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Today's News

  • Food program short on cash

    Despite being short on funds, all the children were fed last year.

    But this year, funds might again come up short and make the future of the Backpack Food Program uncertain. The program will continue, however, and organizers have hope that enough money will be raised to pay the cost.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County's family resource centers began a Backpack Food Program in 2007.

  • Pastor accused of raping, sodomizing local elderly woman

     

    An Albany man who serves as pastor of a local church has been arrested and charged with raping and sodomizing an elderly woman for whom he provided care.

    Campbellsville Police officers began an investigation on Thursday at about 4 p.m. after receiving a call from an elderly female reporting that she had been raped and sodomized.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the department doesn't release the name of sexual assault victims.

  • Man charged with breaking into fitness center

     

    A man has been arrested and charged with breaking into a local fitness center.

    Nicholas Galarza, 30, whose address is unknown, was arrested last Tuesday at 10:06 a.m.

    According to Galarza's arrest citation, the owner of Xtreme Fitness reported that a man, who isn't a member at the center, entered the business on Friday, July 11, at about 9:30 a.m. and damaged the property.

  • Man charged with stealing from employer

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with stealing from his employer.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William E. Hicks, 53, of 86 Vintage Lane, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with theft by unlawful taking less than $500, a misdemeanor offense.

  • 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.

  • Overhead Door honors employees
  • 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.