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Police warn of scam

By The Staff

Kentucky State Police are warning residents about several Nigerian scams that are ongoing throughout the area.

The scams have taken several forms, according to KSP Detective B.J. Burton.


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Congress seeks to delay switch to all-digital broadcasts.

Change in the airwaves

By James Roberts

Television viewers who use "rabbit ears" or a rooftop antenna to watch TV have less than a month to prepare for the switch to digital broadcasts.

While Congress is mulling over the possibility of delaying the transition, as of now television stations will still cease to provide analog programming on Feb. 17.


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Man accused of smoking marijuana with minors

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A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor after he admitted to police that he had been smoking marijuana with minors.


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Men plead guilty to criminal mischief at car wash

By Calen McKinney

Two Campbellsville men may receive three-year sentences on criminal mischief charges.

John David Smith, 31, of 801 N. Columbia Ave. and William Brandon Smith, 25, of 143 Eastport Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Jan. 20 during regular motion hour proceedings.

The defendants each pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mischief.

John Smith also pleaded guilty to giving an officer a false name or address. He was sentenced to a year's probation on that charge.


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Send us your snow photos!

By Becky Cassell, Editor

If you have photos of the snow and ice storm, send them our way.

We will use them for a slide show on our Web site.

Email photos to editor@cknj.com.


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Campbellsville woman pleads guilty in federal court

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and could be sentenced to 40 years in prison for her crimes.

According to a press release from U.S. Attorney David L. Huber's office of the Western District of Kentucky, Linda Sue Smith, 59, of Campbellsville pleaded guilty Friday to unlawful possession and distribution of Percocet, a Schedule II narcotic.


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Student populations at all schools would be reorganized.

Board approves plan to build new school

By James Roberts

After two years of work, Taylor County School Board members approved a facilities plan that would see construction of a new school in the coming years.

During a special meeting Monday night, Board members gave unanimous approval to the plan that calls for the construction of a new school and reorganization of the District's three current facilities.

Prior to the meeting, a hearing took place to collect public comment on the plan. There were no written comments and no one in the audience spoke.


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Competing for the Crown

By Calen McKinney

Campbellsville native Emily Cox says competing in the Miss America pageant this past weekend was the time of her life.


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News-Journal editorial staff wins KPA awards

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Staff members at the Central Kentucky News-Journal won 12 awards at the Jan. 23 Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers awards banquet at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

The News-Journal competes in the multi-weekly division with other newspapers from across the state. Entries for this year's contest were dated from Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30, 2008.

Collectively, the staff won three first-place awards, three second-place, two third-place and four honorable mentions.


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Despite slick roads, no crashes are reported.

BREAKING NEWS: Ice storm leaves hundreds without power

By James Roberts

About 10 people without electricity spent the night in an emergency shelter Tuesday night as crews worked to restore power to hundreds of Taylor County residents.


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