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  • Update: Police ask for community's help

    Campbellsville Police are searching for three men suspected of an armed robbery in which one man was shot.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 5:46 p.m. Friday, officers responded to 710 High Pine Drive after gunshots were reported.

    Arriving at the apartment complex, police found Jermaine Barnett lying in the doorway of his girlfriend's apartment with a gunshot wound to his leg.

    Witnesses say three black males knocked on the door of the apartment and when Barnett opened the door, they rushed in. Witnesses say the men were armed with handguns.

  • One injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Hardyville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 12:35 p.m., Sylvester Lee, 80, of Campbellsville pulled his 1991 Chrysler from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on to Water Tower Bypass and into the path of a 1991 Ford driven by Virginia Lile, 43, of Hardyville.

    Lile was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. She was treated and released.

    Campbellsville Police Sgt. Jaysen Taylor investigated.

  • Three injured in U.S. 68 collision

    Three Campbellsville residents were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Brandon Mackie, 20, of 301 Meadow Brook Drive and Herbert Sneed, 55, of 2319 Greensburg Road were traveling west on U.S. 68 at 12:15 p.m.

    The report states that Sneed slowed to allow another vehicle to turn left.

    Mackie couldn't stop in time, the report states, and his 2004 Chevrolet 1500 truck struck the back of Sneed's 1997 Ford Explorer.

  • Osborne announces judge/executive candidacy

    Gary Osborne, a construction manager and a former magistrate and hotel manager, has announced his candidacy for Taylor County judge/executive.

    "Qualifications and expectations are what the voting public are interested in when casting their vote," Osborne stated in a news release. "The focal point of our life is when opportunity and preparedness meet. I have arrived at this point in my life."

    Osborne said there are five areas of qualifications and expectations that will suit him well during the coming campaign.

  • Campbellsville man killed in I-65 crash

    A Campbellsville man is dead after a collision early Sunday morning on I-65 in Hart County.

    According to the Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green, Adam Bowen, 30, was killed in the crash, which occurred at 3:47 a.m. near the 54-mile marker.

    Bowen was traveling northbound when his vehicle drifted off the left shoulder of the roadway, according to the police report. He then overcorrected back to the right, causing his 2006 GMC truck to skid off the right shoulder and to strike an embankment.

  • Pulling their Strings ...

    Mist, mythical creatures and maybe even a bit of magic filled Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium on Tuesday night.

    Wood and Strings Theatre brought Bunraku puppets to the stage and performed "Out of the Mist ... a Dragon," a tale of a young man's journey of self-discovery.

    The production was the second of this year's Central Kentucky Arts Series' season.

    The story begins with a samurai war lord, Kumagai, who becomes outraged when his daughter, Lotus, falls in love with a fisherman.

  • Man escapes serious injury after wreck

    A Tennessee teenager escaped serious injury after flipping his car on KY 55 Monday morning, bringing traffic to a halt for a short time.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 9 a.m., Zachary Beard, 18, of Fairview, Tenn. was driving a 2001 Toyota north on KY 55 when he fell asleep. Beard's car left the road, struck a rock wall, re-entered the road and rolled over on to its top in the middle of the road.

    Beard was treated for injuries at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue.

    Campbellsville Police Lt. Terry Lile investigated.

  • Benningfield attends jailers' conference

    Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield attended the Kentucky Jailers Conference in Lexington on Oct. 14.

    Jailers have two conferences a year and Benningfield has attended every conference since taking office in 2007. Jailers must have 40 hours of training each year. Benningfield completed 62 hours in 2007, 67 hours in 2008 and 48.75 hours this year.

  • Judicial Center to get more parking

    There will soon be more parking available for the Taylor County Judicial Center.

    The Project Development Board met Monday afternoon to discuss the status of the remaining work to be done at the judicial center building, as well as the status of the road that runs between it and Gowen's Auto Glass & Installation.

    AOC representative Danny Rhoades said he believes there has been some confusion about the order in which issues involving the road have been approved.

  • Detention Center employees to get pay raise

    Some Taylor County Detention Center employees will soon get a raise.

    At Taylor Fiscal Court's regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10, Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield told magistrates that the detention center has now been open for a year.

    When it first opened, he told the Court, he asked magistrates to consider giving some employees a raise when reaching the one-year mark. Benningfield asked that the employees who began working at $9 an hour, and have since received a raise to $9.27 an hour, now receive $10 an hour.