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Today's News

  • Man violates sex registry terms

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to five years' probation for violating the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Richard "Ricky" Dale Johnson, 38, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, July 8.

    In May, Johnson pleaded guilty to violating the terms of his sex offender registration. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

  • Alcohol sales will have little impact

    Since voters approved limited sales in May, alcohol has been a steady topic of conversation. It has remained in the headlines steadily and has taken its place along the top shelf of gossip fodder.

    Some say it's the economic boon we've been waiting for. Others say it's a colossal waste of time. I fall somewhere in the middle.

  • It's not always bad to be slow

    Sometimes it's good to take it slow. And we're not talking about dancing ... or ketchup.

    Kentucky has often been laughed at for being the stereotypical slow and backward state. People in larger cities have made fun of us for being "behind the times."

    Well, today's real estate market has proven that being slow is sometimes a good thing.

  • Man accused of firing handgun

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after he allegedly shot a handgun outside.

    Anthony Jermaine Smith, 22, of 347 Handley St. was arrested just after midnight on Friday, July 11.

    According to Smith's arrest citation, witnesses told police that they saw Smith fire a handgun while standing outside of a vehicle parked on Bowman Street. The citation states two of the witnesses identified Smith as the person who fired the shots.

    After Smith was stopped by police, a search found a handgun underneath Smith's seat.

  • Campbellsville residents charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug and other crimes in 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.

    Jeffrey Dewayne Mitchell, 27, of Scott Terrace Apartments, Apt. 8, was charged in three separate indictments with three counts of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond for two of the cases was set at 10 percent of $25,000. In the other case, bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000.

  • Campbellsville residents in Marion court

    Four Campbellsville residents appeared in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    They are:

    - Gilbert Bland, 59, of 232 Brockman Road in Campbellsville was sentenced to five years' probation for second-degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking more than $300. He was ordered to have no contact with Bo's Smoke Shop.

  • Korean War veterans to be honored Thursday

    Although the Korean conflict took place thousands of miles away, an estimated 55,000 Kentuckians responded to the global military challenge against communism. More than 50 years later, the service of those brave soldiers will be recognized.

    According to State Rep. Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, on Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will host a ceremony to honor the Commonwealth's Korean War Veterans beginning at 2 p.m.

  • Greased lightning

    The same product that makes those crispy, golden fries so tasty can also be used to fuel a car.

    Not only is the idea earth-friendly, but, for Mike Kehoe, it is also pocket-friendly.

    Kehoe, golf professional at Campbellsville Country Club, began converting oil to biodiesel fuel about three years ago.

    "My wife and I were sitting at home watching Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel," Kehoe said.

    On this particular episode, Mike Rowe, the show's host, was at a location where guests on the show were converting oil to usable fuel.

  • Taylor County schools featured on CU's TV-4 'Education Today' show

    Educators in Campbellsville and Taylor County are being showcased on TV-4, Comcast Cable 10, discussing news from each of their schools. They are part of Campbellsville University's Education Today series in the ongoing Dialog on Public Issues. Leaders from Taylor County elementary, middle and high schools will be shown on TV-4 on Wednesday, July 30 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • England named to new position at Taylor County Bank

    Henry Lee, president and CEO of Taylor County Bank, announced recently that Renay England is the bank's new director of community relations.

    England is a native of Campbellsville and has been an employee of Taylor County Bank for more than 27 years.

    Actively involved in the community, England is the past vice president and secretary of the Downtown Business Association, president of the Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club, and on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce.