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  • Woman accused of stealing another's credit card

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with stealing another person's credit card.

    Sherry L. Cox, 34, of 705 Buckner St. was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 12.

    According to Cox's arrest warrant, she is accused of stealing another person's credit card and using it to make purchases.

    Cox was charged with more than $100 in fraudulent use of a credit card within six months and theft or receipt of a stolen credit or debit card.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. Cox is scheduled to appear in Taylor District Court today.

  • TOUR SEKY 8th annual caucus to take place in Somerset

    The 8th annual TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky Caucus will take place today at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

    This year's theme is "Don't Let Tourism Puzzle You." Highlights of the day include keynote speaker Congressman Hal Rogers and his outlook for tourism in 2009. During the "Puzzling Lunch," the Achievement Professionalism Excellence Xtraordinary award for tourism excellence will be awarded along with the "Shining STAR" Customer Service Trainer of the Year and "The Hal Rogers Governmental Tourism Impact Award."

  • Fire Department gets grant for new truck

    Campbellsville Fire Department has received a $731,975 grant for a new fire truck.

    The grant, part of the federal 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, is among $2.5 million awarded to fire departments across the state.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said the grant will be used to pay for a custom-built aerial platform truck and equipment.

  • Red kettle drive begins

    It seems one can't have Christmas without bells. "Jingle Bells" is a favorite of Christmas carolers, while children lay awake at night listening for the sound of Santa's sleigh bells.

    But for the past century, another type of bell has heralded the start of the Christmas - Salvation Army bells.

    "It's our only fundraiser of the year," said Kathleen Fletcher, welfare secretary for the local program.

  • Christmas on its way

    Photos from Saturday's homemaker bazaar.

  • New director has high hopes for Campbellsville band program

    He has only been there a few months, but he already has big plans for the future.

    New Campbellsville Band Director Zach Shelton hopes to bring the CHS Marching Band back next year.

    Shelton, 23, was hired in late July to fill the position vacated when Jaime Smith, band director at CHS since 2005, accepted a position at LaRue County High School.

  • Woman injured in Green County crash involving Campbellsville driver

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured in Green County on Monday after her vehicle was struck by pickup truck driven by a Campbellsville man.

    Tanya Martz, 34, was traveling north on KY 569 in a 1994 Plymouth at about 5:12 p.m. when a 1991 Ford pickup driven by Christopher Parker, 29, of Campbellsville pulled into her path.

    Martz was treated and released at Jane Todd Crawford Memorial Hospital.

    Parker and his passenger, Wendy Hitch, 20, of Campbellsville, were not injured.

    All three were wearing seat belts.

  • One injured in collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle collision on Meadowcreek Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's report, Lucretia Vaughn, 29, of 121 E. Meadowcreek Road was traveling east on Meadowcreek Road at 2:15 p.m. when her vehicle was reportedly run off the road by another vehicle traveling in the opposite lane.

    The report states that Vaughn's vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck, struck an embankment and she was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Student uses Internet to teach others

    Brent Hatfield just wanted something to do this past summer. But instead of a new hobby or a family trip, the 17-year-old Campbellsville High senior chose to teach.

    Having completed two KET Distance Learning Latin courses within a year, Hatfield decided to share his knowledge on the Web.

    "I decided that during the summer, I wanted something to do that would be productive," Hatfield said.

  • Lodge proposals sought once again

    It's on again. For the fourth time, a request for proposals has been issued for the development of a lodge at Green River Lake. And, like the last RFP, the plans do not include a golf course.

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

    The RFP was posted at https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/Advantage on Nov. 12. The deadline to submit proposals is 4 p.m. on Dec. 12. Those interested should click "Public Access," "Business Opportunities" and then "Search for Solicitations."