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  • Former resident appears on 'The Voice'


    About 13 million people saw her sing.

    The former Campbellsville resident says she is an artist, and she had the chance to show that to the world on national television.

    Kensington "Kensi" Moore appeared on "The Voice" this season.

    And while she didn't advance after two rounds of the competition, Moore says the experience was surreal and she is grateful to have had the chance to compete.

  • McConnell makes campaign stop in Taylor County


    He spearheaded the effort to prevent his company from losing its clothing contract to federal prisoners, Campbellsville Apparel Manager Chris Reynolds said of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

    McConnell made a campaign stop at Campbellsville Apparel on Tuesday morning to speak to Campbellsville Apparel employees and rally local supporters. Country music artist Lee Greenwood accompanied McConnell on his visit and performed his hit "God Bless the U.S.A."

    McConnell told employees he is glad he could help them keep their jobs.

  • Writing on the walls


    On any other day, it might have been discouraged. But last Tuesday, adults and children alike were asked to write all over the walls at Kentucky Christian Academy.

    That day, KCA officials asked students, parents and the public to come to the new school building and write messages and Bible verses on the walls in the new gymnasium/cafeteria.

    The area will soon be covered in drywall, but should part of it have to ever be taken down, the messages written on the inside will be there forever.

  • Officials urge safety when trick or treating


    Superheroes, princesses and an assortment of ghouls will walk the streets tomorrow night, in search of candy.

    Taylor County residents will trick or treat tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m.

    And many churches and organizations will have special Halloween events for children. See the sidebar to this story for details about events submitted to the News-Journal's Community Calendar for publication.

  • Young, Allen square off to be mayor


    They have both had the job before, and they want it again.

    Tony Young and Brenda Allen faced off for the first time in November 2010 to see who would become Campbellsville's mayor. Young came out ahead by 205 votes and took office in 2011 for his first term in office.

    And now, four years later, Allen is challenging Young to get her job back.

    Voters will decide which of the two they want in office on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

  • No KU safety violations found in firefighter injuries

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has completed its review of an Aug. 21 accident that killed one Campbellsville firefighter and injured three others.

    The review found that the 69-kiloVolt transmission line involved in the accident was built, maintained and operated in accordance with all applicable safety standards. Therefore, the PSC will take no further actions in the matter, the agency said in a letter to Kentucky Utilities Co., which owns and operates the line.

  • Raising money for Hosparus


    About $7,600 was raised on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the annual Hosparus Tea, and the money will be used to help people in Taylor and surrounding counties. The tea is the largest fundraiser for Hosparus, and the organization's signature event.

    Locally, the Hosparus Green River Community Board, which Chad Shively chairs, oversees fundraisers for the organization.

    The Hosparus Green River area encompasses Taylor, Washington, Marion, Green and Adair counties. Since Taylor is the largest of the counties, the area's office was set up here.

  • Students learn about fire prevention


    If their smoke detector is working, they learned, it just might save their lives.

    Local students learned last week how to prevent fires and what they should do if their home catches on fire.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Engineer Keith Bricken and Taylor County High School students participating in the school’s fire sciences program taught the fire prevention programs.

  • Man faces nearly 200 counts of possession of child pornography


    A Campbellsville man has been charged with nearly 200 counts of being in possession of child pornography.

    Lonnie A. Harness, 29, of Sharon Drive, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to court records, Harness was allegedly found with photos depicting child pornography on his cell phone.

    Harness was charged with 39 counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor and 181 counts of possession of or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Haunting at Green River Lake


    There were scarecrows, sounds of wild animals lurking nearby, a man with a chainsaw and lots of ghoulish figures.

    Taylor County High School FFA students haunted Green River Lake's corn maze on Saturday, Oct. 18, to raise money for their programs. Admission was $5 per person, and in all, $405.50 was raised.

    The corn maze, which is located at the entrance to GRL State Park, is open daily from 8 a.m. to dark through the end of October. There is no admission to tour the maze at times other than the haunting events.