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  • Another charged with arson, burglary of abandoned homes

    Another Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with stealing from and setting several abandoned homes in Taylor County on fire. A total of five people have now been charged.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Kyle Corbin, 23, of Beechwood Drive, was arrested Thursday, Dec. 22, and charged with seven counts of second-degree arson, seven counts of third-degree burglary and seven counts of first-degree criminal mischief.
    He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center. The report states that his bond was set at $40,000 cash.

  • Campbellsville man injured in Central Avenue crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on South Central Avenue on Tuesday morning.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 9:24 a.m., Alvin Jodie Mings, 92, was driving a 1998 Mercury SUV north on South Central Avenue when the vehicle dropped off the right shoulder. Mings lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the southbound lane and struck a utility pole. Wet pavement was a factor in the collision, according to the report.

  • One injured in Salem Church crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured after a vehicle ran her vehicle off of Salem Church Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Debra Sharp, 51, of 419 N. Jackson St., was traveling west on Salem Church Road on Monday at 4:41 p.m. in a 1994 Saturn.
    The report states that Sharp told Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield that she met a black pickup truck on the road. In order to avoid hitting the truck, she stated, she drove off the right side of the road and struck a mailbox and post.

  • Higdon invites all to prayer breakfast

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, and Bro. Lee Watts, chaplain of the General Assembly, invite all community members to the 10th annual Prayer Breakfast.
    The breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 7, at Lebanon United Methodist Church, located at 236 N. Spalding Avenue. Breakfast and fellowship begins at 8:30 a.m. and the prayer service will begin at 9 a.m.
    For more information, contact Higdon at (270) 692-6945 or Watts at (859) 354-4533.

  • INFAC donates to Green River Ministries

  • Citizens Bank donates to Toys for Kids

    Citizens Bank & Trust Co. employees recently donated toys to Toys for Kids.

  • Lobb wins ham from Forcht Bank

    Forcht Bank recently gave away a Penn’s country ham in a random drawing. Dennye Lobb, center, was the winner. Pictured presenting the ham to Lobb is banking officer LaTasha Bell, left, and branch manager Lisa Nelson.

  • Former teacher sues school district

    A Sonora woman is suing local school officials after she says she was fired from her teaching job but not told the real reason why. And the woman wants lost wages and benefits and her job back.

    Lexington attorneys J. Follace Fields II and Carrie C. Mullins filed a complaint on Angela Brasser’s behalf on Nov. 18 in Taylor Circuit Court.
    Brasser lists Campbellsville Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton and Campbellsville Board of Education as defendants.

  • County magistrate on the mend after back surgery


    After having back surgery earlier this month, a Taylor County magistrate says he believes he is making a good recovery.
    Dr. James Jones said in October than he had been experiencing leg and back pain for a few weeks that made walking difficult. For a while, Jones, 77, said he just went about his routine and attempted to bear the pain.

    “So I kind of just toughed it out,” he said. “It’s just painful to walk.”

  • Election deadlines approaching

    With just more than a month until the deadline, two local candidates have already filed for the May primary election.

    Stan McKinney has filed for re-election to the non-partisan Campbellsville City Council, while Republican Rodney Burress has filed for re-election as Taylor County Circuit Clerk.
    The deadline to file for re-election is Tuesday, Jan. 31.