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  • Reaching Out

    Kathryn London, a high school junior from Boone, N.C., stood atop the roof of a house Monday afternoon on Chestnut Street in Campbellsville. She and others were replacing roof shingles.

    Across town, a house on Robin Road is also getting a new roof, and a house on Sycamore Loop is getting a new deck.

    Unlike many who choose to spend their spring break sunning at the beach, nearly 100 students and adults from Boone, N.C. are spending their spring break working in Campbellsville.

    Why? London said it's simple.

    "Because we get to help people."

  • Man arrested after chase at local motel

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with drug crimes after he ran from police officers at Lucky Vista Motel.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Allen Newton, DeWayne "Blue" Smith, 47, of 608 Birdwood was arrested at about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

    Taylor County Sheriff's deputies were responding to a tip that Smith was staying at Lucky Vista Motel.

    The report states deputies were attempting to serve bench and parole violation warrants on Smith.

    Just before their arrival, Smith fled on foot across a field behind the motel.

  • Judge revokes man's probation

    A Kentucky man has had his probation revoked and will spend five years in prison on burglary and theft charges.

    Jason James Christopher Moore, 28, of Viper, Ky., appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, March 18.

  • Housing Authority named tops in state

    Campbellsville Housing Authority was named Public Housing Authority of the year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the large housing authority district recently.

    An award was presented to Housing Authority staff at a workshop in Louisville on Feb. 19. Campbellsville's Housing Authority also manages the Lebanon Housing Authority.

    The award is based on high performance in all aspects of a housing authority's practice and procedures.

  • Shhh!

    Even though being quiet is the No. 1 rule, children can still have loads of fun at the public library.

    On Tuesday, Friends of the Taylor County Public Library hosted a Spring Thing - an event featuring story time, pottery painting, coloring, snacks and more.

    About 12 children and several adults attended.

    The Friends began hosting monthly events in January, and, according to the organization's president, Kathy Maynard, the group hopes to continue offering special events.

  • Family injured, second driver charged with DUI

    Two children and their mother were seriously injured in a wreck Friday morning on KY 210, and the driver of the other vehicle was charged with DUI.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff's office, Anthony R. McMahan, 50, of Saloma Road in Campbellsville was driving a 1991 Oldsmobile 98, traveling east on KY 210 when he crossed over the centerline and entered the westbound lane. McMahan's vehicle struck the passenger side of a 2003 Honda Accord being driven by Raymond Schmitt, 54, of Hesston, Kan.

  • Consumers choosing local meat products

    With prices on the rise, more consumers are looking directly to farms for their meat purchases.

    Taylor County farmer Jeff Arnold said he sells about 25 cows a year directly to consumers. Some buy half a cow, while others buy a quarter.

    That number can increase when retail meat prices rise, he said.

    "When the price goes up at the grocery store, they kind of look at other options," Arnold said. "We also slaughter one every eight to 10 months for our own use."

    Buying directly is cheaper, Arnold said, with beef prices ranging from $1.50 to $1.60 per pound.

  • Hola, Farmers

    Tabaco. Granero. Cosecha. These are words that local tobacco farmers may hear often when harvesting tobacco, but many may not know what they mean.

    These words are Spanish for tobacco, barn and harvest. Area farmers will get a chance to learn those and other farming-related words next month when Campbellsville University Technology Training Center offers a three-night "Spanish for Farmers" class.

  • Voters to decide alcohol issue

    In May, Campbellsville voters will decide whether some local restaurants can serve alcohol or not.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, the group circulating a petition seeking to allow the sale of alcohol by the drink in Campbellsville turned in the final petition on Wednesday.

    As of Thursday afternoon, which was the petition deadline, 603 signatures had been verified, Carney said - 44 more than needed. Carney said petitioners started bringing in petitions a week ahead of the deadline.

  • Man indicted on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of selling cocaine and marijuana.

    Travis D. Owens, 28, of 404 Clem Haskins Blvd. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury. Owens was charged with first-degree selling cocaine, selling less than 8 ounces of marijuana, both second offenses, possession of drug supplies and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $25,000 cash.