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Today's News

  • Man to spend 15 years in prison for rape, sodomy and sex abuse

     

    A Campbellsville man, already a convicted sex offender, will spend 15 years in prison for rape, sodomy, assault and sexual abuse.

    David L. Taylor, 53, of 408 Walling St., was indicted three times by a Taylor County grand jury last year.

  • Into the Wild

     

    "Did you know deer could swim?" she asks, which is followed by a chorus of "no" from the audience. "Want me to prove it?" she said, and plays a video of a deer swimming in Green River Lake.

    Taylor County Public Library hosted a field trip to the Green River Lake Visitor Center on Thursday, in which park rangers Larry Lemmon, Jessica Grinnell and David Goode spoke to those attending about wildlife people can see at GRL.

  • Saving Lives

     

    Even though it's her first time, she doesn't wince as the needle goes into her vein.

    Many first-time and veteran donors gave blood on Thursday in honor of Paxton Bloyd, the son of former Campbellsville resident Jamie Ennis Bloyd and Cheslee Bloyd and grandson of former Campbellsville residents Larry and Beverly Ennis. Paxton is battling Stage 4 Burkitt's Lymphoma.

    In his honor, First United Methodist Church hosted a blood drive in hopes that 65 people would donate.

  • Woman arrested after leaving children in car

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested and charged with DUI and other crimes after she allegedly left two children inside a vehicle.

    Angela N. Cox, 34, of 34 Jayne Ave., was arrested last Wednesday at 1:13 a.m.

    According to Cox's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Jacob Hedgespeth responded to a complaint at Walmart parking lot of two young children being left unattended inside a car.

  • Officials urge residents to use fireworks safely

     

    With their loud boom and colorful bursts that light up the night sky, fireworks are often the pinnacle of Fourth of July celebrations. But along with the brilliant display comes the responsibility of handling fireworks safely.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Chief Kyle Smith said there are nearly 10,000 fireworks related injuries each year that require medical treatment.

    "Quite honestly, the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch a professional display," Smith said.

  • Progress being made at new Kentucky Christian Academy site

     

    Those driving by can see a building starting to take shape, with piles of metal here and there. But it's not just seeing the building take shape that excites those at Kentucky Christian Academy, it's knowing what will happen inside.

    "It is still a metal building, but what the teachers and administrators do inside is what matters," he says.

  • Arrest made in check scam

     

    "Hello," he says as he answers the phone.

    Someone from the Federal Grant Commission is on the line, asking for his banking information. If he gives the information, he is told, a large sum of money will be deposited into his account.

    Suspecting the call is from someone trying to scam him, he hangs up the phone.

  • Marine with local ties murdered in robbery

     

    A night out in Lexington to celebrate a birthday ended in tragedy for a Versailles couple on Saturday, June 21.

    Lance Cpl. Jonathan Price and his wife, Megan, were leaving Austin City Saloon on Woodhill Drive shortly before 1:30 a.m. when they were approached by two suspects, one who was armed with a gun, and demanded money.

    According to Sherelle Roberts, public information officer for Lexington Police, Jonathan Price was shot in the back and Megan Price was shot in the leg during the altercation.

  • Green River Ministries again going strong

     

    The mission is simple - to help people in need. And with the community's support, Green River Ministries is still helping those who need a hand.

    For the past two years, GRM hasn't received the grant funding it once depended on to operate. Since then, GRM officials have asked the community to help keep its office and homeless shelter open.

  • Corvette club cruises for a cause

     

    It's been a few years ago since they had one, but judging by the size of the crowd on Saturday, there will be many more to come.

    Classical Glass Corvette Club had a cruise at Green River Lake on Saturday, the first it has hosted in the past several years.

    In the past, the cruise had been an annual summer event at GRL. But scheduling created a hiccup in planning, and the club ended its tradition.