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Today's News

  • 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).

  • Celebrate reading!

    A hot summer day, plenty of inflatable slides and bounce houses to choose from and ice-cold snow cones topped with sugary flavoring.

    The Taylor County Public Library's final "Be Creative @ Your Library" summer reading program event was Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park. And nearly 800 children attended, up from last year's 567.

  • Fair Shows

    The rides may have ended a few weeks ago, but this year's dairy, beef and goat shows wrapped up fair events this weekend. The Taylor County Fair Open & Youth Dairy Show began Friday morning at 10 and the Youth Meat & Dairy Goat Show got under way at 6:30 p.m. The Open Beef Show closed out the fair at 11 a.m. Saturday.

     

  • Dotson-Greer

    Mike and Merica Durbin of Lebanon and Dale Dotson of Buffalo announce the engagement of their daughter, Ann Elizabeth Dotson, to Robin Anthony Greer, son of Christine Greer of Campbellsville and the late Kermit Greer.

    Dotson is a 2006 graduate of Marion County High School and is employed at Amazon.com.

    Greer is a 1997 graduate of Taylor County High School and is also employed at Amazon.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 at Lebanon United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lebanon.

  • CHS Class of 1949 gathers for reunion

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 1949 recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Pictured are, from left, front: Betty Ella Gibson Zahler, Mildred Slinker Newton, Delora Blevins Ford, Betty Raye Crabtree Moss and Mary Frances Wilson Neeley. Back: Tommy Dowell, Kelsay Barnes, Jimmie Wooldridge, Mary Lois Perkins Durham, Peggy Newton Graham, Bill Newcomb and Billy Munford.

  • Campbell

    George Washington and Mildred Irene Campbell of Greensburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 8.

    The Campbells were married on July 8, 1959, at Speck Ridge in Campbellsville. Lether Davis and Lena M. Campbell served as their attendants.

    They have five children, Donna Campbell, Vickey and Tommy Hearon, Jeff and Becky Campbell, Greg Campbell and his companion Laura Holly and Mike Campbell and his companion Carrie McClintock.