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Today's News

  • Taylor grand jury issues several indictments

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on burglary and other charges after he allegedly tried to break into a local convenient store.

    Timothy Wayne Crum, 29, of 41 Finus St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, alcohol intoxication and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Crum could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

  • Meeting is Monday to discuss budget issues

    Several Campbellsville City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court members will meet today at noon at Councilman David Nunery’s office on Main Street to discuss the County’s budget issues.

    The first meeting of the group was a private meeting. Previously reported as also being private, today’s meeting is now open to the public.

  • Let's reform health care without growing the government

    The nation's preeminent business organization recently released a study showing that the high costs of the American health care system puts American businesses at a significant disadvantage.

    The Business Roundtable, which represents some of the country's biggest corporations, found that for every $100 the U.S. spends on health care, our main competitor countries - the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, France, and German - only spend about 63 cents.

  • Man faces federal child porn charges

    A federal grand jury has charged a Campbellsville man with possessing child pornography.

    According to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release, Paul Nance, 55, was indicted last week in Bowling Green on charges of receipt and possession of child pornography by using his computer between Nov. 28, 2006, and April 4, 2007.

    In the news release, Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill praised the Campbellsville Police Department for its response to the alleged offense.

  • Program helps put 'Experience' to work

    Perry Maddox wants to work.

    In 1987, Maddox was hit by a drunk driver. Already battling rheumatoid arthritis, the combination left her in a deep depression. Her counselor encouraged her to go back to college. She did, and earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology in 1994.

    But Maddox soon found that having a degree in hand wasn't doing her much good.

    "I wasn't getting hired."

    In her 40s at the time, Maddox said, it seemed she was losing out on jobs to younger people.

  • Campbellsville man among three indicted for cocaine conspiracy

    A Campbellsville man is among three people indicted on federal cocaine charges.

    According to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release, Eladio Pedroza Jr., aka Junior, 30, of Campbellsville, Jose Dejesus Cortez Contreras, 41, a Mexican National, and Cruz Serrano Garcia, aka Big Boy, 60, also Mexican National, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

  • Man who held woman and child hostage pleads guilty

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to raping a woman and holding her and her child as hostages. The prosecutor has recommended that the man serve 35 years in prison for his crimes.

    Anthony D. Holliman, 32, of 155 Sadona Drive in Campbellsville was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in January 2008 on charges of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    The upcoming local sports schedule for April 13-May 15 is:

    Monday, April 13

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Washington County (5:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL — Campbellsville at Adair County (5:30) and Taylor County at Marion County (5:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS — Adair County at Taylor County.

    HIGH SCHOOL TRACK — Marion County All Comers Meet.

    Tuesday, April 14

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Adair County (5:30) and Taylor County at Marion County (5:30).

  • TCHS, CHS swim teams conclude seasons at region

    The Campbellsville and Taylor County High School swim teams completed their season Feb. 6-7 at the Region 3 Swim Championship at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles.

    Head coach Steve Doss said he is extremely pleased with the overall performance of each of the young squads.

    "At our initial meeting of the year at Taylor County High School, there were a large number of students interested in swimming. I guess you can say we were benefiting from what's called the Olympic bounce."

  • Cardboard Nation is April 17

    Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and the Social Workers in Touch Can Help Club are asking for volunteers to experience the life of a homeless person for one night under the shelter of a cardboard box.

    This is the second annual Cardboard Nation event to be hosted by the SWITCH Club. This year's event will begin Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. and end Saturday, April 18 at 7 a.m. on CU's Stapp Lawn. The event will be hosted regardless of weather conditions.