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  • History in the making

    A scene from Campbellsville's history now hangs on the side of the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Joshua Mason's painting depicting a snowy Civil War scene was hung on the side of the building Saturday.

    Mason, of Elk Horn, began work on the mural Jan. 17. He completed the majority of his work at the former Minor's Jeans building, which the County rents for storage.

    The mural, paid for entirely with grant funding and a donation, depicts three Civil War union generals riding on horses in a wintry scene in January 1862.

  • Local man sentenced on federal child porn charges

    Campbellsville resident Paul Nance, 56, was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison last week by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley for receipt and possession of child pornography.

    The indictment against Nance alleged that between Nov. 28, 2006, and April 4, 2007, he received and possessed images of child pornography.

    In his guilty plea on Nov. 20, 2009, evidence established that Nance had downloaded multiple videos and images of minors engaging in sexual activity using the Limewire file-sharing program.

    There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Man charged with violating sex offender registry

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with violating the terms of his sex offender registration after he allegedly moved and failed to report his new address.

    Michael Lee Vanheck, 29, of 3735 Bengal Road was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 7.

    According to court records, Vanheck moved to an apartment on First Street. Probation and parole officers told Vanheck to report his new address, but court records state that he did not.

  • Main Street business gets Chamber award

    One of the ideas behind Café Bonin was always to help promote growth in downtown Campbellsville. In the two years since the restaurant opened its doors, plenty of other buildings have received facelifts and new lives as well. And now, Café Bonin has been rewarded for its own efforts.

    Café Bonin is this year's recipient of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Business Beautification Award. The award goes to a business that has completed a renovation or redesign to an existing building.

  • Rain doesn't dampen annual Relay for Life fundraiser

    They walked. Together, they spent Friday night walking hundreds of laps around Taylor County High School's gymnasium to honor those who have battled cancer. They also walked for those who lost that battle and can't walk anymore.

    Taylor County's Relay for Life events on Friday, originally planned to be at the TCHS football field, were moved indoors because of a threat of rain.

    But that threat didn't keep people from coming to Relay and raising money to fund cancer research.

  • UPDATE: And the winners are ...

    More voters than expected turned out on Tuesday, sending all incumbents to the general election in November.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, 41 percent of Taylor County voters showed up at the polls for Tuesday's primary election, a bit higher than the 39 percent he predicted.

    Individual vote totals are available HERE.

    The results

  • Newton, Walsh will square off this fall.

    Four candidates seeking to replace retiring Sheriff John Shipp have now been reduced to two.

    In Tuesday's primary election, Democrats chose Allen Newton while Republicans selected Bill Walsh. The two will meet up in the November General Election.

    On the Republican ticket, Walsh collected 2,243 votes to Timothy "Sparky" Cash's 1,125. On the Democrat side, Newton had 2,651 to Willard "Hank" Harris' 321.

    Newton, 53, a lifelong Taylor County resident, has been chief deputy and detective for the Taylor County Sheriff's Office for the past 17 years.

  • Osborne will face Rogers in November

    Republican Gary Osborne will face Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers in November's general election. The winner will serve in the County's top position.

    On Tuesday night, Osborne says he feels for his defeated opponent, fellow Republican Greg Gribbins.

    "I feel for everyone who lost," he said. "I've been there. It's one of the worst feelings in the world."

    Osborne said he felt very encouraged recently when discussing his campaign with residents. Since January, he said, he visited with nearly 4,000 people.

  • Allen, Young to face off in general election

    Incumbent Brenda Allen and Tony Young will face off for the mayor's post in the fall.

    Moments after the results were tallied on Tuesday night, Allen said she was naturally pleased with the outcome.

    "I had a lot of help and I have to thank them all, as well as my supporters," she said. "I'm really pleased."

    But, Allen said, her work has just begun.

    "We just have to work really hard in the fall."

  • Grayson makes campaign stop in Campbellsville

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Trey Grayson made a stop in Campbellsville on Thursday as part of his campaign tour. Grayson met with about 20 supporters at Forcht Bank, thanking them for their backing. “I think people are fed up with what is going on in Washington,” Grayson said. “Washington is broke and we’ve got to fix it.” Belt-tightening is needed, something Grayson says he has done as secretary of state. Once the nation’s fiscal house is in order, the economy, Grayson said, will start to rebound as banks regain lending confidence.