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  • Election: Campbellsville Mayor

    Incumbent Brenda Allen will be defending her post against challenger Tony Young in the non-partisan race for Campbellsville's mayor.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all candidates with opposition in next month's general election. Both Allen and Young returned the questionnaires.

    For complete questionnaires, click on each candidate's name.

    Brenda Allen

  • Campbellsville man hospitalized after crash

    A Campbellsville man was hospitalized in stable condition following a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 6:20 p.m., Glen Yoder, 27, of Campbellsville was driving a 2003 BMW motorcycle along Lebanon Avenue when a 2002 Cadillac, driven by Genrose Straley, 78, of Campbellsville pulled from High Street into the path of Yoder's motorcycle.

    Yoder was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital, where he was admitted. Straley was not injured.

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Magistrates

    Taylor County residents will select magistrates to fill six seats on the Taylor Fiscal Court next month.

    Residents will vote for one of two candidates running in the magisterial district in which they live. All incumbents have filed for re-election.

    Republican James Jones serves as magistrate in the 1st District, which contains the Oak Hill-Popular Grove, Saloma/Willowtown and New North precincts.

    Jones faces challenger Henry Lee Colvin, who is a Democrat.

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Magistrate

    Taylor County residents will select magistrates to fill six seats on the Taylor Fiscal Court next month.

    Residents will vote for one of two candidates running in the magisterial district in which they live. All incumbents have filed for re-election.

    Republican Matt Pendleton is magistrate in the 4th District. The 4th District contains Elk Horn-Yuma, Ireland/Irene-Romine and New South precincts. Pendleton faces Democratic challenger Byron Sanders.

  • INFAC expands again

    An initial expansion of 20 jobs at INFAC North America has grown to much more.

    Last year, the company, which manufactures cables for automotive parking brakes and transmissions, was approved for $400,000 in state tax incentives for an expansion project that would add 20 jobs.

    However, the company has since added several new assembly lines and is expected to have 72 employees this week, bumping up the state tax incentive offerings to $1 million.

  • Police dealing with rash of vehicle break-ins

    Campbellsville Police are asking residents to take extra steps to safeguard their vehicles and the contents inside.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said officers are dealing with a rash of vehicle break-ins, most occurring in the northeast portion of the City.

    "We are starting to be overwhelmed," Benningfield said.

    Benningfield asks residents to remove their valuables from their vehicles and lock the doors. Also, when possible, park vehicles in a garage or turn on outside lights to illuminate the vehicle.

  • Indictments released Friday afternoon

    Indictments issued by the Taylor County grand jury last week were released on Friday afternoon.

    One man is accused of sex abuse, one woman was charged with welfare fraud, and two men were indicted on charges accusing them of distributing photos that portray sexual performances by minors.

    Thomas E. Dowell, 50, of Campbellsville is accused of sexually abusing a boy younger than 12.

    Misty Lynn, 26, of Elk Horn is accused of defrauding the government from January 2007 through October 2009.

  • Ozark Alliance

    The strum of a banjo, the echo of the upright bass and three-part harmonies filled the recital hall. The lyrics told stories of trains, love, the gospel and even a few tall tales.

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series hosted its second program of the 2010-2011 season on Saturday with a performance by The Ozark Alliance.

    Campbellsville University hosted the performance in The Gheens Recital Hall.

  • Man crashes truck after fatal heart attack

    An all-around good man who loved the Lord as much as he loved UK basketball. That's how friends are remembering Wayne Cox, who died Thursday morning after suffering a heart attack that led to a head-on collision. He was 60 years old.

    Jesse Mings has known Cox since childhood.

    Cox and Mings both grew up in Mannsville, though they didn't become close friends until later. The two men went to numerous UK basketball games together.

    "He also loved the Taylor County Cardinals and Campbellsville College. He hated Louisville," Mings said with a laugh.

  • Cherry furniture business catches fire

    Campbellsville firefighters are battling a blaze at Campbellsville Handmade Cherry Furniture on Water Tower Bypass.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, assistant E-911 supervisor, an employee called the fire in at 9:33 a.m Friday morning.

    While firefighters were fighting the fire, the center of the building's roof caved in.

    No further information was available before press time.