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  • 'and it was THIS big!'

    Ed Bright can't work without his music. Today, it's George Jones.

    Bright, 67, makes fishing rods and says he has sold them to at least one person in all of the United States and three other countries.

    Born and raised in Yuma, Bright's interest in fishing was sparked at a young age and is something he says he has passed on to his children and grandchildren.

    Bright began making fishing rods after his broke while vacationing in Florida a little more than 25 years ago.

  • Rape, sodomy charges amended

    A Campbellsville man has been granted a five-year pretrial diversion on charges stemming from a 2006 rape and sodomy allegation.

    Everette Ray Fair, 22, of 112 Ray St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Nov. 7 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Records from Bertram's hearings on that day, however, were not made available until recently.

  • National Guard activated for debris cleanup

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Saturday directed Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini to order the unprecedented activation of all Kentucky Army National Guard units, along with selected portions of the Kentucky Air National Guard.

    The activation is in response to the devastating winter storms that rendered more than a half million Kentuckians without electric power and has paralyzed most of Western Kentucky.

  • Man accused of smoking marijuana with minors

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor after he admitted to police that he had been smoking marijuana with minors.

    Miguel Andres, 18, of 5169 Highway 1157 was arrested at 10:29 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23.

    According to Andres' arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren approached his vehicle, which was parked behind the Campbellsville Water Co., and smelled marijuana.

    The citation states that a search of Andres' vehicle found several suspected marijuana seeds in the rear floorboard.

  • Police warn of scam

    Kentucky State Police are warning residents about several Nigerian scams that are ongoing throughout the area.

    The scams have taken several forms, according to KSP Detective B.J. Burton.

  • Power outage sends some to shelter

    The power went off at around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, and Susie Skeels immediately began to worry.

    Her husband, Lucien, who is on dialysis, also uses an oxygen machine to help him breathe. No electricity for extended periods can put Mr. Skeels at risk.

    So, she called the power company and the lights were on again at their Saloma Road home in short order.

    "But it only stayed on for about five minutes," Mrs. Skeels said.

  • Change in the airwaves

    Television viewers who use "rabbit ears" or a rooftop antenna to watch TV have less than a month to prepare for the switch to digital broadcasts.

    While Congress is mulling over the possibility of delaying the transition, as of now television stations will still cease to provide analog programming on Feb. 17.

  • Men plead guilty to criminal mischief at car wash

    Two Campbellsville men may receive three-year sentences on criminal mischief charges.

    John David Smith, 31, of 801 N. Columbia Ave. and William Brandon Smith, 25, of 143 Eastport Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Jan. 20 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    The defendants each pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mischief.

    John Smith also pleaded guilty to giving an officer a false name or address. He was sentenced to a year's probation on that charge.

  • Man arrested, charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI after being stopped by a sheriff's deputy for driving at speeds of more than 90 mph.

    Charles D. Coffey, 39, of 400 Taylor Blvd. was arrested at 9:29 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.

    According to Coffey's arrest citation, the sheriff's department received a call reporting reckless driving on KY 210.

    The citation states that Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Underwood clocked Coffey driving at a speed of 92 mph on KY 210, passing vehicles and weaving.

  • Send us your snow photos!

    If you have photos of the snow and ice storm, send them our way.

    We will use them for a slide show on our Web site.

    Email photos to editor@cknj.com.