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Today's News

  • Another arrested in crime ring case

    Another Campbellsville resident has arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Amista J. Quinn, 31, of 107 Layton Drive is one of 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • Columbia woman arrested on theft charges at Wal-Mart

    A Columbia woman has been arrested and charged with taking $98,000 from Campbellsville Wal-Mart over a five-year period.

    Campbellsville Police arrested Mary Alicia Garmon, 32, on Monday, charging her with theft by unlawful taking more than $300.

    Read more about this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Man charged with fleeing from police

    A Liberty man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly ran from the scene of a wreck.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury collision Saturday, May 16 at about 5 p.m. on Spurlington Road.

    The report states that the driver of one of the vehicles, James Followell, 45, of 140 Sharp Road fled from the scene on foot.

    For more on this story and others, see Thursday's print edition.

  • City sets new 0.75 percent tax

    People who work in the City could soon pay an extra occupational tax.

    Campbellsville City Council gave preliminary approval to a 0.75 percent occupational tax during a special meeting Monday night.

    Last month, Taylor County Fiscal Court members voted down a new occupational tax agreement. With the vote, and if the County takes no other action before June 30, the current agreement with the City will be broken, meaning the County will keep all of the tax money. That means the City would be short about $1.2 million, which it has come to count on each year.

  • Juvenile injured in two-car collision

    A juvenile passenger was hurt in a two-car collision Tuesday on South Central Avenue.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at around 5 p.m., Darrell Rakes, 24, of Campbellsville was driving a 1996 Mitsubishi south on South Columbia Avenue when he failed to stop and struck a 2002 Saturn driven by Jacqueline Meece, 29, of Campbellsville in the rear. Meece's vehicle was stopped in traffic.

    For more on this story and others, see Thursday's print edition.

  • City pool opens Saturday

    The pool at Miller Park will open Saturday.

    The pool will be open from Saturday through Monday before closing for the remainder of the week. The pool will reopen on Saturday, May 30 and remain open until Aug. 2.

    The pool will re-open on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9.

    For more on this story and others, see Thursday's print edition.

  • Girl Scouts visit Bernheim Forest

    Taylor County Girl Scout Troop 2164 took a trip to Bernheim Forest. They hiked various trails and saw a variety of Kentucky trees and wildflowers. The scouts also climbed Bernheim's fire tower, learned its history and admired the view of the area from the top. Pictured are, from left, Jenna Corbin, Hannah Reynolds, Lauren Johnson, Kimberly Davis, Katie Long and Meredith Johnson of Troop 222.

  • Newton-Newton

    Jeffrey and Cathy Newton announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenny Lynn Newton, to John Eric Newton, son of Michael and Linda Newton, all of Campbellsville.

    Jenny is the granddaughter of Lynwood and Juanita Newton and Leonard Ford, all of Campbellsville, and the late Annette Ford.

    Eric is the grandson of Doris Jean Newton of Campbellsville.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at Good Hope Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the Good Hope Christian Life Center.

  • If you read it, it must be true

    A couple of weeks ago my brother Phil invited me to go with him to a program in Louisville where Terry Anderson, who was held prisoner by terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon for almost seven years, was going to speak. I had assumed his presentation would be concerning his being held prisoner for such a lengthy period of time, but since this was really old news, he was actually speaking about the difficulty of interpreting the world news as it is received by the viewers - or readers - as the case may be.

  • City ice storm cleanup totals $23,000

    The City is expected to receive $23,000 for its ice storm cleanup efforts, while the County is still tallying up its total costs for FEMA.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimburses for labor costs, equipment and the transportation and disposal of debris when those communities have been declared disaster areas.

    The ice storm that struck Kentucky in late January left hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians without power as trees snapped under the weight of heavy ice, bringing power lines down with them.