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  • Nominees sought for the 2010 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards

    Nominations are being sought for the 2010 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.

    These awards seek to celebrate success in entrepreneurship by recognizing businesspeople and entrepreneurs in 55 Kentucky counties — including Taylor County — who have created and are managing a successful enterprise.

  • Grand jury indicts man on multiple charges

    A Campbellsville man accused of leading police on a chase in February has been indicted on charges stemming from the incident.

    Damiamo Romonda Brown, 23, of 703 N. Columbia Ave. was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    He was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, theft by unlawful taking more than $500, four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended or revoked operator's license.

    The charges stem from a Monday, Feb. 22 incident.

  • Campaign signs growing like spring flowers

    It's a sure sign that spring is here. With the May Primary approaching, campaign signs are sprouting as fast as spring flowers, and officials are laying down the dos and don'ts.

    State, city and county officials say that signs cannot block drivers' line of sight or hinder maintenance crews. Signs also can't be placed on public property, such as Miller Park.

    And with the large number of candidates seeking office this year, officials expect to see more signs than usual.

  • Carrying the Cross

    As part of First United Methodist Church's Good Friday service, church members portraying Jesus and two Roman soldiers walked from the intersection of Main Street and South Columbia Avenue to the church just before noon.

    Mark Hillard was Jesus and, Kyle Salsbury, left, and Chris Goodson portrayed soldiers.

    The procession was followed by a brief service at the church and a luncheon.

    The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women and all proceeds will go toward their mission work.

  • Election series begins Thursday

    Beginning with Thursday's issue, the News-Journal will begin a series of stories detailing the races in the May 18 Primary Election.

    Each candidate who filed to run in this year's election has been offered an opportunity to bring a photograph and press release to the News-Journal announcing their intention to seek office. The announcement was each candidate's first opportunity for coverage in the News-Journal.

    This year's election series will hopefully answer any remaining questions residents might have about their future political leaders.

  • Man files lawsuit against jail

    A Taylor County man has filed suit alleging he didn't receive necessary medical treatment while he was an inmate at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Attorney Derrick Helm of the Bertram & Wilson law firm in Jamestown filed the complaint on behalf of James Johnson in Taylor Circuit Court last Wednesday.

    Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, individually and in his capacity as jailer, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County are listed as the defendants.

  • Police chase ends in LaRue

    A Campbellsville man who was suspected of bringing drugs into Taylor County has been arrested and charged after he led police on a chase that reached speeds of 120 mph.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers received a report on Sunday that someone was attempting to bring drugs inside a vehicle into Taylor County at about 2:45 p.m.

    The report states that officers located the vehicle as it was entering Campbellsville and attempted to stop the driver on Shawnee Drive.

  • Teen arrested, charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with DUI after she crashed into a gas station and fled.

    According to Campbellsville Police, Fasha D. Bond, 18, drove her 2001 Mazda into the BP gas station on East Broadway about 2 a.m. Sunday. Police said she immediately fled the scene.

    According to a report from Officer Andy Warren, police found the car on Blackberry Lane in Bluegrass Estates. Bond had struck a tree and had to be extricated from the vehicle. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • New barn quilt paintings in the works

    Local students are completing an art project that will be on permanent display.

    In 2008, the Heartland Waterways Corridor, which includes Taylor County, received a grant to paint and hang quilt patterns on the sides of barns.

    Since then, eight quilts have been painted and hung on barns in Taylor County.

    After recently receiving another $800 in grant funding, three more paintings will soon hang on barns in the county. And, this time, a group of Taylor County High School students will paint them.

  • White Trash Customs burglarized

    A Campbellsville novelty store was burglarized Thursday evening.

    According to Campbellsville Police, they received an alarm call to White Trash Customs just before 9 p.m.

    Upon officers' arrival, they found the front door had been kicked in and items taken from the store.

    Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact the Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122. Callers may remain anonymous by calling the PRIDE hotline at 469-7743 or visiting the Campbellsville Police Web site at campbellsvillepolice.com and submitting a tip form.