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  • Legislators host public forum

    The two men held their notepads and pens at the ready, listening to constituents and writing down issues to remember.

    Newly elected State Senator Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, and State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, hosted a public forum Monday at the Taylor County Courthouse. About 25 people attended.

    Carney began by thanking the crowd for attending and saying that he is proud to have a new senator who cares a lot for this area.

    "He's hit the ground running," Carney said about Higdon, "thinking a lot about Taylor County."

  • Man charged with two burglaries

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with committing two recent burglaries.

    Jonathan B. Hare, 23, of 143 Red Fern Road was arrested last week and charged with two counts of second-degree burglary.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies recovered several items taken during two separate burglaries, one in the Farm Gate Subdivision on Wednesday, Dec. 23 and the other on Church Road on Tuesday, Dec. 29.

    The report states that Hare was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Curnutte is 'Rescuer of the Year'

    In emergency services, every second counts. And when every second counts, consistency is key.

    At Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, there is no one more consistent than Major Mike Curnutte.

    "He's just consistent," said Rescue Director Allen Bottoms. "He does a great job every day."

    That consistency earned Curnutte this year's Rescuer of the Year award.

    "It is voted on by the members of Rescue," Bottoms said. "It is somebody that loves doing their job."

  • One injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Bengal Road on Friday, and law enforcement don't know yet who was driving the vehicle that struck hers.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, someone was driving a 2004 Saturn south on Bengal Road at 2:26 a.m. The truck is owned by Scotty T. Smith, 42, of 2000 Gaddis Ridge Road in Elk Horn.

    The report states that the driver failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 1999 Mazda driven by Jacqueline Woods, 63, of 2375 Smith Ridge Road, who was heading east on KY 323.

  • Young announces mayoral candidacy

    Lifetime local resident Tony W. Young announced his intentions to run for the office of Mayor of Campbellsville this week.

    Young is married to Tonya Harris Young, a supervisor for the federal government. They have two children, Troy Young and Tyler Young, and a granddaughter, Aubrey Young, 6.

    Young, who has a master's degree in business administration from Campbellsville University, cites his more than 25 years in business and people management among his qualifications. Young said his experience would benefit the city during these difficult economic times.

  • There is now a new tool in the City's economic development arsenal.

    There is now a new tool in the City's economic development arsenal.

    Campbellsville City Council members unanimously approved incentive guidelines for employers. Councilman  David Nunery was absent.

    The incentives consist of a three-year rebate of the City's 1 percent occupational tax to eligible businesses. The tax will be rebated once the company fulfills its requirements.

    "By adopting this resolution, we are in favor of offering incentives to help recruit businesses," Councilman Jimmy Ewing said.

  • Junior Miss host family

    MeLeigha Pollock will leave Campbellsville on Sunday to represent Taylor County at this year's Kentucky Junior Miss program in Lexington.

    Those wishing to send Pollock well wishes and greetings can do so at the following address: MeLeigha Pollock c/o Pete and Yvonne Gibson, 6005 Canonero Way, Versailles, Ky. 40383.

    Preliminary competition begins Friday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. with the talent portion.

    The second preliminaries get under way Saturday, Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m., when Pollock will participate in the fitness and self-expression rounds.

  • Walsh announces sheriff candidacy

    Bill Walsh has announced his candidacy for Taylor County sheriff.

    Born in Taylor County, Walsh graduated from Campbellsville High School. He attended Campbellsville College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. After graduating, he worked with a financial institution.

    In 1977, he was employed by the Kentucky State Police. After graduating from the KSP academy, he was assigned to the Dry Ridge post for two years. He then transferred to Post 15 in Columbia, where he served Green, Taylor, Marion and Washington counties for 25 years.

  • The Top 10 of 2009

    It was a year that saw plenty of milestones for Taylor Countians, from our participation in the inauguration of President Barack Obama to the hiring of two new superintendents. There was also plenty of heartache with the murder of a Campbellsville man who served as a Lebanon Police officer and the death of Campbellsville University's football patriarch.

    As we welcome 2010, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is looking back at the 10 stories that shaped and shook Taylor County in 2009. Here they are, in chronological order.

    History in the making

  • The Road to State

    She said she's excited, but also a bit anxious.

    "Excited for what's yet to come," she said.

    MeLeigha Pollock will represent Taylor County at this year's Kentucky Junior Miss program in Lexington.

    She said last week that she feels ready for the competition, even though she's had some back problems. Pollock has three bulging disks in her back and was ordered to rest by a doctor.

    But she said she's staying positive to help her push through the pain.