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  • Local man appeals hospital case

    The Campbellsville man who sued Taylor Regional Hospital for damages caused by a shampoo cap and had his case dismissed has filed an appeal.

    Lebanon attorney Todd Spalding filed suit on Joseph C. Hughes' behalf in Taylor Circuit Court in March 2009.

  • UPDATED: Human remains found

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death after human remains were found near a cornfield off KY 208.

    According to a news release from the sheriff's office, a call reporting what appeared to be a human bone was received at 4:01 p.m. on Thursday.

    More remains were found after a search, according to the report, and have been sent to a forensic lab in Frankfort for identification.

  • 210 project nearly complete

    Business owners and managers are breathing a sigh of relief now that traffic on KY 210 has returned to a normal pace.

    The recent road construction project widened KY 210 to five lanes from U.S. 68 to KY 3183.

    This year, motorists on KY 210 have had to weave their vehicles through numerous orange cones and barrels. But with a big push in the last couple of weeks to pave the road, the majority of the work is now complete.

  • Fall Color

    Taylor County boasts many colors this fall.

    Above, a photo taken on KY 70, and a photo taken at Emerald Isle looking toward Green River Lake.

  • Campbellsville man accused of child abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with abusing a 5-year-old girl.

    Charles Robbie Murphy, 31, of 104B Ford St. was served with an arrest warrant on Monday, Oct. 18.

    Murphy was charged with second-degree criminal abuse, a Class D felony punishable by as much as five years in prison.

    According to Murphy's arrest warrant, he is accused of beating the girl on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

    Bond was set at $25,000 cash and he was ordered not to have contact with the alleged victim.

    He is scheduled to appear in Taylor District Court on Monday.

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Judge/Executive

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers will face Gary Osborne next month to keep the County's top governmental position.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all political candidates with opposition in next month's general election. Rogers and Osborne both returned those questionnaires and their answers follow.

    In addition to this story, the questionnaires Rogers and Osborne completed are posted as they were submitted on the News-Journal's website at www.cknj.com.

    Eddie Rogers

  • Lights on After School

    Students, faculty members and others took over Main Street on Thursday for the "Lights On After School" drug awareness program.

    A night filled with music, dancing, corn hole and other games surrounded the overall message of "Make Good Decisions."

    The purpose of the event was to educate local high school students of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The message was delivered with statistics of alcohol-related deaths, drug awareness pamphlets and a personal testimony from a recovering alcoholic.

  • Residents charged with buying meth ingredients

    Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested and charged after they attempted to purchase materials used to make methamphetamines.

    David M. Lowe, 23, and Lori C. Skaggs, 21, both of 112 Rosedale Ave. were arrested at 6:07 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.

    According to court records, Lowe and Skaggs were at Walmart and Lowe's attempting to purchase drain cleaner, which is used to make methamphetamine.

    The two were arrested at Lowe's and charged with unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor.

  • Williams announces City Council candidacy

    Celia Williams has announced her candidacy for City Council.

    Williams is the wife of George Williams, former Taylor County jailer.

    Williams said she moved to Campbellsville more than 30 years ago as a divorced mother of five.

  • Juvenile injured in fall from building

    A male juvenile was airlifted to a Louisville Hospital after falling from a building on Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 5:45 p.m., officers responded to the former Central Kentucky Motor Lodge building on West Main Street where two juveniles had reportedly been playing. Prior to the officers' arrival, the juveniles had climbed to the top of the building.

    As the juveniles were climbing down, one of them fell off a ladder.