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  • Moyers named Citizen of the Year


    She spends countless hours making sure those less fortunate have food to eat. She also spends her time spreading the word of God.

    And, last week, she was honored for her volunteer spirit and selfless willingness to help those in need.

    Taylor County residents who give of their time, talent and leadership to make the community better were recognized on Thursday night.

  • A Day at the Park

    Temperatures were in the high 80s on Saturday morning, which got many children and adults outside.

    At Miller Park, children flocked to the swings and slides.

  • CU honors teachers for excellence in teaching


    Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education, congratulated 167 teachers from 63 school districts throughout Kentucky as they received the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award on Saturday, May 12, at Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center Complex on the CU campus.

    "There is no doubt in my mind that the teachers we are honoring today truly believe that teaching is a calling placed on their lives by our Lord Jesus Christ," she said.

  • CU pins School of Education students


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "As teachers, you take today's learners and turn them into tomorrow's leaders," Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, told graduates at the Campbellsville University School of Education Pinning Ceremony on May 4.

    Thirty-eight students, including several Campbellsville residents, received puzzle-shaped pins that featured the School of Education's theme of "empowerment for learning."

  • CU School of Theology celebrates graduates


    Campbellsville University's School of Theology gathered recently to honor its May graduates.

  • Alleged murderer charged with assaulting corrections officer


    The man who allegedly killed his great-grandmother with a hammer has been arrested and charged with assaulting a corrections staff member while in custody.

    Jesse Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St., is currently housed at the Taylor County Detention Center awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge.

    According to court records, Durham has said he argued with his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Arinsmier, on Feb. 10 at her Daisy Drive home and then struck her with a hammer until she died.

  • Man charged in sealed indictments

    A Shepherdsville man has been charged with burglary in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Gary Clayton Hash, 25, of 170 Memory Isle Court, was charged with first-degree burglary. Bond was set at $2,500 cash and he was ordered to not have contact with the alleged victim or any witnesses.

    If convicted, Hash could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

  • Campbellsville Police to participate in 'Click It or Ticket' enforcement campaign

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts should be on notice.

    The 2012 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicked off May 20 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don't buckle up.

    Campbellsville Police Department is joining with other state and local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.

  • Two injured in KY 55 crash

    Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on KY 55 on Tuesday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, William Danny Reid, 49, of Cox’s Creek, was traveling south on KY 55 at 9:38 a.m. in a 2007 Chevrolet truck.

    The report states that Kenneth Anderson, 61, of Campbellsville, was stopped on KY 55 waiting to turn onto Lone Valley Road when Reid struck his 1993 GMC truck in the rear.

  • One injured in Spurlington Road crash

    A Knifley man was injured Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Spurlington Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, James Buckman, 61, of 405 Robinson Ridge, was traveling at 6:54 p.m. in a 2009 Nissan Rogue when he told deputies that he swerved to avoid striking two deer in the roadway.

    The report states that Buckman’s vehicle left the road, ran through a barbed wire fence and struck a tree.

    Buckman exited the vehicle and walked to a nearby church were a passerby transported him to Taylor Regional Hospital.