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  • Deaton named City Superintendent

    Mike Deaton is exchanging his principal's hat for that of superintendent.

    Deaton was named superintendent of Campbellsville Independent Schools shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday.

    A familiar face at Campbellsville Schools, Deaton has served as high school principal for the past two years.

    The Campbellsville School Board met in special session at 5 to finalize its selection of a new superintendent. Deaton was notified of the Board's decision in a telephone call while he was attending a track meet in Green County with his wife, Amy.

  • Sticking a fork in hunger

    Eighty-one local students raised $2,200 and a pickup truck bed full of canned food during last weekend's 30-Hour Famine event.

    As part of the event, students went without food from 7 a.m. on Friday until about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. They slept in cardboard boxes at Miller Park Friday night and went door to door to collect canned food Saturday morning.

  • Mischief at City Park

    Campbellsville Police are searching for vandals who've caused extensive damage to Miller Park, in particular the park's Par 3 golf course.

    "We've got some people playing golf who are tearing up the green and driving golf balls into the building," said Park Director Bill Brewer.

    Normal wear and tear is to be expected, Brewer said. But 210 divots in a day and golf ball sized holes in the metal maintenance building is far beyond the norm.

    Vandalism at the park has always been a small problem, Brewer said, but it has become worse in the last month or so.

  • History comes to life

    History came to life last Friday, at least for 27 people.

    Greater Campbellsville United sponsored an African American Heritage Driving Tour, which took participants to many nearby black historical sites.

    According to GCU coordinator Wanda Washington, the tour identifies 62 historic locations in Taylor and Green counties.

    Participants boarded a bus at Elmhurst Shopping Center and traveled Taylor County for about two hours.

    Washington said she was pleased with the crowd that attended, though the bus was only half full.

  • County says no to tax agreement

    Unless something changes before June 30, Taylor Fiscal Court will keep all of the occupational tax money it currently shares with the City.

    That means the City will be short about $1.2 million.

    Taylor Fiscal Court voted down a new interlocal agreement with the City of Campbellsville at a special meeting last week. And Campbellsville City Council members will meet tonight to discuss how they will respond.

  • Campbellsville man accused of sex abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with sexual abuse after he allegedly had sexual contact with another person.

    Travis Barnett, 23, of 905 Hamilton St. was served Tuesday, April 14 with a summons to appear in Taylor District Court today to face a charge of third-degree sexual abuse.

    According to the summons, Barnett is accused of having sexual contact with another person, a female.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley investigated.

  • Local man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling cocaine in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    James T. Wilson aka Tyler Wilson, 25, of High Pine, Apt. 35, was indicted on a charge of first-degree selling powder cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $25,000. If convicted, Wilson could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    Campbellsville Police Department Detective David Tucker investigated.

  • Two more arrested in crime ring case

    Two more defendants have been arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Wendell Reynolds Jr., 26, and Bobbi Reynolds aka Bobbie Rutledge, 36, both of 2176 Coakley Road in Greensburg, are two of the 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • UPDATE: One of three finalists drops out

    One of the three finalists for superintendent of Campbellsville Independent Schools has dropped out.

    Robert "Bobby" Lewis, who is an associate superintendent at Hardin County Schools, has withdrawn from the superintendent search process.

    This leaves the Campbellsville School Board with two finalists - Mike Deaton, who is principal at Campbellsville High, and Leon Smith, principal at Washington County High.

    The Board is expected to announce its decision tomorrow at 5 at a special meeting.

  • Homeless ... for a night

    They slept under the stars in decorated, but cold, cardboard boxes. They went without their cell phones and laptops for a night and had limited food.

    They gave up their "Home Sweet Home" for one night.

    Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and the Social Workers in Touch Can Help Club asked for volunteers to experience life as a homeless person for one night under the shelter of nothing more than a cardboard box.

    And many people answered the call.