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  • Public invited to Hazlette swearing in ceremony

    Incoming Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette will be sworn into office on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m.
    The ceremony will take place in the apparatus room at Campbellsville/Taylor Emergency Medical Services. A reception will follow. The public is invited.
    Hazlette succeeds Dennis Benningfield, who will retire on Nov. 30. Hazlette will assume his duties at 5 p.m. that day.

  • Maryland man charged with sexual abuse

    A Maryland man, a registered sex offender, has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 4-year-old child in Taylor County.
    Charles Miller, 59, of 10349 Owen Brown Road in Columbia, Md., was arrested Friday at 12:14 a.m. by Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield.
    Miller was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Miller was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12.

  • Resident accused of fourth DUI

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with her fourth DUI offense.
    Jennifer Lefever, 35, of 205 Bibb St., was arrested at 5:26 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.
    According to Lefever’s arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Roy Rodgers received a complaint of a possible DUI at the Wal-Mart parking lot.
    Records state Lefever allegedly drove over a curb and was then stopped by Constable Marshall Graham.

  • Resident accused of second DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.
    Duane T. Neeley, 42, of 4154 Wooleyville Road, was arrested at 9:11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.
    According to Neeley’s arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren received a complaint of a reckless driver.
    Upon observing the driver, Warren wrote in court records, he was told that the vehicle’s registration was expired.

  • One injured in KY 210 crash

    A Hartford man was injured in a one-vehicle crash on KY 210 on Saturday, Nov. 19.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Jordan Hines, 18, was driving a 1992 Dodge at 10 a.m. when he left the roadway and struck an embankment.
    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS transported Hines to Taylor Regional Hospital. No information was available as to his condition at press time.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.

  • Murder trial postponed


    Tonya Ford's murder trial, which was scheduled to begin today, has been postponed until January.

    According to Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney John Miller, the prosecutor in the case, said last Wednesday that a material witness was injured and had surgery.

    As such, the witness is unavailable for trial, he said, and Ford's trial has been rescheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 23.

    More than 150 people have been called as potential jurors to decide whether Ford killed her husband, Lebanon police officer David M. Ford.

  • Black Friday Deals


    "I'm going to stand here, where I can breathe," he said.

    "They're throwing boxes everywhere," she said.

    They came in droves, waited for hours and tore their way through the crowds to get a start on their Christmas shopping.

    Black Friday sales began at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night and continued at midnight and 8 a.m. Friday. Several other stores opened from 4:30 to 7 a.m.

    The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday is traditionally the start of the holiday shopping season.

  • Month focuses on diabetes

    Diabetes. A year ago, just the mention of the word made Gerald Harmon mad.

    Harmon found out he was a diabetic about a year ago. He said the news was hard to take.

    "It's just like it took the air out of me," Harmon said. "I love to eat. I don't smoke. I don't drink. But, I love to eat. It made me mad."

    Harmon had a heart attack in 2001. In fact, he was in the hospital awaiting a stent when the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred.

  • Campbellsville woman acquitted of rape charges

    A former prison worker has been found not guilty of raping an inmate 37 times.

    Crystal B. McNear, 28, of 6378 Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville, was indicted in June by a Marion County grand jury on 37 counts of third-degree rape. On Nov. 15, she was found not guilty of all charges.

    McNear is a former Marion Adjustment Center employee. As such, it is considered against the law for any prison worker to have sexual intercourse with an inmate.

  • Kiwanis Club names Santa's Helper award winner


    If it's happening at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Sharon Wood will likely be pitching in behind the scenes.

    "There are not enough words to express what a wonderful person she is," said friend Kathy Phelps. "She truly has a servant heart. She is always willing to lend that helping hand to those in need."

    That is exactly why Wood was named this year's Santa's Helper.