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Local News

  • Change in value leads to vehicle registration delay

    Motorists who should have received notice that their vehicle registration expires this month will have a deadline extension.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, motorists whose vehicle registration expires this month have not received a notice from the Department of Revenue in Frankfort because the department changed the value that the amount of property taxes are based on from what was originally put in the computer on Jan. 1, 2009.

  • Competing for the Crown

    Campbellsville native Emily Cox says competing in the Miss America pageant this past weekend was the time of her life.

    Cox, 22, was named a Top 12 finalist in the competition.

    "It was an incredible feeling to make it into the Top 12 at Miss America," Cox stated in an e-mailed response. "Just being on the Miss America stage was the realization of a dream that I have had since I was a little girl. 

  • BREAKING NEWS: Ice storm leaves hundreds without power

    About 10 people without electricity spent the night in an emergency shelter Tuesday night as crews worked to restore power to hundreds of Taylor County residents.

    Due to the number of people without power, Taylor County Emergency Management opened an emergency shelter at the Campbellsville Baptist Church Christian Life Center.

    And with additional winter weather expected Wednesday, Ronnie Dooley, Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 assistant supervisor, said two additional shelters were on standby.

  • Man who gave teen cocaine sentenced to prison

    A Campbellsville man who gave cocaine to a teenager has been sentenced to serve three years in prison for violating the terms of his probation.

    Benjamin Lee Burton, 25, of 1000 S. Central Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

    In August 2007, Burton pleaded guilty to second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. He originally faced a first-degree charge. A charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance was dismissed.

  • Campbellsville woman pleads guilty in federal court

    A Campbellsville woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and could be sentenced to 40 years in prison for her crimes.

    According to a press release from U.S. Attorney David L. Huber's office of the Western District of Kentucky, Linda Sue Smith, 59, of Campbellsville pleaded guilty Friday to unlawful possession and distribution of Percocet, a Schedule II narcotic.

  • Board approves plan to build new school

    After two years of work, Taylor County School Board members approved a facilities plan that would see construction of a new school in the coming years.

    During a special meeting Monday night, Board members gave unanimous approval to the plan that calls for the construction of a new school and reorganization of the District's three current facilities.

    Prior to the meeting, a hearing took place to collect public comment on the plan. There were no written comments and no one in the audience spoke.

  • Emily Cox makes it to Top 12 at Miss America pageant

    Miss Kentucky Emily Cox was this year’s Miss America Quality of Life Award winner at the Miss America pageant on Thursday. She was also a Top 12 finalist on Saturday during the televised program shown live from Las Vegas.

    Cox, 22, became the second in her family to win the Miss Kentucky Crown after competing against 31 contestants from across the state in July for the title.

  • News-Journal ad manager to retire

    An advertising career that began at the Central Kentucky News-Journal 20 years ago will draw to a close this month.

    Cheryl Caulk Magers will retire as advertising sales manager on Jan. 30.

  • 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.