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  • Junior Beta officers deliver gifts


    Taylor County Elementary School Junior Beta officers recently helped the Taylor County Family Resource Center assemble and deliver "Read Baby Read" program gifts to Taylor Regional Hospital. The program is designed to emphasize the importance of early childhood literacy to new mothers. Pictured are, from left, Weston Young, Rachel Myers, Pam Hurtgen and Mattie Blakeman.

  • A Walk of Celebration

    Though the participation wasn't what it has been in years past, this year's Relay for Life teams still raised more than $30,000 in the fight against cancer.

    Beginning at 7 on Friday night, there were hours of events, hugs and fun. A few teams stuck it out and participated in activities and games late in the night.

    This year, teams raised $31,200, and donations are still being accepted.

    Click on the photo for a slideshow of other photos from the night's activities.

  • One injured in wreck near Walmart

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash near Walmart on Thursday.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Police Department, Kelly Graham, 46, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, when, at 2:49 p.m., police said Graham crossed KY 210 and pulled in front of a 2002 Nissan pickup, being driven by 43-year-old Michael Akin of Campbellsville. Akin was traveling east on KY 210.

  • Grand jury indicts 34

    Several Campbellsville residents have been indicted on charges of exploitation, sex abuse, criminal abuse and operating a crime ring.

    A Taylor County grand jury handed down 34 indictments last Tuesday.

    Of those indictments, nine charge Campbellsville residents with operating a methamphetamine crime ring. Charged were:

  • Kids College

    Area students participated last week in Campbellsville University's Kids College.

    Students in grades three through eight could enroll for classes such as Cookin' up a Storm, Mad Scientist and photography.


    At right, Baylie Skaggs listens intently during the American Girl Through the Seasons class on Wednesday afternoon.

  • A garden behind bars?

    It's quiet, except for the sounds of garden hoes shuffling dirt. One of the three men stops, wipes sweat from his brow and then gets back to work.

    Taylor County Detention Center inmates have planted a garden to save money on food costs and have fresh vegetables to eat.

    Taylor County Jailer Eddie "Hack" Marcum says he started the garden to help reduce the cost of feeding inmates at the Taylor County Detention Center. But an added bonus, he said, is to provide a better diet for the inmates and offer them another work opportunity.

  • CES makes principal position permanent

    Campbellsville Elementary School has a new principal. Well, sort of.

    After serving as interim principal for the past year, Ricky Hunt was named principal Friday morning following a brief special meeting of the Campbellsville Elementary School Site-Based Council.

    Hunt was one of three finalists, according to Council Chairwoman Katie Wilkerson.

  • One elephant at a time

    While many 8-year-olds may spend their summers at play, Cee Cee Creech is working on changing lives, one elephant at a time.

    Cee Cee is knitting elephants to raise money and provide toys for children affected by the tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. in May.

    "I heard about the tornado on NPR, and I wanted to get toys for all the kids," Cee Cee said.

    Cee Cee is the daughter of the Chad and BeLinda Creech.

  • Resident charged with second DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.
    John A. Hampton, 27, of 168 Mile Lane was arrested at 10:49 p.m. on Thursday, June 2.
    According to court records, police clocked Hampton with a radar detector driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. Records state that he was driving from side to side, stopped in the middle of the road and passed several places to turn off the road and stop.
    Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian wrote in court records that he noticed a smell of alcohol when he made contact with Hampton.

  • Resident charged with third DUI

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with her third DUI offense.
    Tracy M. Yocom, 25, of 105 Mulberry St. was arrested at 8:51 p.m. on Thursday, June 2.
    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Officer Daniel Forbis was at Trace Creek ballpark to investigate a complaint when he was notified that an intoxicated person was getting into a vehicle to drive.
    The vehicle was stopped by Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren as the driver was attempting to pull onto North Central Avenue.