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  • Pets, farm animals need protection from extreme heat


    These may be the dog days of summer, but they are anything but good days for dogs and other animals.

    Temperatures have soared to more than 100 degrees in recent days, and while people have had to deal with the extreme heat, it has also presented a challenge for four-legged creatures to keep cool and stay safe.

    A local veterinarian says it’s important to be prepared to care for pets in the summer heat.

  • Wise wants murder trial moved

    The Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband with an overdose of liquid morphine has asked that her murder trial be moved to out of Taylor County because of pre-trial publicity.

    If her request isn’t approved, the woman says she believes her right to a fair trial will be jeopardized.

    Kathleen Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road, was indicted in July 2011 by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison.

  • TCES could split into two schools

    Taylor County Elementary School students don’t have a new principal just yet.

    And when they go back to school next month, there could be two schools - and two principals - in the TCES building.

    TCES Principal Brian Clifford resigned his post last month to accept a principal’s position at Austin Tracy Elementary School in Barren County.

    According to Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook, the search for Clifford’s replacement has proven difficult.

  • New community theatre group set to take the stage


    G.B. Dixon says he can’t remember a time when he didn’t love the theater. The Kentucky Classic Theatre artistic director says that the motivation has changed, however.

    “As a kid, you want attention,” he said. “Then you want to give people something uplifting. Most modern theater is dark. We wanted to tell positive, moral tales.”

  • Extreme heat still poses safety threat

    The recent heat wave left many in Kentucky scrambling to find a way to beat the heat as temperatures soared above 100 degrees.

    Local officials have several suggestions for combating the heat. One might believe that the Campbellsville’s pool would be a hot spot for those hoping to cool off, but City Pool Manager Steve Doss says that’s not the case.

  • Blood shortage a concern for Red Cross


    “You never know when somebody’s gonna need that,” he said.

    And he should know.

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Department hosted its first blood drive last year. On the day of the drive, there was a fatal crash in Taylor County.

    Deputy Billy Rice said the crash shows residents just how important it is to donate blood so those in need can receive it when they need it.

    The American Red Cross blood supply has reached extremely low levels, and Taylor County residents have a chance to help.

  • Man sentenced to prison time for sharing child porn


    Calen McKinney


    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sharing child pornography and will spend time in prison and register as a sex offender for his crimes.

  • Man to spend time in prison for sexually abusing 4-year-old


    Calen McKinney


    A Maryland man, a registered sex offender, will spend five years in prison for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl in Taylor County.

    Charles Bernard Miller, 60, of 10349 Owen Brown Road, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in December 2011.

    Miller was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12 and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Campbellsville man to spend 15 years in jail for assault


    Linda Ireland

    Landmark News Service

    A Campbellsville man will serve 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to an amended count of second-degree assault in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Jimmy Dean Underwood, 47, of Coakley Road, was charged Jan. 29 with first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, driving on a license suspended for DUI, DUI, his second offense, reckless driving and possession of an open container in vehicle.

  • Campbellsville man charged with third DUI


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Russ A. Heath, 76, of 104 Ashton Drive, was arrested Friday, June 22, at 9:35 p.m.

    According to Heath's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call reporting a driver who may have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Court records state that Officer Ryan Jewell met the suspected vehicle. The driver crossed the center line of traffic several times, the citation states.