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  • Cookies with Santa

    Not all children who attended the News-Journal's "Cookies with Santa" event were as happy visiting the man in the red suit as Ethan Bright, 3, above, who gives Santa a big hug. Molly Watson, 11 months, below, cries for her mother to please get her off of Santa's lap.

  • Countywide recycling begins Jan. 1

    Taylor Countians will have another place to recycle their paper, cardboard, metal, aluminum and plastic starting Jan. 1.

    At last Tuesday night's Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that Waste Connections Inc. personnel agreed to begin accepting recyclable materials at the beginning of the year.

    Magistrates gave their approval last month to request that Waste Connections Inc. accept recyclables at its drop-off site on Dale Avenue.

    There is no cost to the County.

  • Police urge caution during holiday season

    It may be the time of year for giving, but some use it to take.

    Police are warning Taylor County residents to take simple precautions to prevent becoming victims of thefts, burglaries and robberies - crimes that traditionally increase this time of year.

    "Statistically, most of these crimes occur between December and February," said Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield. "That's because people generally have more money on them or are away from home more."

  • 'One Call Now' updated

    Taylor Countians with caller ID will now know when they receive a call from Campbellsville/Taylor County's emergency alert system.

    One Call Now alerts will appear on caller ID systems as "Emergency Alert," according to Ronnie Dooley, Taylor County Emergency Management public information coordinator.

    Before, calls appeared on caller IDs as out-of-town calls. Dooley said many people mistook them as telemarketers and did not take the calls.

  • Annual essay contest offers new dimension

    What is right with our world? What is wrong? And what can we do about it?

    These are the thoughts Greater Campbellsville United and the News-Journal are asking you to express in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest in honor of King's birthday celebration on Monday, Jan. 19.

    And if you win, not only will you get some great prizes, you'll also win the honor of helping GCU Director Wanda Washington plan an event or activity that reflects the beliefs and values King displayed so many years ago.

  • Man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with drug crimes in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    John Michael Milby, 19, of 211 Wickliffe Ave. was indicted on charges of first-degree selling a controlled substance, use or possession of drug supplies and possession of marijuana.

  • Whooping cough likely in county

    Whooping cough, or pertussis, is back. According to the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, there are two probable cases of pertussis within Taylor County.

    Letters are being sent home with students from the affected school about the situation, and students and faculty at schools within the county are encouraged to receive a pertussis immunization if they haven't already. In general, most children receive these immunizations during their first five years and then again when they are 10 years old.

  • Woman charged with fourth DUI offense

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with her fourth DUI offense after she was stopped by police for a hanging license plate.

    Tricia L. Burke, 37, of 53 Anna Court was arrested at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3.

    According to Burke's arrest citation, she was stopped by Campbellsville Police K-9 Patrolman Tim Coppage because her license plate was hanging from her vehicle.

    Court records state that Coppage smelled marijuana and Burke appeared to be under the influence of some substance.

  • Carney hosts public forum

    State Representative-elect John "Bam" Carney will host a public forum Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the District Courtroom at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The purpose of the forum is to discuss the upcoming General Assembly and any other concerns.

  • Lewis papers donated to CU

    Campbellsville University accepted the congressional papers of Dr. Ron Lewis, R-Cecilia, who is retiring in January 2009, in an announcement at the Chowning Executive Dining Room on Dec. 5.

    Lewis, who has served as United States Representative for the 2nd District of Kentucky for 14 years, said it was an honor for CU to want his papers. He said it had been an "honor and a privilege" to serve his constituents.

    Lewis said, "I can't thank you enough for allowing me to share my papers with you."