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  • Music in the Park

    About 50 people attended last Friday's Music in the Park event, which featured several local acts performing country music.

    Tomorrow's Music in the Park event, the last in the series, will feature Gifted Soul performing MoTown music from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Guests are invited to bring their lawn chairs, blanket and cushions for an evening of entertainment.

  • Woman who tried to run over police officer pleads guilty

    Two Columbia women have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attempt to strike a Campbellsville Police officer with a vehicle.

    Yolanda Sanchez, 32, of 609 Cedar St. and Tia L. Watt, 30, of 10172 New Columbia Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

  • Man charged with rape of child

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with raping an 8-year-old girl.

    Michael W. Davis, 26, of 151 Smith Ridge Road, Lot #18, was arrested at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.

    According to Davis' arrest citation, he is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with the girl on May 30.

    The citation also states that, as a result of the intercourse, the girl was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease.

    The alleged victim, court records state, has identified Davis as the person who forced her to have sex with him.

  • Holmes huge part of Americans' gaining back Ryder Cup

    Sparked by a 3-1 start on Friday morning, the United States team defeated the European squad 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 to win back the 37th Ryder Cup over the weekend at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

    Campbellsville's J.B. Holmes played in the four-ball competition on Friday and Saturday with Boo Weekley and halved a match on Friday before winning 2 and 1 on Saturday.

    Holmes, playing seventh, then was an integral winning part of the U.S. contingent that won the singles' matches 7 1/2 to 4 1/2 on Sunday to clinch the Cup.

  • Rebuilding history

    Think life-sized Lincoln Logs. That's how Andy Mills describes his job of tearing down and rebuilding antique cabins.

    Mills, who owns and operates American Antique Cabin Co. in Springfield, spent last week single-handedly rebuilding an early 1800s-era cabin on the Jacob Hiestand House Museum property.

    It's the final part of a project which will represent an 1820s-era plantation slave quarters. The site had earlier been prepared by Utah Canada, Mike Dobson and Rodney Dudley.

  • U.S. Senatorial candidate visits community

    Bruce Lunsford, the Democratic challenger to Mitch McConnell's U.S. Senate seat, met with about 75 supporters in Campbellsville on Friday.

    An entrepreneur and former Kentucky Secretary of Commerce, Lunsford brought his message of change to the campaign stop, saying the nation should no longer accept the status quo.

    "I think we have a system that is corrupt because it is 'pay to play,'" Lunsford said. "Our generation is effectively leaving a mess for our children and grandchildren to clean up."

    But Lunsford says he wants to change the course.

  • Man has probation revoked, gets two-year sentence

    A Campbellsville man has had his probation revoked and will spend two years in prison for violating the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Bruce Warr, 52, of Lakeway Motel, Room 7, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

    In April 2006, Warr pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration. A month later, he was sentenced to five years' probation.

    This past June, Bertram passed on revoking Warr's probation because he was pursuing treatment and making court-ordered payments.

  • Take 'PRIDE' in October

    Old washers, dryers and stoves. Lots and lots of refrigerators.

    Taylor Countians cleaned out their garages and basements last year, ultimately collecting more than 30 dumpsters full of garbage during the annual Clean Taylor County event.

    Taylor County residents wanting to clean out their garages will soon get their chance to get rid of unwanted items - and clean the community at the same time.

    October is Roadside PRIDE Month in southern and eastern Kentucky.

  • Man accused of assaulting police officer

    A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly attempted to bite a police officer.

    Stewart Kent Huddleston, 42, of 301 Trabue, Apt. 107, was arrested at 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

    According to Huddleston's arrest citation, he entered a McNary Street home and allegedly refused to leave.

    Court records state Huddleston is accused of damaging property at the home and running from the home after Campbellsville Police officers arrived.

  • Man charged with DUI had children in vehicle

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI after allegedly driving when he had been drinking with four children in his vehicle.

    Alfonso Escudero-Hernandez, 35, of 102 Ray Court was arrested at 7:26 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10.

    According to court records, Escudero-Hernandez ran a stop sign at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Carnation streets and was not wearing his seat belt.