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  • Mission store not a garbage dump

    It has become a Monday morning routine for the volunteers at C&S Mission Store. Almost every weekend, the store's side parking lot serves as an illegal dumping ground for unwanted household items.

    "I just think it's terrible people do this," Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen said. "The store is there to help people, not to get rid of people's trash."

    The City and County take turns hauling away the items, Allen said, "because it's such a mess and they don't have any way [of hauling away the items themselves.]"

  • Kids Outdoor Day

    About 1,300 children attended Kids Outdoor Day at Green River Lake on Saturday.

  • Kentucky Ballet Theatre

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series kicked off its new year with a performance by the Kentucky Ballet Theatre on Saturday night at Hamilton Auditorium.

    The program was called “Nouveau Classique,” featuring movements from “The Odalisques,” “Munecos Pas de Deux,” “The Fairy Doll” and others.

    The next performance of the series will be the Ozark Alliance on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Gheens Recital Hall at 7 p.m.

  • Election: Taylor County Sheriff

    Bill Walsh and Allen Newton will square off in next month’s general election to become Taylor County’s new sheriff.

    Current Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp did not seek re-election.

    Walsh, a Republican, is currently a School Resource Officer for the Taylor County School system. Newton, a Democrat, is the chief sheriff’s deputy.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all candidates with opposition in next month’s general election. Walsh and Newton both returned the questionnaires and their answers are listed below.

  • Marcum announces jailer candidacy

    Eddie "Hack" Marcum has announced that he is seeking election as Taylor County jailer.

    Marcum, 58, was sheriff for eight years and deputy sheriff for four years. He was a graduate of the inaugural Kentucky sheriff's academy and has more than 2,000 hours of law enforcement training, including training at the Federal Bureau of Investigations Academy in Quantico, Va. He has 16 years of business management experience, supervising hundreds of employees.

  • Honoring Our Heroes

    The cool air and threat of rain didn’t keep them from coming to Main Street to honor local emergency personnel.

    Tri-County Car Club and downtowncampbellsville.com hosted the last of the “Mainstreet Saturdaynights” events on Saturday, this one with four hours of activities honoring those in Taylor County who respond to emergency situations.

  • National Newspaper Week

    Teachers in local schools are using newspapers in their classrooms as fun way to teach their students a wide variety of lessons.

    Through local sponsors, newspapers are delivered to classrooms at local schools.

    Karen Skaggs, second grade teacher at Campbellsville Elementary School, has been using newspapers to help teach her students for years.

    "They love the papers," Skaggs said. "They get so excited, they like to look for stuff about their school and their friends. They have a blast."

  • City sets trick-or-treat hours

    Campbellsville City Council members discussed a number of issues during a brief, half-hour meeting Monday night.

    At the top of the agenda was trick-or-treat hours, which the Council unanimously agreed to set as 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30.

    Though Halloween falls on Sunday this year, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen said church and downtown business trick-or-treat events and the annual Q-104 Bash will take place on Saturday. For that reason, she recommended setting the official trick-or-treat hours on Saturday as well.

  • Knights of Columbus donates $2,213 to Taylor County Special Olympics

    The Knights of Columbus's Tootsie Roll drive netted $2,213.96 for the Taylor County Special Olympics.

  • Former patient loses lawsuit filed against hospital

    The Campbellsville man who sued Taylor Regional Hospital after he said a shampoo cap the hospital used burned his scalp and caused his hair to fall out has lost his case.

    Lebanon attorney Todd Spalding filed suit on Joseph C. Hughes' behalf in Taylor Circuit Court in March 2009.

    According to Hughes' complaint, he was admitted to TRH on March 23, 2008, to receive treatment for a dislocated right shoulder and a collapsed lung. He was released two days later.