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  • Fire department offers free smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

    Campbellsville Fire Department is offering free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to local homeowners.

    Bill Hall, Campbellsville Fire Department assistant chief said the detectors were provided to the department at no cost through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Hall said firefighters will also install the detectors for free.

    Call the fire department at 465-4131.

  • Taking the Stage

    For Campbellsville University's fall production, the audience will have a hand in the outcome.

    A cast and crew of more the 15 will bring to life "Mr. A's Amazing Maze Plays," an interactive play written by Alan Ackybourn.

    The story centers around Suzy and her dog Neville and their adventure through a mansion owned by Mr. Acousticus.

    "It is a very interactive children's show," said Starr Garrett, assistant professor and theater director, "but I think people of all ages will enjoy it."

  • One injured in collision with telephone pole

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Tuesday after she struck a telephone pole with her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kathy Pike, 37, was traveling south on Stone Quarry Road at about 11:15 a.m.

    The report states that Pike lost control of her 1994 Oldsmobile 88 and struck a telephone pole.

    Pike was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. She was treated for a cut on her head and face. As of press time, no information was available as to her condition.

  • Greensburg men arrested on robbery charges

    Two Greensburg men were arrested in Campbellsville on Sunday and charged with second-degree robbery and first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Department release, at about 4:45 p.m., Michael Thomas Miller, 30, and Carlos A. Vazquez Jr., 23, allegedly shoplifted items from Kroger in Green River Plaza.

  • Local man accused of pointing gun

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly pointed a gun at another man.

    Andy Trevis Rice, 37, of 103 Mason Lane was arrested at 3:34 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25.

    According to an arrest citation, the Campbellsville Police Department received a call reporting a man with a gun on Mason Lane.

    The citation states that witnesses told police Rice had walked across the street, pulled a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at a man.

  • Poker runs raise nearly $1,000

    The leather-clad riders put on their helmets and roared their engines to life. Their motorcycle caravan could be seen from far away, but the impact of the money raised from their ride will be felt right here in Taylor County.

    Poker runs on Saturday combined raised nearly $1,000 for the annual Toys for Kids and St. Baldrick's fundraisers.

    Nick and Renee Alsager hosted the first annual St. Baldrick's poker run, which raised $323. The Alsagers have participated in the St. Baldrick's fundraiser for about three years.

  • Group offers hand to women in need

    Someone to talk to. Someone to offer guidance. Someone to pray with. Someone to call a friend.

    That's all Cheryl Kretzler needed. And through the local Christian Women's Job Corps, that's what she got.

    "[I wanted to be part of the program] just so that I wasn't alone and so that I had somebody to talk to," she said.

    Kretzler found out about the program through the group Bible studies CWJC leads at the public housing facility on Ravine Way every other Tuesday.

  • SOLD: Former Fruit of the Loom building

    It was once the lifeblood of Taylor County. Then it became an eyesore and the sight of various community cleanups. Now, it's a mixture of decaying equipment and charred rubbish. But that will soon change.

    The building that once housed Fruit of the Loom has changed ownership, and the new owners say they will first clean up the damage caused by a fire in June.

    Local attorney John C. Miller, Green River Marina owner and operator of demolition company HCL Inc. Dennis Brinley and Danny Pyles of Pyles Excavating Inc. in Columbia formed the Heartbeat Development LLC in August.

  • Jail files answer to allegations

    Taylor County Detention Center employees have answered a lawsuit filed last month by a former inmate who alleges that they lost his family photos.

    Steven Carmicle filed suit against Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Capt. Kevin Wilson, Sgt. Jon Hawkins and Class D Coordinator Mary Cox in Taylor Circuit Court on Thursday, Sept. 3.

  • Fire department tackles starling problem

    A loud boom echoes across Western Drive. Thousands of European starlings take to the sky. Branches from the tree on which they were perched quiver as the weight of the birds is lifted.

    It's a sight that many throughout the city have seen of late, according to Assistant Campbellsville Fire Chief Bill Hall, Campbellsville Fire Department.

    On duty firefighters have spent downtime in the evenings recently, dealing with thousands of European starlings roosting in trees in residential neighborhoods, Hall said.