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  • ‘Discover’ deadline is Friday

    It's that time of year again - the time when the News-Journal scopes out all Taylor County has to offer.

    Each year, the Central Kentucky News-Journal publishes a free community guide centering on Taylor County.

    "Discover Taylor County," published each September, includes stories and information about everything there is to know in Campbellsville and Taylor County.

    But we can't publish this guide without some help.

  • Foster parents accused of endangering a minor

    Two Campbellsville residents have been accused of endangering their foster child after the child allegedly nearly drowned at Green River Lake.

    Everette Allen, 53, and Peggy C. Allen, 49, of 1191 Social Band Road were cited Friday, Aug. 6 at 7:14 p.m.

    According to the Allens' court summonses, the two allegedly failed to supervise a foster child who nearly drowned.

    Court records allege that the Allens were not supervising children who were swimming at the lake on July 17.

    Park Ranger Stephen Martin investigated.

  • Get to know your neighbors

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal wants to help readers get to know their neighbors.

    The News-Journal will soon begin publishing a new feature series called "Neighbors."

    The series will feature one person in Taylor County each week and will include information about their neighborhood, hobbies, roots and current issues, as well as a photo of the person.

    To be featured, or to recommend someone to be featured, contact James Roberts at 465-8111 or by e-mail at writer@cknj.com.

     

  • Two injured in parking lot crash

    Two Campbellsville residents were treated for injuries following a single-vehicle collision Saturday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Parrish W. Keller, 35, was operating a 2000 Ford in the Walmart parking lot at about 10:30 a.m. Keller experienced mechanical problems with the vehicle and struck a light pole.

    Keller and a passenger, Kilee Faith Keller, 1, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital. Both were treated and released.

  • Liberty woman injured Saturday

    A Liberty woman is in fair condition following a two-vehicle collision in Campbellsville on Saturday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Donald C. Farmer, 77, of Campbellsville was driving a 2000 Chevrolet east on Broadway at about 2:20 p.m. when he stopped in the left turn lane.

    Farmer was sitting in the turn lane, waiting to turn into the Kroger parking lot, when a 1989 Dodge pickup driven by Christopher Middleton, 34, of Liberty crossed the center line and struck Farmer's vehicle.

  • Campbellsville man injured in crash near Lebanon

    A Campbellsville man was treated for injuries following a two-vehicle crash Thursday near Lebanon.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Samuel Wheatley, 35, of Lebanon was attempting to turn from U.S. 68 into a parking lot when his 1988 Chevy was struck in the rear by a 2000 Hyundai, driven by Kenneth Mitchell, 59, of Campbellsville.

    Wheatley and his passenger, Chad Spalding, 36, of Lebanon were not injured. Both men were wearing seat belts.

    Mitchell, who was not belted, was transported to Springview Hospital in Lebanon, where he was treated and released.

  • Teen accused of fourth DUI, possession of alcohol

    A Louisville teen has been arrested and charged with his fourth DUI and other offenses after he allegedly drove while drinking at a local campground.

    Glenn Michael Davis, 19, of 6514 Bilsin Lane was arrested at 7:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6.

    According to Davis' arrest citation, he approached Kentucky Park Ranger Stephen Martin at a campground to ask where he could get some ice.

    Martin wrote that he saw an alcoholic beverage in Davis' vehicle and asked him how much he had been drinking. Davis said five beers, according to court records.

  • Campbellsville woman charged with growing marijuana

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with growing marijuana.

    Dronda L. Anderson, 51, of 478 N. Garnett Road was arrested at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.

    According to Anderson's arrest citation, she was charged with growing more than five plants, enhanced by the presence of firearms.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. Anderson is scheduled to be arraigned in Taylor District Court on Monday, Aug. 30.

    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • A/C units work to keep up with high temps

    The near 100-degree temperatures in the past week have air conditioners working overtime. And according to local heating and cooling experts, some A/C units could be headed for disaster.

    Just like vehicles need oil changes and periodic tune-ups to run at their peak, air conditioners also require maintenance.

    One of the most common problems heating and cooling professionals encounter on a service call is dirty condenser coils.

  • Beating the Odds

    She couldn't help but cry. After decades, Marty Ramsey, whom doctors believed would never walk, had worked her last day.

    "My body said we need to think about slowing down a little bit," Ramsey said. "It was time to retire and take it easy."

    Ramsey, 61, retired from the Campbellsville Social Security Administration office on Friday, July 30 after nine years.