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  • CU to stage "9 to 5"

     

    Campbellsville University's Theater Department and Town Hall Productions will stage Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" the musical, starting today, Thursday, Oct. 9.

    Performances will be in the Russ Mobley Theater on campus tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m., tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

    "9 to 5" was originally a movie, which Parton made into an iconic musical in 2008. The story revolves around three women, Doralee, Violet and Judy, as they try to get rid of their oppressive boss.

  • CU to stage "9 to 5"

     

    Campbellsville University's Theater Department and Town Hall Productions will stage Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" the musical, starting today, Thursday, Oct. 9.

    Performances will be in the Russ Mobley Theater on campus tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m., tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

    "9 to 5" was originally a movie, which Parton made into an iconic musical in 2008. The story revolves around three women, Doralee, Violet and Judy, as they try to get rid of their oppressive boss.

  • Newton faces Wise for county sheriff

     

    Two people want the job of protecting Taylor Countians, but voters will decide which candidate they want in charge.

    On Nov. 4, voters will be asked to vote for either current Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton to continue in his duties, or for challenger Paul Wise to take over.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal staff members sent questionnaires to all candidates who filed in contested races on this year's general election ballot.

  • After nearly five decades, local business closing

     

    For nearly five decades, they have sold the comforts of home. But soon, the doors will close for the final time.

    Lake Village Furniture co-owners and brothers Lilburn Hedgespeth and Ralph Hedgespeth will soon retire.

    Beginning today at 10 a.m., the Hedgespeths will have a sale at their store, with everything available at a discounted cost. And when the last piece of furniture is sold, Lake Village will close for good.

    "I'm 74 and he's 81. It's time," Ralph said.

  • Couple named state's tree farmers of the year

     

    Standing on the 1,500 acres, the land is quiet and still. The peace of the open area permeates throughout the farm.

    But soon, nearly 100 people make their way through the farm, after seeing firsthand just what makes it so special.

    Harry and Karen Pelle of Bradfordsville recently received the Kentucky Tree Farmer of the Year award at the Kentucky Forest Industries Association meeting.

    The Pelles operate their tree farm on property that has been owned by their family for decades. And they say receiving the award is truly an honor.

  • Final tobacco buyout payments coming

     

    Ten years after the tobacco buyout, producers who opted for 10-year annual payments are expected to receive the final 5-percent of their last payment around Oct. 30.

    Pat Hardesty, county extension agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources, said about half of tobacco producers opted for the Tobacco Transition Payment Program in 2004. The other half took a discounted lump sum offered by Farm Credit Services and some banks in exchange for their annual payments.

  • Man charged in murder-for-hire attempt

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with attempting to hire people to kill a local woman.

    Timothy R. Davis, 27, of Lyon Street, was arrested Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. at his home.

    According to his arrest warrant, Davis is accused of making numerous threats while he was incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center to kill a local woman when he was released. The warrant states that Davis also allegedly attempted to hire other inmates to murder the woman.

  • Man charged after bringing drugs into jail

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and bringing drugs into the jail.
    Clayton T. Wright, 21, of 985 Roberts Road, was arrested Monday, Sept. 29, at 7:15 p.m.
    According to Wright’s arrest citation, Kentucky State Police troopers responded to a report of a non-injury crash on Myers Road in Taylor County. Wright was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved.
    Records state that, when troopers arrived, Wright appeared very intoxicated and told them he had been drinking whiskey.

  • Two residents charged in kidnapping of blind man

     

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with kidnapping a blind man and telling him they would leave him in an area where residents don't like black people.

    Nikita Looper, 26, of Coakley Street, and Tyhese Moore, 28, no street address given, were indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to the indictments, the two allegedly kidnapped the man, Wallace Faulkner, 44, of Campbellsville, on Sept. 2.

  • Fall fashion at the library

     

    Navy is the new black, blazers look good on just about everyone and oranges, reds, blues and deep greens are popular colors this season.

    More than 20 people learned about fall fashion trends on Thursday night at Taylor County Public Library.

    Brianna Burden of Awaken Boutique and Laura Wilds of Mitchell's showed the group some popular styles and answered questions.

    Burden said psychedelic prints are popular this season, as are blouses with lace, pullovers and trench coats.