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  • Three-car collision sends two to hospital

    A three-car collision Wednesday afternoon on KY 210 sent two Campbellsville residents to the hospital.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Police Department,

    Sean A. Wilkerson, 16, was driving a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville east on KY 210 near Salem Church Road at 5 p.m. when he passed a 2005 Toyota Tercel being driven by Diane H. Rose, 54, of Campbellsville, who was also traveling east.

  • City supervisor pay totals nearly $300,000

    - Editor's note: The following information was not included in a Campbellsville City budget story, which was published in May.

    The City of Campbellsville will spend $294,715.20 on supervisor salaries during the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

    All City employees are hourly employees and are budgeted for 2,080 hours per fiscal year.

    Salaries are:

    - Mayor — $48,048.

    - 911 director — $35,380.80.

    - Fire chief — $30,139.20.

    - Park director — $31,512.

    - Police chief — $42,889.60.

    - Rescue director — $40,664.

  • Others ask to be involved in alcohol sales lawsuit

    Three Campbellsville voters have asked to be part of a lawsuit challenging May's local option election.

    Mike Kehoe, who helped organize the petition drive to get the alcohol issue before voters, Mike Phillips and Barry Cox have petitioned the Taylor Circuit Court to be made a party to the lawsuit. They've asked to join Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, Allen Dudgeon and Phil Allan Bertram, all members of the Taylor County Board of Elections, and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers as defendants.

  • Liberty man indicted on sex abuse charge

    A Liberty man has been indicted on a charge alleging he sexually abused another person.

    Joshua Edward Lee, 24, of 3333 Snake Ridge Road was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Lee was charged with first-degree sex abuse.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Lee could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

    Lee was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and stay out of Taylor County except to appear at court proceedings.

    Campbellsville Police Detective Travis Begley investigated.

  • Campbellsville teenager accused of assaulting police officer

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer.

    Daniel Richardson, 19, of 102 S. Carden St. was arrested at about midnight Sunday, July 6.

    According to an arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint that Richardson was intoxicated in a Minit Mart parking lot on East Broadway.

    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Officer Brian Morgan contacted Richardson and found him cursing and being loud and combative.

  • Council could consider gas pre-pay rule

    If business owners agree, Campbellsville City Council members may soon consider an ordinance requiring customers to pay before they pump.

    Gas drive-offs are on the rise, Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield told the Council during its regular meeting last week.

    As a result, Benningfield said police are surveying gas station owners to see if the majority would be in favor of an ordinance mandating pre-payment of gas purchases.

    "That would eliminate a lot of the problems," he said.

  • Giddy-up!

    Greg O'Dell participated in the bareback bronc riding competition, part of the second annual World Championship IPRA rodeo, hosted by the Taylor County Band Boosters last Saturday at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

  • EDA asks for cooperation from tourism group

    A committee has been formed to help build coordination between local economic development and tourism entities.

    Mark Johnson, chair of the Taylor County Economic Development Authority, addressed magistrates at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting about the relationship between the Economic Development Authority and the Taylor County Tourist Commission.

    Johnson told magistrates that the EDA works well with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, Fiscal Court and the members of the Campbellsville County Council.

  • Rescue director resigns after four years

    After more than 10 years, including the last four years as director, Dan Durham is leaving Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue.

    Durham turned in his resignation to Mayor Brenda Allen last Thursday. He announced his intentions publicly on Monday.

    Durham is stepping down to accept a job as Campbellsville program director for Air Evac Lifeteam. His final day with Rescue is Aug. 8.

    Air Evac's Campbellsville office serves Taylor and surrounding counties, Durham said. His duties there will be essentially the same as his duties at Rescue.

  • Construction equipment stolen

    Campbellsville Police are investigating the theft of some building equipment from the Taylor County Detention Center construction site.

    According to a police report, between July 3 and July 7, someone took a yellow and black Caterpillar multi-terrain skid loader from the site on South Central Avenue.

    Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to contact them at 465-4122. Officer Bart Gilpin is investigating.