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  • Long-time News-Journal publisher to retire

    A journalism career that started 36 years ago in Campbellsville looks like it will end in nearly the same place.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal Publisher Richard RoBards, 61, announced last Tuesday to his staff that he will be retiring effective the end of June.

    "It's been great to work for a company for a full 36-year career, doing something you love and with people and a community you enjoy," RoBards said. "I've been blessed beyond belief, really. I couldn't have asked for a better place to live, raise a family and work."

  • Jury finds man not guilty of drug charges

    A Taylor County jury found a Campbellsville man not guilty of drug and other charges last week.

    Nathaniel "Nate" Lee Cubit, 27, of Greenhill Drive faced a jury and Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, May 27.

    Cubit was indicted in August 2007 along with Efrain Granados Duncan, 31, of Sharon Street in Campbellsville on charges of first-degree selling cocaine, a second offense for Cubit and Duncan, and being first-degree persistent felony offenders.

    Duncan was accused of selling cocaine to another person and initially receiving the drugs from Cubit.

  • Teacher is this year's Agriculture Person of the Year

    William Wallace Evans has spent nearly three decades teaching high school students the value of agriculture.

    Originally from Marion County, Evans attended the University of Kentucky and, after graduating, moved to Campbellsville to teach at Taylor County High School.

    Evans met his wife, Patty, a marketing teacher at TCHS, when he first began teaching at TCHS. They have two children, Rachael and Samuel.

  • TCHS graduation
  • Man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with drug and other crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Shannon Bryant, 34, of 297 Eagle Point or Ray Street was charged in two separate indictments on charges of theft by unlawful taking more than $300, second-degree selling anabolic steroid and two counts of being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Campbellsville man injured in Green County crash

    A Campbellsville man was among three people injured in a single-vehicle crash just south of Greensburg on Wednesday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, James Cox, 18, of Campbellsville was traveling north on KY 61 in a 2001 Chevy truck when his vehicle hydroplaned. Cox lost control, left the road and struck a tree. The crash occurred at 7:10 a.m.

    Cox and his passengers, Breanna Johnson, 14, and Megan Johnson, 17, both of Greensburg, were treated and released at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Bill Gregory investigated.

  • Campbellsville police officer graduates from sergeant's course

    Campbellsville Police Department Sgt. Patricia Thompson, along with law enforcement officers from 16 other agencies across the commonwealth, were recognized at a graduation ceremony recently for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training's Academy of Police Supervision.

    APS, also called the sergeant's academy, is a three-week, 120-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency's promotion list to become sergeants.

  • Winners of downtown identification game announced

    The winners of the Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission's "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?" identification game have been announced.

    Catherine Turner Feather and Bettye Kincheloe, both of Campbellsville, correctly identified the buildings shown in nine pictures published in the Central Kentucky News-Journal in May.

  • Renaissance Commission meets tomorrow

    The Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission will have its regular monthly meeting on at noon tomorrow at the Campbellsville Development Center located at 107 W. Broadway. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Man arrested after chase with police

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly took police on a chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph.

    Andrew Blake Clark, 20, of 48 Lakeway Drive was arrested Monday, May 26 at about 1 a.m.

    Clark's arrest citation states Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens observed Clark on KY 55 attempting to do a trick on his Suzuki motorcycle.

    When Dickens attempted to stop Clark, the citation states, Clark fled on his motorcycle.

    The chase reached speeds of more than 110 mph, the citation states, and Clark passed in a no passing zone.