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Today's News

  • Lottery pays out more than it takes in

    The Kentucky Lottery is paying out more in Taylor County than it is taking in.

    During the 2008-2009 fiscal year, lottery revenue totaled $3,888,392. During the same period, the Lottery paid out $2,551,962 in prizes and $1,879,415 to students for scholarships and grant funding.

    According to Sara Westerman, Kentucky Lottery communications specialist, the majority of lottery revenue goes toward education.

  • 'New Moon' doesn't disappoint 'Twihards'

    By the time these words hit newsprint, I'll have seen the movie three times.

    That's a pretty low number for me, actually, considering I saw the first one six times in various theaters and "Titanic" nearly 15 times.

    Yes, I know how that sounds, and I just really enjoy going to movie theaters.

    If you have read my columns before, you'll know I'm a "Twilight" fan. I loved the books, loved the first movie and can't wait to see the next ones.

  • Cookies with Santa

    Three-year-old Darlene Ferguson was just one of many children who stopped by the Central Kentucky News-Journal office Thursday afternoon to have cookies with Santa.

    Joseph Greer, however, wasn't quite as thrilled.

    All children who participated in the annual letter-writing and coloring contests sponsored by the newspaper were invited.

  • Man accused of breaking into home to steal drugs

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly broke into another person's home to steal drugs.

    Robert S. Hughes, 48, of 2449 E. Meadow Creek was arrested at just after midnight Friday, Dec. 4.

    According to Hughes' arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 that a man was breaking into someone's home but the homeowner had caught the person.

    When police arrived, court records state, the homeowner was standing over the man and told officers that the man was trying to break into his garage.

  • Courthouse Square should have been packed Wednesday

    Wednesday's Veterans Day celebration was quite a ceremony. There were several guest speakers, an amazing performance by the Campbellsville Middle School choir and a flag ceremony.

    But something was missing.

    Including the 20-members-strong choir, I counted about 60 people. That's a nice crowd, but as Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said, the Courthouse Square should have been overflowing with people there to pay due respect to the many local men and women who served our country.

  • Be alert for holiday e-mail scams

    The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to a holiday e-mail scam that's popping up in consumers' inboxes just in time for the holiday shopping season.

    The e-mail appears to be a legitimate e-mail from DHL Services, a parcel shipment company, but it actually contains an attachment that, if opened, will infect computers with a virus.

  • New pediatrician takes over Dr. Winit's practice

    Taylor County children will soon have a new full-time doctor to treat their tummy aches and sniffles. But it's one they may have seen before.

    University of Louisville general pediatrician Dr. Stephen Baum has been chosen to serve as medical director of University Child Health Specialists-Campbellsville.

    The office was renamed after Campbellsville's long-time pediatrician Dr. Winit Chartisathian retired in September. Baum is one of several doctors who have worked at the office on a rotating basis since then.

  • Man accused of burglary, assaulting another man

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly broke into another man's home and assaulted him.

    Charles Robert Wagoner Jr., 36, of 945 Old Spurlington Road was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.

    According to Wagoner's arrest citation, he allegedly went to a man's home at 8:30 a.m. that day, went inside, pulled the man outside and then assaulted him.

    Records state that the man's injuries required treatment at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Wagoner was charged with first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault.

  • 'When I am on that road I am in the heart of myself'

    The title? That's a quote from one of my favorite short stories - "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut" by Stephen King. Re-reading that story, combined with something I saw at the side of the road brought back a few memories.

    It was a pair of tire tracks in the ditch beside the intersection of Old E'town Road and Phillips Lane. Someone did some fancy driving to avoid rear-ending another vehicle.

    And that reminded me of my dad.

  • Woman charged with selling drugs

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor County Circuit Court Judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Christie Stumph, 25, of 113 Roland St. was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance. Bond was set at $15,000 cash.

    If convicted, Stumph could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.