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Today's News

  • Man charged with abusing two young children

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with sexually abusing two children.

    Darrin L. Watson, 42, of 209 McNary St. was charged in an indictment that had been sealed until recently 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.

    A Taylor County grand jury indicted Watson on Tuesday, Jan. 8. He was arrested on Thursday and lodged in the Marion County jail.

    Watson was charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sex abuse.

  • City School bus trips may cost more

    The cost of a bus ride in the Campbellsville Independent School System could be getting a lot more expensive.

    School Board members are considering a proposal to increase the cost of mileage for extracurricular trips from $1.30 per mile to $3.86 per mile.

    At Monday night's School Board meeting, Transportation Director Donna Gaddis and Finance Director Gayle Newton explained to the Board that auditors from the Kentucky Department of Education have recommended the increase to cover costs.

    The proposal, if approved, would take effect July 1.

  • Taylor County receives state grant for dump cleanup

    Gov. Steve Beshear has announced that more than $2.9 million in illegal open dump grants have been distributed from the Kentucky Pride Fund for cleanup of 293 illegal dumps in 52 counties.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court received $75,750.

    Counties agree to provide a 25 percent match for the cleanup of individual illegal open dumps costing less than $50,000 to clean up. The Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet may waive the 25 percent match on any individual illegal open dumps costing more than $50,000 to remediate.

  • Police investigate BP robbery

    Campbellsville Police are searching for a person who took an undetermined amount of cash from a BP store on East Broadway on Saturday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, an unidentified person entered the store at about 4:30 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk. The person then fled on foot with cash taken from the clerk.

    All that is known about the suspect is that the person was wearing black pants, a dark shirt with a hood and possibly a blue bandana.

  • Lindsey Wilson offers classes to senior citizens

    Area senior citizens can take classes in Christian beliefs, U.S. history and world civilization this spring through the Senior Scholars program at Lindsey Wilson College.

    The select classes are free to senior citizens. There is no cost for the classes, but participants must pay for books or any other class fees. Spring classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 22.

  • Cox presents KCS chapel

    Former Kentucky Christian School student Amory Cox recently presented chapel to the students.

    Her topic of discussion was friendship.

    Cox is currently a student at the University of Kentucky, where she is the reigning football homecoming queen.

    She is the daughter of Ben and Regina Cox of Campbellsville.

  • Election filings

    Three more candidates have filed for City Council and one more has filed for State Representative in local races since last Friday.

    Incumbents Randall "Randy" Herron, Vangie Ford and Patti Phillips filed for three of 12 Campbellsville City Council seats. They join incumbents Stan McKinney and Terry Keltner.

    In the 51st District State Representative's race, Republican Asa James Swan has filed, joining Republican Russell Montgomery for the seat currently filled by Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville. Mobley will not seek re-election.

  • Taylor County youth recognized at awards dinner for State 4-H Communications Day

    Lindsay Cissell, Beth Cook, Andrew Massengale, Kensi Moore and Jordyn Southern represented Taylor County at the State 4-H Communications Day and were recognized for their efforts at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet with a plaque.

    The daylong state competition, which took place on the University of Kentucky campus, showcased the communications expertise of 4-H Youth Development member in 51 different categories. Youth ages nine through 18 are eligible to compete in the event.

  • Celebrate reading!

    Usually a place of hushed whispers and quiet reading, Taylor County Public Library was bustling with visitors, children's giggles and welcoming smiles on Tuesday.

    The Friends of the Library volunteer board hosted an open house in celebration of the library's 33 years of service to the community. The library offered extended hours on Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Full library services were available in addition to refreshments.

    The children's room featured various storytellers, and anyone dropping by the Kentucky room could make a snowman bookmark.

  • Winners of annual MLK essay contest announced

    More than 200 entries were received for this year's "I Have a Dream" essay contest sponsored by Greater Campbellsville United and the Central Kentucky News-Journal in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is celebrated today.

    First-place winners of the "I Have a Dream" essay contest are: Devin Powers, children's division; Joshua Percell, teen's division; and John Stone, adult's division.