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Today's News

  • Man accused of debit card fraud

    A Taylorsville man has been arrested and charged with using another person's debit card to purchase cigarettes.

    Robert Alan Durham, 37, of 241 Skyline Drive was arrested Thursday, Aug. 27 at about 3 p.m.

    According to Durham's arrest warrant, he is accused of using another person's debit card in April without his consent to purchase cigarettes from Kroger, Murphy USA and The Tobacco Shed.

    Durham was charged with more than $100 in fraudulent use of a credit or debit card within a six-month period.

    Campbellsville Police Detective Travis Begley investigated.

  • Judicial may see $225,000 in changes

    Officials gave their approval last week to more than $200,000 in construction changes to Taylor County's new judicial center project.

    The design of the center's lobby, as well as finishing touches on the building, have been the subject of several recent Project Development Board meetings.

    The Board is overseeing the construction of the judicial center, which is slated to open next month.

  • Former fugitive sentenced to 42 years in prison

    The man who fled from police after not showing up at an appointment to see if he could donate a kidney to his son has been sentenced to more than four decades in prison on drug and other charges.

    According to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release, Byron Keith Perkins, 40, of Knifley was sentenced last Wednesday to 42 years and five months in prison on charges of robbery, using a firearm during the robbery and selling marijuana.

    Chief Judge Thomas Russell also sentenced Perkins to five years' supervised release following incarceration.

  • CHS' Murrell and boys' team fare well at All "A"

    Campbellsville High School Lady Eagle senior Morgan Murrell qualified for the state tourney while the Eagle boys' team placed third at the Touchstone Energy Fifth Region All "A" Classic Golf Tournament last month at Campbellsville Country Club.

    Murrell shot a 95 to qualify for the Sept. 12 All "A" Classic State Tournament and the Green County girls won the team title at region.

  • Liberty man pleads guilty to child sex abuse

    A Liberty man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl and could spend 90 days in jail for his crimes.

    Joshua Edward Lee, 25, of 3333 Snake Ridge Road was indicted in July 2008 by a Taylor County grand jury on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to court records, the alleged victim's mother filed a complaint with local police after her daughter, who was 13 at the time, told her that Lee had touched her inappropriately. The girl's statement to police accuses Lee of kissing her and touching her genital area.

  • Bennett Lane house damaged by fire

    A Campbellsville home was damaged by a fire Friday morning. However, no one was home at the time.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville/Taylor County fire departments, the home of George and Jackie Bennett at 500 Bennett Lane caught fire just before 8 a.m.

    Upon firefighters' arrival, smoke was visible. As personnel entered the home, fire spread throughout the three-story structure. The heaviest damage was contained to the basement area, though the entire home sustained heavy smoke damage.

    Read more on this story in Monday's print edition.

  • Business receives state incentives for facility

    It's the hose that grows jobs for Taylor County.

    MicroHose is expected to be manufacturing its patented "hose that grows" by early next year, creating 125 new jobs.

    Armed with $3 million in state Kentucky Rural Economic Development Act incentives, work to ready the MicroHose facility on Industrial Drive is underway. Unveiled locally in July at a Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, the 6-foot MicroHose expands to 30 feet through water pressure. A 10-foot hose will expand to 50 feet.

  • No smoking!

    Light up and you'll pay up. A citywide smoking ban in all public buildings becomes effective today. However, most businesses implemented the policy before the ban became law.

    In June, Campbellsville City Council members approved an ordinance banning smoking in all public buildings within the city limits.

    The ordinance bans smoking in all enclosed public places except residences, private organizations that are not hosting a public event and retail tobacco stores where the smoke does not infiltrate into an area where smoking is prohibited.

  • Another arrested in crime ring case

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

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

    Rick Vaughn, 45, of 499 Dunnville Road in Dunnville 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.

  • Lady Cardinal golf team captures tourney title

    The Taylor County High School girls' golf squad of Carlie Hazel, Meredith Scalos, MeLeigha Pollock, Hannah Reynolds and Ellen Kehoe captured the 10-team Grayson County Invitational on Aug. 22 at the Falls of the Rough LaFayette Golf Club.

    Kehoe was runner-up in the event after shooting a 76 and tying with Sammi Smith of Assumption and Kayla Kincher from Elizabethtown.

    Scalos finished eighth (81), Pollock 12th (87), Reynolds 13th (89) and Hazel 17th (91) as the Lady Cardinals (333) finished in front of second-place Breckinridge County.