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Man charged after officers find poisonous snakes

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man is facing 25 criminal charges after Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officers found several venomous snakes and alligators at his home.

According to a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife press release, Freddie Stone, 36, of 552 Mt. Carmel Road was charged after the animals were found last Friday at 10 a.m. at his Campbellsville home.

Stone was charged with 15 counts of transporting protected wildlife into Kentucky without a transportation permit and 10 counts of possessing inherently dangerous animals.


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Man hospitalized after shootout with police

By James Roberts

A Campbellsville man remains in serious but stable condition at University of Louisville Hospital after being shot in an altercation with Campbellsville Police officers at his home.

According to a Kentucky State Police report, Campbellsville Police received a 911 call about a domestic situation involving weapons at 506 Woodlawn Ave. just after 11:30 Saturday night.


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Former health office sold

By Becky Cassell, Editor

Sztendera Properties is the new owner of the old health department building.

The company submitted the highest of five bids for the property on East First Street.

Members of the Taylor County Board of Health opened the bids at their annual meeting on Thursday at the health department's new location on the North Bypass.

Five bids had been submitted for the property on East First Street and were opened at the meeting. The highest bid was from Roger Sabo on behalf of Sztendera Properties at $289,000. The other four bids were: $190,000, $181,181, $146,000 and $50,000.


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Wacky for Webkinz

By Neila Schuhmann

Their soft, furry bodies come in colorful colors and are small enough for tiny hands to tote around everywhere. They offer comfort and security to their little owners as well as teach them computer skills and how to care for others.

Collecting Webkinz is the latest craze for children, much like the baseball cards, Hotwheels and Beanie Babies of the past.

For Easter, Chloe Eastridge said she didn't want candy - just Webkinz.

The 7-year-old has collected 103 of the pets.

"For Christmas, birthdays ... That's all she asks for," says her mother, Jessica Eastridge.


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How does your garden grow?

By Calen McKinney

Spring is in the air and the time for planting is approaching.

Johnny Orberson Sr., who works for his son, Johnny Jr., the owner of B&B Landscaping, says the majority of planting should be done between May and June.

However, he said, now is the time to begin planting frost-proof vegetables such as peas, onions, cabbage and cauliflower.

Though the month of April is upon us, Orberson said, it's still a bit early to plant vegetables such as beans, tomatoes and potatoes.


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Woman gets probation in crime ring case

By Calen McKinney

The last of six people accused of operating a crime ring to sell cocaine together has been sentenced to five years' probation for her crimes.

Anya Katrina Scott, 30, of 111 Baptist St. in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, March 18.

In December, Scott pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit syndication and second-degree selling cocaine. She originally faced charges of criminal syndication and first-degree selling cocaine.


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Housing Authority named tops in state

By The Staff

Campbellsville Housing Authority was named Public Housing Authority of the year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the large housing authority district recently.

An award was presented to Housing Authority staff at a workshop in Louisville on Feb. 19. Campbellsville's Housing Authority also manages the Lebanon Housing Authority.

The award is based on high performance in all aspects of a housing authority's practice and procedures.


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Man arrested after chase at local motel

By The Staff

A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with drug crimes after he ran from police officers at Lucky Vista Motel.

According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Allen Newton, DeWayne "Blue" Smith, 47, of 608 Birdwood was arrested at about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Taylor County Sheriff's deputies were responding to a tip that Smith was staying at Lucky Vista Motel.

The report states deputies were attempting to serve bench and parole violation warrants on Smith.

Just before their arrival, Smith fled on foot across a field behind the motel.


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Graduation parties separate

By Calen McKinney

Seniors at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools won't be celebrating together after graduation this year.

Project Graduation, the annual celebration planned for high school seniors to attend after their graduation ceremony, will be split this year, with Taylor County and Campbellsville schools hosting their own celebrations.

Project Graduation began in 1986 as a way to provide new high school graduates with a drug- and alcohol-free atmosphere to enjoy what could be their last time together before each pursues their life goals.


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Woman of the Year nominations being accepted

By The Staff

Taylor County is lucky to have many remarkable women. And the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors just some of those women each May with its Focus on Women special section.

In particular, the News-Journal is searching for a woman worthy of the title "Taylor County Woman of the Year."

In cooperation with several local businesses, the News-Journal will publish the special section on Monday, May 5.

The "Taylor County Woman of the Year" will be chosen from community nominations.


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