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  • Christmas Tapestry concert

    The annual “Christmas Tapestry” concert at Campbellsville University on Friday helped to kick off the beginning of the Christmas season.

    A wide range of secular and sacred pieces was performed by the University Chorale, Handbell Choir, Flute Ensemble, Concert Band, String Quartet, Chamber Choir, New Doxology and Woodwind Quintet.

  • Murakami cuts 28 jobs

    In another sign of the nationwide economic slump, one of Taylor County's largest manufacturers has let go more than two dozen employees.

    Citing a drop in automotive sales, Murakami Manufacturing USA has laid off 28 employees. The company produces rearview mirrors for automotive manufacturers.

    According to a MMUS press release issued Friday morning, "The economy as a whole has created significant challenges for the automotive industry. As a result, we have had to make a difficult decision within our company to ensure the future success of MMUS."

  • Elizabethtown man injured in two-vehicle collision

    An Elizabethtown man was injured in a two-vehicle collision in Campbellsville on Thursday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Aaron Howell, 20, was traveling east on KY 210 in a 1994 Ford Tempo when he struck a 1995 Ford Explorer, driven by Dean Smith, 46, of Litchfield. Smith's vehicle was stopped in the road due to heavy traffic. The collision occurred at 4:50 p.m.

    Howell was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. No information was available on his condition as of press time.

  • Woman accused of running from police

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with fleeing from police.

    Carla L. Davis, 36, of 1405A Elk Horn Road was arrested at 9:46 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27. According to the arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren saw Davis driving and knew her driver's license had been suspended.

    The citation states that Davis pulled into Anna Court and ran into an apartment. After knocking on the door, someone inside told Warren that Davis was in the bathroom.

  • Man pleads guilty to selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to selling cocaine and could spend almost a decade in prison for his crimes.

    Jeffrey DeWayne Mitchell, 28, of Scott Terrace Apartments, Apt. 8, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Dec. 2 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Mitchell pleaded guilty in three separates cases to three counts of first-degree selling cocaine.

  • Salvation Army seeks volunteers for kettle drive

    It was cold. Her back hurt. Sometimes she sat. Sometimes she stood. But whatever she did, Wanda Franklin never stopped ringing her bell.

    Franklin is among just a handful of volunteers ringing the Salvation Army bell at Wal-Mart Supercenter during the Christmas shopping season this year.

    In addition to Franklin, one other individual and a church group have volunteered for the month-long fundraiser.

  • Council OKs carbon project

    The City may soon get paid for helping the environment.

    During its regular meeting Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members approved a proposal from Environmental Credit Corp., a New York-based company that wants to burn methane produced at the City's landfill, reducing harmful emissions into the environment.

  • Congressman will place official papers at Campbellsville University

    U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis will be at Campbellsville University tomorrow at 1:30 to announce that he will be placing his official congressional papers at CU.

    Having Lewis' congressional papers at CU means that the official records of his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives will be permanently retained as a collection at Campbellsville University and made available for future review and research.

    The papers of such long-serving officials is a valued addition to a university library and archives.

  • Councilman gets Santa's Helper award this year

    City Councilman Doug Mullins has received this year's Santa's Helper award for his service to the Campbellsville community.

    The Campbellsville Kiwanis Club presents the award each year at Miller Park just before the Thanksgiving holiday. The ceremony coincides with the lighting of Christmas lights at the park. This year's light display extends through the entire length of the park.

    According to Kiwanis member Doug Tucker, the award is given to an individual who has contributed to the community in some way, either by volunteering or benefiting a large number of people.

  • Black Friday

    A sluggish economy didn't keep shoppers away from Campbellsville stores "Black Friday" morning in search of a good deal.

    Several local business managers and owners say this year's Black Friday shopping crowds were busy, and they hope the large crowds remain throughout the holiday shopping season.

    Dakota Farms owner Julie Pippin said Friday was a good day for her business, which opened its doors at 7 a.m. She said the store didn't have a day-after-Thanksgiving sale last year.