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  • Man sentenced on federal sex charges

    The former Campbellsville man who lured an underage girl into sexual activity through his MySpace page will spend 10 years in a federal prison for his crimes.

    Timothy Scott Richerson, 40, of Greensburg was sentenced last week by United States District Court Senior Judge Karl S. Forester. He pleaded guilty in July to using a computer to entice the minor to engage in sexual activity.

    Before Richerson's sentencing hearing last Friday, he had filed a motion asking that his sentencing be rescheduled and he be appointed a new attorney. Forester denied those motions.

  • Campbellsville man in serious condition after Lebanon wreck

    A Campbellsville man was listed in serious condition Monday at University Hospital in Louisville as the result of injuries suffered in a single-vehicle wreck early Nov. 2.

    Joseph D. Raley of Campbellsville was driving a 1992 Chevrolet on Miller Pike in Lebanon. At 2:15 a.m., he lost control of his vehicle about 3 miles west of Lebanon and struck a utility pole, according to the sheriff's department report.

  • Obama, McConnell, Guthrie win seats

    Though Taylor Countians overwhelmingly supported Republican John McCain, history has been made with the election of the nation's first black president - Barack Obama.

    Taylor County voters chose the McCain/Sarah Palin ticket, with 7,568 votes to Obama/Joe Biden's 3,165. But nationwide, Obama collected 51 percent of the vote to McCain 48 percent. He will take office on Jan. 20.

  • Before and After

    City officials recently cleaned up this 20-year-old dumpsite on South Jackson Street. According to Campbellsville Building Official Kenny Phillips, eight truck loads were required to remove the items placed in the dump, including sofas and other large items. Two ton-truck loads of tires were removed, as well as a truck of concrete. Phillips said the dump was the worst one in the City limits. Here are photographs before the site was cleaned — and afterward.

  • Republican candidate the favorite among local children

    Presidential hopeful John McCain faired well with young "voters" in Taylor County recently.

    Local children were invited to vote in a mock presidential election at the library last week, hosted by the Friends of the Library group. In addition, students in a high school statistics class conducted an election survey by telephone.

    McCain was the winner in both.

    Children voted their pick for President along with their favorite cookie and favorite book.

  • Man sentenced to probation for officer assault

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve 60 days in jail and five years' probation for assaulting a police officer.

    Gregory Dewayne Thompson, 28, of 102 Lowell Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Oct. 21 for formal sentencing in a case from July 2007.

    In August, Thompson pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, second-degree assault, menacing and third-degree terroristic threatening. A charge of third-degree assault was dismissed.

  • Clerk's office closed Tuesday

    The Taylor County Clerk's office will be closed Tuesday because of the General Election.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, his main office will close, though the clerk's records room in the basement of the Taylor County Courthouse will be open.

    Carney said the office will be open to calls but no vehicle licenses or registrations will be available Tuesday.

    For more information, call Carney at 465-6677.

     

  • Landmark sale suspended

    Landmark Media Enterprises LLC announced Wednesday that, due to difficult credit markets, it was largely suspending the process to sell its remaining businesses.

    Landmark is the parent company of Landmark Community Newspapers, which owns the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    The process was launched in January and led to the sale in September of The Weather Channel Companies and some smaller sales. Landmark announced earlier this month that its agreement to sell WTVF-TV in Nashville was cancelled because the buyer lost its financing.

  • UPDATEMan charged with murder of mother

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with murdering his mother.

    Brandon Scott Jones, 20, of 304 Summit Drive was arrested Tuesday at 4 a.m. by Louisville Metro Police.

    According to Jones' arrest citation, Louisville Metro police officers were dispatched to 1701 Belmar Ave. in Louisville at 6:06 p.m. Monday and found Jones' mother, Sharon R. Jones, 50, dead.

  • 13 file for 12 seats on City Council

    Voters within the City limits will choose 12 City Council members on Nov. 4, including at least one write-in candidate.

    Eleven people filed by the August deadline, including 10 incumbents. Following that deadline, two more individuals filed to run as write-in candidates.

    All 13 candidates were mailed questionnaires from the News-Journal office. Five candidates did not respond - James Ewing, Vangie Ford, Mike Hall, Richard Jeter and David Harris. Though Jeter chose not to answer the questionnaire, he did say that his experience speaks for itself.