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  • Locals graduate from police academy

    Two local men are among the recent graduating class of the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

    The 28 officers of Class 416 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of more than 750 hours of recruit-level academy instruction.

    Among the graduates are Nicholas Gray, who will work at the Bradfordsville Police Department, and Charles E. Houk, who will work at the Campbellsville Police Department.

  • Woody is back!

    Woody, the Kentucky Wiener Dog, is back and this time he's playing detective in "Canine Secret Investigator."

    The 10-week serial story begins Thursday and will be featured each Thursday in the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    The story marks the seventh in a newspaper series written by Kentucky author Leigh Anne Florence. Lexington native Paul Brett Johnson provides an illustration for each chapter.

  • And the march is on ...

    The marching band season is in full swing, and those wanting to watch the Campbellsville and Taylor County bands perform will soon get their chance.

    Both bands will perform Saturday, Sept. 25 when TCHS hosts its annual marching band invitational.

    The TCHS band will perform its show, "Distant," in exhibition at 9:45 p.m.

    CHS will perform its show, "Harmonious Blend," at 3:15 p.m. in Class A preliminary competition against Caverna and Cumberland County bands.

  • Man pleads guilty to amended sex charge

    The Campbellsville man accused of inappropriately touching a young girl while she was sleeping has pleaded guilty to amended charges. A prosecutor has recommended that he receive probation and treatment for his crimes.

    Lary Jay Taylor, 38, of 110 Camelback Drive appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly last Tuesday.

    Taylor was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last year and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and three counts of the same offense against a child younger than 16.

  • Grand jury indicts dozens

    The four people accused of operating a meth lab in a Hamilton Street home have been indicted on drug charges.

    William T. Wethington, 23, of 699 Soule Chapel Road, Carisa J. Bradshaw, 33, of 933 Hamilton St. and Deena N. Collings, 25, of 705 S. Central Ave., Apt. 3, all in Campbellsville, and Nicholas S. Burgin, 27, of 464 King Road in Cox's Creek were indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    The four face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug supplies.

  • Man missing for more than a week

    Taylor County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a Campbellsville man who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

    According to a news release issued Friday, Sept. 10 James "Adam" Hogan, 29, was reported missing by his family on Friday, Sept. 2. The report states that Hogan was last seen during the early morning hours on Thursday, Sept. 1.

    Deputy Mark Dickens is investigating.

  • Holt is Homemaker of the Year

    Wilma Holt started to sink down in her chair.

    The annual Taylor County Homemakers meeting was wrapping up and members were awaiting the announcement of the Homemaker of the Year.

    "We were finishing up the meeting and they started reading off what I had written about what homemakers means to me," Holt said. "I thought, 'Oh, no,' and kind of started sinking down in my chair."

    But regardless of how hard she tried to hide, Holt was still named 2010 Homemaker of the Year.

  • One injured in KY 55 crash

    A Louisville man was injured Sunday in a motorcycle crash on KY 55.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, James Walker Jr., 45, of 7500 Farm House Lane was traveling south on KY 55 at 11 a.m.

    The report states that Walker told deputies a truck stopped in front of him and he lost control of his 1992 Harley Davidson when attempting to stop.

    Walker fell off of the motorcycle and came to rest in the southbound emergency lane.

  • Two injured in early morning crash on KY 744

    Two people were treated and released following an early Thursday morning crash on KY 744.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 6:49 a.m., James England, 33, of Edmonton was driving a 2000 Peterbilt semi truck northbound on KY 744, pulling an empty log trailer. England's vehicle ran off the roadway and then re-entered the road, striking a 1996 Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by Robert Scott Davis, 30, of Campbellsville.

    Both drivers were wearing seat belts and were treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Nickel tax petition now in circulation

    A petition seeking to allow Taylor County School District residents to vote on a nickel tax is now in circulation.

    On Wednesday afternoon, a five-member committee filed an affidavit with Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney declaring its intentions to circulate and file the petition.

    The committee consists of Richard Bright, James DeWitt, Michelle Gribbins, Dennis Hayes and Lyle Knifley.

    According to state law, a committee of five people must administer the petition opposing the recallable nickel.