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  • Green River among top 100 campgrounds

    Green River Lake State Park is among the five Kentucky campgrounds to make ReserveAmerica's Top 100 Family Campgrounds list.

    ReserveAmerica is North America's leading camping reservation and campground management solutions provider.

  • Relay for Life

    This year’s Relay for Life had a goal of $77,000. Teams met that goal by bank night and had increased the total to more than $80,000 by the event.

    Watch Thursday’s newspaper for more photos from the event along with team winners and sponsors. Plans are already being made for next year’s Relay, with a kickoff sponsored by Murakami Manufacturing in the coming months.

  • Woman charged after allegedly firing shotgun

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and other charges after she allegedly fired a shotgun at another person.

    Melinda Hubbard, 42, of 359 Pruyear Road was arrested at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday, June 3.

    According to her arrest citation, Hubbard had allegedly been drinking and got into an argument with another person.

    After the other person called someone to pick her up, Hubbard allegedly fired a shotgun into the air directly beside her.

  • Three charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in indictments 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.

    Indicted were:

    u Anita M. Stone, 32, of 301 Kerr St. was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling codeine.

    Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, Stone could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • Chamber Award: Citizen of the Year

    This year's top Chamber of Commerce award winner spends his time coaching youth soccer, herding cattle and running a bank.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Board member Fran Deener presented the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year award to Mark Johnson at the Chamber's annual banquet Thursday night.

    Deener told the crowd that the award is one of the community's highest honors.

  • Man gets probation on kidnapping, other charges

    A Campbellsville man charged with kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend will get five years' probation for his crimes.

    Brandon Keith Cox, 25, of 311 Taylor Blvd. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, May 20. He was sentenced to five years' probation.

    Cox was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last July along with co-defendant Catina R. Brockman, 35, of 109 Candace St. in Campbellsville.

    Cox faced charges of kidnapping, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Man found with venomous snakes now faces drug charges

    The Campbellsville man found with venomous snakes and alligators at his home now faces federal drug charges.

    Freddie Stone Jr., 36, of 552 Mt. Carmel Church Road, along with Orvey Carl Harris, 32, of 715 Maple Road in Campbellsville, were indicted last week by a Bowling Green federal grand jury on charges of conspiring to illegally distribute OxyContin and hydrocodone.

  • Greensburg woman arrested, charged with selling drugs

    A Greensburg woman has been arrested and charged with selling drugs.

    Bobbi J. Reynolds, 30, of 2176 Coakley Road was arrested at 2:36 p.m. Thursday, May 29.

    According to Reynolds' arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Norman Simpson stopped Reynolds for having a small child not in a proper child safety seat.

    The citation states Reynolds appeared nervous and Simpson smelled marijuana coming from her vehicle.

  • Principal interviews get under way at CES

    Campbellsville Elementary School could have a new principal by next Monday.

    Tomorrow, the school's site-based decision making council will begin interviewing five candidates for the job, according to SBDM councilwoman and CES teacher Laura Dicken. The council will conclude the interviews on Thursday.

    In all, nine people applied for the job, and all were qualified, according to SBDM chairwoman Lisa Wiseman. The position was posted on the Kentucky Department of Education's Kentucky Educator Placement Service Web site for 30 days beginning on May 1.

  • Gas drive-offs becoming a problem

    As gas prices inch toward $4 a gallon, an increasing number of drivers are willing to risk arrest by driving off after filling up.

    Convenience store owners and managers in Campbellsville say gas drive-offs are happening more frequently.

    Fuel theft isn't only a local problem; it has become a headache for retailers nationwide. The average convenience store operator lost slightly more than $1,000 in 2007, according to Ted Mason, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Convenience Stores.