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  • 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.

  • Greensburg resident accused of stabbing local man

    A Greensburg man has been arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly stabbed a Campbellsville man.

    Micah D. Sears, 28, of 401 Scottsville St. was arrested at 12:54 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.

    According to Sears' arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Department received a call reporting a fight on Arbor Lane in which one person involved had a knife.

    Court records state that upon arrival, Campbellsville Police Officer Ben Riggs made contact with the victim, who was bleeding from several cuts. The victim told Riggs that Sears had stabbed him, records state.

  • Men charged in sealed indictment

    Two Campbellsville men have been charged with drug crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    - Joseph Scott Mason, 50, of 103 Brook St., who was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance, possession of drug supplies, his second offense, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at $10,000 cash and Mason was ordered to not consume alcohol or drugs.