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  • 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.

  • Campbellsville woman arrested after fleeing scene of crash

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested and another injured as the result of a two-vehicle crash on Dec. 23.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:45 p.m., Carrie L. Rowe, 67, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu east on Martin Luther King Boulevard when she crossed the centerline and struck a 1998 Chevrolet S10 driven be Shawna Spurling, 37.

    Spurling left the scene in her vehicle, but was found a few minutes later on foot on Purcell Court. She was arrested on an outstanding probation violation warrant and a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Marrs is 'Firefighter of the Year'

    Steve Marrs' career as a firefighter began as a tag along.

    "One of my friends was a firefighter. I went along with him on a run back in the early part of 1996," Marrs said. "Upon watching what was going on, I was hooked. I couldn't see myself doing anything else."

    Marrs joined the firefighters that year and hasn't looked back.

  • Campbellsville man charged with burglary

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglarizing another man's home.

    Ben Harrison, 20, of 13 Linda Lane was arrested last Monday at 6:45 p.m.

    According to Harrison's arrest warrant, he is accused of entering a man's home on Nov. 13 and stealing two cameras, two iPods and several gold and diamond rings. The items, the warrant states, are estimated to be valued at about $4,860.

    Harrison was charged with second-degree burglary.