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Today's News

  • Bridge construction begins on Palestine Road
  • Senator visits The Healing Place

     

    As they kick the habit, they focus on becoming productive members of society. And next, they work on making their dreams become a reality.

    “Dreams we never thought possible for ourselves,” he said.

    Shawn Hankins, who serves as intake/transition coordinator at The Healing Place in Campbellsville, says those who come to the recovery center learn life skills to better themselves.

  • Mayor gives State of the City address

     

    The city's finances are in healthier shape than they ever have been, the city's head official told the crowd.

    And, according to its recent financial audit, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young says the city's financial net position has improved by $1.9 million in the last year.

    Building the city's finances while saving taxpayers' money was at the forefront of Young's annual State of the City address at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Thursday.

  • Animal Tales

     

    There was a bird, reptile, mammal, amphibian and invertebrate at the library last week. And local children got a close encounter with each of them.

    Animal Tales presented an "Animal Science" program at Taylor County Public Library last Thursday as part of its summer reading activities.

    Keith Wood, a naturalist with Animal Tales, explained facts about each animal and let children touch a large Burmese python that took six people to hold.

  • Sex offender indicted again

     

    A Campbellsville man, who is a lifetime registered sex offender, has again been accused of sexually abusing a young girl.

    Ronald Eugene Osinger Jr., 34, of 211 E. Hord St., was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Osinger, who in 2004 was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and intimidating a witness, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $20,000 cash.

  • In the Garden

     

    After weeks of labor, the plants are starting to bear fruit.

    Taylor County Public Library began a garden in May and local children have helped tend to it on several Fridays since.

    Last Friday, the children met for the last official gardening day, but those still interesting in pitching in with watering, weeding and picking can stop by the library.

  • New laws go into effect tomorrow

    Starting tomorrow, Kentuckians will have a few more laws to abide by.

    Lawmakers discussed many pieces of legislation during their General Assembly session earlier this year. Many were passed, but others never saw any action.

    According to the Legislative Research Commission, the commonwealth's constitution states that new laws take effect 90 days after legislators adjourn, except for those containing emergency clauses.

    This year's session adjourned on April 15, making tomorrow the day most new laws will go into effect.

  • Man who attempted to rob local bank pleads guilty to federal crimes

    The Tennessee man who attempted to rob a local bank and then led police on a chase has pleaded guilty to federal charges and could spend 20 years in prison for his crimes.

    Eugene Earl Gentry, 63, of 159 Swindle Road in Lafayette, Tenn., was charged by a federal grand jury in December with carjacking, two counts of bank robbery and three counts of brandishing a firearm during a violent crime.

  • UofL pediatrics office to expand services

    University of Louisville has announced that its pediatric office in Campbellsville will expand. As a result, the office will partner with Taylor Regional Hospital to see patients in Columbia.

    The change is part of a reorganization of the UofL pediatrics division, according to a UofL news release. The realignment will allow the division to better meet the needs of its patients, the release states.

  • Turn It Up!

     

    The community's Fourth of July celebration ended on a high note.

    Award-winning country band Exile performed a concert on Saturday, attracting thousands of people to hear popular songs such as "Kiss You All Over," "Woke Up in Love" and more.

    The concert, part of Exile's "50 Years in Music" tour, was the final event of the celebration, which began a week earlier. All but one of Exile's members are from Kentucky.