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  • Relay for Life is tomorrow

    Their goal is to raise money for cancer research - and have a little fun.

    Taylor County's annual Relay for Life will begin tomorrow at 5 p.m., and many new and returning favorite activities have been planned.

    Susan Blevins, chair of the Taylor County Relay for Life Committee, says this is the 25th year for Relay for Life, which may be the largest organized fundraising event. Blevins says the event is also international.

  • Council to vote on smoking ban tonight

    Almost two years after discussions first began, the Campbellsville City Council is expected to take final action on a proposed Citywide smoking ban following a public forum tonight.

    At its May meeting, the Council had first reading of an ordinance that would ban smoking in enclosed public places. The ordinance would become effective 75 days after approval.

  • Mannsville man charged with DUI

    A Mannsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI and drug crimes after he allegedly attempted to avoid a roadblock.

    Terry J. Thorpe, 48, of 3019 Gaddis Ridge Road was arrested just after midnight on Saturday, May 24. Thorpe's arrest citation states that Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren stopped him after he turned around to avoid a roadblock.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Gas leak forces evacuation of courthouse, nearby businesses

    A Court Street gas leak forced the evacuation of the Taylor County Courthouse and several nearby businesses Wednesday morning.

    According to Campbellsville Fire Department Administrative Assistant Connie Wooley, a trailer attached to a truck struck a gas meter near Ernie's Carpets, causing the leak at around 9:30 a.m.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Woman accused of bringing drugs into jail

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with first-degree promoting contraband after she allegedly brought drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Andrea Hafley, 33, of 122 Watson Court was arrested at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24.

    According to Hafley's arrest citation, jail staff found her in possession of prescription pills not in their proper container.

     

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Staying strong is key to beating cancer

    It's her "G.I. Jane" look, or maybe "Uncle Fester" on the bad days.

    After battling cancer three times, Sharon Wood hasn't lost her faith and continues to see the good in chemotherapy treatments.

    "I stayed pretty strong through it," she says.

    After just two chemotherapy treatments, Wood's hair began falling out.

    "So we just sheared it off."

    Wood's husband, George, said she looked at him with her puffy eyes and said, "I look like Uncle Fester [from the 1960s television show 'The Munsters']."

  • Two injured in KY 70 collision

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William Edelen, 16, of Spurlington Road was traveling west on KY 70 in a 1993 Nissan truck at 2:15 p.m.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Web site allows residents to track crime reports

    Want to know what sorts of crimes are being reported in your neighborhood? The information is now just a few mouse clicks away.

    Campbellsville Police Department is one of only three Kentucky police agencies to make its crime reports available online at www.crimereports.com. The Web site allows visitors to see the type of crime, the date it was reported and the street on which it occurred. The service can also be accessed through the Campbellsville Police Web site at campbellsvillepolice.com.

  • Chaney Pike bridge closed June 3-10

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office, the Chaney Pike bridge will be closed for a week starting Wednesday so that repairs may be made.

    For more information, call Rogers' office at 465-7729.

  • Hats off, CHS Graduates!

    Campbellsville High School graduation was Friday evening at Hamilton Auditorium.

    About 85 students graduated from Campbellsville High School before a crowd of family and friends in Hamilton Auditorium on Friday night.

    After graduating, many of the students attended Project Graduation, a drug- and alcohol-free party sanctioned by the school with games and prizes.

    Watch Thursday’s issue for an Accent page of photos and then visit our Web site at cknj.com for a slideshow of more photos from the ceremony and Project Graduation.