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  • The Hands of Time

    Her hands, small and a bit frail, work quickly to weave the blue yarn. In only a few minutes, she's finished. She looks up at her family and smiles.

    Another of the signature bookmarks soon to be given to a visitor is finished. She then pauses and begins softly singing before picking up the yarn again.

    Lera Williams will celebrate another milestone tomorrow. She will turn 110, which makes her a "supercentenarian." Several Web sites state that fewer than 100 living people in the United States can claim that title.

  • KU asks state for rate increase

    Kentucky Utilities residential customers could see a nearly 14 percent increase in their bills this year.

    Citing a growing customer demand as the main culprit, with a 2008 windstorm and 2009 ice storm as contributing factors, KU has asked the Public Service Commission to grant a rate increase.

    According to information provided by Cliff Feltham, KU's statewide media relations manager, the company is requesting a $136 million base rate increase, which the company says is necessary to meet growing demand.

  • Man indicted on child sex abuse charges

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges alleging he sexually abused a young girl three times last year.

    Clifton Carter, 39, of 1795 Underwood Road was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury. He was also charged with two counts of intimidating a witness in the legal process.

    According to the indictment, Carter is accused of threatening a potential witness to delay or prevent the witness from speaking with law enforcement.

  • Volunteer fire department gets grant funds

    Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $104,738 Homeland Security grant.

    According to Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson, the grant will be used to buy turnout gear for 10 personnel and air packs for 16.

    The award is part of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, which seeks to strengthen the overall level of preparedness for fire departments and their ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards.

  • Treasurer says City tax figures are wrong

    County Treasurer Melissa Williams says amounts in a story Thursday regarding the City's occupational tax are incorrect.

    Though Mayor Brenda Allen referred to the City's share of occupational tax receipts as $1.6 million, Williams says that amount is actually $1,327,500.25.

    Though a worksheet that has Williams' signature states that the 2009-2010 year total is $342,938.44, Williams says other amounts must be added to arrive at the total she has, which is $346,251.53.

  • Contest deadline is Friday!

    Love. It truly does make the world go 'round. Whether it's the romantic love of sweethearts, the cherishing love of parents or the loyal love of friends, we all have special people in our lives.

    But do the people you love know just how much you care?

    It's easy to forget the importance of saying "I love you" in the business of our daily lives. But the Central Kentucky News-Journal is giving you a chance to do just that - and you might even win a prize for your effort.

  • City donates land for animal shelter

    Taylor County Animal Shelter could see another new addition soon.

    At Monday's regular Campbellsville City Council meeting, Mayor Brenda Allen told Council members that she received a letter from Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers asking the Council to consider donating land to the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    The County wants to apply for a grant to build a new building to house animals ready for adoption, Rogers said. The land would revert to the City if the County does not receive a grant for the project.

  • KU media manager to address chamber

    Cliff Feltham, Kentucky Utilities' statewide media relations manager, will be guest speaker at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, which is set for noon Thursday, Feb. 11 at Living Grace Church. KU is also co-sponsor for the event.

    The cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations must be made at the Chamber office by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

    Any cancellations after Feb. 9 will be billed and any reservations made after the deadline will cost $1 more.

  • Though there were several minor traffic collisions, the weekend snow storm resulted in only one injury.

    That report came Saturday afternoon when Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue was dispatched to Miller Park. According to the caller, someone had broken a leg sledding. Rescue Deputy Director Todd Cox could only confirm that Rescue treated a leg injury.

  • Police Department receives award

    Campbellsville Police are now a part of a select group.

    Mark Filburn, Kentucky League of Cities law enforcement specialist, presented the Golden Eagle Award to the Campbellsville Police Department. The department, Filburn said, earned a 100 percent score on the KLC 37 best practices - one of only 12 departments in the state to do so.

    Best practices include equipment availability, care and custody of suspects and training.