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  • New pediatrician takes over Dr. Winit's practice

    Taylor County children will soon have a new full-time doctor to treat their tummy aches and sniffles. But it's one they may have seen before.

    University of Louisville general pediatrician Dr. Stephen Baum has been chosen to serve as medical director of University Child Health Specialists-Campbellsville.

    The office was renamed after Campbellsville's long-time pediatrician Dr. Winit Chartisathian retired in September. Baum is one of several doctors who have worked at the office on a rotating basis since then.

  • Man accused of burglary, assaulting another man

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly broke into another man's home and assaulted him.

    Charles Robert Wagoner Jr., 36, of 945 Old Spurlington Road was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.

    According to Wagoner's arrest citation, he allegedly went to a man's home at 8:30 a.m. that day, went inside, pulled the man outside and then assaulted him.

    Records state that the man's injuries required treatment at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Wagoner was charged with first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault.

  • Woman charged with selling drugs

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor County Circuit Court Judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Christie Stumph, 25, of 113 Roland St. was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance. Bond was set at $15,000 cash.

    If convicted, Stumph could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Fall Commencement at CU

    Nearly 170 students graduated from Campbellsville University on Friday night during the university's third December commencement ceremony.

    The speaker was Dr. Alton Lacey, president of Missouri Baptist University.

  • County sees little damage from wind

    Wind gusts topping out at 51 mph whipped through Taylor County on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving only minor damage behind.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, Taylor County Emergency Management public information coordinator and assistant E-911 supervisor, damage reports were few.

    "[There were] several reports of utility lines, tree branches, a 10x12 metal storage building destroyed and windows blown out on Main Street."

    Sustained winds at about 25 mph were the norm, Dooley said, but a field weather station in Bengal measured a wind gust at 51 mph.

  • Last flu clinic of the year

    An H1N1 flu shot clinic will take place Thursday.

    Taylor County Health Department will host a free H1N1 clinic from 5 until 8 p.m. No appointments will be made. Vaccine will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and quantities are limited.

    The clinic is open to all residents.

    At last week's clinic, 160 vaccinations were given.

     

  • Cookies with Santa is Thursday

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Boys and Girls,

    As in years past, the Central Kentucky News-Journal has agreed to help me out with my incredible list of things to do this Christmas.

    The folks at the News-Journal have been collecting your letters and forwarding them to me at the North Pole. They've also hosted a coloring contest in my honor.

  • A Tour of Homes: Annual woman's club event a success

    The annual Campbellsville Woman's Club Christmas Home Tour was Sunday, and five homes opened their doors for tours.

    Proceeds from the Christmas Home Tour support Campbellsville Woman's Club projects, such as the annual scholarship awards.

  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    Decorated musical instruments, cups of hot chocolate and Santa's loud "Ho, Ho, Ho" ... This weekend was full of free events to help the Campbellsville community get in the Christmas spirit.

    A live nativity scene and Christmas caroling at Miller Park began on Friday and continued throughout the weekend.

    According to Dave Walters, pastor of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church, the nativity scene will continue for the next two Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church offered hot chocolate and a fire to keep the crowd warm.

  • Tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released an annual audit of the settlement of 2007 taxes by Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp.

    The audit found Shipp's financial statement fairly represented the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period of May 1, 2008, to April 15, 2009. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

    Luallen found no instances of noncompliance and no matters involving control of financial reporting and operations.