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  • Blood drives expanding in local community

    This past Tuesday, Campbellsville citizens filed in to the Taylor County Public Library to give blood to the first community blood drive provided by the Kentucky Blood Center.

    The center, which provides blood to hospitals around the state, has done previous drives at various businesses and schools in the community, but they are now branching out in order to reach a wider portion of the population in Campbellsville and Taylor County.

  • Drug arrest made

    Campbellsville Police, in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police DESI West unit, made a drug arrest after serving a search warrant at 510 Jackson Street Tuesday afternoon.

    Andrew Edwards, 28, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree and possession of paraphernalia.

  • Woman injured in Meadow Creek Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured after her vehicle hit a tree off of Meadow Creek Road late on Monday morning, according to a report by Deputy Branden Wilson of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kimbra Compton, 24, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and later to the University of Louisville Hospital for critical injuries, the report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 10:54 a.m., Compton was driving a Pontiac Bonneville east on Meadow Creek Road, entered a curve and lost control because of wet conditions.

  • Homeschooling takes on a new look

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on homeschooling in Taylor County. The second installment will be published in next Thursday’s edition of the CKNJ.

    For many reasons, Classical Conversations is atypical of what one might expect from a group of homeschooled children.

    In one room in the upstairs section of Campbellsville Baptist Church, students learn about famed pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, and their assignment is to emulate his comic book style of painting.

  • Drug rally draws crowd, support for cause

    A few dozen people descended upon the Taylor County High School library on Thursday afternoon for an anti-drug rally headed up by Karen Jones, Teressa Germain, Greg Troutt of Second Chance Outreach and others.

    The rally started at 4 p.m. They had originally planned to meet at the Taylor County Board of Education parking lot, but cold weather led to them meeting indoors.

    “That’s why we’re here today: to stop drugs in our town,” Germain said.

  • Grand jury indicts brothers for neglect

    Two Campbellsville brothers were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Tuesday, Feb. 10, on charges that they knowingly abused or neglected an adult in their jobs as caretakers.

    Terry L. Peyton, 56, and Timothy D. Peyton, 53, both of Gardenia Drive in Campbellsville, were each indicted on one count of knowingly abuse/neglect of adult by person, a class C felony. According to the indictments, the Peytons, acting as caretakers, abused or neglected an adult on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

  • Sexual abuse of a 2- to 3-year-old child dismissed

    A sexual abuse case against a Campbellsville man accused of sexual abuse of a 2- to 3-year-old two years ago was dismissed this week, court records indicated.

    A charge of first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 had been leveled last year against Ronald Eugene Osinger, 34, of East Hord Street in Campbellsville, but that charge was dismissed without prejudice - meaning the prosecution can choose to re-indict - in Circuit Court on Tuesday.

  • BBB offers advice following Anthem breach

    Tens of millions of Americans — and thousands of Kentucky residents — could be victims of the latest corporate data breach, this one at Anthem Insurance.

    Unknown hackers apparently stole personal identifying information from current and former Anthem customers, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other information that can be used for identity theft. In a news release, the Better Business Bureau serving central and eastern Kentucky has tips for Kentuckians who may be affected by this breach.

  • Foundation to give away free prom dresses

    The Granted Grace Foundation’s goal is to give junior and senior girls of this area a “fun shopping experience that they’ll remember forever.”

    To accomplish this, they are providing - for the second year in a row - a unique opportunity when it comes to prom, giving away prom dresses, shoes and accessories.

    However, GGF founder Melissa Marshbanks stressed that “it is not a handout. There is a lot more that goes into it.”

  • Two arrested in drug bust

    Two Marion County residents were arrested on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 4, at a Friendship Road residence in Taylor County, largely on drug trafficking charges.

    At about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, law enforcement officers from the Campbellsville Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police arrested Steven Dale Cox Williams, 41, and Angela R. Williams, 37, according to a report by CPD Sergeant Shannon Wilson.