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  • Council member charged with passing bad checks


    A Campbellsville City Council member remains in jail after his Tuesday, Sept. 29, arrest for allegedly passing cold checks.

    Rufus Franklin Hansford Jr., 54, of Lebanon Avenue - also known as Frankie Hansford, according to a Campbellsville Police Department report - is in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $2,000 full cash bond on four counts of theft by deception - including cold checks under $500; the bond was lowered from  $10,000.

    According to the police report, he was arrested at 12:10 p.m. on Sept. 29.

  • Police looking for escaped inmates


    Local law enforcement are trying to find two inmates who allegedly escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center after leaving an assigned work detail.

    The Campbellsville Police Department confirmed that Joshua Gill and Michael Tetreault walked off during work release around 2:25 p.m. today, and took off in a white unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.

    The police don’t know which direction the escapees were headed in, but the vehicle has official plates; they’re still working to get the plate number.

  • Teen killed in weekend crash


    A Campbellsville teen died in an automobile accident on Old Summersville Road late Friday night, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report.

    Taylor County Coroner Al Hardy declared John Matthew Clark, 17, deceased at the scene of the accident, the report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 10:28 p.m., Clark, driving a 2004 Ford pickup truck, was on Old Summersville Road, about 6 miles west of Campbellsville, when his truck ran off the road on the right side and hit a tree.

  • Taylor County man dies in Marion crash


    Mitchell McWhorter, 54, of Campbellsville died Saturday morning after a head-on collision on Campbellsville Highway.

    The accident occurred at 7:25 a.m. on Campbellsville Highway, approximately five miles south of Lebanon near the Marion County/Taylor County line, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Jones requests new attorney before sentencing


    Kevin Jones will likely be formally sentenced next month to 12 years on a charge connected to him burning his young son with extremely hot water.

    Jones, 27, who has been represented by attorney Bryan Bennett, had a sentencing hearing scheduled for Friday morning. However, he requested new counsel. He did not give a reason.

    The prosecutor in the case, Campbellsville City Attorney John Miller, did not object.

  • Accused bank robber to undergo psychiatric exam


    A Lexington man who is accused of robbing a local bank in January is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    Thomas E. Riley, 52, who wasn't present in court Friday morning, will have another pre-trial conference at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1. His trial, which was originally scheduled for Monday, has not yet been rescheduled.

  • Superheroes fight cancer at TCES


    Superheroes walked the track Thursday at Taylor County Elementary School in support of childhood cancer research and the KJ Richerson Scholarship Fund.

    KJ Richerson, who attended TCES, lost his battle with cancer two years ago as a young child.

    "He was one of our Cardinals," Melissa Long, vice principal, said.

    Family and friends of KJ established a scholarship fund in his memory. KJ loved superheroes and found enjoyment in art.

  • Newlyweds fight cancer together


    The love story for Becky and Kyle Salsbury has been a long journey filled with faith and love.

    Having been a couple for 16 years and engaged for two years, they were on a two-year plan of merging their families into one.

    "We have four kids between the two of us, all the same ages, and it just didn't seem right at the time for us," Becky said.

    They met when their oldest children were in first grade.

    Their children are, Lake, 22, Lainey, 22, Parker, 19, and Ethan, 19.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge to be moved within six weeks


    The 115-year-old Tebbs Bend Bridge is expected to be moved to a permanent location on one of the trails at the Homeplace on Green River in the next six weeks.

    That is what Robert Reeder of RGF Concrete, a company out of Flemingsburg, Ky., that is in charge of the construction of the bridge project, said this week.

    It has sat near its old location for the past few months, ever since crews lifted it from its old foundations.

  • Postmaster plans tribute to veterans at post office

    A memorial for local veterans, both living and deceased, is planned for the Campbellsville Post Office.

    David Lane, postmaster at the local post office, wants people to send photos of local veterans to the post office; he plans to create a collage in the front lobby as a memorial.

    "I'd like people to bring in pictures of their loved ones who served in the military, a picture that I can make a collage out of, that shows both civilian and military," Lane said. "If they only have one picture, that's fine, too."