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  • Local briefs

    Winter storm coming

    Emergency management officials are warning residents of a winter storm expected to hit Central Kentucky during the weekend.

    According to a press release from Taylor County Emergency Management, a developing winter storm is expected to move through the state from Friday night through Sunday morning. The long range forecast is a wintry mix, which means ice.

    While it appears that the storm will hit Taylor County this weekend, a slight shift in the storm's path could be the difference between snow and rain.

  • Visit with Santa on Wednesday

    Santa Claus is coming to town!

    Santa will be at the News-Journal office in Campbellsville on Wednesday to meet the children who participated in this year's coloring contest and Letters to Santa contest.

    After learning about all of this year's entries, Santa said he wanted to reward the children for all their creative work. So he will attend a reception at the newspaper office on Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m.

    Santa said he's looking forward to seeing all the entries that the CKNJ staff has collected during the contests.

  • Holiday Music
  • Man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges.

    Wesley Dale Mann, 47, of 1881 Sportsman Lake Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

    Mann pleaded guilty in four separate cases to two counts of first-degree selling OxyContin, one a second offense, two counts of second-degree selling hydrocodone, one of those a second offense, and second-offense possession of drug supplies. Two charges of being a second-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

  • Judge denies man's motion to vacate

    Even though his alleged victims told a judge that he is innocent, the man's requests to be released from prison have been denied.

    In August 2004, Ronald Eugene "June Bug" Osinger Jr., now 27, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and three counts of intimidating a witness. He pleaded guilty to the charges in June 2004.

    However, the victims in the case recanted their testimony before a judge in September 2006.

  • Police/Court briefs

    One injured in two-vehicle collision

    One person was injured Wednesday in a two-car collision on KY 527.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox, Allison Thompson, 17, of Gene Hunt Road in Campbellsville was driving a 2003 Chevrolet at 4:30 p.m. on KY 527.

    The report states Thompson struck a 2004 Chevrolet being operated by Mazetta Sprowles, 63, of Maple Road in Campbellsville.

    Sprowles was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel where she was treated and released.

  • To your Health

    Charles Britton looks over his old office. Except for a few stacks of boxed files, the office the Taylor County Health Department Manager occupied for more than three decades is empty.

    "I went in there yesterday," Britton said Thursday, standing in the midst of more boxes at the health department's new location off Campbellsville Bypass. "It seemed kind of sad. I've been there for 34 years."

  • Police gear up for holiday crime

    Local police are gearing up for what is historically a time when thefts and burglaries are on the rise.

    Most thefts and burglaries occur between December and February, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield. And with a few protective measures, residents can do their part to prevent these types of crimes.

    "It is a different day and time," Benningfield said. "It used to be people could leave their home unsecured for days at a time. You can't do that anymore."

  • Three's company ... in Knifley

    All three are healthy. Two never stray very far from their mother. One ventures out alone, but often runs back to Mama when approached. And all three are rare - a one in 106,000 shot.

    Johnnie Perkins still marvels at the triplet calves birthed on his Knifley farm on Nov. 21.

    "She had one and everything went good. She got up and licked it and laid back down. I watched her a bit and then she had another one. After about two or three minutes, she laid back down."

    That concerned Perkins, so he called Crossroads Animal Clinic.

  • Council puts smoking ban on hold

    Campbellsville City Council members will hold off on putting a smoking ordinance to a final vote while a committee works out a few more details.

    Though Council members did not discuss the ordinance during their regular meeting on Monday, the following morning Councilman David Nunery said the committee is revisiting other cities' ordinances.

    "We've also been looking at all the recent court cases, in particular the one in Jefferson Court," Nunery said.

    Louisville's smoking ban excluded Churchill Downs, a move that has since been declared unconstitutional.