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  • After a delayed opening, campgrounds up to par

    Overcoming the setbacks of April's flooding, Green River Lake authorities have worked to bring the campground up to par for summer festivities.

    Employees of Green River Lake State Park were able to minimize damages from the flood, and the park re-opened to the public on May 20 after being closed for nearly a month. 

  • Resident accused of voyeurism at tanning salon

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with voyeurism after he allegedly watched other people while they were tanning.


    Erin G. Tikkanen, 33, was arrested Friday, July 1 at 11:34 p.m. by Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian.


    According to Tikkanen's arrest warrant, he allegedly stood on top of tanning beds and watched patrons while they were tanning at Tan Shack on South Columbia Avenue on at least three occasions between May 1 and June 18.

  • Resident charged with third DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.


    Justin L. Teel, 26, of 708 Sullivan School Road was arrested at 10:04 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.


    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Sgt. Shannon Wilson stopped Teel for having a broken windshield.
    Records state that Teel smelled of alcohol and had red, glassy eyes. He allegedly failed several field sobriety tests and refused to take a Breathalyzer test and submit blood or urine.

  • UPDATE: One injured in two-vehicle crash Thursday

    An Alabama man was injured when his motorcycle struck a car Thursday afternoon.


    According to a Kentucky State Police report, James M. Lynch, 46 of Madison, Ala. was traveling east on U.S. 68, riding a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle when he failed to notice a vehicle stopped in front of him. Lynch swerved to avoid a collision with the vehicle and struck a 1995 Honda Accord being operated by Kerrie Benningfield, 39, of Campbellsville. Benningfield was also traveling east on U.S. 68 and was attempting a left turn when her vehicle was struck.

  • Governor orders flags at half-staff to honor long-time fire marshal

    Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today in honor of Deputy State Fire Marshal Charles Sparks, who died Friday, July 8 from a heart attack he suffered while battling a fire in Adair County.
     
    “Jane and I send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Charles Sparks,” Beshear said.

  • Car hits house Friday

    A car backed into a house at the corner of Hord and Carden streets Friday afternoon. No other information was available at presstime.

  • UPDATE: Bardstown man dies Friday in head-on collision

    A 50-year-old Bardstown man died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle head-on collision at Finley Ridge Road and East U.S. 68.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s office, James B. Loy, 33, of Bradfordsville Road in Lebanon was traveling east on U.S. 68 at 5:36 p.m. when he noticed a pickup truck in front of him with its left turn signal on.

  • UPDATE: Armed robber turns himself in

    Terrence Lee Walker, the subject of a multi-county manhunt, turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon.

    Walker, 21, of Harrodsburg went to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department at around 3:30 p.m.

    He is accused of robbing a Marathon station in Harrodsburg at around 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday. According to a Harrodsburg Police news release, Walker entered the store just after 10 p.m.

  • Campbellsville resident receives outstanding service award

     

    The Lake Cumberland Area UK College of Agriculture & Human Environmental Sciences Alumni Association met Monday, June 27 at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.

    As part of the activities, Dr. Melinda Ann Sutton-Barber of Campbellsville was announced as the recipient of the outstanding service award.

    Barber graduated from the UK College of Agriculture in 1985 with a degree in animal science. Now a veterinarian in Campbellsville, she is serving as area vice president and is a life member of the state association.

  • FFA chapter attends state convention

     

    Taylor County High School's Future Farmers of America chapter attended the Kentucky State FFA Convention at Rupp Arena in Lexington on June 7-9.

    Those who competed were Brittany Gaddis, Cody Bowling, Robby Wilkerson, Jodie Phillips, Erin Underwood, April Biggs, Angella Farmer, Katie Fergerson, Diego Bustinza, Matt Christie and Winnie Cheuvront.

    Rikki Phillips received second place in small animal entrepreneurship. Cody Morgan received third place in forage production entrepreneurship.