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  • Mobley will not seek re-election

    Mobley will not seek re-election

    After eight years in office, State Rep. Russ Mobley has decided not to seek re-election this November.

    Mobley, R-Campbellsville, made the announcement in a press release on Tuesday.

    "It has been a great pleasure to serve the citizens of the 51st House District for the past eight years," Mobley stated. "We have made great strides in education; road and transportation enhancements; and infrastructure improvements. I'm proud to say I was a part of that process."

  • Man charged with rape

    A Columbia man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly took a woman and her child hostage.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, on Tuesday at about 7:30 a.m., a woman and a child entered Minit Mart on Old Lebanon Road. The woman told the clerk that she was being held hostage at gunpoint at her home. Her alleged captor, Anthony D. Holliman, 30, was in the store at the time.

    According to the report, the woman said she was able to convince Holliman to let her go to the store for coffee.

    The clerk called police, who were able to arrest Holliman without incident.

  • Kids chapter story begins next week

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal's younger readers will soon have a chance to learn about our 33rd U.S. President on the Just For Kids page.

    Beginning Jan. 24, "A Familiar Face," an eight-chapter serial story, will follow a boy named Scotty Brown as he learns about Harry S. Truman.

    A homework assignment leads Scotty to discover "A Familiar Face" in the pages of history and to learn about the role a boy from Missouri had as an adult in international decisions of humanitarian aid, war and racial equality.

  • Campbellsville Police investigate robbery

    Campbellsville Police investigate robbery

    Campbellsville Police are looking for a black male who assaulted two Sonic employees Monday before fleeing the restaurant with an undetermined amount of money.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 10:10 p.m. a black male wearing a bandana, white T-shirt and dark, baggy pants entered the restaurant and assaulted two workers while demanding money.

    One of the workers was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and treated and released.

  • Swan files for state representative

    Asa James Swan has filed as a Republican candidate for 51st District State Representative, an office currently held by Republican Russ Mobley. The district covers Taylor and Adair counties.

    Mobley announced earlier this week that he will not seek re-election. Republican Russell Montgomery has also filed for the seat.

    Swan, who teaches history at Lindsey Wilson College, filed his paperwork in Frankfort on Monday.

  • Grand jury charges man with burglary

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on burglary, assault and other charges.

    Charles Robert Wagoner, 34, of 945 Old Spurlington Road was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Wagoner was charged with second-degree burglary, assault of a family member, his third offense, first-degree fleeing or evading police, possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana, first-degree possession of cocaine, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Weekend events will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Beginning this weekend, several local events will seek to keep the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive.

    A pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement, King was shot and killed in Memphis, Tenn. on April 4, 1968.

    Five years prior, at a march on Washington, King delivered what is perhaps his most famous speech, in which he said, "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

  • Smiling all the way

    Taylor County's 2008 Junior Miss Megan Romines returned home Sunday after a week of preparation and participation in the state Junior Miss Program in Lexington.

    Romines, competing against 36 other high school senior girls from across the state, earned a Top 15 designation.

    "It was definitely one of the most stressful but rewarding experiences of my life," Romines said.

    On Monday, she said she was happy to be home.

    "I never thought I'd say this, but I really missed calculus and the yearbook staff."

  • Primary Election deadline nears

    The deadline for candidates to file to run in the May Primary is Tuesday, Jan. 29.

    The Primary Election is Tuesday, May 20. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Locally, voters could see City Council and State Representative races on the Primary ballot.

    City Council candidates will need to file their papers at the Taylor County Clerk's office by 4:30 on Jan. 29.

  • Taking charge

    It took only a few days for her hair to fall out. But that didn't falter her positive attitude.

    "I'm very blessed and grateful," she says.

    Campbellsville resident Annette Thompson, 42, said she has always had regular mammograms. With fibrocystic breast disease, she said, she knew it was only a matter of time before she had a "bad" mammogram.

    Thompson said the doctor who had performed her last mammogram told her to contact her family doctor. At that point, Thompson said, she became scared her mammogram wasn't normal.

    "In June 2007, it was a bad one," she said.