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  • Texting bill becomes law

    Those who text and drive will soon have to stop - or be prepared to pay up.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill into law on Monday that bans texting while driving for everyone and all use of cell phones while driving for those younger than 18.

    Those who don't put their cell phones down, according to the bill, will be fined $25 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.

    Any person caught texting while driving before Jan. 1 will receive a courtesy warning. After Jan. 1, the fines will be imposed.

  • Man crashes car after fatal heart attack

    Clyde F. Hix loved to laugh. And he loved to make other people laugh along with him.

    "He was very happy," said Tanya Pike, Hix's co-worker at H&R Block. "He always wanted to laugh. You always laughed when he was around."

    Hix, who moved to Campbellsville from Massachusetts about a year ago, died Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack while driving along U.S. 68.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in two-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a collision at the U.S. 68/North Columbia Avenue intersection on April 10.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 2:30 p.m., Rita Wise of Campbellsville was traveling west on U.S. 68 in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck when she traveled into the path of a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Lannon Cox Jr. of Campbellsville.

    Wise was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. She was treated and released. Cox was not injured.

  • 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.