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Today's News

  • Man accused of selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with multiple drug crimes.

    Jeffrey Robert Gurley, 22, of 505 S. Columbia Ave. was arrested at 3:57 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17.

    According to Gurley's arrest citation, police found crack cocaine, powder cocaine and a large amount of money after executing a search warrant at Gurley's room at Towne Motel. The citation states officers also found marijuana and suspected Lortab.

    Gurley was charged with first-degree selling cocaine and selling a controlled substance with 1,000 yards of a school.

  • Court upholds $750,000 judgment

    A jury's decision to award more than $750,000 to a Campbellsville man for damages he suffered when his son was killed in a 1995 collision has been upheld by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    Harlon Barnett, individually, and as administrator of the estate of Steven Ray Barnett, filed suit against Hamilton Mutual Insurance Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Caulk and Eastridge Insurance Co. of East Broadway in Campbellsville in Taylor Circuit Court on Jan. 4, 2000. EMC Insurance Co. was later added as a defendant.

  • Man accused of threatening to kill others

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly threatened to kill several other people and himself.

    Danny R. Berry, 26, of 41 Amber Lane, was arrested at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13.

    According to Berry's arrest citation, he is accused of calling someone's home and saying he was on his way to gut and shoot the people in the home.

    Police received a call saying that Berry had left to go to the home with a large kitchen knife.

  • Property transfers for Aug. 25

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Carl A. Nelson Trust, Susan Kilby, trustee, of Nelson Road in Campbellsville to Kevin Lee Veatch, one-half undivided interest, and Matthew Ryan Veatch, by and through Faye Veatch, guardian, one-half undivided interest, of Smith Chapel Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the west side of Smith Chapel Road, 0.09 acre, $385.

  • In Search of History

    The late Fred Phillip Harris painted this picture of the Old Courthouse and many others during his stay in the Taylor County jail in 1968. Pictured are, from left, his nephews Fred Moore of Paoli, Ind. and John Payton of Mitchell, Ind. and Betty Jane Gorin Smith, local historian. Harris' artwork was featured in a 1968 Courier-Journal story after local jailer Ben Richerson purchased art supplies for the inmate. Moore and Payton visited Campbellsville in July in search of old paintings that their late uncle created.

  • Two charged in sealed indictment

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Orvey Harris, 54, and Betty Harris, 54, both of 10331 Saloma Road, were charged with first-degree selling oxycodone.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000. If convicted, the Harrises could each be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Clerk's audit accurate, auditor says

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the Taylor County Clerk's office for the year ended Dec. 31, 2007.

    The audit found County Clerk Mark Carney's financial statement to fairly represent the revenues, expenses and excess fees of the Taylor County Clerk's Office.

    Luallen's audit states that the Clerk's office lacks adequate segregation of duties.

  • "August Gala" event is Aug. 28

    An "August Gala" featuring dancing by Campbellsville residents has been planned for Thursday, Aug. 28.

    The event, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will feature dancing by Joel Bennett, Dave and Debbie Nunery, Todd Sharp, Rob Carter, Sparky Taylor and others.

    Those wishing to attend should bring their lawn chairs. The event will be inside the courtyard at Grandview nursing home. The event will be moved inside for bad weather.

  • Wilson-Smith

    Trena Gayle Wilson and Jamie Russell Smith, both of Campbellsville, exchanged wedding vows on Friday, June 6 at Twin Eagles Estates in Lebanon.

    Bro. Don Gowin performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Roger and Judy Wilson of Campbellsville.

    The groom is the son of Henry and Kelly Smith of Campbellsville and Patti and Bill Hartman of Hanover, Ind.

    The outdoor wedding ceremony took place on the lawn, which was scattered with white rose petals.

  • Eastern Star Pins

    Peggy Pyles, associate matron of Pitman Chapter #157, Order of the Eastern Star, congratulates Norma Swafford and Nadine Milsap on receiving their 50-year membership pins. Also receiving pins, but not pictured, were Pearl Blevins, Florence Curry, Ruby English, Mildred Gabehart, Gertrude Mizer and Kathryn Smith. The chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.