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  • Police/Court briefs

    One injured in two-vehicle collision

    One person was injured Wednesday in a two-car collision on KY 527.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox, Allison Thompson, 17, of Gene Hunt Road in Campbellsville was driving a 2003 Chevrolet at 4:30 p.m. on KY 527.

    The report states Thompson struck a 2004 Chevrolet being operated by Mazetta Sprowles, 63, of Maple Road in Campbellsville.

    Sprowles was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel where she was treated and released.

  • To your Health

    Charles Britton looks over his old office. Except for a few stacks of boxed files, the office the Taylor County Health Department Manager occupied for more than three decades is empty.

    "I went in there yesterday," Britton said Thursday, standing in the midst of more boxes at the health department's new location off Campbellsville Bypass. "It seemed kind of sad. I've been there for 34 years."

  • Police gear up for holiday crime

    Local police are gearing up for what is historically a time when thefts and burglaries are on the rise.

    Most thefts and burglaries occur between December and February, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield. And with a few protective measures, residents can do their part to prevent these types of crimes.

    "It is a different day and time," Benningfield said. "It used to be people could leave their home unsecured for days at a time. You can't do that anymore."

  • Three's company ... in Knifley

    All three are healthy. Two never stray very far from their mother. One ventures out alone, but often runs back to Mama when approached. And all three are rare - a one in 106,000 shot.

    Johnnie Perkins still marvels at the triplet calves birthed on his Knifley farm on Nov. 21.

    "She had one and everything went good. She got up and licked it and laid back down. I watched her a bit and then she had another one. After about two or three minutes, she laid back down."

    That concerned Perkins, so he called Crossroads Animal Clinic.

  • Council puts smoking ban on hold

    Campbellsville City Council members will hold off on putting a smoking ordinance to a final vote while a committee works out a few more details.

    Though Council members did not discuss the ordinance during their regular meeting on Monday, the following morning Councilman David Nunery said the committee is revisiting other cities' ordinances.

    "We've also been looking at all the recent court cases, in particular the one in Jefferson Court," Nunery said.

    Louisville's smoking ban excluded Churchill Downs, a move that has since been declared unconstitutional.

  • It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

    Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus were there. Santa was there, waving from the back of a fire truck. And members of the Campbellsville University and Campbellsville and Taylor County bands were there as well.

    And so was Campbellsville.

    Hundreds braved the cold weather for this year's Campbellsville Jaycees Christmas Parade on Saturday evening.

    Fire and Rescue trucks joined in for the annual parade that heralds the holiday season.

  • Sewing factory gets government contract

    If you like to work, then 105 employees of Campbellsville Apparel got news of a nice Christmas present.

    CAC secured a new government contract with five-year production parameters for 4 million to 22 million units. The Defense Logistics Agency, a combat support agency that provides supplies and services to America's military forces, announced finalization of the multimedia contract last week. CAC will be producing undershirts for four branches of the military.

  • 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.