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Today's News

  • A reporter's take on the rumor mill

    Rumors. They can be thorns in the side of reporters. Rumors abound in the newsroom. Folks call us quite often to tell us the latest one. We welcome them all. Some turn out to be true and become news stories. Others are not and are promptly forgotten.

    A case in point - a submerged vehicle in City Lake.

    I'd heard this one several times, always just after lunch for some reason. A reader would call and say they either saw a car go in the lake or that someone told them a car was in the lake.

  • Another arrested in crime ring case

    Another defendant 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 press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    Mable Vaughn, 53, of 499 Dunnville Road is one of the 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.

  • Man charged with endangering child

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after he allegedly left his 2-year-old child outside in 29-degree weather.

    Nicholas Scott Galarza, 25, of 1123 Apache St. was arrested at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

    According to Galarza's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call to respond to his home.

    The citation states that upon his arrival, Campbellsville Police Officer Bryan Simpson found a woman and her 2-year-old daughter standing on a front porch wearing light clothing.

  • Man's appeal again denied

    A Campbellsville man accused of beating another man and placing him inside a car trunk with a turtle nearly 20 years ago has lost his latest appeal of his 50-year prison sentence.

    Rex Melton, now 42, was found guilty by a Taylor County grand jury in 1989 of first-degree assault, first-degree arson and complicity.

    According to a February 1990 News-Journal story, Melton and Campbellsville native Richard D. Johnson, now 38, were accused of beating Kirk Nash in September 1989.

  • Too good to be true? Probably

    There’s an old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” That’s sound advice for almost any situation and should become the official motto for modern times.

    Local police say that with the economy on the downward slide, scams are on the upswing. And they’re hitting home.

  • Local woman charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling drugs 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.

    Ramona Jackson, 42, of Kerr Street was charged with first-degree selling OxyContin.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000. If convicted, Jackson could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Campbellsville man arrested attempting break-in

    Campbellsville Police have arrested a local man who was attempting to break into a convenience store through the building's roof.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 12:24 a.m. on Thursday, police received a call from a Convenient Food Mart clerk who reported noises coming from the roof of the store.

    When police arrived at the South Central Avenue business, they found Timothy W. Crum on the roof. An investigation revealed that Crum was attempting to get inside the store by going through the roof.

  • Special Delivery

    He sits alone in his motorized chair, waiting for his daily visitor. The door opens and the visitor walks inside, carrying a blue box with a warm meal inside.

    "Mr. Page, now you know I won't be here tomorrow," the man says. "But I'll be back on Monday."

    The Taylor County Senior Citizens Center Meals on Wheels program delivers meals daily to 19 Taylor County residents.

    Lawrence Page, who is confined to a wheelchair, is one of them. Norman Johnson, who is legally blind, is another.

  • City superintendent deadline closes

    The number of applicants vying to be the next superintendent of Campbellsville Independent Schools will be announced today.

    The deadline to apply for the position was Friday. However, said Frank Kidwell, who is serving as the Campbellsville Independent School Board's facilitator in the search, the Board could still accept applications that were postmarked on Friday.

  • Time for a little house cleaning

    As spring approaches, many consider it the perfect time for house cleaning. Because of that, I figure it's time to clear a few items out of our closet that appear to be causing some problems.

    Item No. 1

    We wasted taxpayer money last week. At least, that's what Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers tells us.