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Today's News

  • Local woman arrested for Corner Food Mart robbery

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested last week for the June 2 armed robbery at Corner Food Mart in Loretto.

    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, Margaret L. Hodge, 50, of Campbellsville, was arrested on July 11, and charged with first-degree robbery.

    She was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.

    An investigation by the sheriff’s office found evidence that linked Hodge to the robbery, and the case was presented to a Marion County grand jury on July 8.

  • Mascarenas arrested after park standoff

    Last week, the Campbellsville Police Department (CPD) responded to Miller Park in reference to a man armed with a handgun.

    Upon their arrival at around 9:50 p.m. last Tuesday, John R. Mascarenas, 37, of Campbellsville was found at the Trace Creek Park softball field armed and threatening himself and officers, firing warning shots into the air.

    After a short standoff, Mascarenas was taken into custody without incident.

  • Grand jury indicts 18

    A Taylor County man being charged with 40 counts relating to child sexual exploitation was one of 18 people indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last week.

    William Cody Edwards, 29, was arrested Wednesday, April 10, on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor. The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch made the arrest as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.

  • Pickup, drop-off changes made at city schools

    Ahead of the new school year, a few changes are coming to two schools in the Campbellsville Independent Schools District.

    In Monday’s regular work session at the CISD Board of Education, Finance Director Chris Kidwell announced changes to pickup and drop-off procedures at Campbellsville Middle School and a new entrance system at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    At CMS, the pickup and drop-off area is being moved to the side of the school building instead of the front in an effort to ease traffic congestion before and after school.

  • Completing the hat trick

    This weekend, I completed my first parenting hat trick.

    Unlike in soccer and hockey, where a hat trick is one player scores three goals, a parenting hat trick is where parents are able to successfully navigate three days of fun adventures.

    Starting on Friday night, my wife Stephanie and I decided to take my 2-year-old son Grayson to an event each day this weekend.

    The hat trick started with the “Truck It Up” food truck event in Columbia, where a family friend and her two young children met up with us.

  • Dedication held for new CU wellness center

    Alexandria Swanger
    CU Communications

    “When I heard that this much needed addition to the CU campus was to be named in her honor, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate pairing,” said Whitney Christopoulos, a granddaughter of the late Betty Dobbins Heilman, was one of the speakers at the dedication of the Betty Dobbins Heilman Student Wellness Center July 13 at Campbellsville University.

    The dedication was in Ransdell Chapel due to the heat.

  • Needle exchange in full swing

    Taylor County’s Harm Reduction Syringe Exchange Program, operated by the Taylor County Health Department, is off to a healthy start during its first month of operation.

    The service has been used 61 times since it started on June 3, with 44 unique individuals taking part.

    “That’s quite good considering some of our other counties were a bit slower to get going,” said Christine Weyman, medical director for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

  • Heatwave to hit Taylor County

    An excessive heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for Central Kentucky.

    The warning takes effect this Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 21.

    "Several days of heat indices near or above 105 degrees could have a cumulative impact on some individuals, especially those who engage in prolonged outdoor work or other activities," read a statement from the NWS.

  • CYB All-Stars win three state titles

    Three All-Star teams from the Campbellsville Youth Baseball league can now call themselves East Kentucky state champions.

    The 9-, 10- and 12-year-old squads all won Cal Ripken East Kentucky State Tournament titles, with the 9s claiming their title Sunday evening at Suffoletta Park in Georgetown, the 12s wrapping theirs up Monday and the 10s earning theirs Tuesday at Shillito Park in Lexington.

  • Pageants collect toys for charity

    Peyton Lawson, head coach at Pey’s Campbellsville Pageant Productions, hosted Campbellsville’s Fourth of July pageants at Hamilton Auditorium on June 29.

    Participants were tasked with gathering toy donations for the Toys for Kids program and collected 2,593 items in total, with proceeds from pageant admission going towards the program as well.

    The winners advancing to Kentucky Festivals State competition in November are:

    Baby Miss Campbellsville Fourth of July 2019: Adeline Kate Salmon