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  • Serving others, serving God

    They planted crops, painted walls, made meals and served God.

    Students from a Catholic high school in Illinois recently spent their spring break in Campbellsville as part of a mission trip.

  • Election: 4th District Magistrate

    Five candidates want the 4th District magistrate seat this election year, and all of them will face Primary opposition this May.

    Incumbent Matt Pendleton and Gary Isaacs will face off on the Republican ticket. Democrats Terry Hughes, Kenneth Minor and Byron Sanders will battle for their party's nod.

    The winners of each primary race will face off in November's General Election to fill the 4th District's magisterial seat.

    The News-Journal mailed questionnaires to all candidates facing opposition in the Primary Election.

  • Council hears progress on water/sewer projects

    Water and sewer changes and improvements were the main theme of Campbellsville City Council's special meeting Monday night.

    The Council had first reading of an ordinance requiring property to be annexed into the City before sewer services can be received.

    Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen said there have been numerous requests for sewer hook-ups to properties outside the City, particularly along KY 55.

  • Knifley man critical after collision

    A Knifley man is in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning near Columbia.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 10:58 a.m., Richard Marrado, 54, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet S10 west on Elk Horn Road when he left the roadway and struck a concrete culvert and utility pole.

    Marrado, who was wearing a seat belt, was airlifted from the scene to University of Louisville Hospital by Taylor County Air EVAC. He is listed in critical condition.

  • Arrive Alive Taylor County!

    Arrive Alive Taylor County traffic safety committee wants to alert drivers to the Top 10 collision locations in Taylor County.

    Each week for 10 weeks, the New-Journal and Commonwealth Broadcasting local stations will focus on a new location in Taylor County.

  • Election: 3rd District Magistrate

    Seven candidates are seeking the 3rd District magistrate seat this election year, and all of them will face Primary opposition this May.

    Incumbent Milford H. Lowe, Larry Barnes, Darrell W. Cox and Steve Hayden will face off on the Democratic ticket. Republicans Tommy Corbin, James E. Cochran and William "Bill" Kingdollar will battle for their party's nod.

    The winner of each primary race will face off in November's General Election to fill the district's magisterial seat.

  • Campbellsville man indicted on federal drug charge

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on a federal drug charge.

    A federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned the indictment last Wednesday against Brian M. Hash, 29, on charges of possessing Oxycontin with intent to distribute it, according to a news release from the office of Candace G. Hill, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    The Indictment alleges that on September 24, 2009, Hash was found in possession of Oxycontin pills with the intent to distribute them.

  • Woman accused of damaging convenient store

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with first-degree criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident after she allegedly drove her vehicle through the front of a local convenient store.

    Fasha D. Bond, 18, of 709 Rockford was charged Sunday, March 28 at 2 a.m.

    According to Bond's citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint that someone had broken into BP/T-Mart on East Broadway.

  • Ticks getting head start

    They're almost invisible, lurking in tall grass or wooded areas. They are waiting for a host to latch on to. And they are already here.

    The Taylor County Extension Office has already received reports of ticks in Taylor County, spurred into action by unseasonably warm weather, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. Ordinarily, Hardesty said, calls reporting ticks start in late April.

    "This June weather we're having has brought them out already," Hardesty said.

  • Man accused of selling drugs

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine after police were called to his home to investigate a possible overdose.

    James Clinton Whitehouse, 23, of 1588 Sanders Road was arrested Tuesday, April 6 at 4:22 p.m.

    According to Whitehouse's arrest citation, Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible overdose at his home.