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  • Appeal denied for convicted sex offender

    The Court of Appeals has denied a convicted sex offender's latest attempt at voiding his prison sentence.

    In August 2004, Ronald Eugene "June Bug" Osinger Jr., now 29, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and three counts of intimidating a witness after he pleaded guilty to the crimes two months earlier.

    The alleged victims in Osinger's case, however, recanted their testimony before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram two years later.

  • Man charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Keith L. Mann, 39, of 455 N. Calvary Road was arrested at about 11 p.m. Friday, May 15 after a Kentucky State Police road check.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper John Boyd had a vehicle stopped, according to court records, when Mann drove his vehicle toward Boyd.

    Mann's arrest citation states that he ignored commands to stop and struck the vehicle Boyd had stopped.

  • Former Councilman loses battle with cancer

    Doug Mullins, a two-term Campbellsville City Council member, has died.

    Mullins, 65, died Saturday, May 23 at Norton's Hosparus in Louisville. He had been battling cancer.

    Last year, after having served two terms on the City Council, Mullins withdrew his filing for a third term, opting to make a bid for state representative. However, in August, Mullins withdrew from that race after learning he had lung cancer.

    Mullins' friends and colleagues remember him as a compassionate man who cared about the community.

  • Duty, Honor, Country

    “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

    —John 15:13

    They arrived slowly, some in wheelchairs, others with canes or walkers, their slow, determined progress showing their advanced age. Children came too, running and skipping in the joy of their youth. Others in between made up the rest of the crowd.

    More attended Monday’s annual Memorial Day ceremony than in many years past, many carrying small American flags.

  • Citizens Bank e-mail is a scam

    An e-mail currently making the rounds offering a prize for completion of a survey is not affiliated with Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

    The e-mail claims to be from Citizens Bank and offers customers a $50 credit to their account in exchange for completing a customer satisfaction survey.

    Read more about this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Lake Cumberland assumes management of senior centers

    The Lake Cumberland Area Development District has assumed management of 10 senior citizen centers, including the Taylor County center.

    LCADD took the reigns on May 18. All programs will continue without interruption.

    Read more about this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Unsolved murders

    It has been almost seven months since Shafter J. Couch was shot and killed through a kitchen window at his home. And it’s been nearly four months since David Ford of Campbellsville was murdered in his home.

    Police have yet to make an arrest in either case.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Couch, 26, was shot and killed at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at his Taylor Chapel Road home. Police said it appeared that someone waited outside of Couch’s kitchen window and shot him when he entered the room.

  • Research leads Campbellsville native to Washington, D.C.

    Michael Yates isn't squeamish. In his line of work, that's probably a job requirement.

    Yates, 27, grew up in Campbellsville but now calls Washington, D.C. home.

    In Washington, Yates spends his days at a hospital doing neuropsychological evaluations.

    A 1999 Taylor County High School graduate, Yates was once focused on playing baseball for a living. That all changed during a trip to Europe.

    In 2001, Yates was chosen to play on the USA Athletes International baseball team and traveled to Europe.

  • Taylor superintendent announcement expected Monday night

    Taylor County School's new superintendent is expected to be named during a special Taylor School Board meeting tonight (Monday).

    The agenda contains three items - motion to offer superintendent contract, city water line easement and approve minutes.

    The Board met last Thursday to discuss the superintendent position. No action was taken at that meeting.

    Thirty-four people applied to be the next Taylor County School Superintendent. The Board interviewed six candidates. The names of the finalists were not released.

  • Man charged with selling drugs at jail

    A Greensburg man has been arrested and charged with selling marijuana at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Nathan L. Edwards, 27, of 1351 Skin House Drive was arrested at 11:15 a.m. Friday, May 15.

    According to Edwards' arrest citation, he was being housed at the Taylor County Detention Center on other charges.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.