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  • Two Campbellsville women injured in LaRue crash

    Two Campbellsville women were injured in a single-vehicle crash on KY 210 about 5 miles east of Hodgenville on Wednesday afternoon.

    Brittany Cook, 19, was driving a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder east on KY 210 when she attempted to pass a pickup truck pulling a hayroller, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck began making a left turn into a driveway and Cook applied her brakes to avoid a collision.

    She lost control of the vehicle. It crossed the centerline, struck a dirt embankment and rolled on its side.

  • Senate cuts business bill from budget

    Business owners can breathe a sigh of relief. A bill to boost the state budget at the expense of struggling businesses has been cut from the state Senate's budget draft.

    On Monday, senators passed the revenue portion of their $17.5 billion budget plan by a 35-3 vote. The spending portion passed 35-2.

    The Senate version of the budget was significantly different than the $17.5 billion budget bill passed by the House on March 10 by a vote of 65-33.

  • Kingdollar announces magistrate candidacy

    William "Bill" Kingdollar, a Taylor County native for the past 15 years, has announced his candidacy for 3rd District Magistrate. He is running on the Republican ticket.

    Kingdollar, 53, was born and raised in Holley, N.Y. He graduated from Holley High School in 1975 and then served in the U.S. Army for 20 years as a logistical chief warrant officer.

    Kingdollar believes his military service gives him exceptional experience in working with all types of people and making responsible decisions.

  • Supreme Court rules on open records

    After a three-year battle, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of the public's right to know how public money is spent.

    The battle started in March 2007 after lawsuits filed by former teacher Katherine Moss against both local public school boards were settled - and the agreements kept secret.

    Since 2007, the Central Kentucky News-Journal has argued through its attorneys in multiple courts that the settlement agreements between Katherine Moss and the Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school district should be made public.

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Friday after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Steven S. Coomer, no age given, of 2184 Hatcher Road was traveling north on Milder Creek Road at about 6:30 p.m.

    The report states that Coomer, who was driving a 1997 Triumph, told officers that he lost control of his motorcycle as he attempted to round a curve. Coomer stated that he left the road, traveled through a barbed wire fence and came to rest in a field.

  • Show choir highlights TV tunes

    From Bugs Bunny to "Friends," a cast and crew of more than 50 Taylor County High students will bring the history of TV music to the Taylor County Middle School stage.

    The Taylor County High School Show Choir will present its new show "Favorite TV Songs" beginning tonight at 7. The show will also be performed tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6 p.m.

  • Man files appeal of 14-year sentence

    The man accused of sodomizing a 6-year-old girl with a foreign object has asked that his 14-year prison sentence be set aside. A local judge denied the man's motion, and the case is now headed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    Roy Roger Mace III, 26, of 700 Meader St. in Campbellsville was indicted in November 2004 by a Taylor County grand jury on two counts of first-degree sodomy and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Music for the Soul

    The sound of woodwinds, percussion and brass instruments filled Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium on Monday night.

    CHS hosted an area band concert, with Marion, Green and Taylor County bands all taking the stage. Campbellsville's band closed the concert with two songs.

    The event was free.

  • Building a 'green' house

    Dan Dougherty is building a "green" house. Not a place to grow his plants, but a home that will be so energy efficient that his goal is to have a $30 monthly electric bill.

    "I would call the house a kit," Dougherty said. "It came in three semis and within seven days it was up and airtight from cement to tarpaper. I could have slept in here if I had wanted to."

  • Fire leads to power outage

    A small fire at a substation left 1,060 Kentucky Utility customers without power Thursday.

    According to Cliff Feltham, KU statewide media relations manager, the outage occurred at 8:07 p.m.

    "The cause was equipment failure — an insulator on the substation transformer failed," he said. "There was a small fire involved as the insulator failed, which happens many times when we have this kind of an equipment failure, but it was contained to inside the fence of our substation."