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  • UPDATE: Funeral set for police officer

    Funeral arrangements made

    The funeral for David M. Ford, 40, of Campbellsville is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Campbellsville Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Lyon Dewitt Funeral Home.

    Burial will follow at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

    What we know

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the murder of a Campbellsville man.

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

  • One injured in Greensburg Road collision

    A Campbellsville resident was injured Friday after two vehicles collided on Greensburg Road.

    According to a report by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens, Justin Gifford, 19, of 346 Russell Road and Dana King, 41, of 265 Natures Way were both traveling west on U.S. 68 at 4:45 p.m.

    The report states that King slowed her 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer to make a left turn onto Davis Road. Gifford told Dickens that he was blinded by the sun and struck King's vehicle from behind with his 1995 Dodge Intrepid.

  • H.O.M.E. program focuses on marriage

    Low-income Taylor Countians who want some relationship help may be eligible for a free program that does just that.

    The Happiness and Opportunity through Marriage Education program, also known as H.O.M.E., a nearly $2.3 million federal grant program geared toward providing free relationship assistance to low-income families, began last year.

    And a set of workshops for Taylor County residents to attend, given by the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, will be available in the next few months.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion court

    A Campbellsville man was indicted recently in Marion Circuit Court.

    According to court records, Luis Ventura, no age given, of 127 St. Anne St. in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of second-degree assault and second-degree robbery.

    According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 3, 2009, Ventura is accused of causing physical injury to another person using a deadly weapon.

    The indictment also reads that while committing a theft, Ventura allegedly used or threatened the use of physical force.

  • No injuries in one-vehicle crash

    No one was injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday on KY 569.

    According to a report by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Underwood, Jeanette G. Hester, 42, of 645 Palmetto Loop in Glendale was traveling east on KY 569 at 6:05 p.m.

    The report states that Hester's 2002 Chevrolet dropped off the right shoulder of the road. Hester overcorrected and then crossed over to the left side of the road and turned on its side in a ditch.

    Hester, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured in the collision.

  • City students in school Monday

    Students love snow days, there's no question about that. But when it comes time to make up those days, they're not generally quite as excited.

    However, bad weather this winter has canceled classes on five days for Campbellsville Independent students. And now the District is planning ahead in an attempt to prevent students from attending classes in June.

    As a result, the Campbellsville School Board approved a proposal at Monday night's Board meeting for students to attend school on Monday, Feb. 16. The day was originally scheduled as a holiday in honor of Presidents Day.

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  • Two injured in Stoner Creek crash

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured Monday in a one-vehicle collision on Stoner Creek Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report written by Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Underwood, Christopher K. Hayes, 18, of 3043 Stoner Creek Road was traveling east on Stoner Creek Road at about 12:20 a.m.

    The report states that Hayes met another vehicle and dropped his 1999 Chevrolet Trailblazer off the right shoulder of the road and struck a telephone pole. The pole was broken in the impact.

  • Funds low at Food Pantry

    In an average month, the Taylor County Ministerial Food Pantry spends about $5,000 to help nearly 300 needy families keep food on the table. However, while the need is steady, the income is not.

    Donations have dropped and the food pantry, now dangerously short of funding, is reaching out to the community.

    "We get a big rush at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and then it collapses," said Ted Beam, ministerial association treasurer.

  • Church to take over operations at Veterans Memorial Park

    Campbellsville Baptist Church will take over the operation of Veterans Memorial Park this spring.

    At Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates unanimously approved contracting with the church to provide services at the park for the upcoming sports season from March 1 through Oct. 31.

    The future of Veterans Memorial Park has been the topic of several governmental meetings in the past few months and began with a County budget discussion at last October's Fiscal Court meeting.