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Today's News

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug 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.

    Glenn Burchett, 60, of 736 Buckner St. was charged with second- and third-degree selling a controlled substance.

    Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, Burchett could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • Rebuilding history

    The Jacob Hiestand House Foundation spent last week preparing for the past.

    Workers dug holes and poured concrete, laying the foundation for a log cabin that will be placed in that location next month. The cabin, which will be rebuilt by Springfield-based American Antique Cabin Co., will represent an 1820s-era plantation slave quarters.

    The cabin will be a dogtrot-style structure. Popular in the south, a dogtrot is essentially two cabins joined by a shared roof.

  • Public record for Aug. 18

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-329, filed 8/6/08; North Star Capital Acquisitions LLC v. Shannon R. Johnson of Hillcrest Drive in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,083.02, interest, court costs and $389.53 in interest.

    08-C-330, filed 8/7/08; LVNV Funding LLC v. Sally Johnson of McNary Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,705.36, interest and court costs.

  • Company announces expansion

    Campbellsville has gained 25 jobs and a trip to Mars.

    Gov. Steve Beshear's office last week announced that Fluortubing USA will open a manufacturing facility in Campbellsville. The announcement coincided with news that the company will manufacture tubes to be used on NASA's Mars probe to be launched in 2010.

    Fluortubing USA, a manufacturer of Polytetrafluoraethylene (Teflon(r)) plastic tubing, will move part of its manufacturing operations to Campbellsville from its subsidiary company - Fluortubing B.V. of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

  • Civil War musical performed through Aug. 23 in Bardstown

    Stephen Foster Productions in Bardstown is set to stage the Broadway musical "The Civil War" through Aug. 23.

    The musical, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical in 1999, is based on the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Walt Whitman and other historical figures, with notes and letters of actual soldiers of the North and South. The poetic words and statements are infused with gospel, folk, country and Broadway style music to bring a tribute to America's past to life on stage.

  • Resident to protest 'Tropic Thunder'

    A Campbellsville resident will protest the movie "Tropic Thunder" because of its depiction of a character with disabilities.

    A group of self-advocates, disability rights activists and families of people with disabilities have joined to denounce the portrayal of people with intellectual disabilities in the film, which opened nationwide last Wednesday.

    The film, which has sparked boycotts and demonstrations across the country, features a character named "Simple Jack," who is referred to as a "retard," "moron" and "imbecile" in the movie.

  • Historical society to meet Aug. 19

    Kentucky Historical Society Research Librarian Don Rightmyer will present a program on the Civil War in Kentucky for the Taylor County Historical Society on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    In addition to discussing the Civil War, the program will provide information on resources for researching the Civil War in Kentucky.

  • There's no place like home

    It's been just about a year since I left my parents' house and dove head first into homeownership.

    If the past year has taught me anything, it's that you can never have enough money and there will always be something that needs fixing.

    I've learned how to use a drill (and the strange looking accessories that go with that drill), that watering plants every day may not be good for them and that sump pumps aren't fun when they aren't working correctly.

  • Hazard appointed by governor

    A local woman is among the several committee appointments made by Gov. Steve Beshear last week.

    LaWanda K. Hazard was appointed to serve on the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission. Hazard is a social worker for the Jefferson County School District.

    She represents the public at large. The appointment replaces Earl Junior Jackson, whose term has expired. Hazard will serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2012.

  • Man sentenced to prison on theft charges

    A Campbellsville man has violated the terms of his probation and will spend seven years in prison on theft and other charges.

    Kyle Alan Mardis, 28, of 101 Grandview Drive appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    In July 2007, Mardis pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300. A charge of being a first-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    Two months later, Mardis was sentenced to four years' probation and ordered to pay $1,325 in restitution.