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Local News

  • Officials say diabetes cases increasing

    Its presence is increasing, local officials say, but the disease is manageable and there is help available for those who need it.

    Diabetes is a medical condition that keeps a person's body from processing sugar normally, according to Taylor County Health Department RN and Diabetes Educator Donnetta Tungate. If sugars don't get to a person's cells, she says, it just stays in the bloodstream, resulting in a high sugar level.

  • Bertram will run for County Attorney

    John D. Bertram has announced his candidacy for election as Taylor County Attorney.

    The County Attorney serves as legal adviser to the Fiscal Court and is the chief prosecutor in Taylor County for misdemeanor offenses.

  • One injured in Spurlington Road crash

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle crash on Spurlington Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Janice Smith, 50, of 1245 Despain Road was driving a 1989 Dodge pickup truck on Spurlington Road at about 6 p.m. when she ran off the road and struck a ditch.

    She was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where she was treated and released.

    Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox investigated.

     

  • Thanksgiving winners announced

    The holiday we celebrate today is a time for us to reflect on all the ways we have been blessed. Hundreds of people put their thoughts to words in the Central Kentucky News-Journal's annual Thanksgiving Essay Contest.

    The contest asked readers to think about how they have been blessed and what they're most thankful for in their lives.

    A winner was selected from three different age categories.

  • More Thanksgiving letters from adults

    Paula M. Burress

    Campbellsville

    What am I most thankful for?

    I am thankful for the life that the Lord has blessed me with.  I am thankful for my husband, my children, my parents, and my extended family and friends.  I am thankful for my church family.  I am thankful for my home, I am thankful that I have a job right now thru this difficult economic time.  I am thankful to have transportation to get to and from work. I am thankful for food on the table.  I am thankful for my health. 

  • Ellis makes cover of 'LexScene'

    Those who read Lexington's LexScene magazine might recognize the face on the current issue's cover, Campbellsville native Hannah Ellis.

    Ellis, 19, is a freshman at the University of Kentucky.

    She said the opportunity to be on the cover came after her father, David, sent out information about her singing aspirations and a demo CD to several places interested in new artists. LexScene's editor heard her music and gave her a call.

    "The editor said, 'You're exactly what we're looking for for our cover,'" she said.

  • Holiday events being scheduled

    Several local organizations have scheduled events to make sure no one misses out on the upcoming holiday season.

    For the entire community, volunteers have nearly finished hanging holiday lights and displays throughout Miller Park.

    According to Assistant City Clerk Janet Mills, park and street employees began hanging the lights three weeks ago.

    Mills said money for the lights is included in the City's park budget, though donations are being accepted.

  • Man gets probation, drug addiction treatment in sentencing

    The Campbellsville man shot by police after he allegedly threatened another person with a weapon has been sentenced to probation and ordered to receive treatment for his drug addiction.

    Adam Douglas Powell, 23, of 506 Woodlawn Ave. pleaded guilty to amended charges against him in October and was ordered to serve 30 days in jail. He appeared before Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday, Nov. 17 for sentencing.

  • Two injured in three-car crash

    Two people were injured in a three-car collision Wednesday at the intersection of Lebanon Avenue and Maple Street

    According to Campbellsville Police, a 2002 Pontiac driven by Annie Roots of Campbellsville pulled into the path of a 2000 Chevrolet driven by James Holland of Greensburg.

    Police said the force of Holland's vehicle caused the Roots' vehicle to also collide with a 2004 Toyota being driven by William B. Ford, which was stopped on Maple Street.

  • WANTED: Bell ringers

    The Salvation Army is looking for a few good bell ringers.

    The annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive will begin on Nov. 27 and continue through Christmas Eve. However, the effort hinges entirely on volunteers.

    As of last week, there were just 15 volunteers signed up, according to Cindy Wright, volunteer coordinator of the local effort along with Tammy Cornell.

    "We would like to have the weekend hours filled," Wright said.