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Today's News

  • Gambling isn't the solution

    Finances. That has become my least favorite word of late. It's never accompanied by anything good.

    Like many Kentuckians, I'll be watching closely as our legislators return to Frankfort today to tackle Gov. Steve Beshear's proposed budget, among other things.

    I have to commend Beshear for his budget. It's lean, but spares the most crucial areas, like education, from drastic cuts.

  • Seaborne closes the book on 43-year career

    Tomorrow, Gary Seaborne will leave the Taylor County Board of Education office as superintendent for the last time. He says he wants no fanfare or limelight, no statues erected in his honor, no buildings to bear his name.

    Only one thing matters to Seaborne.

    "I will leave on a happy note."

    Seaborne will retire tomorrow, closing the book on a 43-year career in education, including 27 years as superintendent.

    "From the very beginning, I knew I wanted to be an educator. It seemed meant to be. Things fell into place."

  • One injured in KY 70 collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Juanita Mitchell, 81, of 208 Skyline Drive was traveling eastbound on KY 70 at 11:25 p.m. when she fell asleep at the wheel of her 2005 Chevrolet.

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

  • Woman sentenced on embezzlement charge

    A Glasgow woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in jail for embezzling more than $200,000 from a local company.

    Michelle Simmons, 34, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, according to a March news release from Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    In a news release last week, Hill stated that U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. sentenced Simmons on Tuesday in United States District Court.

    Her prison sentence will be followed by three years' supervised release. She will also be ordered to pay $217,549 in restitution.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion

    A Campbellsville man was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    Daniel Lee Pittman, 44, of 232 Carl Brockman Road in Campbellsville was charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $300 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

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

  • Resident charged with sex abuse

    A Campbellsville resident has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse.

    Oliver L. Schmitz, 24, of 130 Coppock St. was arrested at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.

    According to Schmitz's arrest citation, he is accused of subjecting another person, who is younger than 12 years old, to sexual contact.

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

  • Residents charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in four indictments 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.

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

  • County receives road funds

    An area along Chaney Pike Road will get repaired thanks to state transportation funds.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that $15,200 in emergency road aid has been awarded to Taylor County Fiscal Court for the repairs.

    County road crews will make the repairs.

    "These emergency funds are being used to improve safety and mobility in Taylor County," Transportation Secretary Joe Prather stated in a press release. "This project is an example of the Cabinet's commitment to provide a solid infrastructure across the commonwealth."

  • The skate key

    A skate key. It was a passport to sidewalk rollerskating for children of the 50s and 60s. I had great times rolling up and down my sidewalk with a song in my head. These skates, however, were not easy to manage. As a matter of fact, they were exasperating.

  • Police investigate vandalism

    Campbellsville Police are investigating several cases of vandalism.

    According to a police report, sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning, someone spray-painted several houses and vehicles along North Central Avenue, Howell Street, North Hoskins Avenue, Proctor Knott Street and Coakley Street. Tires were also slashed on some of the vehicles.

    Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact Campbellsville Police at 465-4122 or the anonymous Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).