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  • One year later, police have no suspect in bank robbery

    More than a year after Citizens Bank & Trust was robbed at gunpoint, Campbellsville Police are still searching for the man who committed the crime.

    According to police, a man walked into the Citizens Bank KY 210 branch office on Friday, July 16, 2010, just after 2 p.m. and demanded money.

    The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches and 220 pounds.

  • Do you need one of these?

    It's odorless, tasteless, invisible and deadly. And it occurs naturally.

    Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, according to Timmy Green, a radon specialist for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and environmental services officer Green County Health Department. The No. 1 cause of lung cancer is smoking.

    Green says radon has a greater potential to reach dangerous levels in Taylor County.

  • Boil-water alert liifted

    Repairs to a high service water line led to last week's request to conserve water and a boil-water advisory.

    According to Cheryl Sullivan of Campbellsville Water Co., a meter was being replaced on the high service water line Thursday. When the old meter was removed, another section of the line came loose, causing the distribution system to lose water.

    As a result, water pressure throughout the county dropped, in some cases to zero. Campbellsville Water customers were asked to conserve water while repairs were underway.

  • Boil-water alert liifted

    Repairs to a high service water line led to last week's request to conserve water and a boil-water advisory.

    According to Cheryl Sullivan of Campbellsville Water Co., a meter was being replaced on the high service water line Thursday. When the old meter was removed, another section of the line came loose, causing the distribution system to lose water. As a result, water pressure throughout the county dropped, in some cases to zero. Campbellsville Water customers were asked to conserve water while repairs were underway.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil-water advisory for Taylor County has been lifted. An emergency alert from the Campbellsville E-911 Center notified residents at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday. The advisory had been in effect since Thursday afternoon.

    The Campbellsville Water Co. had a problem at the main water pump. Repairs were made immediately, but the Water Co. had to wait for water tests to be completed by the state.


    Residents who would like to sign up for emergency alerts can call the E-911 Center at 465-8000 to be added to the list.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in two-vehicle crash Tuesday

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s report, at about 6:10 p.m., Clement Ritchie of Campbellsville was driving a 2004 Dodge Intrepid east on KY 70 when he collided with a 16-foot flatbed trailer being pulled by a 2001 Chevrolet van driven by Buford Gingrich of Elk Horn.

  • One injured in two-vehicle collision Saturday

    An unidentified person suffered minor injuries following a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68, near the Taylor County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 4:22 p.m., Keith Mann, 41, of Taylor County was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile east on U.S. 68 when he rear-ended a 2010 Cadillac driven by Mary Marrett, 58, of Lebanon.
    One of Marrett’s two passengers, neither of whom were identified, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital.
    Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley investigated.

  • Debit card issue corrected

    If you’ve received a forwarded e-mail from an individual describing a problem with the use of a debit card at the Mini-Marathon gas station on the Campbellsville Bypass, the problem has been fixed and no crime was committed.
    The individual, who asked that neither a name nor any personal information be included, sent a warning e-mail to several friends and many of those people forwarded the e-mail to their friends.
    Here at the News-Journal office, employees received the e-mail more than 10 times.

  • Martin receives 50 years service award

    Melvin Doug Martin has served on the Taylor County Conservation District Board for 50 years, a milestone which recently earned him recognition at the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Annual Convention.
    The convention took place recently in Louisville.
    Martin was the only board member this year to receive a 50-year award.

  • Flanagan reappointed to state board

    Dan E. Flanagan of Campbellsville has been reappointed to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
    Gov. Steve Beshear made the announcement Friday.
    Flanagan will serve a term expiring Dec. 31, 2016. He was appointed to the Council in 2005.  
    He served as vice chair from January 2007 to February 2010.