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  • Lincoln's life chronicled on stamps

    With a new series of stamps, the U.S. Postal Service is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, who rose from humble, frontier origins to become a prominent lawyer and politician and ultimately President of the United States.

    The four First-Class commemorative 42-cent stamps, available nationwide now, were dedicated at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., by Postmaster General John Potter and Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois.

  • Storm cleanup continues

    A handful of Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative and Inter-County Energy Cooperative customers in Taylor County were still without power on Friday.

    According to Nolin's Web site, crews were still working to restore power at numerous substations, including the Magnolia substation in LaRue County, which serves Taylor County families along KY 210.

    Inter-County's Web site reported numerous outages in its service area, with the heaviest concentration in Marion County. Inter-County serves 85 Taylor Countians along the Marion/Taylor border.

  • Grand jury indicts man on identity theft charges

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with stealing someone's identity and using that person's credit card to buy a plane ticket.

    Benjamin L. Bolden, 19, of 109 Mayflower Drive in Campbellsville was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of more than $100 in fraudulent use of a credit card within a six-month period and identity theft.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Bolden could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

  • One injured in KY 70 collision

    A Taylor County resident was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report by Deputy Rodney Cox, Brittany Cook, 18, was traveling west on KY 70 at 9:10 a.m.

    The report states that Cox lost control of her 2000 Ford Mustang on the slick road, crossed into the eastbound lane and drove through a fence.

    Cox and her passenger, Taylor Cook, 14, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for head and back injures. As of press time, no information was available as to their condition.

  • A family found ... 59 years later

    You can go home again. Just ask Patty Martin.

    Martin, 59, was given up for adoption when she was just 10 months old. Nearly six decades later, she has found her birth family and says she feels like she has known them forever.

    Martin now lives in Littleton, Colo.

    Several of her aunts and uncles live in Campbellsville, and, after searching for her family for several years, she has reconnected with them.

    Martin says her adoptive parents told her at a young age that she had been adopted.

  • Digital TV transition delayed

    Congress has delayed the switch from analog to digital TV signals.

    Originally set for Feb. 17, the transition will now take place on June 12. The delay, lawmakers say, will give the estimated 6.5 million who aren't ready for the switch more time to prepare.

    The delay also gives the federal government a chance to add more funding for the converter box coupon program.

    Digital TV, also known as DTV, enables broadcasters to offer better picture and sound quality as well as interactive capabilities.

  • One injured in Marion crash involving local teen

    One person was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision in Marion County involving a Campbellsville teen.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Johnathon R. Colvin, 17, was driving a 1999 Dodge east on Campbellsville Highway, when he attempted to avoid colliding with another vehicle.

    However, Colvin lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center lane and struck a westbound 1995 Dodge, driven by James Richardson, 65, of Lebanon. The collision occurred at 4:08 p.m.

  • After the storm

    Several hundred Taylor County residents are still without power more than a week after a winter storm swept through the area, weighing down trees and power lines with a thick coat of ice.

    On Tuesday morning, power was restored to a number of Kentucky Utility customers in the High Pine area.

    Residents at Air View apartments had been without power for a full week, according to resident Brenda Metcalfe, who sought shelter with a friend.

    The temperature inside Metcalfe's apartment dropped to the 30s during the outage, she said. She lost all of her food.

  • City seeks environmental study on building

    Before deciding whether to accept a donation of the property, the City of Campbellsville will have an environmental study performed on the former Flav-O-Rich building.

    The company wants to give the City its building at the corner of Third and Court streets. The building has been vacant for about 15 years.

    However, before accepting the donation, Council members voted Monday night to move ahead with an environmental study first.

    According to City Attorney John Bertram, Flav-O-Rich officials say there is some asbestos in the building.

  • 'and it was THIS big!'

    Ed Bright can't work without his music. Today, it's George Jones.

    Bright, 67, makes fishing rods and says he has sold them to at least one person in all of the United States and three other countries.

    Born and raised in Yuma, Bright's interest in fishing was sparked at a young age and is something he says he has passed on to his children and grandchildren.

    Bright began making fishing rods after his broke while vacationing in Florida a little more than 25 years ago.