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Today's News

  • Man of the Year does much to serve others

    Each year in June, the Central Kentucky News-Journal honors Taylor County men with a special section. The newspaper also asks for help from the community in choosing one man, in particular, who excels in his family, career, community and church.

    Residents send in their nominations for Taylor County Man of the Year and then a committee of News-Journal staff members chooses a winner based on those nominations.

    This year's honoree is Ben Martin.

    The decision was a difficult one for the judges. There were more than 10 different men nominated.

  • Public record for June 23

    Small Claims Filed

    07-S-138, filed 10/11/07 in Marion County District Court; CNS Quickcash of South Central Avenue in Campbellsville v. Brian Clark of West Mulberry Street in Lebanon. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for cash advance, $500 and court costs. The claim was transferred to Taylor District Court on 11/14/07.

  • Campbellsville resident charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling drugs 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.

    Gretchen Edwards, 20, of 35 Anna Court was charged with second-degree selling buprenorphine.

    Bond was set at $10,000 cash. If convicted, Edwards could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

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

  • Farm Service Agency seeking committee nominees

    The Farm Service Agency is seeking nominees for local county committee elections.

    The FSA began accepting nominations on June 15 and will continue accepting them until Aug. 1. All nomination forms must be turned in or postmarked by Aug. 1.

    Those who participate or cooperate in an FSA program, are able to vote in a county committee election and live in the area in which they would serve are eligible for candidacy.

    Nomination forms may picked up at the Taylor County FSA office or may be downloaded online at www.fsa.usda.gov.

  • Bell performs in Vegas

    Sheryl Bell, 29, of Campbellsville performed a vocal solo during the USA World Showcase on May 24 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

    Bell sang "Coal Miner's Daughter" by Loretta Lynn.

    Online voting will begin on Sunday, July 6 at www.usaworldshowcase.com.

    Bell received a plaque for her performance and was the only participant from Kentucky.

  • Cub Scout Day Camp

    Nearly 40 Cub Scouts from Taylor and Marion counties attended the weeklong "How the West Was Won" Boy Scout day camp at Miller Park last week.

    Scouts participated in a variety of activities including archery, crafts and BB gun safety.

    Pictured above, Mark Wiedewitsch of the Forestry Service tells Webelos Pack 777 of Campbellsville about the various trees found in Miller Park. Below, right, Matthew Haywood of Pack 777 shares a laugh with friends. At left, Cody Jenkins of Pack 777 glues together pieces of wood while building a covered wagon.

  • Woman charged with assault

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with assaulting another person.

    Bessie Callahan, 43, of 30 Feather Creek Road was arrested at 11:51 p.m. Friday, June 13.

    According to Callahan's arrest warrant, she is accused of dragging another person with her vehicle on April 22, causing injuries to the person's face, arm and legs.

    Callahan was charged with second-degree assault, a Class C felony, which is punishable by as much as 10 years in prison. She pleaded not guilty to the charge in Taylor District Court on Monday, June 16.

  • Six indicted on charges of selling stolen property

    A Campbellsville businessman and five other people have been indicted on charges alleging they stole property to sell at a local pawn shop.

    The six were indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Indicted were:

    - Barry Burton, 50, of 121 Hunter Trace in Campbellsville.

    - Dustin Cole Burton, 20, also of 121 Hunter Trace in Campbellsville.

    - Christopher Poynter, 33, of 104 Hillview Terrace, Apt. 1, in Greensburg.

    - James Douglas Ewing, 46, of 109 Hillview Terrace, Apt. 9, in Greensburg.

  • Watkins-Benningfield

    Tina Hudson Watkins and David "BB" Benningfield exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, May 31 at All Occasions in Campbellsville.

    The Rev. Paul Dicken performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Elsie Hudson of Winter Haven, Fla. and the late James Hudson. Her grandparents are Margaret Wells of Tipler, Wis., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sylvester and Albert Hudson.

  • Liberty man arrested, charged with sex abuse

    A Liberty man has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.

    Joshua Edward Lee, 24, of 3333 Snake Ridge Road was arrested at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12.

    According to Lee's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley received a complaint from the 13-year-old's mother alleging that Lee had sexually abused her daughter last December by kissing her and touching her inappropriately.

    Lee was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony, punishable by as much as five years in prison.