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  • Vandals paint in Miller Park

     

    Vandalism that has recently occurred at Miller Park has sparked concern among citizens that frequently visit the park.

    A symbol that appears to resemble a swastika, a symbol most notably used by the Nazi Party of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, was found painted on a sign at the park near the playground.

    In the wake of recent events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, some local citizens had expressed concern about the vandalism at the park, and its potential to spark backlash amid high tensions.

  • Two locals among 41 new KSP Troopers

     

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 41 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort today. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 866 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth. Among them were Dexter Colvin and Daniel Forbis of Campbellsville.

    KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders said the addition of these newly-graduated troopers will help with the current strength, but does not come close to resolving the agency’s shortage of personnel.

  • Powell arrested in tire theft

     

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest Monday evening after a burglary at Mannsville Tire Store.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office release, Adam Powell, 31, was arrested Monday evening and charged with third-degree burglary.

    The arrest came after the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a burglary at Mannsville Tire Store, in which four new tires were taken, according to the release.

  • Wilson arrested after battery thefts

     

    The Campbellsville Police Department made an arrest Monday in regard to a couple of recent thefts.

    William Jeffrey Wilson, 31, was arrested Monday afternoon by CPD officers and charged with receiving stolen property more than $500, according to a CPD report.

    The report states that CPD responded to thefts that had already occurred at 385 Old Greensburg Road, and a construction site at the corner of South Columbia Avenue and Bell Avenue.

    In both incidents, commercial batteries were stolen from equipment.

  • City looks at repair options for swimming pool

     

    While a cable television deal was finalized, the city appears to be no closer to solving its swimming pool problems during a three-and-a-half hour City Council meeting on Monday night at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Former Mayor and current City Councilman Paul Osborne gave a report on what he had found out about similar-size communities and what they were doing about their pools.

  • Healthcare highlights Paul's visit to Campbellsville

     

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, made a stop in Campbellsville Monday afternoon to talk about healthcare reform with local healthcare leaders in a roundtable format at Orthodyne Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.

    The stop in Campbellsville was the fifth of the day for Paul, with previous stops in Pikeville, Hazard, Middlesboro, and Somerset before making his way to Campbellsville.

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  • KSP to host golf scramble in Campbellsville

     

    The Kentucky State Police will host its annual Trooper Island Golf Scramble on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Campbellsville Country Club.

    The event raises money to support Trooper Island, which is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, and no public funds are used.

  • Army Corps has many duties at Green River Lake

     

    As the school year for area school districts gets closer, activity around Green River Lake will begin to slow down.

    Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Andrea Davis said they expect heavy amounts of activity on the lake during Labor Day weekend in September, but once school is back in session, activity around the lake begins to slow for the season.

    Patrolling activity around the lake is just one of many duties and responsibilities the Army Corps of Engineers takes on at Green River Lake.

  • Bond is new assistant principal at Taylor Middle

     

    A new face will be walking the halls of Taylor County Middle School when students return to classes next week.

    Travis Bond has taken over as TCMS assistant principal, replacing former TCMS Assistant Principal Eddie Clement. He brings 17 years of teaching experience to TCMS.

    Bond comes from Mt. Sterling in Montgomery County, where he has been for the last 15 years. Bond was most recently at Montgomery County Intermediate School where he taught music for fifth and sixth graders.