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  • Governor signs rape kit bill

    A resolution that Gov. Steve Beshear (D) signed on Monday, March 23, directs the state auditor to study the number of untested rape kits.
    Senate Resolution 20, which passed the State Senate by a vote of 35 - 0 and the State House of Representatives by a vote of 98 - 0, requires that

    Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen’s office’s report must be sent to the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission by Nov. 1 of this year.

  • Drowning victim still missing

    Emergency personnel in Taylor, Green and Hart counties are still searching for a person who fell out of a canoe late Wednesday morning on Green River.

    “We’re still searching, and we’re still hopeful that we’ll find him,” Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith said.

    According to a report by Smith, the 66-year-old man and another man were canoeing on Green River in separate canoes at about 11:15 a.m.

  • Grandview wins 'Facility of the Year'

    The Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility won the 2014 Facility of the Year as awarded by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities and celebrated the honor with residents, friends and the community on Friday, March 27.

    An independent panel of judges awarded the distinction of Facility of the Year to Grandview based on strict criteria focusing on the quality of care for residents.

    The 81-bed facility offers residents a wide variety of interests and top-level health care while being an important member of the Campbellsville community.

  • Houk celebrates 40th anniversary

    Richard RoBards first met Suzy Houk in 1972, when he was working for the News-Journal as the sports editor.

    As part of the Taylor County High School newspaper staff, Houk and the other members would come by the News-Journal office — which was then located on Main Street — and compose their school paper.

    Even though Houk graduated from TCHS in 1973, it would not be her last encounter with RoBards, or the newspaper industry.

  • Bruckers could face separate trials

    Dale and Brianna Brucker may face separate trials, separated by 2 months, if Circuit Judge Samuel Spalding decides to sever their cases.

    Brianna Brucker, 22, and Dale Brucker, 28, who are charged in connection with a July 2012 murder, are already represented separately. If the judge severs the cases, Dale Brucker will be tried starting on Aug. 24, while Brianna Brucker will be tried on Oct. 26. They have a pre-trial conference on Aug. 4.

  • Shaving for a Cure raises money for cancer research

     

  • Local church would rather give than receive

     

    Everything is free, and everyone is welcome.

    That’s the idea for “CAPTIVATE: Easter,” an event being put on by 3trees Church.

    The church, whose ministry began in September of 2000, started in Russell Springs and still has a location there, but in February of last year, they began a partnership with Living Grace Church of Campbellsville. By July, the members of Living Grace voted unanimously to officially join with 3trees and became the first multi-site location for the ministry, becoming known as 3trees Campbellsville.

  • Campbellsville University Lady Tigers fall in national title game

     

    Campbellsville University’s Daizah Kimberland battles for position
    against Oklahoma City University’s Albany Anderson. The Stars
    defeated the Lady Tigers, 80-63, in the NAIA Division I national
    championship game Tuesday night in Independence, Mo. See more coverage in our Sports section.

  • Local man dies in garage fire

    A Taylor County man died over the weekend after a garage fire that happened Friday.

    Paul Anderson, 71, of Campbellsville, died at the University of Louisville Hospital, having sustained severe burns over much of his body, according to the Taylor County Fire Department.

    At about 1:45 p.m. on Friday, the Taylor County Fire Department was sent to Anderson's residence in the 600 block of Wade Lane, according to the fire department, which also stated that Anderson's wife took him to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Man charged with assault of police officers

     

    A Campbellsville man who reportedly threatened and assaulted police officers was arrested on Wednesday, March 12, on a number of related charges.