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  • School bus stolen, crashes into police cars

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses after officers say he stole a school bus and led them on a chase.

    Ronald Vanheck, 33, of 726 Buckner St. was arrested at 4:34 p.m. on Saturday after Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox tried to stop Vanheck while he was driving the Taylor County School bus on Roberts Road. Vanheck refused, and a pursuit followed - with Vanheck eventually colliding with a Campbellsville Police cruiser and then backing into Cox's vehicle.

    Vanheck was taken into custody and lodged in the Taylor County jail.

  • Man accused of firing gun near woman

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and is charged with assault after he allegedly shot a gun near a woman.

    James C. Whitehouse, 23, of 1588 Sanders Road was arrested at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Underwood.

    According to Whitehouse's arrest warrant, he is accused of threatening to kill the woman on Saturday, Aug. 22 and then firing a pistol near her face while she was sitting inside a vehicle.

  • Another Campbellsville Police officer suspended

    A second Campbellsville Police officer is the subject of an investigation.

    According to City Attorney John Bertram, the new investigation is not related to the one launched in July regarding an officer.

    Bertram said both officers have been suspended.

    Under state law, Bertram said he is not permitted to name the officers or provide any details of the investigations or whether the officers' suspensions are paid or unpaid.

    Both investigations are still under way, he said.


  • A high rescue

    There was a little more drama than Melvyn Douglas expected Monday when Ray's Tree Service showed up to trim some trees on his property on Beechwood Drive.

    A lever controlling the company's bucket truck stopped working and an employee was stuck 40 feet above ground.

    Street department employee Kenny Childers arrived in another bucket truck, this one owned by the City of Campbellsville, and was able to rescue the man who was trapped.

  • Man arrested on burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Richard A. Harrington, 41, was arrested by Campbellsville Police at around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. He allegedly broke into an office at Crescent Hill Manor.

    He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Campbellsville Police Detective Travis Begley investigated.

  • Saying goodbye

    On Monday, the waiting rooms are full, with some there just for a routine visit and others in need of medical attention. The phone rings incessantly in the background.

    Concerned parents ask questions, and the faint sound of a baby crying can be heard from the front desk.

    Along the walls are framed photographs given to him by his patients, some with him pictured as well.

    He walks out of an exam room with a medical chart in his hands, wearing a white lab coat and carrying a well-worn medical bag. He runs his hands through his graying hair and takes a breath.

  • MeLeigha Pollock wins Junior Miss

    MeLeigha Pollock was named the 2010 Taylor County Junior Miss on Saturday evening. Pollock also earned preliminary awards in interview, talent, self expression and fitness.

    The daughter of Michael and Susie Pollock, she played the piano as her talent.

    Morgan Murrell was named first runner-up. She also earned preliminary awards in talent and fitness and took home the scholastic award.

    Ariel Beam was second runner-up and also won a fitness preliminary.

    Chloe Tucker was third runner-up and earned preliminaries in interview and self expression.

  • Young man keeps positive attitude

    Ben Hughes has been confined to a wheelchair most of his life. But that doesn't seem to stop him from pursuing his dreams.

    "It don't bother me," he said, with a smile.

    He does what many young people like to do - fish, listen to music, hunt, work on do-it-yourself projects and text message his friends.

    Ben, 20, was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when a baby's spinal column doesn't completely fuse.

  • Man helps save a life

    He found the man lying on the field. A woman was doing chest compressions. The man was cold and his face was beginning to turn blue.

    "It hits you, 'This guy is dying,' and you don't want that to happen."

    Campbellsville native David Arvin lived this experience in the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 20 before school began in Marietta, Ga., where he is a teacher and assistant football coach.

  • Pediatrician's office to convert to U of L practice

    The University of Louisville will open a full-time pediatric practice in Campbellsville, in partnership with Taylor Regional Hospital and the community's long time pediatrician, Winit Chartisathian, better known as Dr. Winit.

    Chartisathian's practice will convert to University Child Health Specialists-Campbellsville tomorrow, according to a U of L press release.