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  • Local man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling cocaine in an indictment 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.

    James T. Wilson aka Tyler Wilson, 25, of High Pine, Apt. 35, was indicted on a charge of first-degree selling powder cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $25,000. If convicted, Wilson could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    Campbellsville Police Department Detective David Tucker investigated.

  • Two more arrested in crime ring case

    Two more defendants have been arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Wendell Reynolds Jr., 26, and Bobbi Reynolds aka Bobbie Rutledge, 36, both of 2176 Coakley Road in Greensburg, are two of the 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • UPDATE: One of three finalists drops out

    One of the three finalists for superintendent of Campbellsville Independent Schools has dropped out.

    Robert "Bobby" Lewis, who is an associate superintendent at Hardin County Schools, has withdrawn from the superintendent search process.

    This leaves the Campbellsville School Board with two finalists - Mike Deaton, who is principal at Campbellsville High, and Leon Smith, principal at Washington County High.

    The Board is expected to announce its decision tomorrow at 5 at a special meeting.

  • Homeless ... for a night

    They slept under the stars in decorated, but cold, cardboard boxes. They went without their cell phones and laptops for a night and had limited food.

    They gave up their "Home Sweet Home" for one night.

    Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and the Social Workers in Touch Can Help Club asked for volunteers to experience life as a homeless person for one night under the shelter of nothing more than a cardboard box.

    And many people answered the call.

  • Habitat for Humanity breaks ground

    "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

    "The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."

    —Matthew 7:24-25

    A small gathering of friends, relatives and Habitat officials braved torrential rain on Sunday to dedicate the grounds for Daniel Hoosier's new home.

  • Two injured in Sunday crash

    Two men were injured in a Sunday afternoon crash on KY 55.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, David Webster, 23, of Campbellsville was driving a 2000 Mercury Cougar south on KY 55. While in the passing lane, Webster lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the northbound lane and was struck by a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Michael Lostutter, 52, of Louisville.

    Webster was not wearing a seat belt. Lostutter was wearing a seat belt.

  • One arrested after collision

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Sunday after being involved in a one-vehicle collision on Kindness Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were called to a non-injury collision on Kindness Road at 1:56 p.m.

    The report states that Daniel Pittman, 44, of 232 Brockman Lane was charged with the theft of a car, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license and DUI.

    Pittman's vehicle, a 1990 Chevrolet truck, had left the roadway and stopped in a ditch. No injuries were reported.

  • ACT scores up

    Local high school juniors improved upon last year's ACT scores in nearly every category.

    Although the official scores aren't due back from the state until August, local school officials used individual student scores to form composite scores. Those scores show that juniors at both Campbellsville and Taylor County High have improved scores in almost every subject.

    "It just shows that we have quality students and a quality staff," said TCHS Principal Charles Higdon Jr. "I'm excited. We are moving in the right direction with our scores."

  • Prescription drop-off a success

    The first local medication drop-off has been deemed a success and will now become an annual event.

    From 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition members and local police officers manned a drop-off site at the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot.

    Karen Hayes, coalition co-chair, said she was hoping at least 10 people would drop off unwanted and outdated medication. Instead, Hayes said, there was a steady stream of residents.

    In the end, 876 prescription medications and 374 over-the-counter medications were disposed of.

  • Cleanup offered this weekend

    Taylor County residents who want to do some spring cleaning will soon have a place to take some of their unwanted items.

    The County will offer a cleanup Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The cleanup will be at the paved back parking lot at the former Fruit of the Loom building.

    Those attending should enter and exit only off West Main Street. Signs will be posted.

    There may be a long line, so those attending are asked to be patient and watch for traffic and workers.