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Today's News

  • Campbellsville native to release movie

     

    A book deal. A movie. A television series. Companies to run.

    Campbellsville native Deronte' Smith is a busy man. His credits include writer, director, entrepreneur, educator, mentor and father.

    Smith's first feature film, a horror movie called "Prosper," is slated to be in stores this year. And, his children's book, "The Fantastical Adventures of Sleepy Steve: Reuniting the Stone," has been re-written for an older audience and might become a television series.

  • After 14 years, hospital employee becomes U.S. citizen

     

    For 14 years, Ticiane "Tici" Lucas has considered Kentucky her home. On June 6, she sealed the deal by taking the Oath of Allegiance at her naturalization ceremony in Louisville.

    Through a partnership between her high school in Fortaleza, Brazil and Campbellsville University, Lucas came to the United States in June 2000.

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  • Bouncin' Around

     

    Taylor County Public Library's summer reading program ended with a bounce on Saturday.

    This year's participants went to Kid-Wise for the last event of the summer to slide on inflatable slides, play basketball in a bounce house and more.

    Though the number of children participating in the program was down this year, the number of books participants read was up, at more than 4,000.

  • Woman sought in burglary

     

    The Campbellsville Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a person of interest in a burglary investigation.

    On July 7, police initiated an investigation into the first-degree burglary of a home in the Vintage Village Subdivision in Campbellsville.

    According to a police report, police are asking for help to identify a white female who is 5'2" tall, has black hair and is heavy set. The woman was possibly driving a 1998 Ford white extended cab truck with Tennessee license plate 334 BQN.

  • Benningfield named new TCHS principal

     

    A new leader has been chosen for Taylor County High School.

    But, when students start the new school year in three weeks, they will recognize that leader.

    Laura Benningfield, who was college and career readiness advisor at TCHS last school year, has been hired to replace Charles Higdon Jr., who resigned as TCHS principal last month. Higdon has accepted a position as director of district-wide programs, an assistant superintendent post alongside Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

  • Police search for hit-and-run driver

    Campbellsville Police responded to a hit and run crash on Saturday on South Central Avenue at the intersection of West Walnut.

    According to a police report, Delno Salmon, 68, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2008 gray Chevy Malibu south on KY 70 at about 7 p.m.

    As Salmon was passing the intersection of West Walnut, a dark-colored passenger vehicle collided with him. The crash caused damage to the passenger side of Salmon's vehicle.

  • Man allegedly threatens officers with knife

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly threatened police officers with a knife.

    Campbellsville Police received a call on Sunday at 1:40 a.m. from Constable James Gaddis asking for help at Elmhurst Plaza.

    The report states that Gaddis had made contact with a white male who had been walking in the westbound lane on Broadway.

  • For 27 years, Sanders has been answering the call at 911 center

     

    Anne Sanders has spent a large part of her professional career talking on the phone. But her conversations haven't been to catch up with friends or make business deals, they have been to help people in need.

    Sanders, who serves as supervisor at Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, recently celebrated 27 years on the job.

    Born and raised in Taylor County, Sanders graduated from Taylor County High School and attended then Campbellsville College to study business. But she soon found another calling.

  • Back-to-school tips for parents, students

     

    Students will head back to the classroom in about three weeks.

    But before then, there are lots of items on their to-do list. For some students, one of those items includes getting exams and shots.

    Dr. Michael Hesson of University of Louisville Pediatrics in Campbellsville said parents must make sure their children are healthy and ready for school. He said it's important that all children are up-to-date on their vaccinations and at a healthy weight.