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Today's News

  • Early Days - Feb. 12, 2015

    TEN YEARS AGO
    Feb. 10, 2005
    Dr. J. Chester Badgett was honored on Jan. 16 by members of Campbellsville Baptist Church. Badgett served as pastor of Campbellsville Baptist from Feb. 19, 1950 until his retirement in June 1980.

    Successful deer hunters set another record this past season, harvesting 124,735 deer. The total surpassed the 2003 record of 116,540 and the total of 115,082 during the 2002 season.

  • Blood drives expanding in local community

    This past Tuesday, Campbellsville citizens filed in to the Taylor County Public Library to give blood to the first community blood drive provided by the Kentucky Blood Center.

    The center, which provides blood to hospitals around the state, has done previous drives at various businesses and schools in the community, but they are now branching out in order to reach a wider portion of the population in Campbellsville and Taylor County.

  • Drug rally draws crowd, support for cause

    A few dozen people descended upon the Taylor County High School library on Thursday afternoon for an anti-drug rally headed up by Karen Jones, Teressa Germain, Greg Troutt of Second Chance Outreach and others.

    The rally started at 4 p.m. They had originally planned to meet at the Taylor County Board of Education parking lot, but cold weather led to them meeting indoors.

    “That’s why we’re here today: to stop drugs in our town,” Germain said.

  • Grand jury indicts brothers for neglect

    Two Campbellsville brothers were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Tuesday, Feb. 10, on charges that they knowingly abused or neglected an adult in their jobs as caretakers.

    Terry L. Peyton, 56, and Timothy D. Peyton, 53, both of Gardenia Drive in Campbellsville, were each indicted on one count of knowingly abuse/neglect of adult by person, a class C felony. According to the indictments, the Peytons, acting as caretakers, abused or neglected an adult on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

  • Sexual abuse of a 2- to 3-year-old child dismissed

    A sexual abuse case against a Campbellsville man accused of sexual abuse of a 2- to 3-year-old two years ago was dismissed this week, court records indicated.

    A charge of first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 had been leveled last year against Ronald Eugene Osinger, 34, of East Hord Street in Campbellsville, but that charge was dismissed without prejudice - meaning the prosecution can choose to re-indict - in Circuit Court on Tuesday.

  • BBB offers advice following Anthem breach

    Tens of millions of Americans — and thousands of Kentucky residents — could be victims of the latest corporate data breach, this one at Anthem Insurance.

    Unknown hackers apparently stole personal identifying information from current and former Anthem customers, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other information that can be used for identity theft. In a news release, the Better Business Bureau serving central and eastern Kentucky has tips for Kentuckians who may be affected by this breach.

  • Foundation to give away free prom dresses

    The Granted Grace Foundation’s goal is to give junior and senior girls of this area a “fun shopping experience that they’ll remember forever.”

    To accomplish this, they are providing - for the second year in a row - a unique opportunity when it comes to prom, giving away prom dresses, shoes and accessories.

    However, GGF founder Melissa Marshbanks stressed that “it is not a handout. There is a lot more that goes into it.”

  • Two arrested in drug bust

    Two Marion County residents were arrested on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 4, at a Friendship Road residence in Taylor County, largely on drug trafficking charges.

    At about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, law enforcement officers from the Campbellsville Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police arrested Steven Dale Cox Williams, 41, and Angela R. Williams, 37, according to a report by CPD Sergeant Shannon Wilson.

  • Lady Indians record 20th

    James Turner’s Adair County's Lady Indians won its 20th encounter of the season against only five setbacks with a 59-34 home-court victory over Campbellsville on Friday.
    Beth Owens led three ACHS players in double digits with 16 points while Alex Keltner contributed 13 and Harlee Smock 13.
    The Lady Indians connected on 20 of 29 free throws while Campbellsville was 7-8.
    Vonnea Smith paced the Lady Eagles with 11 points while Brenna Wethington added nine.

  • Three-point second dooms Eagles

    Campbellsville’s seasonal bugaboo continued as the Eagles could not overcome a three-point second quarter and dropped a 59-48 crucial district decision at Adair County on Friday night.
    The Eagles (10-13) needed the victory to avoid Fifth Region favorite Taylor County in the first round of the 20th District Tournament in two weeks in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.
    However, after starting with a 16-12 deficit in the first frame, coach Tim Davis’ club trailed 29-15 at half-time due to the Indians’ 13-3 second frame.