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  • Two Campbellsville residents face charges in drug investigation

    Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested and face multiple charges following a nine-month investigation into fraudulent obtaining and distribution of prescription drugs. 

    Kori Posey, 32, and Donald R. Thompson, 36, both of Wickliffe Avenue in Campbellsville, were listed in a Kentucky State Police report as being involved in the investigation. Posey was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Thompson has been lodged at TCDC since Aug. 21, according to the detention center’s website. 

  • Local attorney indicted again on alleged theft charges

    Local attorney Danny Perkins Butler, 71, has been indicted on four charges of theft stemming from incidents in Aug. 2014 and June 2016, according to an indictment released from Taylor Circuit Court Thursday. 

    The charges against Butler include one charge of theft by unlawful taking, over $10,000 but less than $1 million (a Class C felony); theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $10,000 (a Class C felony), and two counts of theft by deception over $10,000 (both Class C felonies). 

  • County says it can't help Green River Ministries

     

    Two groups that previously discussed their issues before the Campbellsvile City Council were on hand at Tuesday’s night’s special-called Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Duo County Telecom requested and received a non-exclusive franchise agreement, which should improve internet service along major highways for businesses and industries in Taylor County.

  • REATH Center helping through horses

     

    Horse riding is not exactly a common association that people make when it comes to thinking about therapy.

    However, for Sammy and Marchetta Garrison, as well as several local families in the Campbellsville/Taylor County area, the concept has made a significant difference in their lives.

  • Local man arrested after being found naked in Jamestown home

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested after being found naked, sleeping in a bedroom inside a residence that he had allegedly broken into in Jamestown, according to a report from the Russell County Sheriff’s Department.

    Russell County Sheriff’s Deputies Lt. David Cain and Deputy Nathan Ginn arrested Joshua Morton, 36, of Campbellsville, without incident. Morton was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center and charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and criminal trespassing charges.

  • Park will honor late Taylor school board chair

     

    Although the establishment of a park located near the recently demolished section of the old Taylor County Elementary School has just begun, a name was chosen for the eventual park at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Taylor County Board of Education.

    Upon request of Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook, the board voted unanimously to name the park in honor of former longtime Taylor County Board of Education Chairman Tony Davis, who passed away unexpectedly in May.

  • Army Corps hosts Fishing with Veterans event

     

    Saturday morning was great weather to get out on the water and catch some fish for around 30 veterans from the local area.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sponsored a Fishing with Veterans event at Holmes Bend Boat Ramp on Green River Lake. Around 30 veterans participated, according to Park Ranger Jessica Lee, who organized the event.

  • School Districts report 85 homeless students in Taylor County

    New statistics released Thursday from the Kentucky Department of Education show 85 homeless students in the local school districts.

    Broken down further, the Taylor County School District reported 48 students as homeless, 1.9 percent of the 2,584 students in the district, according to KDE. The Campbellsville Independent School District reported 37 students as homeless, 3.4 percent of the school’s 1,092 students.

  • Grist Mill dedication, time capsule burial set for Thursday, Oct. 12

    Next Thursday will be a busy afternoon in the city of Campbellsville, as the Bicentennial Committee has plans for a dedication ceremony at the Campbellsville Grist Mill, as well as a time capsule burial at the site.

    The ceremonies will take place following the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Campbellsville Civic Center, which begins at noon. State Rep. Bam Carney will be speaking at that luncheon.

    The dedication ceremony is set for 1:15 p.m.

  • Local schools receive state report cards

    The 2017-2018 school year is in full swing, as students and teachers are receiving their first big break of the year with both school districts on fall break.

    However, both the Campbellsville Independent School District and the Taylor County School District received their report cards from the Kentucky Department of Education this week.

    The report cards are released annually to each school district across the state that provides school administrators, teachers, and students with information about how they fared in state testing last year.