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  • Man charged with DUI, growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI and growing marijuana after the Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a tip that marijuana was being grown at a residence on Grimes Road.

    Roger L. Atwood, 43, of 234 Grimes Road was arrested at 7:55 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.

    According to court records, Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Dickie Benningfield received consent from the landowner to search Atwood's property and found two marijuana plants.

    Records state that the owner told Benningfield that Atwood was growing the plants.

  • Hedgespeth announces write-in candidacy for Taylor School Board

    Charles T. Hedgespeth has filed as a write-in candidate for the Taylor County School Board first District seat.

    Hedgespeth attended Taylor County Schools and, at age 18, moved to Illinois. He worked two years for CBQ Railroad and was drafted into the U.S. Air Force at 20. After completing basic training, he was transferred to Lowery Air Force Base and trained as a munitions expert. He served in Okinawa during the Korean Conflict and graduated from atomic weapons school and nuclear weapons school.

  • What are you thankful for?

    What are you most thankful for?

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving essay contest in which readers are asked to reflect on what they're thankful for in their lives.

    The winning essays will be published in the News-Journal on Thanksgiving Day.

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

    A winner will be selected from three different age categories.

  • Man pleads guilty to elderly abuse

    The Campbellsville man charged with sodomizing a mentally incapacitated person has pleaded guilty to amended charges and may be sentenced to probation.

    Cecil Clay Stubbs, 69, of 104 Tharp Drive in Campbellsville was indicted last November and charged with 10 counts of second-degree sodomy.

    According to the indictments, Stubbs is accused of having sexual intercourse with another person who was mentally incapacitated on at least 10 occasions between Jan. 1, 2009, and March 12, 2009.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper David Smith investigated.

  • Deadline to announce candidacy is Oct. 18

    The News-Journal is currently publishing a series of stories detailing the races in the upcoming general election.

    Each candidate who filed to run in this year’s election has been offered two opportunities for coverage.

    Each candidate has the opportunity to bring a photo and news release to the News-Journal announcing their intention to seek office. Those who haven’t yet taken advantage of that opportunity have until Monday, Oct. 18 to do so.

  • Deadline to register to vote is Oct. 4

    The last day to register to vote in the November general election is Monday, Oct. 4.

    Those wishing to register have until 4:30 p.m. that day to do so at Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney's office at the courthouse.

    The following day, the absentee machine will be set up in Carney's office.

  • Woman charged with DUI, indecent exposure

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with DUI and indecent exposure after she was allegedly caught by a police officer urinating by a fire lane.

    Dana D. Welch, 36, of 170 Quisenberry Road was arrested at 5:13 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26.

    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Officer Ryan Jewell responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver on East Broadway.

    Jewell wrote that he saw Welch's vehicle in the Kroger parking lot and observed her urinating as he stopped beside her. Ward then got back into her vehicle, court records state.

  • Candidates speak at CU forum

    Local and federal candidates were given the chance to address the community Thursday night as Campbellsville University hosted a 90-minute "Get Out and Vote" political forum.

    Organized by the CU College Historians and the CU Student Government Association, the event offered a chance for many candidates to discuss their platforms with voters.

    But before the candidates took the Gheens Recital Hall stage, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson addressed the crowd.

    "I want to encourage everyone to get involved," he said.

  • Two injured in KY 744 crash

    Two people were injured in a crash last week after another vehicle ran them off the road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William J. Lee, 37, of 246 Ashley Ave. in Liberty was driving a 1995 red Ford truck on KY 744/Spurlington Road at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.

    The report states that a blue pickup truck ran Lee's vehicle off the roadway.

  • Washington County wins TCHS marching invitational

    Hundreds of spectators greeted 10 of the area's top band programs as they competed last Saturday in the Taylor County Marching Invitational.

    In the afternoon's preliminary Class A competition, Cumberland County was awarded first place as well as best color guard and best percussion awards. Caverna earned second place and Campbellsville received third.