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Today's News

  • City Schools vote to make travel easier

    It's funny how far two dollars will go.

    For sports teams and other extracurricular groups at City Schools, it may not be how far $2 will take them but the psychological boost knowing they may not have to raise that much more just to participate for their school.

    In January, a Campbellsville Board of Education proposal was floated that traveling groups from City Schools would have to pay $3.86 a mile for bus travel.

  • Man charged with third DUI after collision

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI after he was involved in a motor vehicle collision.

    Anthony H. Gillespie, 58, of 121 London Drive was arrested at 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

    According to Gillespie's arrest citation, he was involved in a motor vehicle collision and appeared under the influence of intoxicants. Records state results of Gillespie's blood test are still pending.

    The citation states the arrest was Gillespie's third DUI offense.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Ben Riggs investigated.

  • Black History Month: Part 3

    Ice cubes floating in water. Rust on a vehicle. A rock slide. Science is everywhere. Anthony Farris knows that and so do his students at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    "I try to look beyond what I see and think about the scientific aspect."

    Farris, 47, said he strives to get his students to think that way, too.

    "I want them to not just see what's there, but to think deeper, to think about the how and why."

  • Five injured in KY 55 collision

    Five people were injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Robert VanCleave, April A. Helm, 32, of Broadway Street in Corydon, Ky., was attempting to turn her 2005 Mazda left onto Lone Valley Road from KY 55 south at about 5 p.m.

    The report states Mark A. Jones, 39, of Underwood Street in Campbellsville was traveling north on KY 55 south when Helm turned into his path and caused him to strike Helm's passenger side door.

  • Jail won't open until August

    Taylor County's jail likely won't open until August, nearly three months later than originally planned.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that rain and other winter weather has slowed construction.

    On behalf of the Court's Detention Center Committee, the Committee overseeing construction, Jones told magistrates that the completion date of the center is now expected to be Aug. 11.

  • Restaurant inspections

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection.

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be re-inspected within 30 days.

  • 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.