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  • Sweeney announces U.S. Senate candidacy

    Louisville businessman Maurice Sweeney has announced his intention to run in the May 2010 Democratic primary for the United States Senate seat presently held by Republican Jim Bunning.

    Raised on his family's farm in Eastwood, Ky., Sweeney said he shares and understands Kentucky family's values, the lessons from hard work, and being a man of your word at a young age.

  • Applications being accepting for heating assistance

    Community Action is now accepting applications for the crisis portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

    The crisis part of the program, which began Jan. 4, helps people who have received an electricity/natural gas disconnect notice or who are within four days of running out of coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, wood or coal.

    Those with a disconnect notice must bring the notice to apply. For bulk fuels, self-declaration of the crisis is permitted.

  • Man injured in one-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash on Knifley Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, James O. Cox Jr., 32, of 1266 Speck Ridge Road was driving a 1998 Acura at 1:40 a.m.

    The report states that Cox left the road and overturned in a ditch. Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel transported Cox to Taylor Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.

    Cox was later charged with DUI, his second offense, and driving on a license that was suspended for DUI.

  • DRIVING WITH CARE: Fatalities drop in 2009

    The snow-covered wreath hangs on the relatively new wooden cross, placed there to remember him and his life. The American flag that also adorns the cross sways gently in the breeze, as snowflakes fall to the ground.

    Just across the road is another cross, this one with a different name but with the same purpose ... to remember her and the collision that took her life.

  • Breaking News: No school Friday

    Campbellsville and Taylor County schools have canceled classes for the rest of this week.

    Both Campbellsville Superintendent Mike Deaton and Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook canceled classes for Thursday when weather forecasts were predicting a 100 percent chance of snow by Thursday morning. The snow was a little later than planned, but it finally arrived about 8 Thursday morning.

    Deaton made the decision to cancel Friday's classes about 3 p.m. on Thursday.

  • Residents have many ways to follow legislative action

    As always, members of the public are welcome to attend legislative committee meetings and floor sessions while lawmakers are at the State Capitol for the General Assembly's 2010 session.

    But there are ways for residents to stay in touch with the legislative process even if they can't make the trip to Frankfort.

  • Two members of cocaine conspiracy sentenced

    Two men, one from Campbellsville, have been sentenced to five years in prison on cocaine conspiracy charges.

    According to a U.S. District Court news release, Campbellsville resident Eladio Pedroza Jr. aka "Junior," 30, and Jeffery Lynn Bivens, 25, of Cecilia, were sentenced to five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

    U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky made the announcement last week.

  • 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."