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Today's News

  • Campbellsville man charged with selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine after he was stopped by the police.

    Travis Owens, 28, of 404 Clem Haskins Blvd. was arrested at 2:47 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.

    According to Owens' arrest citation, he was pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign.

    Records state Owens gave Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens permission to search him and his vehicle.

    After searching Owens, Dickens found crack cocaine and marijuana.

  • One charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with selling cocaine 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.

    Amanda Shively, 25, of 801 Gidget Trail was indicted on a charge of first-degree selling cocaine.

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

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

  • Kentucky Woodlots conference is Feb. 20

    Kentucky landowners, farmers, foresters, policymakers and others who have an interest in woodlands can learn more about alternative fuel sources, carbon markets, ecotourism and other issues at a state conference in Somerset.

    Some of the leading experts in the field of forestry will be speaking at "Kentucky Woodlot$: Capture the Value" conference Wednesday, Feb. 20 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The conference, sponsored by 15 stakeholders, will explore the latest market trends on how to reach and "capture" the maximum value of America's forests and woodlands.

  • Local businessman arrested on fugitive warrant

    A local businessman has been arrested on an out-of-state fugitive warrant and charged with writing a nearly $200,000 cold check to an automobile dealer in Michigan.

    James R. Rattliff, 42, of 122 Cambridge Way was arrested by Campbellsville Police Officer Bart Gilpin at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 at Ratliff Motors.

    Court records pertaining to Rattliff's arrest, however, were not filed at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office until Thursday, Feb. 7.

  • LWC students to raise world hunger awareness

    A group of Lindsey Wilson College students hope to raise the region's awareness about world hunger by going hungry for 30 hours next week.

    Lindsey Wilson will be among dozens of colleges and universities who will participate in the 30 Hour Famine on Feb. 21-22. Sponsored by World Vision, the event asks participants to fast for 30 hours because that's the average time a child in a poor country goes between meals. Participants are permitted to drink water and juices, but they abstain from foods.

  • Some lessons about race do come early in life

    February is Black History Month, probably as good a time as any to let Skip know I'm sorry even if the offense committed against him occurred nearly 50 years ago.

    The memory is as vivid as the permanent stain put on our society by the way black people have been treated for decades.

  • Man pleads guilty to lesser charges in agreement

    A Michigan man accused of attempting to rape a Campbellsville woman has pleaded guilty to amended charges against him.

    Anthony "Tony" Michael Politi, 35, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

    Politi was charged with first-degree attempted rape and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to Politi's arrest warrant, he is accused of attempting to force a Campbellsville woman to have sex with him last year.

  • Fast ForWord helps student who struggle with reading

    Taylor County Middle School began offering Fast ForWord software to students who are having difficulty with reading.

  • CU to host art exhibit through Feb. 29

    Cayce Davenport of Columbia, an art teacher at Pulaski County High School, is displaying paintings in various media at Campbellsville University's Art Gallery through Feb. 29.

    The exhibit, which is Davenport's first one-person show, is free and open to the public.

    "My roots are here in south central Kentucky, though I have done a great deal of travel and living abroad," Davenport said. She is working toward a master's degree from California State University in art history.

    Davenport's bachelor's degree is from the University of Kentucky in art education.

  • Ten illegal dumps will be cleaned up

    Taylor County could be a lot cleaner by the end of the year.

    Officials have identified 10 illegal dumps in the community and, with $75,750 in state funding, Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie McNear believes those dumps could be gone by year's end.

    "We still have to match the grant 25 percent," McNear said.

    However, the match can be cash or in-kind work.

    Last month, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that more than $2.9 million in illegal open dump grants would be distributed from the Kentucky Pride Fund for cleanup of 293 illegal dumps in 52 counties, including Taylor.