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  • A piece of history

    Steve Flinchum, left, and his son Sawyer are working to restore the Toll House on Tebbs Bend Road.

    The project is being completed with a Department of Transportation grant

  • Filling up the empty cells

    The Taylor County Detention Center is slowly, but surely, filling its cells.

    As of last Monday, Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield said, the jail was housing 26 state inmates. As of Friday, that number had risen to nearly 100.

    When you add Taylor County's own inmates to that figure, he said, the jail will soon be nearly full.

    "We're filling them up," Benningfield said.

    He said state inmates were transported to Taylor County from several counties last week, including Jefferson, Boyle, Christian, McCreary and Powell.

  • Man still missing after a year

    A Campbellsville man has been missing for about a year now, though a local law enforcement official says he believes the man just decided to leave the county.

    James Huff, who is also known as "Rambo," according to his uncle, has been missing since last Jan. 28, according to the National Center for Missing Adults.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Allen Newton says, however, that he believes Huff left Campbellsville of his own free will.

  • Goody's reported to close all stores

    Though store officials aren't commenting, Goody's Family Clothing will close all of its stores this year, according to media reports.

    According to Dow Jones Newswire, Goody's is in the process of seeking bids to liquidate its assets.

    Calls to the local Goody's store in Green River Plaza were directed to the Goody's corporate office in Knoxville, Tenn. Those calls were not returned.

  • School merger forum held

    Most were for it, at least one appeared to be against it, still others simply had questions.

    A public meeting Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Park Community Center to discuss a merger of the two local public school systems lasted an hour and a half and attracted nearly 100 residents.

    News-Journal Publisher Patrick Keefe, who both hosted and facilitated the meeting, supplied packets of information regarding state law as well as revenue, expenses and enrollment at both Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school systems.

  • News alerts once again available

    Keeping up to date on the latest community news is important to many of us.

    And in an attempt to help keep our readers informed about the latest news and events in our community, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is once again offering news headline alerts by e-mail.

    With the News-Journal's former Web site, news alerts was a popular feature, and now it's once again available to readers.

  • Man accused of stealing TV

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after he allegedly broke into someone's apartment and stole a television.

    Wyatt T. Long, 21, of 3217 Old Lebanon Road was arrested at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4.

    According to Long's arrest citation, he is accused of breaking down a door to an apartment on Meadowbrook Drive at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.

    The citation states that Long is also accused of damaging the door to the apartment.

  • Buffalo man charged with assault

    A Buffalo man has been charged with assaulting and unlawfully imprisoning a woman.

    Coy M. Bagby, 35, of 1166 Hibernia Ridge Road was arrested at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4.

    According to Bagby's arrest warrant, he is accused of restraining the woman last September and causing serious physical injury to her by choking her and rendering her unconscious.

    Bagby was charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree assault, both class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault.

  • Press conference will unveil air quality results from local restaurants

    The results of an air quality test randomly conducted in nine Taylor County restaurants will be unveiled tomorrow.

    A press conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Taylor County Health Department.

    Smoke-Free Campbellsville, advocates for smoke-free air, used a specially designed machine to take the air quality readings. The readings were then analyzed and compared to similar measures from smoke-free cities around Kentucky.

  • Snow and bitter cold on its way

    The National Weather Service is predicting a series of clippers that will impact the area from Saturday through Wednesday.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management Agency, the first will end with snow Saturday night; the second will end with snow Monday night. Both clippers will bring minor accumulations.

    The third clipper is forecasted to bring a round of snow into the area Tuesday night and into Wednesday.