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  • Campbellsville man arrested shortly after robbery

    Just hours after he allegedly robbed the Lebanon Avenue Minit Mart on Monday night, police arrested Anthony W. Hamilton Sr., charging him with the recent robbery as well as the robbery of the same store in October.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Report, Hamilton allegedly robbed Minit Mart at around 8:20 p.m. Monday, fleeing the scene with an undetermined amount of cash. Police say Hamilton also robbed the same store on Oct. 18, again fleeing the scene with an undetermined amount of money.

  • Blood supply less than normal

    One hour could save three lives.

    That's the message Roger Foster, associate professor of business administration at Campbellsville University and local site coordinator for the American Red Cross, is trying to get across in the days leading up to a CU blood drive on Dec. 1.

    The Bloodmobile will be at the Student Activities Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.

    CU hosts a blood drive every semester, Foster said. This drive marks the second this semester, he said, because there is a need.

  • Fruitcake anyone?

    Most people have been on the receiving end of the infamous fruitcake during the holidays. Oftentimes, the recipient is left wondering what, if anything, to do with the hard, dense dessert.

    But for the Hardesty family, fruitcake is a family tradition that the whole family loves making - and eating.

    Pat Hardesty said his mother, the late Ermon Hardesty, had made fruitcakes with the family for as long as he can remember.

  • Deadline is Monday for letters to Santa

    Hello kids! Ho! Ho! Ho!

    Are you getting excited? I certainly am, because Christmas is just around the corner.

    I've started making my list and checking it twice, but I need your help. I need a letter from each of you telling me what you'd like to have this Christmas.

    Reading letters from my little friends around the world is the best part of the holiday season. Your letters sure help the elves, too. It makes it much easier for them to load the sleigh with the right toys for the right girls and boys.

  • Golf course added to lodge RFP

    An amendment including a golf course has been added to the Green River Lake lodge project request for proposals.

    A request for proposals - or RFP - is a series of advertisements seeking bids on a project from developers.

    The amendment, which was added on Nov. 20, calls for an 18-hole, par 72 golf course. The course will include a driving range, putting green, a sand bunker practice area/chipping green and a pro shop.

    When originally posted on Nov. 12, the RFP did not include a golf course.

  • Man charged with killing mother has hearing today

    The Campbellsville man charged last month with murdering his mother has pleaded not guilty to the crimes and is expected to appear at a hearing today.

    Brandon Scott Jones, 20, of 304 Summit Drive was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 28 by Louisville Metro Police.

    According to Jones' arrest citation, Louisville Metro police officers were dispatched to 1701 Belmar Ave. in Louisville at 6:06 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 and found Jones' mother, Sharon R. Jones, 50, dead.

  • Studying for the Future

    She may have had a lifelong interest in the field, but Kassy Goodwin says it was her horse that got her a job at Green River Veterinary.

    Veterinarian Amanda Rowland made a house call earlier this year to the Goodwin farm to check on Goodwin's horse, Sita. When she discovered that Goodwin was interested in becoming a veterinarian, Rowland invited her to stop by her office to earn some real-life experience in the field.

  • Reading to Children

    Campbellsville University football players swapped the pigskin for children's books on Tuesday night. The Taylor County Public Library hosted a tailgate party for local children with reading, games and snacks.

  • Sharing a passion for art

    A hallway becomes a fencepost. A window transforms into a rose garden. Countless plastic bags become a tote bag.

    Norma Hasch, 72, spends her time making the ordinary extraordinary.

    Hasch, originally from Louisville, moved to Campbellsville many years ago, after retiring from a car dealership.

    After her retirement, she had more time for her hobbies - painting and crafting.

    "Painting is my best thing. I love to paint," she said, "and doing crafty stuff."

  • Woman charged with forging prescription

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with attempting to fill a forged prescription.

    Delma "Dee Dee" Marie Ward, 34, of 725 S. Columbia Ave. was arrested at 6:40 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.

    According to Ward's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call from Kroger Pharmacy in Green River Plaza reporting that someone was attempting to fill a forged prescription for Darvocet.