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  • Supervisor says water is safe

     

    It's used to wash hands, replenish the garden and quench our thirst. 

    Once it's pulled through the pump station at Green River Lake, Campbellsville's drinking water has a long journey before it reaches the tap.

    The multi-step treatment process that water undergoes upon entering the Campbellsville Municipal Water Treatment Plant takes about eight hours from start to finish.

    Plant supervisor Darrell Pierce said the plant treats about three million gallons daily, but has the capacity to treat up to nine.

  • Woman accused of robbing, assaulting man

     

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with assaulting and robbing a man at his home.

    Amber J. Shuffett, 25, of Pitman Avenue, was arrested last Wednesday at about 11:45 p.m.

    According to Shuffett's arrest citation, she allegedly broke into a man's home on East Broadway the day before and struck him numerous times in the face and head.

    Records state that she used a taser on the man's shoulder, which caused several fractures. Shuffett also allegedly took $350 in cash and a television.

  • Police searching for those involved with burglary

    Campbellsville Police are searching for those involved in an assault and burglary that left a man with serious injuries.

    According to a police report, at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, police received a report of a burglary at a residence on East Broadway.

    Officers responded and found that a man had been assaulted and money was taken from his home.

    The investigation revealed, according to the report, that as many as three people could have been involved with the home invasion.

  • Two residents die in Adair County

    Two Taylor County residents have died in a motor vehicle crash in Columbia.

    According to the Adair County Community Voice, on Friday, Columbia Police officers responded to a report of an injury accident at the intersection of KY 55 and Veterans Memorial Bypass.

  • Back to School

     

    They gathered their notebooks and pencils and went back to class to learn.

    Kentucky Christian Academy students headed back to school on Tuesday and Campbellsville and Taylor County students started class Wednesday.

  • Changing Command

     

    As they changed the flags, it became official.

    The Campbellsville National Armory is now home to the 203rd Forward Support Company.

    On Saturday, several Kentucky National Guard soldiers and their families gathered for a ceremonial changing of the armory from being the home of Battery B of the National Guard's 1/623rd Field Artillery to the forward support company.

  • Teeing off at Valhalla

     

    Campbellsville native J.B. Holmes is in Louisville at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club and played a practice round on Tuesday.

    He also signed autographs for fans and received an honor from Kentucky State Police.

    Holmes was named an honorary Kentucky State Trooper for his support of Trooper Island Camp, which is located at Dale Hollow Lake and helps children from across the state. The camp operates with no taxpayer funds.

  • Teens learn cooking basics

     

    The smell of chicken permeates the air, complete with the sound of freshly cut vegetables sizzling as they cook. In a few minutes, their hard work will be put to the test.

    Thirteen youth learned the basics of cooking last Thursday. Their lesson culminated in cooking themselves a stir-fry lunch.

    Taylor County Extension Office hosted the day camp, and 4-H staff members helped the campers learn how to properly wash their hands and cut vegetables.

    They also discussed nutrition basics and how important it is to follow a recipe.

  • Man leads police on chase

    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged after he allegedly led police on a chase early Sunday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Officer Jacob Hedgespeth attempted to stop a vehicle at about 1:10 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard that nearly struck him head-on.

    The report states that the driver failed to stop after Hedgespeth initiated his emergency equipment.

    After a short pursuit, Hedgespeth was able to stop the vehicle, which was being driven by John M. Smith, 44, of Campbellsville.

  • Man charged with assault

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting another man.

    DeMichael Calhoun, 39, of Bell Court, was arrested on Friday at 10:53 a.m.

    According to Calhoun's arrest citation, he allegedly assaulted another man by punching him in the face.

    Court records state that the man had an apparent serious injury to his right eye and needed medical treatment. The man's eye was swollen, court records state, and bleeding steadily. Records state that the man's eye socket was possibly broken.