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  • Firefighters respond to structure fire

     

    Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a report of a structure fire at a home on Eads Street. The fire happened at about 5:45 p.m. Monday.

    The home suffered smoke damage.

    At press time, an official report about the fire hadn't yet been released.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel also responded.

  • Georgetown man charged with theft

    A Taylor County grand jury has indicted a Georgetown man and charged him with committing theft in Taylor County.

    Cody Daniel Parker, 23, of Elkhorn Meadows Drive or the Scott County Detention Center, was indicted last Tuesday and charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Parker allegedly took property belonging to someone in Taylor County on Jan. 30.

  • Legos at the Library

     

    From castles and cars to battle ships and houses, local children put their creativity to the test last Saturday.

    Taylor County Public Library hosted its second annual Lego contest, with those participating given an hour to build their creations from scratch. There were 14 entries in the competition.

    In the ages 4 to 7 category, Everest Garrett won first place. Hannah Wheeler was second and Andy Childers took home third place.

  • UPS gets permission to use special vehicles in city

    Residents of some local subdivisions will soon sharing the road with alternative UPS vehicles during the holiday season.

    In an effort to improve the efficiency and speed of package delivery, UPS officials submitted a request to the City of Campbellsville to conduct an experiment that has proved successful in other communities.

    The request was discussed at Campbellsville City Council's special meeting on Monday.

  • Man charged with committing federal drug crimes

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with committing federal drug crimes.

    Harold Jermaine Barnett, 33, of Underwood Street, was arrested on Nov. 4, after a federal grand jury charged him last month with possession with intent to distribute a large amount of cocaine.

    Campbellsville Police officers and Kentucky State Police DESI West troopers made the arrest.

    According to court records, Barnett was lodged at the Warren County Regional Jail in Bowling Green at 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 4.

  • Deadline to submit letters to Santa is Dec. 5

     

    With only a few weeks left until Christmas Eve, Santa has begun checking his list twice in preparation for his trip around the world.

    Santa recently told the Central Kentucky News-Journal that letters and drawings from children and adults alike are the best part of his holiday season.

    As always, the CKNJ will serve as the drop-off station for letters to Santa this Christmas season.

    Letters to Santa should be sent in care of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to P.O. Box 1138, Campbellsville, KY 42719.

  • County bridge issue raises questions

    Magistrates have begun the process of building a new bridge on Jones Creek, but some residents aren't happy about it.

    Last month, magistrates awarded a $52,000 bid to Hornback Construction Co. in Campbellsville to replace the bridge.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said Hornback was the only company to submit a bid for the work. Magistrate James Jones made a motion to accept it.

    "To not try to build this bridge would be detrimental to some of our citizens," Jones said during a special meeting.

  • Making Christmas miracles

     

    Last year, Taylor County residents helped 6,006 children. This year, organizers are confident they will surpass the 7,000 mark.

    This will be the third year Campbellsville University has operated the Operation Christmas Child relay center for Taylor County.

    OCC is a worldwide effort to bring shoeboxes of gifts to children in need. The boxes are stuffed full of toys, school supplies, hygiene items and personal notes of encouragement and faith. For many children, the shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

  • Community salutes veterans

     

    Without their sacrifice, he said, Americans might not have the freedom to which they've become accustomed.

    "We would not be standing here if it was not for the veterans," Bill Perkins said.

    Perkins, a Vietnam War veteran, was again the master of ceremonies for Tuesday's community Veterans Day service.

    About 175 people attended, the largest crowd in recent years.

    In gathering together Tuesday afternoon, local officials and residents thanked veterans for their sacrifice and service.

  • Sage Mama serves moms and moms-to-be