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  • Man with venomous snakes faces additional charges

    The Campbellsville man facing 25 criminal charges after Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officers found several venomous snakes and alligators at his home has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment.

    According to a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife press release, Freddie Stone, 36, of 552 Mt. Carmel Road was charged after the animals were found Friday, March 28 at 10 a.m. at his Campbellsville home.

  • Police searching for stolen flatbed trailer

    Police are searching for a flatbed trailer stolen from Taylor County High School.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Finck, the theft was caught on the school's security video system.

    At 12:51 a.m. on Friday, April 4, someone driving a two-tone Jeep Cherokee backed up to the trailer, which was parked by the Taylor County Band barn. Using bolt cutters, they cut the lock off of the trailer, hitched it to their vehicle and drove away.

  • Supplement recall raises concerns

    Following a federal recall of two dietary supplements, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has issued a health advisory for consumers who may have ingested the products and could be at risk for illness.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reported that two products of the Total Body Formula dietary supplement line have been recalled due to health concerns: Total Body Formula in the flavors of Tropical Orange and Peach Nectar and Total Body Mega Formula in Orange/Tangerine flavor.

  • Campbellsville man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling cocaine in two 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.

    Mitchell L. Strong, 50, of 601 E. First St., Apt. A, was indicted on two counts of first-degree selling cocaine, both second offenses, and two counts of being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • One injured in single-car crash

    One person was injured in a single-car crash Thursday night.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Robin Raynor, 51, of Campbellsville was traveling east on Spurlington Road in a 1998 Oldsmobile at about 9:08 p.m. when her car struck a guardrail.

    Raynor was treated at Taylor Regional Hospital and later transferred to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of a head injury. Raynor was in stable condition on Friday.

    Kentucky State Trooper David Smith investigated.

  • Campbellsville man injured in collision

    A Campbellsville man was treated for injuries and released at Taylor Regional Hospital following a two-vehicle crash Friday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Terry Knopp, 46, of Campbellsville was driving a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder east on Matthew Street when Knopp's vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 1988 Buick Century driven by Norman McMahan, 48, of Louisville. McMahan was traveling west on Matthew Street. The collision occurred at 6:20 p.m.

  • Purple martins return year after year

    Bill Hudgins is a landlord. But he doesn't have to worry about his tenants not paying their rent each month.

    They only come around for a few months each year, are purple and eat dragonflies, mosquitoes and other insects.

    Hudgins, who has lived in Campbellsville since 1993, has nearly two dozen gourds and other "homes" for purple martin birds.

    "They're all full," he said. "Last year, I hatched 185 birds."

    He says the birds first came to his home in 1995, and the same birds have been coming back each spring since.

  • Comfort and Grief: Kentucky chaplain seeks to give comfort in Iraq

    Editor's Note: This story is reprinted with permission of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - In a place where everyone is armed, all he carries is a camouflage Bible.

    Five years into the war, this is Maj. Charles "Ed" Hamlin's first tour in Iraq.

    At 44, Hamlin is old enough to be the father of many of the soldiers he ministers to. The lanky man wears oval glasses and his black hair is high and tight.

    Hamlin is in Baghdad, part of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, attached to the 716th Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade.

  • Council could consider building code

    Dilapidated, dangerous homes could become a thing of the past in Campbellsville.

    During their regular meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council members discussed adopting the International Property Maintenance Code. The code would give the City more authority concerning homes that are unsafe, according to Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen.

    "A lot of what we have on the books has no teeth," said City Attorney John Bertram.

  • Students break tradition at Campbellsville University

    Julia "Judy" Poore and Debbie Holcomb aren't the typical college students.

    At 62, Poore is taking classes in subjects she has always wanted to study, rhythmic movement and rhythmic aerobic exercise.

    At 41, Holcomb has gone back to school after graduating from high school several years ago and is working toward a degree in business administration.

    Both are considered "non-traditional" college students at Campbellsville University.