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Today's News

  • Man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges.

    Wesley Dale Mann, 47, of 1881 Sportsman Lake Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

    Mann pleaded guilty in four separate cases to two counts of first-degree selling OxyContin, one a second offense, two counts of second-degree selling hydrocodone, one of those a second offense, and second-offense possession of drug supplies. Two charges of being a second-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

  • Judge denies man's motion to vacate

    Even though his alleged victims told a judge that he is innocent, the man's requests to be released from prison have been denied.

    In August 2004, Ronald Eugene "June Bug" Osinger Jr., now 27, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and three counts of intimidating a witness. He pleaded guilty to the charges in June 2004.

    However, the victims in the case recanted their testimony before a judge in September 2006.

  • Local bands to perform at governor's inauguration

    Campbellsville and Taylor County's marching bands will perform Tuesday in Frankfort during the inauguration parade for Kentucky's Gov.-elect Steve Beshear.

    According to Taylor County's Band Director Stephen Bishop, the bands will perform an arrangement of "My Old Kentucky Home."

    Bishop said he isn't sure what time the band will be performing, but the parade is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon.

  • KCS fourth graders visit Frankfort

    Kentucky Christian School fourth graders in Elizabeth Wigginton's class visited Frankfort on Nov. 15. They toured the State Capitol and received souvenir packets on behalf of State Rep. Russ Mobley. Pictured are, from left, front: Bryce Steele, Lynsey Smith, Kelsey Woodrum, Sarah Dickens, Korri Briggs, Jilly Bruns and Danielle Dickens. Back: Wigginton, Jack Miller, Christian Pace, Grace Bertram and Payton Howard.

  • We've all been elfed — in a sense

    I'd almost forgotten how special the holiday season could be. Work has a way of altering the path to Christmas.

    With grown children and the propensity to treat Christmas as if it's a tour through a department store, you forget the excitement that young children create.

  • Public record for Dec. 10

    District Civil Filed

    07-C-070, filed 2/16/07; RJM Acquisitions LLC v. Greg Forrest of Jan Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $838.61, interest and court costs. The defendant was served 12/3/07.

    07-C-218, filed 6/5/07; Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. v. Joshua Keith Posey of Thurman Henley Hill Road in Hodgenville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for damages in collision, $1,835.48, interest and court costs. The defendant was served 11/19/07.

  • Volunteers sought for archeological work

    On Jan. 8, archeologists from the Southeast Archeological Center in Atlanta will begin working at the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek near Hodgenville, and they're seeking students and volunteers to help.

    This project, funded by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, will provide archeological data for any evidence from the Lincoln family time period or earlier historical periods.

    Archeologists will be using shovel testing survey methods, geophysical surveys, magnetometer surveys, test unit excavation and backhoe trenching.

  • Police/Court briefs

    One injured in two-vehicle collision

    One person was injured Wednesday in a two-car collision on KY 527.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox, Allison Thompson, 17, of Gene Hunt Road in Campbellsville was driving a 2003 Chevrolet at 4:30 p.m. on KY 527.

    The report states Thompson struck a 2004 Chevrolet being operated by Mazetta Sprowles, 63, of Maple Road in Campbellsville.

    Sprowles was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel where she was treated and released.

  • Red Ribbon Week at CMS

    Campbellsville Middle School recently participated in Red Ribbon Week. Activities were planned throughout the week to make students aware of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Dress-up days played a big part of the week with homeroom winners being presented with a red sports bottle. This year's theme was "Don't Monkey Around with Drugs." Red Ribbon Week is organized and sponsored by Beth Wiedewitsch, CMS guidance counselor.

  • To your Health

    Charles Britton looks over his old office. Except for a few stacks of boxed files, the office the Taylor County Health Department Manager occupied for more than three decades is empty.

    "I went in there yesterday," Britton said Thursday, standing in the midst of more boxes at the health department's new location off Campbellsville Bypass. "It seemed kind of sad. I've been there for 34 years."