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  • Woman arrested after five crashes

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested and charged with DUI and other crimes after she was allegedly involved in five crashes.

    Michelle A. Perkins aka Michelle A. Walls, 42, of 419 N. Jackson St., Apt. 5, was arrested at 3:33 p.m. Friday, May 29.

    According to Perkins' arrest citation, she was allegedly involved in five collisions and then came to rest at Main Street and North Central Avenue.

    The citation states Perkins smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and poor balance and told police she was "taking lots of drugs."

  • Relay for Life

    They walked for their daughters, sons, wives and husbands. 

    They played games, ate food together and reminisced about their treatment and battles with cancer — some that were won and others that were lost.

    This year’s Relay for Life committee had a goal of raising $96,000 toward a cure for cancer. By bank night, that goal was more than halfway met.

    Watch Thursday’s issues for more photos from this year’s Relay for Life along with team and other award winners.

  • Council approves smoking ban

    Smoking in public buildings in Campbellsville will soon be illegal.

    During its regular meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council approved an ordinance banning smoking in all public buildings.

    The ordinance bans smoking in all enclosed public places except residences, private organizations that are not hosting a public event and retail tobacco stores where the smoke does not infiltrate into an area where smoking is prohibited.

  • Relay for Life schedule of events

    The Taylor County Relay for Life will begin Friday, June 5 and end at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 6 at Taylor County High School's football field. The annual event raises money for the American Cancer Society.

    This year's theme is "A Walk to Remember."

    For more information, call (270) 745-1963 or visit www.relayforlife.org/taylor.

    Schedule of events:

    Friday, June 5

    - 5 to 7 p.m. - Survivor registration and meal, food sales begin.

  • Buzz-ted

    When Paula Moore-Kirby went to plant flowers in her front yard, she got a little more than she had bargained for.

    After digging in the flowerbed near a fountain, she noticed an unusual number of bees.

    "I watched them and they were going into the fountain through the hole where the electric cord was," Moore-Kirby said.

    Read more about this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Farmers’ Market offers products direct from farms

    Freshly picked vegetables. Locally made honey. All-natural lotions and homemade baked goods.

    The Taylor County Farmers' Market has been open for about six weeks now and will continue offering residents fresh produce and homemade items through October.

    The farmers' market building is located just off KY 210 on the left past Wal-Mart Supercenter, near the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    Read more about this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Relay for Life is tomorrow

    Their goal is to raise money for cancer research - and have a little fun.

    Taylor County's annual Relay for Life will begin tomorrow at 5 p.m., and many new and returning favorite activities have been planned.

    Susan Blevins, chair of the Taylor County Relay for Life Committee, says this is the 25th year for Relay for Life, which may be the largest organized fundraising event. Blevins says the event is also international.

  • Council to vote on smoking ban tonight

    Almost two years after discussions first began, the Campbellsville City Council is expected to take final action on a proposed Citywide smoking ban following a public forum tonight.

    At its May meeting, the Council had first reading of an ordinance that would ban smoking in enclosed public places. The ordinance would become effective 75 days after approval.

  • Mannsville man charged with DUI

    A Mannsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI and drug crimes after he allegedly attempted to avoid a roadblock.

    Terry J. Thorpe, 48, of 3019 Gaddis Ridge Road was arrested just after midnight on Saturday, May 24. Thorpe's arrest citation states that Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren stopped him after he turned around to avoid a roadblock.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Gas leak forces evacuation of courthouse, nearby businesses

    A Court Street gas leak forced the evacuation of the Taylor County Courthouse and several nearby businesses Wednesday morning.

    According to Campbellsville Fire Department Administrative Assistant Connie Wooley, a trailer attached to a truck struck a gas meter near Ernie's Carpets, causing the leak at around 9:30 a.m.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.