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  • New GOODY'S to open in Dawahares space

    A new store with a familiar name is coming back to Campbellsville.

    GOODY'S will open in the former Dawahares space on Sept. 17.

    Stage Stores, a Houston, Texas-based company that operates a handful of apparel stores, bought the rights to the GOODY'S name in July and plans to open 14 new GOODY'S stores, including a Campbellsville store.

    After emerging from bankruptcy, GOODY's Family Clothing closed its stores earlier this year. The Campbellsville Goody's closed Feb. 26.

  • Lebanon man arrested, charged with assault

    A Lebanon man was arrested and charged with assault on Friday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police release, officers responded to a report of a fight at Ancil Reynolds Used Cars at about 7:22 p.m.

    Upon arrival, officers found that Ricky Allen, 33, of Campbellsville and Darrell G. Smothers Jr., 19, of Lebanon had been fighting. Smothers had allegedly pulled a knife and cut Allen on his abdomen.

  • Applications accepted for weatherization program

    Families below the poverty level may qualify for help weatherizing their homes.

    According to State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, applications are now being taken for the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency weatherization program.

    Eligible families could receive up to $6,500 for heating and cooling systems repair or replacement, window repair or replacement, added insulation or installations of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Rescue responds to boat fire

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue responded to a call reporting a boat fire at Smith Ridge at 4:47 p.m. on Saturday. Although the caller reported injuries, Rescue Director Allen Bottoms said no one was hurt. The boat was a total loss. As of press time, no other information was available.


  • Wings of Pink

    Motorcycle riders are known for wearing leather - but on Saturday many wore pink.

    A Wings of Pink poker run Saturday raised $2,100 for breast cancer research. And a record setting crowd of 125 riders came out sporting pink hair, T-shirts and decorations for the third annual event.

    The poker run, organized by Campbellsville residents Dan and Linda Hayes, was hosted in honor of cancer patient Susan Artis of Michigan. Artis is a friend of Linda Hayes' who has just finished treatment.

    For more on this story and others, see Thursday's print edition.

  • Man gets 20 years for killing his mother

    The Campbellsville man who stabbed his mother to death will spend 20 years in prison for his crimes.

    Brandon Scott Jones, 20, of 304 Summit Drive was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 28 by Louisville Metro Police.

    According to Jones' arrest citation, Louisville Metro police officers were dispatched to 1701 Belmar Ave. in Louisville at 6:06 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 and found Jones' mother, Sharon R. Jones, 50, dead. The citation states that she had been stabbed with a folding knife.

  • Coming of age

    Without her home health visits, 83-year-old Marjorie Slaughter would be unable to care for herself. And there's no one else for her to depend on either.

    "I'm really not capable. About the only time I set foot out of the house is to go to the doctor. It's not easy."

    The only time Slaughter, who is handicapped, stands is to go from her bed to her wheelchair. A physical therapist comes to her home twice a week. Without that therapy, she said, she'd lose the use of her legs and would have to move into a nursing home.

  • Smoking classes can help kick the habit

    She says she feels better. He says he now has more money in his pockets. Just two of many reasons they decided to quit smoking.

    Campbellsville residents Donella Lennox and Bob Shofner say quitting wasn't easy, but it was worth the struggle. And for other residents interested in quitting, a free class to help begins tomorrow.

  • Weak economy brings more tourists to Taylor County

    With gas prices and most everything else on the rise, summer vacations have turned into "staycations" as more and more people are sticking closer to their home turf. And Taylor County is reaping the rewards.

    "Money is more scarce and they don't go as far," said Marilyn Clarke, Taylor County Tourism Commission director. "They are staying in Kentucky and taking day trips."

    And because the Taylor County tourism market draws from areas within a three-hour drive, according to Emerald Isle owner Terry Brown, plenty of vacationers are coming here.

  • Resident accused of assaulting police officer

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer.

    James S. Tyler, 49, of 725 S. Columbia Ave. was arrested at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, July 18.

    According to Tyler's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint at a Tharp Drive residence that someone had placed a lock on a mailbox.

    Upon their arrival, Tyler told police that he put the lock on the mailbox because a landlord had given him permission.