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  • One injured in motorcycle wreck

    A Campbellsville resident was injured Sunday after she wrecked her motorcycle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Cassie Bertram, 24, of 1028 Old U.S. 68 was driving a 2003 Kawasaki at about 6:15 p.m. on New Columbia Road.

    The report states that Bertram told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens that she lost control of the motorcycle because of wind from passing vehicles.

    Bertram told Dickens she had to lay her motorcycle down on the ground, and by doing so, injured her leg. She was treated at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue.

  • Five streams in county deemed unfit for swimming

    The Division of Water is warning residents of five counties to avoid swimming in 20 Upper Green River waterways deemed to be unsafe.

    Among the waterways the report listed as polluted are five in Taylor County - a 5-mile section of Big Pitman Creek, two sections of Little Pitman Creek totaling about 11 miles and two sections of Middle Pitman Creek totaling about 10 miles.

    According to Eric Liebenauer, environmental engineering assistant with the Division of Water, these streams exceed the maximum allowable pollutants.

  • Man charged with growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with growing marijuana at his home.

    Jerry C. Presley, 28, of 515 Newton Lane was cited by Kentucky State Police officers on Friday, Sept. 12 at 6:45 p.m.

    According to Presley's citation, KSP received a complaint of someone growing marijuana inside the home.

    The citation states that KSP officers found marijuana plants inside Presley's window in plain view. Processed marijuana was also found inside the home in addition to other drug supplies.

  • Man pleads guilty to lesser charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to amended charges stemming from a rape and sodomy allegation, but he may not spend any time in prison.

    Everette Ray Fair, 22, of 112 Ray St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Wednesday in Marion County.

    According to court records, Fair was indicted in March 2006 on two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree rape. He had been accused of digitally penetrating a 4-year-old boy and forcing the boy to perform oral sex on four occasions in 2002.

  • '43 Presidents'

    A single gunshot rings out inside University Theater. Only silence follows. A U.S. president is dead.

    A cast of six is offering a peek into the lives of 43 American presidents as Campbellsville University's theater department presents "43 Plays for 43 Presidents."

    The play, which mixes comedy and drama with political history, will be performed Oct. 2-4 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the University Theater.

  • Eight involved in two-vehicle crash

    Eight people were involved Friday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 55.

    According a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the collision at the intersection of KY 55 and Lone Valley Road at about 9:30 p.m.

    According to witnesses and evidence at the scene, the release states, Chris Clark, 19, of Campbellsville was traveling south on KY 55 driving a 1995 Pontiac van.

    Amanda Lawson, 18, of Burnside was driving a 1997 Plymouth toward KY 55 on Lone Valley Road, and, according to the report, failed to stop at a stop sign.

  • Voter registration deadline approaches

    More Taylor Countians are registered to vote than ever before, but time is running out for those who have yet to do so.

    The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6. Registration cards that are mailed in must have a postmark no later than Oct. 6.

    As of Thursday, 17,043 Taylor Countians were registered to vote, a local record, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney.

    "That is the most we've had," Carney said. "It's never passed the 17,000 mark."

  • Green River Lake Cleanup sets collection record

    Dylan Brown wanders along the shoreline, tiny waves washing over his boots. For a moment, the Liberty Boy Scout seems more interested in making a splash in Green River Lake. But then he spots what he's been looking for and lunges for the small piece of trash.

    It wasn't a record-sized crowd, but a record amount of trash was collected during the 22nd annual Green River Lake Cleanup on Saturday.

  • One injured in Casey County crash

    An Elk Horn woman was involved in a crash that sent one person to the hospital Sunday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Michelle Long, 34, of Elk Horn was driving a 1998 Dodge truck west on KY 70 when she lost control on the rain-slickened road. The crash occurred at 3:43 p.m.

    Long was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Her passenger, 56-year-old Kenneth Michael, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for injuries. His condition was unavailable as of press time.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in LaRue crash

    Two people suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash Monday on Campbellsville Road in LaRue County.

    At 7:30 a.m., a southbound 1985 Nissan 300 ZX driven by Genesis Feather, 18, of Campbellsville, crossed the center line and struck a northbound 1993 GMS Sierra pickup driven by David Marcum, 72, of Magnolia.

    The head-on crash occurred near the intersection of O.O. Despain Road.