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  • Man pleads guilty to violating registry terms

     

    A Campbellsville resident could receive probation for failing to abide by the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Ronnie L. Ray, 30, of Peterson Street, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February and charged with failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Negligence lawsuit dismissed

    Claims in a lawsuit alleging negligence when a young boy fell from a third-story window of a dormitory have been dismissed. And with the dismissal, the case is now closed.

    In 2008, Greg Fetzer and Mary Fetzer, individually and as the natural guardians of minor child Trevor Fetzer filed suit against Campbellsville University of University Drive in Campbellsville, Lift Student Ministries Inc. of Oak Hill in Somerset, West Hill Baptist Church of Wooster, Ohio and other unknown defendants.

  • Making the PGA Cut

     

    J.B. Holmes entered weekend PGA tournament play at 2-under par.

    See more details about his first two rounds of play on the sports pages in the Monday, Aug. 11, issue, starting on Page 9, and in the upcoming Thursday, Aug. 14, issue.

    For more photos from Valhalla, see a slideshow on the CKNJ home page and continued coverage on the CKNJ’s Twitter account.

  • Election filing deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 12

     

    Those who want to become school board or soil conservation board members have just two days left to put their name into the ring.

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m. is the deadline to file as a candidate for seats up for election on the Campbellsville and Taylor County Boards of Education and the Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District board.

  • Man charged with kidnapping

     

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded not guilty to attempting to kidnap a woman after running from police.

    Prince C. Turner, 23, of Ray Street, was arrested last Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

    Ray's arrest came two days after he allegedly stole items from Walmart and caused damage to a display case there.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers received a report on Sunday, Aug. 3, that a theft had occurred at the store.

  • Library keeps last year's tax rates

    The public library will keep its tax rates the same this year.

    As a result, residents could pay more, less or the same amount in taxes this year, depending on whether their property value has changed since last year.

    At a special Taylor County Public Library Board meeting on Thursday, library director Julia Turpin presented members with several tax rate options.

    She said the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives computes the rates and provided a compensating rate and a rate that would generate 4 percent more revenue than last year.

  • From surviving to thriving

     

    They were hoping to just survive. Now, the plan is to thrive.

    In May 2002, a group of residents formed nondenominational Living Grace Church. Since then, there have been three pastors at the church and membership numbers have declined.

    Soon, a new pastor will take over full time and the church will combine with 3trees Church in Russell Springs to become part of a multi-site congregation.

  • Supervisor says water is safe

     

    It's used to wash hands, replenish the garden and quench our thirst. 

    Once it's pulled through the pump station at Green River Lake, Campbellsville's drinking water has a long journey before it reaches the tap.

    The multi-step treatment process that water undergoes upon entering the Campbellsville Municipal Water Treatment Plant takes about eight hours from start to finish.

    Plant supervisor Darrell Pierce said the plant treats about three million gallons daily, but has the capacity to treat up to nine.

  • Woman accused of robbing, assaulting man

     

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with assaulting and robbing a man at his home.

    Amber J. Shuffett, 25, of Pitman Avenue, was arrested last Wednesday at about 11:45 p.m.

    According to Shuffett's arrest citation, she allegedly broke into a man's home on East Broadway the day before and struck him numerous times in the face and head.

    Records state that she used a taser on the man's shoulder, which caused several fractures. Shuffett also allegedly took $350 in cash and a television.

  • Police searching for those involved with burglary

    Campbellsville Police are searching for those involved in an assault and burglary that left a man with serious injuries.

    According to a police report, at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, police received a report of a burglary at a residence on East Broadway.

    Officers responded and found that a man had been assaulted and money was taken from his home.

    The investigation revealed, according to the report, that as many as three people could have been involved with the home invasion.