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  • City says yes to campsites

    Campsite annexations and their implications were again the focus of a Campbellsville City Council discussion. But this time the possibility of alcohol sales near Green River Lake was questioned.

    The Council had a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the annexations of property owned by Dennis Brinley and Marie Tucker and property owned by Welby Simpson and Jeff Simpson.

    The Brinley/Tucker property is four acres on Lone Valley Road. The property includes a business known as Green River Resort, formerly The Happy Monkey. Fifty campsites will be built behind the business.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Campbellsville on Wednesday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 8:51 a.m., Connie Roution of Campbellsville was traveling north on Lebanon Avenue in a 2006 Hyundai when she collided with a 2007 Dodge Pickup driven by Charles Ralls of Campbellsville.

  • Resident charged with stealing copper, brass

    A Campbellsville resident is the second to be arrested and charged with third-degree burglary after he and a Greensburg man allegedly broke into two barns and stole copper and brass.

    Gary D. Harris, 32, of 440 East Meadow Creek Road was arrested at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday, July 14.

    According to Harris' arrest warrant, he and Wendell N. Reynolds Jr., 27, of 1039 Legion Park Road in Greensburg are accused of entering the barns on June 18 and stealing an estimated 250 pounds of copper and 400 pounds of brass.

  • Strike Up the Band

    The sun beats down. Sweat begins to bead on their foreheads. But the Taylor County Marching Band plays on.

    Band camp wrapped up Friday, the same day a heat advisory capped off a week that saw daytime highs in the 90-degree range.

    This year, the band is 70 members strong, about 30 of whom are freshmen, said director Stephen Bishop. The band members spent last week getting in shape and learning the new program - "Distant."

  • Breaking News: CES names interim principal

    Campbellsville Elementary School site-based decision making council has named an interim principal.

    Ricky Hunt will take over leadership of CES from former principal David Petett, who was named principal of Campbellsville Middle School. Petett replaced Chris Kidwell, who transferred to the District's central office as finance director.

    Hunt had been serving as director of the Eagle Academy, the District's alternative school.

    Read more in Thursday's print edition of the News-Journal.

  • Campbellsville Renaissance receives 2010 National Trust Main Street accreditation

    Campbellsville Renaissance has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center.

    Each year, the National Trust and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street four-point approach methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting historic buildings.

  • Election deadline approaches for non-partisan races

    The deadline to file for a handful of non-partisan offices in the November general election is just three weeks away.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, the deadline to file for election for non-partisan offices, with the exception of mayor and city council, is Tuesday, Aug. 10.

    Candidates for mayor and city council had to file their intentions earlier this year, though residents are still eligible to file as write-in candidates.

    There are eight other non-partisan seats up for grabs.

  • Child struck by vehicle suffers only minor injuries

    A 9-year-old child who was struck by a vehicle last week suffered only minor injuries.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, on Wednesday, July 14, at about 8:30 p.m., Brian M. Oliver II ran into the path of a 1999 Chrysler, being driven along Underwood Street by Claudia R. Willis, 50.

    Oliver was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. He was treated and released.

    Willis was not injured.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren investigated. Campbellsville Fire Department also responded.

  • Locals do well at state pageant

    Two Campbellsville natives competed in the Miss Kentucky pageant this past weekend and brought several awards home with them.

    And even though they didn't win the top prize, both say they enjoyed the pageant experience.

    Jefra Bland and Elizabeth Ellis competed this past weekend, representing Fayette County and the Wayne County area, respectively. Bland was named third runner-up in the pageant.

  • Down on the Farm

    They spent a day on the farm, learning, playing games and eating together.

    The Taylor County Extension Office hosted a Family Field Day event at Deener Farms on Tuesday with events for the entire family.

    Organizers estimate that 175 people attended.

    Farm topics discussed included getting cows to breed in the summer heat, tobacco production, grain production, smart grass, strategic deworming, pink eye control and on-farm animal composting.

    Children's activities included an obstacle course, 4-H bingo, a farm scavenger hunt, crafts and ice cream making.