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  • Mother arrested, charged with leaving children alone

     

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with leaving her young children home alone.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a report from social services staff members on July 21 that a mother had left two small children home alone on July 16 at about 5:15 p.m.

  • Man arrested after threatening man with gun

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly threatened a man with a gun.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded on Monday at about 3 p.m. to a home on Osage Avenue to investigate the report of an intoxicated man with a gun.

    When officers arrived, according to the report, they came into contact with Kenny D. Webb, 48. Officers were able to see Webb, whom they saw had a handgun.

    The report states that Webb was seen knocking on the door of a home while shouting threats to the homeowner.

  • Former deputy gets probation, no jail time

     

    The former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold has been sentenced to a year's probation for federal drug crimes.

    He faced as much as three decades in federal prison and a large fine.

    Billy Rice, a former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty, but, in April, appeared before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. and pleaded guilty to three counts of distributing anabolic steroids.

  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks to chamber

     

    When he ran for office in 2010, he said he was worried about the national debt.

    Four years later, with the nation's debt increasing by about $1 million every minute, he said that worry continues.

    United States Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told a packed crowd at Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon on Monday that the United States borrows nearly $1 trillion a year, and the nation's debt has spiraled out of control to $17.5 trillion.

  • City schools plan to levy nickel tax

     

    Those paying city school taxes could pay more this year - a nickel tax more.

    Campbellsville Board of Education members voted during their regular meeting on Monday that they intend to set the District's property tax rate this year at 53.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    And, on top of that, they intend to levy a 5.6-cents per $100 of property value nickel tax, making the tax rate 58.8 cents.

    The additional nickel tax will mean residents who own a home valued at $100,000 will pay $56 more in taxes this year.

  • Two injured after vehicle overturns

     

  • No injuries reported in Friendship Pike crash

     

    No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of U.S. 68 and Friendship Pike on Saturday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to the scene at about 10:45 p.m. Upon arrival, Officer Jacob Hedgespeth saw two vehicles blocking the roadway.

    The collision, according to the report, involved a silver Ford truck operated by Christian Goodin of Greensburg and a gold Chevrolet SUV driven by Steven Burgess of Horse Cave.

  • City Council discusses options for comprehensive plan

     More than 30 years after the last draft was written, the City of Campbellsville is seeking a new comprehensive plan.

    A committee charged with reviewing the city’s annexation requests reported to the Campbellsville City Council in May that a new plan would help simplify decisions about property annexation. They recommended that the plan, which sets the framework for the city’s physical and economic development, be completely overhauled.

  • Albany pastor indicted on rape and sodomy charges

     

    An Albany man who serves as pastor of a local church has been indicted on charges of raping and sodomizing an elderly woman for whom he provided care.

    If convicted, the man faces as much as 40 years in prison.

    Jimmy H. Mason, 70, of KY Highway 558, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Mason was charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree rape.

  • Local man charged with third DUI

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Kenny D. Webb, 48, of Osage Avenue, was arrested last Wednesday at about 9:45 p.m.

    According to Webb's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian received a complaint about a vehicle. When he met the vehicle, he saw the driver turn into a driveway and then into a yard. Court records state that the driver exited the vehicle and then fell to the ground.