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  • Monday is deadline for voter registration

    Those who want to vote in the general election on Nov. 4 have just days left to register to do so.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said those wanting to register must come to his office to complete the paperwork or mail it by Monday. He said applications postmarked with Monday's date will be accepted.

    "So if you can't get by the office, that'll be OK, too," he said.

    Carney said his office staff members have received several new registrations, as many as 100, in the past few weeks.

  • Voter registration deadline is Monday

     

    Those who want to vote in the general election on Nov. 4 have just days left to register to do so.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said those wanting to register must come to his office to complete the paperwork or mail it by Monday. He said applications postmarked with Monday's date will be accepted.

    "So if you can't get by the office, that'll be OK, too," he said.

    Carney said his office staff members have received several new registrations, as many as 100, in the past few weeks.

  • Elk Horn Baptist to host Christian concert

     

    Hoping to raise money to fulfill the dream of building a new sanctuary, Elk Horn Baptist Church started sponsoring contemporary Christian concerts a year ago.

    Their first concert featured Dove Award-winning and contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Plumb, accompanied by Josh Wilson and the band Mikeschair.

    Although he wasn't the main act, Jamie Browning, chairman of the church's fundraising team, said the crowd of nearly 900 was in awe of Wilson's vocals and instrumental talent.

  • Two on the ballot to serve as county coroner

     

    Two people want to be Taylor County's coroner, and on Nov. 4, voters will be asked to choose the one they want to serve in the position.

    Incumbent Terry Dabney, a Republican, will face Lyndell R. Petty, a Democrat, for the position.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal staff members mailed questionnaires to candidates in the contested races on the general election ballot. Dabney and Petty responded and their answers are printed below.

    See the candidates' complete questionnaires with this story online.

  • VanMeter bikes to beat cancer

     

    She doesn't remember much about when it happened, and only recently has she been willing to share her story.

    Lauren VanMeter, 22, is a cancer survivor.

    When she was 2, VanMeter was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia.

    She and her family moved from Louisville to Campbellsville in 2004 and have made their home here since. The VanMeters lived in Middlesboro before moving to Louisville in 2001.

  • Two local murder cases headed to jury trials

     

    Murder cases against three Campbellsville residents are continuing to move toward a jury of their peers deciding their fate.

    Jesse Durham, 23, who is charged with killing his great-grandmother, and Brianna Means Brucker, 22, and Dale Brucker, 27, who are accused of killing Brianna's infant son, had their cases heard in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday.

    The Bruckers, formerly of Mill Street, are now scheduled to appear in court again on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

  • One injured in crash involving school bus

     

    A man was injured in a crash involving a motorcycle and a Taylor County school bus on Tuesday night that shut down all four traffic lanes on East Broadway.

    The crash occurred at the intersection of East Broadway and Ingram Avenue at about 8:15 p.m.

    According to Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette, the initial investigation shows that the bus, driven by Brad Lackey, age 52, pulled into the motorcycle's path while attempting to make a left turn onto Ingram Avenue.

  • A hero's sendoff

     

    As the dispatcher calls for the fallen firefighter, his friends and family members hear nothing but silence.

    "Captain and firefighter Tony Grider, this will be your last and final call."

    The last call for Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider, 41, of Columbia, was made just before his body was laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Police can shred personal documents

     

    From old medical bills and pay stubs to unwanted credit card offers and even resumes, Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette says documents containing personal information can be a potential gold mine for identity thieves.

    He said it's tempting to simply toss sensitive documents in the trash and assume no one will ever find it.

    "Well, they will if they're serious enough about it," Hazlette said. "I don't know that we've got anybody here that's ambitious enough to do that, but it could happen."

  • Judge rules that day care worker abused child

    A judge has ruled that a former day care worker abused a child in her care.

    But whether the worker's actions caused the child's injuries has yet to be decided.

    In January 2013, local attorney Jon Hieneman filed a lawsuit in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Amber Hyde and her daughter, Jolie Maiz Morris.

    Listed as defendants are Erica Gravel of Spring Meadow Court in Campbellsville and Learning Tree Kids Zone Inc. of Hudson Street in Columbia.