at Taylor County High School's football field. The annual event raises money for the American Cancer Society.

    This year's theme is "A Walk to Remember."

    For more information, call (270) 745-1963 or visit www.relayforlife.org/taylor.

    Schedule of events:

    Friday, June 5

    - 5 to 7 p.m. - Survivor registration and meal, food sales begin.