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  • Man pleads guilty in child porn case

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to having child pornography.
    William Cody Edwards, 22, of 42 Lisa Lane in Campbellsville, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in March and charged with possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    Edwards appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Aug. 26 and entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • State test scores improve

    The results are in, with both good and not so good news.
    Though the local schools have improved in many areas, some have been ruled as not meeting adequate yearly progress.
    No Child Left Behind, Kentucky Core Content and Interim Performance Report data were released last week.
    Signed into law in January 2002, the federal NCLB Act requires states to provide information on districts’ progress to reach proficiency by 2014.

  • TRH hosts "topping off" ceremony for surgical center

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently reached a milestone in the construction of its surgical center addition by completing the steel structure portion of the new facility.

    To commemorate reaching this milestone, Wehr Constructors, general contractor for the project, hosted an official "topping off" ceremony on Friday, Sept. 16, at the site of the new building.

  • Bennett opens new law practice

    Bryan E. Bennett PSC has opened a new practice in downtown Campbellsville. His office is located at 111 East Main St.

    Bennett represents clients in the Campbellsville and surrounding area.

    He offers services in personal injury, auto accidents, divorce, estate planning and oil and gas leases.

    Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services are available in Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Spurling joins Mira Bella Salon staff

    Mira Bella Salon and owner Ginny Olbers announces the addition of hair stylist Becky Spurling to the staff. 

    Spurling is a cut and color specialist who comes to Mira Bella as a gifted professional stylist that can give you the style and look you've always wanted. 

    Walk-ins are now welcome at Mira Bella, which is located at 101 Laura Sue Humphress Drive next to Farm Bureau.

  • David Williams makes campaign stop in Campbellsville

    Jeff Moreland

    publisher@cknj.com

    Sen. David Williams, R-Burkesville, Kentucky's Republican gubernatorial candidate, was in Campbellsville on Wednesday afternoon to speak with local residents about his jobs and growth plan, as well as his plan to eliminate the state's personal income tax.

  • Grand jury indicts nine on burglary, drug charges

    Calen McKinney

    reporter@cknj.com

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges of DUI and burglary after he allegedly stole another person's moped and drove while intoxicated.

    Christopher Ferrell, 30, of 103 Lyon St., was indicted last week after a special session of the Taylor County grand jury.

    Ferrell was charged with second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking more than $500; DUI, his second offense; driving on a revoked or suspended license and third-degree criminal mischief.

  • Reward offered for information about local man's death

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office, in agreement with family members, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conclusion of the investigation into the death of Adam Hogan.

    Hogan, 29, was last seen with friends on Sept. 1, 2010. Human remains were found in a cornfield last Oct. 21, which were identified as Hogan's a month later.

    The cause of Hogan's death is still undetermined, though Taylor County Sheriff's deputies have not ruled out foul play.

  • Man charged with selling marijuana

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling marijuana.

    Jacob S. Wooley, 21, of 434 Kenny St., was arrested at 11:22 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

    According to Wooley's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Ben Riggs arrested him on an outstanding warrant.

    While being arrested, court records state, Wooley's girlfriend gave Riggs four bags of marijuana.

    Wooley allegedly told Riggs that he had been selling marijuana to make ends meet.

  • One injured in Kerr Street crash

    A woman was injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Carden Street and Kerr Street.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to the crash at 6:56 p.m.

    Eulon Wesley, 86, was driving a 1998 Ford Taurus south on North Carden.

    After stopping at a stop sign, Wesley struck a 2000 Dodge Neon driven by Stormy Lachowicz, 19, while attempting to cross Kerr Street.