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  • Three charged in sealed indictments

    Three 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.

    Indicted were:

    u Anita M. Stone, 32, of 301 Kerr St. was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling codeine.

    Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, Stone could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • Chamber Award: Citizen of the Year

    This year's top Chamber of Commerce award winner spends his time coaching youth soccer, herding cattle and running a bank.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Board member Fran Deener presented the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year award to Mark Johnson at the Chamber's annual banquet Thursday night.

    Deener told the crowd that the award is one of the community's highest honors.

  • Man gets probation on kidnapping, other charges

    A Campbellsville man charged with kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend will get five years' probation for his crimes.

    Brandon Keith Cox, 25, of 311 Taylor Blvd. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, May 20. He was sentenced to five years' probation.

    Cox was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last July along with co-defendant Catina R. Brockman, 35, of 109 Candace St. in Campbellsville.

    Cox faced charges of kidnapping, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Man found with venomous snakes now faces drug charges

    The Campbellsville man found with venomous snakes and alligators at his home now faces federal drug charges.

    Freddie Stone Jr., 36, of 552 Mt. Carmel Church Road, along with Orvey Carl Harris, 32, of 715 Maple Road in Campbellsville, were indicted last week by a Bowling Green federal grand jury on charges of conspiring to illegally distribute OxyContin and hydrocodone.

  • Greensburg woman arrested, charged with selling drugs

    A Greensburg woman has been arrested and charged with selling drugs.

    Bobbi J. Reynolds, 30, of 2176 Coakley Road was arrested at 2:36 p.m. Thursday, May 29.

    According to Reynolds' arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Norman Simpson stopped Reynolds for having a small child not in a proper child safety seat.

    The citation states Reynolds appeared nervous and Simpson smelled marijuana coming from her vehicle.

  • Principal interviews get under way at CES

    Campbellsville Elementary School could have a new principal by next Monday.

    Tomorrow, the school's site-based decision making council will begin interviewing five candidates for the job, according to SBDM councilwoman and CES teacher Laura Dicken. The council will conclude the interviews on Thursday.

    In all, nine people applied for the job, and all were qualified, according to SBDM chairwoman Lisa Wiseman. The position was posted on the Kentucky Department of Education's Kentucky Educator Placement Service Web site for 30 days beginning on May 1.

  • Gas drive-offs becoming a problem

    As gas prices inch toward $4 a gallon, an increasing number of drivers are willing to risk arrest by driving off after filling up.

    Convenience store owners and managers in Campbellsville say gas drive-offs are happening more frequently.

    Fuel theft isn't only a local problem; it has become a headache for retailers nationwide. The average convenience store operator lost slightly more than $1,000 in 2007, according to Ted Mason, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Convenience Stores.

  • Campbellsville man arrested, charged with drug crimes

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine.

    Steve Underwood, 53, of 206 S. Court St. was arrested Wednesday, June 4.

    According to Underwood's arrest citation, Kentucky State Police officers searched his home and found crack cocaine, more than 50 Lortab pills, marijuana, a crack pipe, an empty Lortab prescription bottle and scales.

    Underwood was charged with first-degree selling cocaine, second-degree selling Lortab, possession of marijuana and possession of drug supplies.

  • 400-Mile Yard Sale

    Annette Givens of Campbellsville hit the U.S. 68 400-Mile Sale early Friday morning. The annual yard sale stretches from east to west across the state through 60 communities.

  • Lt. Governor is Chamber guest speaker

    Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo says Kentucky's future is bright.

    Mongiardo was the guest speaker at Thursday night's annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

    In addition to the Chamber's annual awards (see related story), new Board members were announced. They are Mark Carney, Pieter De Grez, Renay England, Susie Skaggs and Dr. Heather Wise. Those members rotating off the Board were Larry Bowen, Dr. Ben Cox, Tommy Hughes, Sue Ellen Knifley and David Alan Newton.