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  • Heath remembered for kind personality

    Ask anyone what they’ll remember of Angie Heath and two words quickly come to their minds — her smile.

    “The image that keeps popping into my head … she always had this infectious, giggly smile,” said Campbellsville High teacher Kevin Rafferty. “The last time I saw her, she was on the other side of Wal-Mart. She waved and she had that big smile. That is the way I’ll remember her. It was rare that Angie didn’t smile.”

    Heath died last Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 88, just west of Greensburg.

  • Campbellsville man indicted for child abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of abusing a child.

    Ronald L. Sallee, 33, of 1890 Reids Chapel Road was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on a charge of second-degree criminal abuse.

    Kentucky State Police Detective B.J. Burton investigated.

    On Friday, Burton said he couldn’t reveal any details of the case, only that it involves physical abuse of a 3-year-old.

    Bond for Sallee was set at 10 percent of $10,000.

    If convicted, Sallee could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • History in the making

    Countless people attended and watched the historical inauguration of President Barack Obama last week. Several of those braving the crowds and cold weather in Washington, D.C. were Campbellsville residents.

    The News-Journal contacted several of those who traveled to Washington and asked them to share their experiences. Here are the stories of those who responded, some of which are written as first person accounts.

    Matthew Hart, high school student

  • Taylor woman dies in Green County crash

    A Taylor County woman died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 88, just west of Greensburg.

    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper John Boyd, Angelica Heath, 18, of Campbellsville, was pronounced dead at the scene by Green County Coroner Eudell Stilts.

    According to Boyd's report, Heath was traveling east on KY 88 in a 1997 Nissan, when she lost control in a curve and slid sideways into the westbound lane of traffic. Heath's vehicle was struck in the passenger door by a 1999 Ford driven by Ben Bolden, 19, of Campbellsville.

    The collision occurred at 9:02 a.m.

  • Taylor Junior Miss makes Top 10

    Taylor County Junior Miss Auburn Wigginton finished in the Top 10 at the Kentucky Junior Miss program over the weekend. She also earned a preliminary fitness award.

    The event took place at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

    "It was so neat to be able to meet all the other girls from across the state," Wigginton said. "There were 31 of us."

    Wigginton shared her host family - Robin and Tim Blair of Lexington - with another contestant who had the same last name. Annie Wigginton represented Nelson County.

  • Columbia man charged in sealed indictment

    A Columbia man has been charged with identity theft in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

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

    Dennis Lamer, 33, of 1314 Knifley Road in Columbia was charged with identity theft, theft of less than $300 of a controlled substance and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at $2,000 cash. Lamer was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

  • Man arrested, charged with DUI

    A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with DUI.

    William H. Glenn, 63, of 135 G. Stephens Road was arrested at 4:46 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18.

    According to Glenn's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson received a complaint of someone slumped over a steering wheel of a vehicle in the parking lot of Minit Mart on East Broadway.

    The citation states Wilson found Glenn inside the vehicle and noticed several beer cans in the back.

  • Peanut butter products recalled as a result of Salmonella outbreak

    An outbreak of Salmonella has prompted the recall of several peanut products.

    The FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state partners have traced sources of Salmonella Typhimurium contamination to a Blakely, Ga. plant owned by Peanut Corp. of America, which manufactures peanut butter and peanut paste — a concentrated product consisting of ground, roasted peanuts — that are both distributed to food manufacturers to be used as an ingredient in many commercially produced products including cakes, cookies, crackers, candies, cereal and ice cream.

  • Woman arrested, charged with wanton endangerment

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and fleeing from police.

    Shawna Spurling, 36, of 2120 Spurlington Road was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 20.

    A warrant for Spurling's arrest was issued Wednesday, Jan. 14, charging her with 10 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first- and second-degree fleeing or evading police, disregarding a traffic control device, reckless driving, driving with a suspended or revoked operator's license, her fourth offense, disregarding a stop sign and speeding.

  • Sheriff's office investigating burglary

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office is investigating the burglary of a Social Band Road home on Thursday, Jan. 8.

    According to a report by Sheriff's Deputy William Rice, the office responded to a call in reference to a burglary that occurred at 3 p.m.

    The report states that a large amount of video games and equipment were taken from the home. After an investigation, the report states, the stolen items were recovered in the Elizabethtown and Campbellsville area.