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  • CHS students learn the importance of college

     

    The key to success is learning, he said, and they saw that firsthand.

    Last Friday, Campbellsville High School juniors and seniors saw why continuing their education after high school is so important.

    Last week, Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday, local officials and representatives from area colleges and universities came to CHS to give students advice on how to choose a college, how to apply and much more.

  • Man charged with reckless homicide

     

    It was first thought to have been an accident, but now, grand jurors say they believe someone is responsible for the death after all.

    William E. Tillett, 21, of Carnation Street in Campbellsville, was indicted last Tuesday and charged with reckless homicide in the death of Thomas Morgan.

    Tillett was also charged with possession of a defaced firearm, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug supplies.

    Thomas Wayne Morgan II, 21, died in May after being treated for a gunshot wound.

  • 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.