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  • Former FOL owners sued

    A company that stored materials at the former Fruit of the Loom site has filed suit against the building's former owners, alleging that they owe for property damaged in a fire.

  • Attorney General alerts consumers to crib recall

    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Kentucky Kids Alert partners want to make sure Kentucky consumers are aware of an important recall announcement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission involving Graco-branded drop-side cribs.

    The CPSC announced a voluntary recall of 217,000 of the cribs manufactured by LaJobi due to entrapment and suffocation hazards.

  • Columbia man in serious condition after being struck by truck

    A Columbia man was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital on Monday after being struck by a pickup truck driven by a Campbellsville man.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Stanley C. Jones, 76, of Columbia was walking west on Kelleyville Road at about 7:45 p.m. when he was struck by a 1980 Ford pickup being driven by James Truax, 47, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred about 7 miles north of Columbia.

  • ELECTION: Taylor County Sheriff

    Four candidates are seeking the Taylor County Sheriff's seat this year and all of them face primary opposition.

    Democrats Willard Hank Harris and Allen Newton and Republicans Timothy "Sparky" Cash and William "Bill" Walsh seek their party's nod in the May Primary.

    Incumbent John Shipp is retiring when his term expires at the end of the year.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all candidates facing opposition in the Primary Election. Cash, Newton and Walsh responded and their answers are listed below. Harris did not respond.

  • Students go without to help feed others

    The threat of severe weather may have changed the setting, but Campbellsville Baptist Church's fifth annual 30-Hour Famine event was still a success.

    "The students raised $2,978," said Campbellsville Baptist Youth Minister Dave Collie. "There is a grant out there that World Vision has been given that matches every dollar with $10 so the students raised $29,780 for world hunger."

  • Feeding the Hungry

    The smell of bean soup and freshly baked cornbread drifts from the kitchen to the makeshift dining room.

    The room, which also serves as a sanctuary and gymnasium, now features dining tables ready to provide hot meals for those in need.

    Elk Horn Baptist Church has begun a "Wings of Angels" soup kitchen ministry in its worship activities center.

    Each Monday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., a hot meal will be served free of charge to anyone in need.

  • Flippin' over flapjacks

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department served up 1,300 breakfasts Saturday morning.

    Firefighters say they used 400 pounds of sausage, 300 pounds of pancake mix, 100 gallons of milk, 60 pounds of coffee and 40 gallons of syrup.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said money raised goes toward purchasing equipment.

  • Mongiardo makes campaign stop in Campbellsville

    U.S. Senate candidate Dan Mongiardo made a campaign stop in Campbellsville on Monday night at Best Western Campbellsville Inn. Speaking to about 35 supporters, Mongiardo said lobbyists have control of government, but he is fighting for workers in Kentucky. He said opponent Jack Conway has made the Senate race about money, though Conway himself has made statements that are hypocritical to his spending habits. "The hypocrisy is of silver spoon proportion," Mongiardo said.

  • One injured in Meadow Creek crash

    A Louisville man was injured Saturday after a one-vehicle crash on Meadow Creek Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Edwin "Wynn" L. Rogers, 43, of 3837 Jupiter Road was traveling east on Meadow Creek Road at 8:28 p.m.

    The report states that Rogers ran off the right shoulder of the road and into a culvert, striking several trees before coming to a rest. He was extricated from his 2004 Suzuki passenger car by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel.

  • Former CU president named Citizen of the Year

    He was a man of few words on Tuesday night, but if his resume of accomplishments is any indication, he is very active in his community.

    "Thank you very much," he said. "Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

    Dr. W.R. "Randy" Davenport was one of five award winners recognized at Tuesday night's annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

    Davenport took home the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year Award. A sidebar to this story lists the other winners.