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  • Governor's Scholars

    Nine went. Nine came back. But the Taylor County and Campbellsville high students who returned from their summer in the Governor's Scholars Program were not the same as when they left.

    "You come back a completely different person," said Taylor County senior Maci Christie, who studied drama at Centre College.

    This year, seven Taylor County High and two Campbellsville High students attended the program, which took place at three different Kentucky universities over the course of five weeks.

  • Woman arrested, charged with wanton endangerment

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after she allegedly shot a pistol through her door.

    Ora Burchett, 74, of 222 Carden St. was arrested at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    According to Burchett's arrest citation, she is accused of shooting a .38 caliber pistol though a door of her home after a neighbor knocked on the door.

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Gary Daniel Harris, 30, of Anna Court was charged in two separate indictments with two counts of first-degree selling oxycodone.

    Bond in one case was set at 10 percent of $20,000. In the other case, Harris' bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.

    If convicted in both cases, Harris could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

  • Man accused of not paying for gasoline

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with theft after he allegedly drove away from a gas station without paying for his gasoline.

    Curtis Dwayne Phillips, 41, of 3606 Elk Horn Road was arrested at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, July 31.

    According to Phillips' arrest citation, he is accused of pumping $67.48 in gasoline at Minit Mart on East Broadway and driving away without paying.

  • City completes alcohol application

    One application for an alcohol license has been delivered, according to local Alcoholic Beverage Control officer Ed Miladin.

    The City has completed its alcohol license application packet and delivered one to Caf Bonin, Miladin told Campbellsville City Council during its regular meeting Monday night.

    Miladin said the first step in the application process is publication of a notice of intent to apply for a liquor license. The notice for Caf Bonin' was printed in the classifieds section of the July 31 edition of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

  • The Golden Years: What to do when you can't do for yourself

    When Martha and Carroll Stein married in 1945, she never dreamed that 20 short years later she would be a widow faced with raising four children alone.

    Her husband, Carroll, a professor at Campbellsville College for 16 years, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in 1965. Being fiercely independent and possessing a strong Christian faith, Stein was determined to raise her children just as she had planned when she married, her son Fred said.

  • Man sentenced in federal court

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison on drug charges in U.S. District Court.

    Godfrey Barnett, 57, of 209 Baptist St. was indicted by a U.S. District Court grand jury for the Western District of Kentucky in August 2005 on a charge of possessing, with the intent to distribute, 5 or more grams of crack cocaine.

    As a result, according to the indictment, Barnett was also charged with forfeiture, meaning, if found guilty, he would be required to forfeit $800 gained from selling the drug.

  • Scam phone calls hit community

    The calls came late at night or early in the morning. An automated voice, claiming to represent Taylor County Bank, warned of a problem with a bankcard and left a number to call.

    But the few who called didn't reach Taylor County Bank representatives. Instead, they gave bank account information to scam artists pretending to represent Taylor County Bank. Callers were told that the STAR network or Taylor County Bank's internal system had been compromised.

  • Barn destroyed in fire

    A barn on Bradfordsville Road was destroyed Sunday by fire.

    According to Connie Wooley, Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department administrative assistant, a caller reported the fire at 9:39 p.m.

    Wooley said the caller said that flames could be seen from a distance. Upon arrival, she said, 14 fire personnel and three trucks found the barn to have already been destroyed by the fire, and the fire going out on its own.

    She said the barn was owned by Harry Pelle of Bradfordsville.

    Firefighters were on the scene for less than 40 minutes.

  • Back to School

    New Campbellsville Elementary Principal David Petett, above, greets kindergartner Tyler Woodward on the first day of class Wednesday. At right, Kindergartner Brennan Parker picks out a crayon Monday, the first day of school at Taylor County Elementary. Below, from left, second grader Amy Ramos-Diaz and first graders Karen Ramos-Diaz and Piper Hall have breakfast before going to class at TCES.