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  • 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.

  • Rape, sodomy charges amended

    A Campbellsville man has been granted a five-year pretrial diversion on charges stemming from a 2006 rape and sodomy allegation.

    Everette Ray Fair, 22, of 112 Ray St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Nov. 7 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Records from Bertram's hearings on that day, however, were not made available until recently.

  • National Guard activated for debris cleanup

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Saturday directed Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini to order the unprecedented activation of all Kentucky Army National Guard units, along with selected portions of the Kentucky Air National Guard.

    The activation is in response to the devastating winter storms that rendered more than a half million Kentuckians without electric power and has paralyzed most of Western Kentucky.

  • Man accused of smoking marijuana with minors

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor after he admitted to police that he had been smoking marijuana with minors.

    Miguel Andres, 18, of 5169 Highway 1157 was arrested at 10:29 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23.

    According to Andres' arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren approached his vehicle, which was parked behind the Campbellsville Water Co., and smelled marijuana.

    The citation states that a search of Andres' vehicle found several suspected marijuana seeds in the rear floorboard.

  • Police warn of scam

    Kentucky State Police are warning residents about several Nigerian scams that are ongoing throughout the area.

    The scams have taken several forms, according to KSP Detective B.J. Burton.