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  • Abell art is part of statewide exhibit

    Tiffany Abell, a Campbellsville High School ninth-grader, has her artwork, "Sharpie," displayed as a part of the Very Special Arts exhibit. Her work was one of just 34 art pieces chosen from more than 115 entries statewide. Her artwork is traveling throughout the state in a display that began at a conference at the Galt House in Louisville on Nov. 19-20. A copy of her print is on display at Campbellsville High School in the art hallway. Abell's entry was submitted by Angela Brasser, Campbellsville High School art teacher.

  • Man faces rape, sodomy charges

    A Missouri man has been indicted on charges that accuse him of raping and sodomizing a juvenile.

    Corey M. Caldwell, 29, of 4141 Chrysler Ave. in Independence was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Caldwell was charged with third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy.

    According to the indictment, Caldwell is accused of having sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16 in November 2006 and August 2007.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Greg Brown investigated.

  • Police briefs

    Police investigate business burglaries Campbellsville Police are investigating the burglaries of two local businesses. According to a news release, during the overnight hours of Dec. 1 or the early morning hours of Dec. 2, Due Dirty Laundry and Sonshine Natural Foods were broken into. Police have no released information concerning what was taken at the businesses, which are located next to each other on Nancy Cox Drive. Campbellsville Police Lt. Terry Lile and Officer Travis Begley are investigating.

  • Beating the odds: Man outlives doctors' predictions

    He was told he had only three or four days left to live. But nearly four years later, Jimmie Brockman says he's still alive because of his faith in God.

    Brockman, now 62, had lost about 40 pounds in the spring of 2003. He was working eight- to 10-hour days in quality control at Parker-Kalon and was spending three or four hours each night on his farm raising Angus cattle.

  • Louisville man gets two years on drug charges

    A Louisville man has had his diversion revoked and will spend two years in prison on drug and other charges.

    Timothy John Greene, 25, of 6502 Six Mile Lane in Louisville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

  • Students create solar system model

    Campbellsville Middle School students in Jan Speer's sixth grade science classes made scaled models of the solar system. They formed the size of the planets based upon the size of the sun, which was calculated by using a formula found on the Internet. Kyler Tucker and Spencer Yaden show their final project to the class.

  • Wilson to participate in All-State Choir

    Morgan Wilson, an eighth-grade student at Taylor County Middle School, was recently selected to participate in the 2008 Kentucky Junior High All-State Choir in Louisville, which will take place on Feb. 7.

    Wilson is one of only 215 students chosen to participate in this honor choir from students who auditioned all over the state of Kentucky.

    She is the daughter of Shannon and Susie Wilson and the granddaughter of C.G. and Lynda Collins, Donna Wilson and Mike Wilson.

    Anyone wishing to attend the concert can order tickets beginning Dec. 6 at www.kentuckycenter.org.

  • Toys for Tots Radiothon set for Friday

    The 2007 Q-104 Toys for Tots Radiothon is set for Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on WCKQ-FM 104.1.

    The drive raises needed money to assist needy children in Taylor County with toys for Christmas.

    Community leaders will join on-air personalities Rob Collins, Cat Michaels and Brandon Reed along with other guests throughout the day to solicit donations.

    This marks the 19th year that Q-104's fundraising efforts have existed.

    Funds raised will go toward the purchase of toys that will be distributed by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue on Christmas Eve.

  • Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary students who were recently recognized as Writer of the Week for their grades are, from left: Bryce Richardson, Haley Mitchell, Jamie Cox, Brody Weeks and Brooke Harris.

  • Metzmeier honored for his work in long-term care

    Don Metzmeier, a fixture in the Campbellsville nursing home business, was honored with a Chairman's Citation for his years working in long-term care at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities' Annual Awards Night.

    The Chairman's Citation spotlights an individual who has dedicated their lives to improving the providing quality care to the state's elderly and disabled. The Metzmeier family owned and operated Metzmeier Nursing Home in Campbellsville for more than 40 years.