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  • Campbellsville man sentenced to 23 years in prison


    A Campbellsville man will spend 23 years in prison for sodomizing and abusing a child.

    In October, Charles Ray Shepperson, 40, of Layton Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with two counts of a sex-related crime and two counts each of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12.

  • Campbellsville man to serve 12 years in prison


    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young girl. He will serve 12 years in prison as punishment.

    In August 2011, George Henry Colvin, 43, of Shields Court, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with first-degree rape of a girl younger than 12, criminal attempt to commit first-degree rape of a girl younger than 12, first-degree sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Youth pitch in to build Habitat home


    The sound of pounding hammers echoes throughout the neighborhood.

    But the noise isn't coming from professional construction workers. It's coming from teenagers pitching in to help someone they might not even know.

    Campbellsville resident Tina G. Dishman has waited for nearly two years for her dream of getting a new home to become a reality.

  • Community gathers to honor firefighter


    Hundreds of people lined the streets of KY 210 and KY 55 on Saturday night to honor Tony Grider as his body was brought from University of Louisville Hospital to Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in Columbia.

    They held American flags, crossed their hearts and stood at attention.

    Many wore shirts made in honor of Grider and Alex Quinn, two of the four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters injured during an ALS ice bucket challenge on the Campbellsville University campus.

  • Firefighter funeral details released


    Funeral information for Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider has been released.

    Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday EDT at Columbia Christian Church in Columbia.

    Funeral will be Wednesday at noon EDT at the church.

    Surrounded by friends and family, Grider took his last breath Saturday afternoon.

    Grider’s death comes about a month after he and three other Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters were injured while helping with an ALS ice bucket challenge on the Campbellsville University campus.

  • Early retirement savings withdrawals can be costly

    During tough economic times, it’s tempting to forgo contributions to a retirement account or to even withdraw money from it.
    Some plans allow people to use these funds in case of a financial hardship. Although the option is available, tapping into retirement plans can lead to tough financial complications.
     The Better Business Bureau urges consumers to manage retirement plans wisely and to keep these savings intact.

  • Cox Shavings donates to 4-H
  • One person injured in motorcycle crash
  • Green River Ministries denied grant


    Though they once again didn't get the grant that had paid the majority of the bills, the future still looks bright for Green River Ministries.

    On Tuesday, during the regular GRM Board of Directors meeting, Chair Dan Durham announced that, for the third year in a row, the organization wasn't awarded a grant that it once depended on to operate.

    Ever since, GRM officials have asked the community to help keep its office and homeless shelter open. And on Tuesday, a community partner gave GRM money to help do just that.

  • Taylor schools get $11 million in urgent-needs funds


    Three years after an inspection commissioned by the Kentucky Department of Education determined that Taylor County Elementary School was in deteriorating condition and a health hazard, the Taylor County School District is set to receive $11.9 million in urgent needs funds.