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Today's News

  • Sheriff's deputy demonstrates fatal vision goggles

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Walsh visited Taylor County Elementary School on March 11. Walsh spoke to students in Norma Simpson's fifth-grade class about the dangers of alcohol and drug use. Here, he demonstrates to Dylan Gribbins the effects of alcohol intoxication with the use of Fatal Vision Goggles, which were donated by MADD.

  • Parent members sought for CMS council

    Campbellsville Middle School is seeking two parent representatives to serve on its site-based decision making council for the 2008-2009 school year.

    Parents may nominate themselves or another parent. Check with the parent nominated to ensure that they wish to serve on the council.

    The nominations must be signed and received in the middle school office (PTSO mailbox) by Wednesday, May 7. The election will take place on May 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Campbellsville Middle School.

    Parents are eligible to serve if they meet the following criteria:

  • Sheriff's department investigating theft

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of several trailers.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Allen Newton, sheriff's deputies received information about an individual attempting to unload a possibly stolen lawnmower on Chestnut Grove Road on Monday.

    The report states that when deputies arrived, the person had left the scene, pulling a bumper hitch trailer.

    At the scene, deputies recovered an EverRide Warrior mower stolen from a residence on Saloma Road and a trailer stolen from the Woodlawn Avenue area.

  • Nominate your favorite 'Man of the Year'

    Taylor County is lucky to have many remarkable men. And the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors just some of those men each June.

    In particular, the News-Journal is searching for a man worthy of the title "Taylor County Man of the Year."

    In cooperation with several local businesses, the News-Journal will publish a special section honoring that man - and others - on Monday, June 9.

    The "Taylor County Man of the Year" will be chosen from community nominations.

  • Stone-Keltner

    Mr. and Mrs. Gary Frank Stone of Scottsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah-Kathryn Stone, to Brandon Kendrick Keltner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Keltner of Campbellsville.

    Stone is the granddaughter of Annice Stone of Scottsville, Mr. and Mrs. William Smila of Glasgow and the late Frank B. Stone and Jack Douglas Alexander.

  • One injured in collision

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Friday in a motorcycle collision.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William Rice, Roger Bright, 19, of Reids Chapel Road was traveling north on a 2000 Kawasaki 600R on Reids Chapel Road.

    The report states that Bright ran off the roadway and into a ditch when he attempted to drive around a curve.

    Bright was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.

  • Three enter pleas

    Three of five Campbellsville residents accused of operating a crime ring have pleaded guilty to various charges against them, though criminal syndication charges were dismissed.

    The five were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February 2007.

    According to the indictments, the defendants were accused of conspiring together in the theft and distribution of stolen property in December 2006.

    Indicted were:

    - Joseph Q. Seadler, 24, of 420 Kenny St.

    - Megan Michelle Wise, 20, of 403 Smith Ridge Road.

    - Timothy Wayne Crum, 28, also of 420 Kenny St.

  • Scott-Rafferty

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Scott of Fair Play, S.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Scott of Statesboro, Ga., to Jonathan Carter Rafferty, son of Janet Rafferty of Campbellsville and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rafferty of Mechanicsville, Va.

    Scott is the granddaughter of Mildred T. Scott of Statesboro, Hazel L. Vaughn of Spring Hill, Fla. and the late Edward C. Scott and Charles L. Vaughn.

  • Property transfers for May 1

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Hidden Meadows Inc. of Greensburg Road in Campbellsville to Howard Eastridge Construction Inc. of Sulphur Springs Road in Columbia, Lots 98 through 105, 107, and 109 through 118 of Section H of the Hidden Meadows Subdivision, $212,865.

    Howard Eastridge Construction Inc. of Sulphur Springs Road in Columbia to Carroll and Betty Floyd of High Point Crossing in Campbellsville, Lot 110 of Section H of the Hidden Meadows Subdivision, $19,900.

  • Scott, Rafferty honored with wedding shower

    Carrie Scott and Jonathan Rafferty were honored with a wedding shower on Saturday, April 12 at Good Hope Baptist Church. Rafferty is a native of Taylor County and a graduate of Taylor County High. The couple will marry on May 3 at Quail Creek Resort in Alabama. Pictured are, from left, Beulah Netherland, the groom's grandmother; Jonathan and Carrie; and Janet Rafferty, the groom's mother.