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Today's News

  • Man appeals judge's ruling

    One of the two men who escaped from prison and shot at local police officers two decades ago has appealed a judge's latest denial to void his prison sentence.

    Ronnie Leslie Hudson, 49, of Eddyville filed his latest motion on his own behalf at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office last month.

    Hudson originally filed a motion asking for his sentence to be voided in May. Two months later, he filed a notice requesting that Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George issue a ruling in his case. George denied Hudson's motion on July 14.

  • Safety prevails over rumor

    I thought the whole thing would be over before I got there. But five hours and the makings of a serious sunburn later, I was still there, loitering about in the St. Andrew United Methodist Church parking lot, waiting. And waiting.

    Someone had fired shots at Campbellsville police officers at the trailer park on Sycamore Loop and I spent the majority of that day, Thursday, Aug. 28, exposed to the damaging rays of the sun and the even more damaging rumor mill.

  • Infliction of fear: What battered women know

    According to recent news reports, a 69-year-old Louisville woman attempted to secure a domestic violence order against her 68-year-old husband. However, Judge Joseph O'Reilly determined that he "did not find the burden of proof that violence occurred," and did not issue the order. This was on Aug. 20. On Aug. 25, Dorene Seidl was shot to death allegedly by her husband as she attempted to retrieve belongings from her home.

  • Green County man indicted on rape charges

    A Green County native has been indicted on charges alleging he raped a child younger than 14.

    Jonathan Puckett, 27, who is currently incarcerated, was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Puckett was charged with second-degree rape and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Patricia Thompson, Puckett is accused of engaging in sexual activity with a female younger than 14. Thompson said Puckett, who is originally from Green County, is a friend of the victim's family.

  • Design plans ready for square

    A decorative, cobblestone-like walkway leads to a small park area resting before a 40-foot wide stage, itself sitting below a Civil War mural. Benches and fiberglass horse sculptures complete the square.

    This is the downtown Campbellsville of the future. And the future is just around the corner.

    The project came about last year when the City opted to use a Renaissance grant to design and build a courthouse square as well as develop and implement a streetscape plan for downtown Campbellsville.

  • Marching for Babies

    Like many expectant parents, Daniel and Cyndi Leathers were amazed at how large Cyndi's belly had grown.

    But during a routine prenatal check-up at seven months, the doctor told the couple that her belly was measuring too small. He immediately ordered a non-stress test and later did an ultrasound, during which he discovered there wasn't enough amniotic fluid.

    Until that point, Cyndi had enjoyed a normal pregnancy.

    She was admitted to the hospital the following day and began having contractions on her own, though she later had to be induced.

  • Event helps give babies a fighting chance

    As much as we would wish that every baby is born healthy, life doesn't always happen like that. That's why organizations such as the March of Dimes are so important.

    The March of Dimes is a nonprofit health organization that works to give all babies a chance. Beginning with its founding in 1938 and the subsequent development of a vaccine to eliminate polio, the March of Dimes has saved the lives of millions of babies over the past 70 years.

  • Taylor County tops Campbellsvile 19-16

    Taylor County took advantage of five Campbellsville turnovers and three Lance Turpin touchdown passes to upend their cross-town rivals 19-16 on Friday night at Dave Fryrear Field.

    "We had way too many turnovers," said Eagle coach Herb Wiseman after the game. "They're (the miscues) killing us."

    Neither team scored in the first half and neither squad had more than 100 yards of offense during the first two periods.

  • Public record for Sept. 8

    District Civil Settled

    08-C-298, filed 7/16/08; Taylor Regional Hospital v. Willard E. Lawson of Christerson Lane in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleged defendant owed for medical services rendered, $2,289.70, interest, court costs and $283.55 in interest. On 8/13/08 a default judgment was rendered for the plaintiff, $2,289.70, interest, court costs and $283.55 in interest.

    Eviction

  • Man charged with third DUI offense

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    William A. Johnson III, 26, of 600 McVay Road was arrested at about 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.

    According to Johnson's arrest citation, he failed several field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol level of .1, higher than the legal limit of .08.

    Johnson was also charged with driving on a suspended operator's license, possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug supplies.

    According to court records, Johnson was found with rolling papers and he smelled of alcohol.