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  • Man indicted after shooting at police

    The Campbellsville man shot by police after he allegedly fired a weapon at them has been indicted on charges of attempted murder and wanton endangerment.

    Adam Douglas Powell, 22, of 506 Woodlawn Ave. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, the charges stem from an altercation on March 29.

    The report states Campbellsville Police received a 911 call about a domestic situation involving weapons at 506 Woodlawn Ave.

  • Survey asks readers about their reading, shopping habits

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is conducting a local Internet reader survey to help determine reading and shopping habits.

    Readers will be asked what they like to read, what they don't and their evaluation of what they do read.

    And as an incentive, participants will be entered in a drawing for up to $3,000.

  • Making History

    A few years ago, Sue Smith was having some work done on the High Street home she and her husband Willard share. When workers removed the fireplace mantel, they discovered a note that had been tucked between the mantel and the wall.

    "It said the mantel was built in 1926," Mrs. Smith said.

    She knew her home had been built some years ago, but, now, it seemed she had proof.

    Today, Smith knows the history of not only her home but several of her neighbors' homes as well.

  • Celebrating Earth Day

    Area children learned how to plant flowers last week at the Taylor County Public Library's Earth Day celebration.

    Stories and crafts pertaining to Earth Day, along with refreshments, were available.

    The library is now open until 8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call Bonnie Webster at 465-2562.

  • Jubilee Center breaks ground

    By year's end, Green River Ministries' Jubilee Center will finally be a reality.

    Local and state officials have converged on 100 Stockyard St. several times over the past two years. On Wednesday, they came together once again to break ground for what will be a one-stop destination for those in need.

    "If it is of God, it will stand and that's what has happened," GRM Board Chair Karl Lusk said during a ceremony last week.

  • Senate candidate visits Campbellsville

    U.S. Senate candidate Greg Fischer, a Louisville Democrat, campaigned in Campbellsville on Friday.

    Fischer is one of eight Democrats who filed for the race in an attempt to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell. At this point in the race, polls show his main competition is two-time gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lunsford. Lunsford's campaign was boosted when former rival Andrew Horne dropped out of the race in February and offered his endorsement.

    But Fischer said on Friday that his poll numbers are on the rise while Lunsford's are on the decline.

  • Farmers' Market opens for the new year

    Opening day at the Taylor County Farmers' Market got off to a slow start Saturday, as cool temperatures may have kept some folks at home.

    About five local farmers set up shop Saturday selling various items, including onions, herbs, flowers, honey, eggs and scented skin care products.

    Roger Benningfield, who was selling honey and onions, said opening day is typically slow. As the weather warms up and more products are harvested, attendance usually increases, he said.

  • Mmmm!Annual pancake breakfast is Saturday

    It takes more than 400 pounds of sausage, about 300 pounds of pancake mix and countless volunteers to make the annual breakfast happen.

    The annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department pancake breakfast is set for Saturday at the fire department.

    According to Taylor County Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson, the fire departments have hosted the event every year he has worked at the fire department - since 1967.

    "It [actually] goes back a long time before that," Wilson said.

    He thinks the event originally dates back 55 to 60 years.

  • Home sweet home?

    They slept in small cardboard boxes on a cold, rainy night.

    They didn't have cell phones, laptop computers, access to an unlimited amount of food or even pillows. They were homeless.

    Campbellsville University students and community members participated in "Cardboard Nation" this past weekend to raise public awareness of homelessness in Taylor County.

    CU's Carver School of Social Work sponsored the event, which began Friday on Stapp Lawn at 7 p.m. and ended at 7 a.m. the next morning.

  • Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, other charges in Circuit Court

    A Campbellsville resident charged with kidnapping and assaulting a girlfriend has pleaded guilty to charges against him.

    Brandon Keith Cox, 25, of 311 Taylor Blvd. and co-defendant Catina R. Brockman, 34, of 109 Candace St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, April 8.

    Cox and Brockman were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last July on charges stemming from an alleged kidnapping incident.

    Cox faced charges of kidnapping, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.