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Today's News

  • Man charged with unlawful imprisonment

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly held a 14-year-old juvenile at his home.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Lawrence Walsh, Cody J. Welch, 25, of 11866 Hodgenville Road was arrested at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2.

    The report states Welch was arrested as the result of a missing juvenile report.

    On Friday, Walsh said Welch had taken the juvenile for a ride on a three-wheeler and the juvenile was injured after the two crashed.

  • Lawmakers approve budget

    Following a weeklong House/Senate conference, the General Assembly passed a $19 billion state budget Wednesday, which lawmakers say will suffice in times of belt-tightening.

    "We went into this session with a lot of anxiety over declining revenue," Senator Dan Kelly, R-Springfield said. "It looks like we presented a budget that will keep things going for the next two years."

    Though he wasn't pleased with the process, Rep. Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, said it did produce a decent spending plan.

  • Child abuse: A problem all too real in today's world

    To some, they might be just blue ribbons hanging on trees. To others, they mean so much more.

    Local social services workers hung 228 blue ribbons on trees near the Miller Park gazebo Wednesday morning in recognition of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    The ribbons stand for children in Taylor County who suffered some form of child abuse in 2005 and 2006.

  • CU scores thrice in ninth to upend Union

    Campbellsville University fought back from deficits of 4-0 and 5-1 to down Union College 9-6 on Wednesday in Barbourville.

    The Tigers (13-11) used two-run rallies in the sixth and seventh innings to tie the score at 6-6 before tallying three runs in the top of the ninth in the single game.

    Temple Macdonald and Brandon Hunter paced the CU attack with three hits apiece while Chris Curley and Logan Smith had two safeties each.

  • Man charged with assault, terroristic threatening

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault and terroristic threatening after he allegedly pulled a gun on two people.

    Ronald Shaw, 48, of 109 1/2 W. Walnut St. was arrested Tuesday, April 1 at 3 p.m.

    According to Shaw's arrest warrant, he is accused of throwing a vodka bottle at another person, cutting the person, and pulling a gun on two people.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000. Shaw was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims.

    He is scheduled to appear in Taylor District Court Monday, April 21.

  • Man charged with attempted murder

    The Campbellsville man shot by police after allegedly firing a handgun at them has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

    Adam D. Powell, 22, was arrested by Kentucky State Police officers Wednesday and charged with criminal attempt to commit murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    Powell remains hospitalized in fair condition at University of Louisville Hospital.

    Powell was shot in an altercation with Campbellsville Police officers at his Woodlawn Avenue home on Saturday, March 29.

  • What gets your news hackles up?

    Ever since Satan took the form of a snake and tempted Adam and Eve, there has been a mystery associated with reptiles.

    Not since we published a story last week about a man charged with transporting "poisonous" snakes without a permit did we realize how some of what we do so affects our readers.

    Write a story about a child being abused (and this is Child Abuse Awareness Month) and you might never hear a peep. Write a story about someone transporting snakes and you're getting advice all day.

    That's what makes the news business so interesting and frustrating at times.

  • Public record for April 7

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-025, filed 3/27/08; James and Mary Sexton of Leatherwood Church Road in Edmonton v. C. Alex Montgomery Inc. of Meader Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for money paid for insurance policy, $1,300 and $91 in court costs.

    Small Claims Settled

    06-S-121, filed 11/22/06; Cash Express of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Teresa Coulter of Tharp Drive in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleged defendant owed on loan, $488.75 and court costs. On 3/28/08 the case was dismissed for lack of prosecution.

  • The art of campaign strategy

    We have a computer-generated sign on our conference room door that reads "Innovation Station." But an idea I read about from another newspaper may be THE most innovative idea that I've come across.

    In the April issue of Publishers' Auxiliary, a newspaper trade publication, Jim Pumarlo talks about a Minnesota (Tubby Smith territory) newspaper publisher who generated national headlines when he started charging 5 cents a word for letters to the editor that endorse a candidate.

  • Campbellsville native named KSP special operations trooper of the year

    Trooper First Class Ricky Underwood, a Campbellsville native, was named Trooper of the Year for the special operations section of the Kentucky State Police recently.

    Underwood joined the KSP in July 1989 and was assigned to the Columbia post for several years both as a trooper and a detective. The Columbia post covers several counties including Taylor.

    Underwood is currently assigned to the Kentucky State Police canine section.