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Today's News

  • Man sentenced in federal court

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison on drug charges in U.S. District Court.

    Godfrey Barnett, 57, of 209 Baptist St. was indicted by a U.S. District Court grand jury for the Western District of Kentucky in August 2005 on a charge of possessing, with the intent to distribute, 5 or more grams of crack cocaine.

    As a result, according to the indictment, Barnett was also charged with forfeiture, meaning, if found guilty, he would be required to forfeit $800 gained from selling the drug.

  • Scam phone calls hit community

    The calls came late at night or early in the morning. An automated voice, claiming to represent Taylor County Bank, warned of a problem with a bankcard and left a number to call.

    But the few who called didn't reach Taylor County Bank representatives. Instead, they gave bank account information to scam artists pretending to represent Taylor County Bank. Callers were told that the STAR network or Taylor County Bank's internal system had been compromised.

  • Property transfers for Aug. 7

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    William Earl Hash of Autumn Drive in Campbellsville to Ricky Yates of Sportsman Lake Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land near the northerly right of way of Newton Lane-KY 744 and the westerly right of way of Pitman Valley Road, 24.2518 acres, $74,800.

    Jeremy D. Mings of Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn to Jeremy Ray and Holly Deanna Neely Wood of Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn, tract 5 of the Nettie Cox and Barry Cox Farm Division, $102,500.

  • Free prostate cancer screenings offered at state fair

    This year, nearly 3,140 men throughout the state of Kentucky will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 11 percent of them will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

    Despite these grim statistics, there is hope if detected early, making prostate cancer one of the more treatable forms of cancer.

  • Do what's natural ... and best

    Have you ever wished you could turn back time and do something over again? And do it differently?

    When we received a press release recently about World Breastfeeding Month in August, I immediately thought about my children. I breastfed all three of my children, though I stopped nursing my eldest son after about three months, about the time I went back to work. I didn't know how to work and breastfeed at the same time.

  • Public record for Aug. 7

    Traffic

    Joseph D. Nelson, no age or address given, speeding, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed without prejudice.

    Stacey Jean Caudill, 39, of Billy Sullivan Road in Columbia, speeding, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, dismissed; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $718, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 120 days.

    Angel D. Edelen, no age or address given, speeding, $148.

  • Barn destroyed in fire

    A barn on Bradfordsville Road was destroyed Sunday by fire.

    According to Connie Wooley, Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department administrative assistant, a caller reported the fire at 9:39 p.m.

    Wooley said the caller said that flames could be seen from a distance. Upon arrival, she said, 14 fire personnel and three trucks found the barn to have already been destroyed by the fire, and the fire going out on its own.

    She said the barn was owned by Harry Pelle of Bradfordsville.

    Firefighters were on the scene for less than 40 minutes.

  • Be on your guard against today's scams

    There's a story on today's front page that describes just one of the many ways that some people take advantage of others.

    Technology is an excellent tool. But it can also lead to more - and even more advanced - ways that some people will be taken for a ride.

  • Back to School

    New Campbellsville Elementary Principal David Petett, above, greets kindergartner Tyler Woodward on the first day of class Wednesday. At right, Kindergartner Brennan Parker picks out a crayon Monday, the first day of school at Taylor County Elementary. Below, from left, second grader Amy Ramos-Diaz and first graders Karen Ramos-Diaz and Piper Hall have breakfast before going to class at TCES.

  • Business workshop is Aug. 12

    Community Ventures Corp. and Greater Campbellsville United will host a small business workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Campbellsville University Technology Training Center.

    Business planning at the workshop will focus on the feasibility of business marketing strategies and financial resources.

    Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Wanda Washington at 465-9636 by Monday, Aug. 11.