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Today's News

  • Fourth Street Live! to host showdown finals

    Fourth Street Live!, Louisville's premier entertainment destination, will host the 27th Annual Colgate Country Showdown Kentucky State Final.

    Contestants for America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, and will feature a performance by rising country start, James Otto.

  • Election deadline approaches

    Those who want to serve on the City or County school boards and the Soil and Water Conservation Board have about a week to file to run in the General Election on Nov. 4.

    The deadline for those candidates to file is Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 4:30 p.m. Candidates must file their papers at the Taylor County Clerk's office in the Taylor County Courthouse.

    On the Taylor County School Board ticket, Districts 2, 3 and 4 are up for election. So far, only incumbents Jim Cheatham, Tony Davis and Lillian Clark have filed to run.

  • Resident charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling cocaine in an indictment 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.

    Anthony O. Mitchell, 23, of 225 Vintage Lane was charged with first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000. If convicted, Mitchell could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Goodbye Campbellsville ... and thanks

    Those of you who know me know that I'm a very proud Georgian and that I like to say that I'm southern by birth and bulldog by God's grace.

    However, I must confess that I have come to love the Bluegrass state. Though I will never root for a blue nation sports team, I nonetheless find the state and people to be quite pleasant and enjoyable.

    My wife and I have lived in Campbellsville for about six years in two different stints and we love the community. Taylor Countians, for the most part, are good, God-fearing, generous and friendly people.

  • Firefighters battle 'suspicious' blaze Friday morning

    Fourteen firefighters with two fire trucks responded to a house fire in the early morning hours Friday.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department, firefighters responded at 3:36 a.m. to the blaze at 112 1/2 Davis St.

    Assistant Chief Bill Hall stated that the fire started in a bathroom at the rear of the house. Doris Cundiff is the owner of the house, and the heaviest fire damage was in the kitchen and bathroom.

  • Two arrested on burglary charges

    Campbellsville Police have arrested two Elizabethtown men allegedly attempting to steal scrap metal from the former Fruit of the Loom building.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, police responded to a call that someone was seen entering the building at 3 a.m. Wednesday.

    Sixfrido Mendez, 25, and Jared C. Fox, 20, were arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $300, possession of burglary tools and criminal trespassing. They were arrested at the scene and were lodged in the Marion County jail.

  • School officials guests on TV show

    Educators in Campbellsville and Taylor County are being showcased on Campbellsville University's TV-4, discussing news from their schools. The shows are part of Campbellsville University's Education Today series in the ongoing Dialogue on Public Issues. Their discussion will be broadcast on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • Public record for Aug. 4

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-063, filed 7/2/08; Michael L. Clark of South Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville v. Michael Abbott of New Columbia Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for motorcycle, $1,000 and $91 in court costs.

    08-S-064, filed 7/2/08; Loretta Moss of Twin Creek Drive in Campbellsville v. Vester Kessler. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for rent and damages, $800 and $91 in court costs.

  • Road funds awarded to county

    Taylor County will receive $30,000 in County Road Aid emergency funds.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced last week that Taylor County Fiscal Court will receive the money to replace the drainage structure on Wilson Creek Road.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work.

  • How safe is your money?

    Due in part to the number of banks that have closed this year, customers are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of the money they deposit.

    Local bank officials, however, say there is no reason to be alarmed.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports that seven banks in the United States have closed since Jan. 1 and 90 more are listed on a quarterly watch list of troubled banks - those considered to be on shaky financial footing, according to the FDIC.gov Web site.

    In contrast, three banks failed in 2007 and four in 2004.