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  • All in a day's work

    Campbellsville National Bank used a 63-hour window of opportunity to tear down a 17-year-old structure on East Broadway and move its banking offices into a new facility nearly in the same spot.

    "It took a lot of coordination and a flurry of activity," CNB President Leroy Bratcher said Monday. "But we did it."

  • Man faces rape, sodomy charges

    A Missouri man has been indicted on charges that accuse him of raping and sodomizing a juvenile.

    Corey M. Caldwell, 29, of 4141 Chrysler Ave. in Independence was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Caldwell was charged with third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy.

    According to the indictment, Caldwell is accused of having sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16 in November 2006 and August 2007.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Greg Brown investigated.

  • Police briefs

    Police investigate business burglaries Campbellsville Police are investigating the burglaries of two local businesses. According to a news release, during the overnight hours of Dec. 1 or the early morning hours of Dec. 2, Due Dirty Laundry and Sonshine Natural Foods were broken into. Police have no released information concerning what was taken at the businesses, which are located next to each other on Nancy Cox Drive. Campbellsville Police Lt. Terry Lile and Officer Travis Begley are investigating.

  • Beating the odds: Man outlives doctors' predictions

    He was told he had only three or four days left to live. But nearly four years later, Jimmie Brockman says he's still alive because of his faith in God.

    Brockman, now 62, had lost about 40 pounds in the spring of 2003. He was working eight- to 10-hour days in quality control at Parker-Kalon and was spending three or four hours each night on his farm raising Angus cattle.

  • Louisville man gets two years on drug charges

    A Louisville man has had his diversion revoked and will spend two years in prison on drug and other charges.

    Timothy John Greene, 25, of 6502 Six Mile Lane in Louisville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

  • County mulls subdivision regulations

    Taylor County residents who own property outside the City limits might soon have a few regulations to follow when dividing and selling their land.

    Magistrates will discuss the adoption of County subdivision regulations at the next Fiscal Court meeting.

    The discussion stems from several months of debate on the cost and maintenance of gravel roads.

    Magistrates voted 4-2 at the last Fiscal Court meeting to no longer accept gravel roads into the County road system.

  • Emergency officials offer safety tips for holiday decorating

    With Thanksgiving now over, many people are dragging out decorations to prepare for Christmas. And while decorating the home may be a fun family event, it can be dangerous if done incorrectly.

    The No. 1 danger, Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said, is overloaded circuits. With people stringing Christmas lights outside their home and indoors on their tree, the chance of overloading a circuit increases.

    We see that probably five or six times a year, Johnson said, The older homes that have the circuit panels just cant handle the load.

  • Diversion revoked in theft case

    A Burkesville woman has had her diversion revoked and will spend three years in prison on a theft charge.

    Jessica Ann Sweeney, 32, of 225 Spring Branch Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

    In February 2006, Sweeney pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300. At that time, she was granted a three-year pretrial diversion and ordered to have no contact with Wal-Mart Supercenter and pay $698.82 in restitution.

    If she failed the terms of her diversion, Sweeney was to be sentenced to three years in prison.

  • Campbellsville man involved in LaRue wreck

    A Campbellsville man managed to keep his rig from overturning after it was struck by a passenger vehicle on Campbellsville Road in LaRue County on Wednesday morning.

    Randy Wayne of Campbellsville said "the hood flew up" on impact, so he "just held it straight and hoped for the best."

    The rig, carrying a load of logs to Elizabethtown, crossed the roadway, jumped a culvert and crashed through a plank fence. It came to rest in Ron Rogers' front yard.

    Buffalo firefighters responded to the scene.

  • 'Gianni Schicchi'

    Campbellsville University presented the comic opera "Gianni Schicchi" on Nov. 17-19.

    The storyline revolved around the death of a wealthy man, Buoso Donati, and his relatives who were hoping to be left something of value in his will and the schemes they performed to get their hands on his money.

    The English version of the opera was under the direction of Dr. Mark Bradley, CU professor of music. The play was accompanied by Carla Farias of Brazil.