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'It would be a dream to bring a Derby winner back here.'

Jessie off to "Flying Start" in thoroughbred career

By James Roberts

John Jessie is enjoying the warm, dry Kentucky weather.


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Fourth celebration has largest crowd ever

By Calen McKinney

This year's Fourth of July celebration was a success, with more people estimated to have attended than ever before.

According to Greg Gribbins, who served as chair of the celebration, said all events went smoothly, with only one being canceled due to rain, a patriotic musical by Campbellsville Christian Church at the Miller Park Amphitheater.

"We got in every event and we were on schedule," Gribbins said.


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Residents charged in sealed indictments

By The Staff

Four Campbellsville residents have been charged with selling drugs in indictments 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.

Indicted were:

- Danny Cox, 37, of 151 Gray Court was charged with selling diazepam in or near a school. Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000. If convicted, Cox could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.


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Defendant accused of setting fire to her sister's house.

Grand jury charges woman with arson

By Calen McKinney

The Campbellsville woman accused of setting her sister's house on fire earlier this year was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on arson and other charges stemming from the incident.

Geneva M. Hicks Brown, 39, of 108 W. Walnut St. was charged in two separate indictments with first-degree arson, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree assault and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.


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U.S. Rep. Guthrie received hoax letter

By The Staff

At least three congressional offices in Kentucky - including one of Brett Guthrie's - have received threatening letters that purported to contain anthrax.

Investigators determined the anthrax threat was a hoax, congressional spokespeople said.

The offices of U.S. Reps. Geoff Davis, Guthrie and Ed Whitfield received the letters in the mail Monday morning.

A staffer in Guthrie's Bowling Green office opened one of them and immediately called authorities, Guthrie's spokesman, Nate Hodson, said.


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'Although they are incarcerated, they are still people ...'

Jailer sees inmates working as a benefit to community

By Calen McKinney

They might be seen picking up trash on the side of the road or adding a fresh coat of paint to fire hydrants. That's because several local organizations are using Taylor County Detention Center inmates to provide services for the community.

And, so far, according to Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, the program is going well.

Benningfield says he sees the detention center as a service to the community and that using inmates for work purposes is a perfect example of that.


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Thousands celebrate in Campbellsville.

Celebrating July Fourth

By Becky Cassell, Editor

A slideshow of photos from the weekend's events is available on the News-Journal's Home page. Just scroll to the bottom of today's home page.


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Campbellsville man arrested on burglary charges

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A Campbellsville man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly forced his way into a home. 


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State Police conduct checkpoints over holiday weekend

By The Staff

In an effort to keep motorists safe during the holiday weekend, Kentucky State Police officers conducted 16 safety checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Taylor County.

Through Operation Safe C.H.E.C.K., troopers:

- Made four DUI arrests.

- Wrote 16 seat belt and seven child restraint citations.

- Performed 595 vehicle inspections.

- Made six drug arrests.

- Wrote seven suspended license citations.

- Wrote tickets for 152 other violations.


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New system will give both a heads-up on stolen items.

Pawnshops, police to go online

By James Roberts

Victims of theft could soon see a greater chance of having their stolen items returned.

During its regular meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council had first reading of an ordinance requiring local pawnshops to use an electronic record-keeping program.

According to Campbellsville Police Capt. Todd Little, when an item is stolen, it is often pawned. Most thieves take stolen items to another city to pawn them, he said, making it a bit more difficult for officers to trace the items.


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