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Today's News

  • Hide your prescription drugs

    Last year, the News-Journal published a story about the results of the latest Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey of local students.

    The survey results showed that prescription drug abuse is on the rise with teenagers. As a matter of fact, according to Karen Hayes with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition, one in every four teens uses prescription drugs to get high.

    No wonder Kentucky leads the nation in prescription drug abuse.

  • Man charged with third DUI offense

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Steven T. Mays, 39, of 23 Morgan Trail was arrested at 2:37 a.m. Saturday, April 26.

    According to court records, Mays was stopped by Campbellsville Police for not wearing a seat belt.

    Mays told police he did not have a driver's license and he had been drinking.

    According to court records, Mays failed several field sobriety tests and tested a .108 blood alcohol level, higher than the legal limit of .08.

  • Workshop addresses prescription drug problem

    Looking for a way to feed his addiction to painkillers, the man stuck his fingers into the moving blades of a lawnmower. A disturbing action, Dave Sallengs said, made even more so by the fact that it actually happened.

    Manager of the Office of the Inspector General's Drug Enforcement and Professional Practices Branch, Sallengs was in town Thursday to talk to health care professionals about the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting system, also known as KASPER.

  • National Day of Prayer

    They gathered on the steps, kneeled and spoke to God.

    The group also sang songs about America and read scriptures from the Bible. They prayed together for our community.

    Thursday was National Day of Prayer. In honor of the day, about 35 people gathered at the Taylor County Courthouse steps. The event was one of several around the nation offering inspirational music and prayer. Those who attended received an "I Prayed" sticker.

    A balloon launch, symbolizing the group's prayers being released to God, followed the ceremony.

  • Blood drive is Saturday

    Most of us look forward to the warmer temperatures that accompany the arrival of spring. But with warmer weather comes the threat of severe storms.

    Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornados and an average of six deadly hurricanes.

  • Man charged with wanton endangerment

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and intimidating a witness.

    Richard McDonald, 34, of 3804 Barney School Road was arrested at 10:25 a.m. Thursday, April 24.

    According to Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp, sheriff's deputies were called to assist with a domestic situation. Shipp said McDonald had taken a loaded gun to someone's house. He said McDonald had gone to the residence to attempt to persuade the person involving a court proceeding.

  • Tigers still tops in MSC baseball

    Campbellsville University made it four straight Mid-South Conference Tournament baseball championships in a row with a 5-1 triumph at home over University of the Cumberlands on Thursday.

    After the Patriots (43-12) led 1-0 with a run in the bottom of the sixth, the Tigers (24-18) tallied two in the seventh and three more in the eighth for the victory.

    In the seventh, Jason Beale was hit by a pitch and went to second on Matt Lepage's walk. Hector Urbaneja's sacrifice put runners at second and third.

  • Diver recovers truck from City Lake

    Diver Kenny Anderson retrieved a submerged Chevy Suburban from City Lake on Thursday afternoon.

    About two weeks ago, Campbellsville Police Lt. Terry Lile said officers had arrested Carl Brents of Campbellsville at Taylor Regional Hospital on a charge of public intoxication.

    After he was arrested, Lile said, Brents told police he had parked a Chevy Suburban at City Lake, but accidentally left it in gear, allowing the vehicle to roll into City Lake. The vehicle belonged to a family member, and Brents did not have permission to take the vehicle, Lile said.

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged in indictments 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.

    Indicted were:

    u Joanne Louise Couch, 32, of 710 High Pine, Apt. 2B, who was charged with complicity to commit first-degree robbery.

    According to the indictment, Couch is accused of conspiring to commit robbery with a deadly weapon.

    Bond was set at $40,000 cash. If convicted, Couch could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

  • Man pleads guilty in federal court

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to possession of about 17 grams of crack cocaine in U.S. District Court.

    Henry Godfrey Barnett, 57, of 209 Baptist St. was indicted by a U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky grand jury in August 2005 on a charge of knowingly and intentionally possessing, with the intent to distribute, 5 or more grams of crack.

    As a result, according to the indictment, Barnett was also charged with forfeiture, meaning, if found guilty, he would be required to forfeit $800 gained from selling the crack.