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Today's News

  • Campbellsville man indicted for child abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of abusing a child.

    Ronald L. Sallee, 33, of 1890 Reids Chapel Road was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on a charge of second-degree criminal abuse.

    Kentucky State Police Detective B.J. Burton investigated.

    On Friday, Burton said he couldn’t reveal any details of the case, only that it involves physical abuse of a 3-year-old.

    Bond for Sallee was set at 10 percent of $10,000.

    If convicted, Sallee could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • History in the making

    Countless people attended and watched the historical inauguration of President Barack Obama last week. Several of those braving the crowds and cold weather in Washington, D.C. were Campbellsville residents.

    The News-Journal contacted several of those who traveled to Washington and asked them to share their experiences. Here are the stories of those who responded, some of which are written as first person accounts.

    Matthew Hart, high school student

  • Lady Tigers stay perfect in MSC race

    Campbellsville University's 13th-rated Lady Tigers had a fast start and strong finish to upend visiting No. 25 Lindsey Wilson College 65-55 on Thursday night.

    The Lady Tigers, 17-3 overall and 3-0 vs. Mid-South Conference foes, led 13-6 early before the Lady Raiders (15-5, 1-1) used a 14-2 run to lead 20-15 and held a 29-24 half-time advantage.

  • Bardstown beats CHS in All 'A' boys' finals

    Bardstown rode a 12-7 spurt in the third quarter to a 62-52 victory over Campbellsville in the finals of the Touchstone Energy Boys' All "A" Classic at Bethlehem High on Friday night.

    It was the fourth straight championship for the Tigers who turned 29 Campbellsville turnovers into 31 points for the game.

    Coach Gary Goode's squad trailed at the half 27-24.

    "We didn't feel like we competed to the best of our ability in the first half," Goode said after the game.

  • Taylor woman dies in Green County crash

    A Taylor County woman died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 88, just west of Greensburg.

    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper John Boyd, Angelica Heath, 18, of Campbellsville, was pronounced dead at the scene by Green County Coroner Eudell Stilts.

    According to Boyd's report, Heath was traveling east on KY 88 in a 1997 Nissan, when she lost control in a curve and slid sideways into the westbound lane of traffic. Heath's vehicle was struck in the passenger door by a 1999 Ford driven by Ben Bolden, 19, of Campbellsville.

    The collision occurred at 9:02 a.m.

  • Lindsey Wilson pulls out 65-62 road win at CU

    The Campbellsville University men's team nearly made it a sweep on Thursday before falling to No. 16-rated Lindsey Wilson.

    The Tigers (7-10, 0-3) took a 51-50 second-half lead on Shawn Savage's trey and led again at 61-60 on Hristo Petkov's two free throws with 2:13 left. However, the Blue Raiders out-scored CU 5-1 down the stretch to improve to 15-2.

    Zach Allender led the Tigers with 28 points and Savage had 13, all in the second half.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Monday, Jan. 26

    MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Taylor County at Campbellsville (6:00).

    UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL — Midway at Campbellsville (6:00).

    Tuesday, Jan. 27

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Taylor County at Adair County (8:00).

    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL — Taylor County at Adair County (6:30).

    Thursday, Jan. 29

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Green County at Taylor County (8:00).

  • Green County downs Lady Eagles 63-34 for All 'A' crown

    Campbellsville High School's Lady Eagles' quest for a title ended on Friday when they were upended by Green County 63-34 in the championship game of the Touchstone Energy Fifth Region All "A" Classic at Bethlehem.

    The Lady Dragons (15-3) used four first-half three-pointers and 14 points from Raegan Deaton to build a 32-15 half-time cushion and Kelsea Mitchell took over in the second half with 15 of her team-high 19 points.

  • Taylor Junior Miss makes Top 10

    Taylor County Junior Miss Auburn Wigginton finished in the Top 10 at the Kentucky Junior Miss program over the weekend. She also earned a preliminary fitness award.

    The event took place at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

    "It was so neat to be able to meet all the other girls from across the state," Wigginton said. "There were 31 of us."

    Wigginton shared her host family - Robin and Tim Blair of Lexington - with another contestant who had the same last name. Annie Wigginton represented Nelson County.

  • Columbia man charged in sealed indictment

    A Columbia man has been charged with identity theft in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

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

    Dennis Lamer, 33, of 1314 Knifley Road in Columbia was charged with identity theft, theft of less than $300 of a controlled substance and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at $2,000 cash. Lamer was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.