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  • Green River Ministries gets state, federal funding

    Green River Ministries will receive $69,750 in federal and state funding for its emergency shelter.

    Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Housing Corp. announced the latest recipients of emergency shelter grant funds last week. Green River Ministries is among the 42 agencies to share $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Kentucky Housing to assist the homeless in Kentucky.

    Green River Ministries will receive $46,500 in federal funds and $23,250 in state funds.

  • Resident's flag found burned

    A Campbellsville resident's U.S. flag was found burned near a church on Monday.

    According to Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp, a resident called his office last week and reported that her flag had been stolen from outside her West Main Street home.

    Shipp said the flag was found Monday at the Campbellsville Church of Nazarene on West Main Street. He said the flag had been burned and damaged.

    Shipp said the sheriff's department does not know who took the flag. Anyone with information about the incident can call Shipp's office at 465-4351.

  • Christmas ornaments on sale

    The Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission's 2008 Christmas Ornament goes on sale today.

    The third in a series, this year's ornament features the former Cumberland Presbyterian Church, now the Taylor County Public Library, located on South Columbia Avenue and Broadway in downtown Campbellsville.

    The church is etched on a flat glass ornament with a gold ribbon. The history of the church is included in the gold gift box.

  • July 4th celebration events begin Thursday

    Happy 232nd birthday America! And what a party we're having to celebrate. There's everything from parades and fireworks to hot air balloons and food for family fun.

    The Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration Committee has even added a new event this year - hot air balloon rides. The balloon rides will take place during the balloon glow tonight and the race tomorrow, said Greg Gribbins, a member of the committee.

  • New company chooses Campbellsville

    INFAC Corp., a South Korea-based automotive cable and electronics manufacturer, will open a new facility in Campbellsville this month.

    INFAC is expected to begin operation of a distribution and sales center in the former Fleetwood Travel Trailers building soon.

    According to a press release issued Tuesday from the state Cabinet for Economic Development, the company expects to hire 75 people within the first two years of operation.

    According to Ron McMahan, Team Taylor County executive director, the company expects to hire at least 25 in the first year.

  • Ky 210 wreck sends several to hospital

    Four people were injured in a two-car crash Saturday night.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s office, the collision occurred at 11:30 p.m. approximately 12 miles west from Campbellsville on KY 210.

    Joshua O. Henderson, 24, of Greensburg Road in Hodgenville was driving east toward Campbellsville in a 2005 Mazda SUV when he attempted to pass a 1996 GMC SUV driven by Sherriel Shely of Louisville, according to Deputy Robbie VanCleave.

  • Coppock's named top retail business

    Maurice and Theresa Coppock have a recipe for success: God, family, loyal, friendly and knowledgeable employees, top notch merchandise, competitive pricing and customers who recognize a retailer with integrity and service.

    Based on that formula, Coppock Appliance and Electronics Inc. was recently named the 2008 Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Retail Business of the Year.

  • Woman gets two years on drug, other charges

    A Campbellsville woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for violating the terms of her diversion.

    Robin Lynn Raynor, 52, of 133 Cherwood Drive appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, June 17.

    In November 2007, Raynor pleaded guilty to possession of drug supplies, her second offense, and menacing. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    At that time, Raynor was sentenced to serve 45 days in jail and sentenced to four years' probation.

  • County budget tops $8.9 million

    Taylor County will operate with more money this fiscal year than last.

    The County's 2008-2009 $8.9 million budget was unanimously given final approval by magistrates at a special Fiscal Court meeting Friday afternoon. Magistrates had first reading at the Court's regular May meeting.

    The new budget is about $2.5 million more than last year's.

    It includes $2.8 million to be collected in occupational taxes. According to the budget, about $1.4 million of that revenue will be distributed to the City, pursuant to an agreement that spells out how the money will be used.

  • Campbellsville man accused of assault

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assault and other charges after he allegedly broke into another person's home and waited for them to come home.

    Brad D. Shofner, 26, of 106 1/2 W. Walnut St. was arrested at about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 24.

    According to Shofner's arrest citation, he is accused of entering a former girlfriend's home while she wasn't home and waiting for her to come home with her current boyfriend.