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  • Senator nominated for leadership program

     

  • Man charged with stealing cattle

     

  • Progress being made at new Kentucky Christian Academy site

     

    Those driving by can see a building starting to take shape, with piles of metal here and there. But it's not just seeing the building take shape that excites those at Kentucky Christian Academy, it's knowing what will happen inside.

    "It is still a metal building, but what the teachers and administrators do inside is what matters," he says.

  • Arrest made in check scam

     

    "Hello," he says as he answers the phone.

    Someone from the Federal Grant Commission is on the line, asking for his banking information. If he gives the information, he is told, a large sum of money will be deposited into his account.

    Suspecting the call is from someone trying to scam him, he hangs up the phone.

  • Marine with local ties murdered in robbery

     

    A night out in Lexington to celebrate a birthday ended in tragedy for a Versailles couple on Saturday, June 21.

    Lance Cpl. Jonathan Price and his wife, Megan, were leaving Austin City Saloon on Woodhill Drive shortly before 1:30 a.m. when they were approached by two suspects, one who was armed with a gun, and demanded money.

    According to Sherelle Roberts, public information officer for Lexington Police, Jonathan Price was shot in the back and Megan Price was shot in the leg during the altercation.

  • Green River Ministries again going strong

     

    The mission is simple - to help people in need. And with the community's support, Green River Ministries is still helping those who need a hand.

    For the past two years, GRM hasn't received the grant funding it once depended on to operate. Since then, GRM officials have asked the community to help keep its office and homeless shelter open.

  • Corvette club cruises for a cause

     

    It's been a few years ago since they had one, but judging by the size of the crowd on Saturday, there will be many more to come.

    Classical Glass Corvette Club had a cruise at Green River Lake on Saturday, the first it has hosted in the past several years.

    In the past, the cruise had been an annual summer event at GRL. But scheduling created a hiccup in planning, and the club ended its tradition.

  • Man arrested after crash, charged with assaulting police officer

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer after crashing his vehicle early Tuesday morning.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were called at 4:57 a.m. to respond to a one-vehicle crash about four miles east of Campbellsville on U.S. 68.

    The report states that Dalton E. Baker, 20, of 5950 New Lebanon Road was traveling east when he lost control of his Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck and overturned.

  • Resident charged with attempting to sell stolen items

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with theft after he allegedly attempted to sell some items that had been stolen.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint last Wednesday of a man at Taylor County Recycling who was attempting to sell some items that might have been stolen.

    Deputy Branden Wilson learned at the recycling business that Matthew Chas Lumpkin, 30, of Montgomery Avenue, had allegedly stolen some items from a home on Roland Street and wanted to scrap and sell them.

  • Retiring Old Glory

     

    They stand still, saluting as the tattered flags burn.

    The heat from the fire has made them break a sweat, but their salutes never waiver.

    Local cub and boy scouts attended camp last week at The Homeplace on Green River.

    Camp director Bill Manners said the scouts learned about archery, camping, keeping the environment clean and more. The superhero-themed camp also taught scouts about the heroes in the community, from police to fire and rescue personnel.