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  • Shopping with 'the good guys'

    Talon Walker is having trouble making up his mind. There are simply too many Star Wars figures to consider. He picks one up, studies it and then grabs another. Luckily, he has a little help from Kentucky State Police Trooper David Smith and his wife, Stephanie.

    Walker, who is from Washington County, is one 13 kids who participated in KSP Post 15's "Shop With a Trooper" program last week.

  • Take me home?

    He jumps on the couch and curls up in a ball. The fuzzy black and white dog is oblivious to the sounds around him, even though the barks and meows are bound to disrupt his nap.

    So begins another day at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    Those wanting to adopt a stray animal have been able to do so for just a $20 donation for nearly a year. As a result, Director John Harris says, the shelter's adoption rates have just about doubled.

    And with the Christmas holiday quickly approaching, Harris said, that rate is about to increase even more.

  • Teen charged in 2007 fatal crash

    A Springfield teenager has been indicted on a charge of reckless homicide stemming from a single-car crash that killed another teen.

    Michael A. Barnett, 19, of 301 Hagan Lane was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at about 1:54 a.m. Sept. 16, 2007, on U.S. 68 when Barnett was driving a 2001 Infiniti I30.

    Barnett allegedly lost control of the car, dropped off the shoulder of the road and overcorrected, which caused the car to overturn.

  • Christmas Tapestry concert

    The annual “Christmas Tapestry” concert at Campbellsville University on Friday helped to kick off the beginning of the Christmas season.

    A wide range of secular and sacred pieces was performed by the University Chorale, Handbell Choir, Flute Ensemble, Concert Band, String Quartet, Chamber Choir, New Doxology and Woodwind Quintet.

  • Murakami cuts 28 jobs

    In another sign of the nationwide economic slump, one of Taylor County's largest manufacturers has let go more than two dozen employees.

    Citing a drop in automotive sales, Murakami Manufacturing USA has laid off 28 employees. The company produces rearview mirrors for automotive manufacturers.

    According to a MMUS press release issued Friday morning, "The economy as a whole has created significant challenges for the automotive industry. As a result, we have had to make a difficult decision within our company to ensure the future success of MMUS."

  • Elizabethtown man injured in two-vehicle collision

    An Elizabethtown man was injured in a two-vehicle collision in Campbellsville on Thursday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Aaron Howell, 20, was traveling east on KY 210 in a 1994 Ford Tempo when he struck a 1995 Ford Explorer, driven by Dean Smith, 46, of Litchfield. Smith's vehicle was stopped in the road due to heavy traffic. The collision occurred at 4:50 p.m.

    Howell was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. No information was available on his condition as of press time.

  • Woman accused of running from police

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

    Carla L. Davis, 36, of 1405A Elk Horn Road was arrested at 9:46 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27. According to the arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren saw Davis driving and knew her driver's license had been suspended.

    The citation states that Davis pulled into Anna Court and ran into an apartment. After knocking on the door, someone inside told Warren that Davis was in the bathroom.

  • Man pleads guilty to selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to selling cocaine and could spend almost a decade in prison for his crimes.

    Jeffrey DeWayne Mitchell, 28, of Scott Terrace Apartments, Apt. 8, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Dec. 2 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Mitchell pleaded guilty in three separates cases to three counts of first-degree selling cocaine.

  • Salvation Army seeks volunteers for kettle drive

    It was cold. Her back hurt. Sometimes she sat. Sometimes she stood. But whatever she did, Wanda Franklin never stopped ringing her bell.

    Franklin is among just a handful of volunteers ringing the Salvation Army bell at Wal-Mart Supercenter during the Christmas shopping season this year.

    In addition to Franklin, one other individual and a church group have volunteered for the month-long fundraiser.

  • Council OKs carbon project

    The City may soon get paid for helping the environment.

    During its regular meeting Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members approved a proposal from Environmental Credit Corp., a New York-based company that wants to burn methane produced at the City's landfill, reducing harmful emissions into the environment.