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  • Racetrack slot machines hot topic at debate

    While the two candidates started the debate by stating their mutual friendship, clear differences emerged between the Democrat and Republican running for the vacated senate seat of Dan Kelly.

    The hour-and-a-half debate between Jodie Haydon, D-Bardstown, and Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, was hosted by PLG-TV 13 and featured questions from a panel of area newspaper representatives.

  • Council names street near Judicial Center

    A committee appointed to recommend a name for the street running alongside the Taylor County Judicial Center has suggested Justice Center Drive.

    At last Monday's regular Campbellsville City Council meeting, the Council approved the suggestion, with Councilwoman Patti Phillips casting the lone "No" vote. Phillips said she voted no because former Councilwoman Frances Clinkscales was one of the suggestions discussed at previous Council meetings. Mayor Brenda Allen said the City is looking for another street to name in honor of the late councilwoman.

  • Honoring their Service ... two centuries later

    More than two centuries later, five men who fought in the Revolutionary War were honored Saturday at a ceremony. All of the men either lived or died in Taylor County.

    The 43 names of other men in Taylor County who also fought in the war from 1775-1783 were honored at a similar ceremony in 1978 when a bronze plaque was erected at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The newest names have now been added to that plaque.

    Saturday's ceremony was sponsored by the David Allen Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Taylor County Historical Society.

  • Taylor among counties eligible for disaster assistance

    Residents who were affected by the tornado that struck the western part of Casey County on Oct. 9 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    In addition to Casey County, the declaration covers Adair, Boyle, Lincoln, Marion, Pulaski, Russell and Taylor counties.

    For homeowners, loans up to $200,000 are available to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Additionally, homeowners and renters can apply for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

  • Changes made to voting precincts

    Residents in four precincts will cast their votes at different locations in the upcoming special election to fill the State Senate seat recently vacated by newly-appointed Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.

    At Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave their approval to the changes and the use of 80 election officers to man the County's precincts.

  • Send us your letters to Santa!

    As always, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is serving as Santa's headquarters.

    Children can send their letters to the newspaper office by e-mailing cknj@cknj.com or bringing it by the office at 428 Woodlawn Ave. If you're mailing your letter, send it to Santa in care of the Central Kentucky News-Journal, P.O. Box 1138, Campbellsville, Ky. 42719.

    If you get your letters and drawings to the CKNJ no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, as many as possible will be published in the special Christmas issue on Monday, Dec. 21.

  • Pendleton files for magistrate

    Magistrate Matt Pendleton has filed papers announcing his intention to seek re-election to the office of 4th District magistrate.

    Pendleton says he enjoys his work as a public servant and believes his experience and dedication to service before self will make him the best candidate for the job.

    An employee of Commonwealth Building Products, Pendleton is also a 10-year service veteran of the United States Air Force and is a member of the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association.

  • Grand jury charges man with attempted murder

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges that he tried to kill his father with a handgun.

    Dexter Blake Britton, 25, of 1309 Sheffield Drive was indicted Tuesday, Nov. 3 by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Britton was charged with criminal attempted murder and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    The charges against Britton, according to the indictment, stem from an Oct. 5 argument between him and his father.

  • Community Ventures Corp. awarded credits

    Community Ventures Corp. has been awarded another allocation of New Markets Tax Credits from the U.S. Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

    Headquartered in Lexington, CVC's Campbellsville office serves Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Harmon files for mayor

    Paul Harmon has announced his intentions to run for Mayor of Campbellsville.

    Harmon has stated that he wants to give residents a choice to vote for a candidate who prefers making tough spending cuts rather than increasing taxes. He says he opposed and voted against the new City occupational tax.

    If elected, Harmon said he intends to work closely with County officials to form a new tradition of helping each other and to heal the bitterness between the two governments that has been a cost to both City and County residents.