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  • Students go without to help feed others

    The threat of severe weather may have changed the setting, but Campbellsville Baptist Church's fifth annual 30-Hour Famine event was still a success.

    "The students raised $2,978," said Campbellsville Baptist Youth Minister Dave Collie. "There is a grant out there that World Vision has been given that matches every dollar with $10 so the students raised $29,780 for world hunger."

  • Feeding the Hungry

    The smell of bean soup and freshly baked cornbread drifts from the kitchen to the makeshift dining room.

    The room, which also serves as a sanctuary and gymnasium, now features dining tables ready to provide hot meals for those in need.

    Elk Horn Baptist Church has begun a "Wings of Angels" soup kitchen ministry in its worship activities center.

    Each Monday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., a hot meal will be served free of charge to anyone in need.

  • Flippin' over flapjacks

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department served up 1,300 breakfasts Saturday morning.

    Firefighters say they used 400 pounds of sausage, 300 pounds of pancake mix, 100 gallons of milk, 60 pounds of coffee and 40 gallons of syrup.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said money raised goes toward purchasing equipment.

  • Mongiardo makes campaign stop in Campbellsville

    U.S. Senate candidate Dan Mongiardo made a campaign stop in Campbellsville on Monday night at Best Western Campbellsville Inn. Speaking to about 35 supporters, Mongiardo said lobbyists have control of government, but he is fighting for workers in Kentucky. He said opponent Jack Conway has made the Senate race about money, though Conway himself has made statements that are hypocritical to his spending habits. "The hypocrisy is of silver spoon proportion," Mongiardo said.

  • One injured in Meadow Creek crash

    A Louisville man was injured Saturday after a one-vehicle crash on Meadow Creek Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Edwin "Wynn" L. Rogers, 43, of 3837 Jupiter Road was traveling east on Meadow Creek Road at 8:28 p.m.

    The report states that Rogers ran off the right shoulder of the road and into a culvert, striking several trees before coming to a rest. He was extricated from his 2004 Suzuki passenger car by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel.

  • Former CU president named Citizen of the Year

    He was a man of few words on Tuesday night, but if his resume of accomplishments is any indication, he is very active in his community.

    "Thank you very much," he said. "Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

    Dr. W.R. "Randy" Davenport was one of five award winners recognized at Tuesday night's annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

    Davenport took home the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year Award. A sidebar to this story lists the other winners.

  • Federal appliance rebates going fast

    Those who intend to take advantage of the federal appliance rebate had better act fast.

    Just a week into the program, which began last Thursday, more than 60 percent of the $4 million allotted to Kentucky has been spent. The program continues until the funds are gone.

    And local businesses have benefited from the program's early success.

    "We've been overwhelmed," said William Johnson, one of the store managers at Coppock Appliance & Electronics. "For us, it's been a very good success."

  • Wizard of Oz

    Taylor County High School Drama's spring production will be "The Wizard of Oz."

    Students will perform the play Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All performances will be at the Campbellsville University Theater. Tickets are $5 per person.

    Performances will be by two casts of students.

    Karen McAnelly is the sponsor.

    At a recent talent showcase, Dorothy was portrayed by Bella Jeffrey, the Tin Man by Philip Matherly, Scarecrow by Meredith Alexander and the Cowardly Lion by Ashley Moss.


  • Man pleads guilty to amended sex charges

    A Hodgenville man accused of raping a young girl has pleaded guilty to amended charges and was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his crimes.

    Joshua O. Henderson, 25, of 320 Devores Lane was indicted in July 2009 on charges of third-degree rape and intimidating a participant in a legal process.

    On Tuesday, Henderson pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and facilitation to commit intimidation.

    According to the indictment, Henderson was accused of having sex with a girl younger than age 16 in July 2008.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Mike Dubree investigated.

  • State seeking requests on lake lodge project

    The state is once again seeking requests concerning a lodge/golf course project at Green River Lake State Park.

    An advertisement in today's News-Journal seeks Requests for Expressions of Interest, or RFIs, "from the private sector to develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain a first class, high quality lodge, cottages, golf villas, and/or golf course."

    The state has issued several Requests for Proposals, or RFPs, for the project in the past, but this is the first RFI.