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  • Campbellsville man among recent KSP promotions

    The Kentucky State Police promoted 30 officers at a ceremony last week in Louisville.

    Major Mitchell Bailey, a native and resident of Campbellsville, was promoted to lieutenant colonel and transferred from command of the KSP West Troop to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division as director. A 23-year veteran of the agency, Bailey is a 1979 graduate of Campbellsville High School and a 1983 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He is the son of Joe and Ina Bailey of Campbellsville

  • Man suffers minor injuries after being hit with side mirror of passing car

    A Campbellsville man was treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital after being struck by a car early Thursday morning.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Hurrican J. Sheppard, 35, was walking south on KY 289 at 5:50 a.m. when he was struck by the passenger side mirror of a 2005 Ford driven by Campbellsville Police Lt. Terry Lile, who was on his way to work.

    According to KSP Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory, Sheppard was walking on the white line and was wearing dark clothing. It was dark at the time.

  • Man struck by car in parking lot

    A Campbellsville man suffered minor injuries after being struck by a car in the East Broadway Kroger parking lot on Saturday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Bobby James Goodrum, 66, a Kroger employee, was sweeping the parking lot at 9:12 a.m. when he was hit by a 2001 Mazda van being backed out of a parking space by Tabitha Anderson, 25, of Campbellsville.

    Goodrum was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. He was treated and released.

  • Be careful with your leaves

    Be careful what you do with those raked leaves or yard clippings. You could be fined.

    Campbellsville City Council members unanimously approved the second reading of a storm water erosion prevention ordinance during its regular meeting Monday. The ordinance has a bearing on both construction and regular property maintenance.

    Required by the Clean Water Act, the ordinance seeks to regulate any land disturbance activity and site work construction within Campbellsville, keeping runoff and other forms of pollution out of water bodies.

  • Man sentenced on federal sex charges

    The former Campbellsville man who lured an underage girl into sexual activity through his MySpace page will spend 10 years in a federal prison for his crimes.

    Timothy Scott Richerson, 40, of Greensburg was sentenced last week by United States District Court Senior Judge Karl S. Forester. He pleaded guilty in July to using a computer to entice the minor to engage in sexual activity.

    Before Richerson's sentencing hearing last Friday, he had filed a motion asking that his sentencing be rescheduled and he be appointed a new attorney. Forester denied those motions.

  • Campbellsville man in serious condition after Lebanon wreck

    A Campbellsville man was listed in serious condition Monday at University Hospital in Louisville as the result of injuries suffered in a single-vehicle wreck early Nov. 2.

    Joseph D. Raley of Campbellsville was driving a 1992 Chevrolet on Miller Pike in Lebanon. At 2:15 a.m., he lost control of his vehicle about 3 miles west of Lebanon and struck a utility pole, according to the sheriff's department report.

  • Obama, McConnell, Guthrie win seats

    Though Taylor Countians overwhelmingly supported Republican John McCain, history has been made with the election of the nation's first black president - Barack Obama.

    Taylor County voters chose the McCain/Sarah Palin ticket, with 7,568 votes to Obama/Joe Biden's 3,165. But nationwide, Obama collected 51 percent of the vote to McCain 48 percent. He will take office on Jan. 20.

  • Before and After

    City officials recently cleaned up this 20-year-old dumpsite on South Jackson Street. According to Campbellsville Building Official Kenny Phillips, eight truck loads were required to remove the items placed in the dump, including sofas and other large items. Two ton-truck loads of tires were removed, as well as a truck of concrete. Phillips said the dump was the worst one in the City limits. Here are photographs before the site was cleaned — and afterward.

  • Republican candidate the favorite among local children

    Presidential hopeful John McCain faired well with young "voters" in Taylor County recently.

    Local children were invited to vote in a mock presidential election at the library last week, hosted by the Friends of the Library group. In addition, students in a high school statistics class conducted an election survey by telephone.

    McCain was the winner in both.

    Children voted their pick for President along with their favorite cookie and favorite book.

  • Man sentenced to probation for officer assault

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve 60 days in jail and five years' probation for assaulting a police officer.

    Gregory Dewayne Thompson, 28, of 102 Lowell Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Oct. 21 for formal sentencing in a case from July 2007.

    In August, Thompson pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, second-degree assault, menacing and third-degree terroristic threatening. A charge of third-degree assault was dismissed.