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Today's News

  • Teen injured in Friendship Pike crash

    A Summersville teenager was injured Tuesday night at about 6:30 p.m. in a one-vehicle crash on Friendship Pike.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Ryan Skaggs, 18, told officials he had to leave the roadway to avoid colliding with a vehicle. His 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck left the roadway and struck a tree.

  • First Financial Credit opens

     

    Manager Lynn Penick cut the ribbon in front of the new First Financial Credit office in Campbellsville on Sept. 12 to signify the grand opening of the company's 20th office in Kentucky. First Financial Credit is part of Forcht Group of Kentucky, based in Lexington.

  • Two want to be Taylor County's PVA

     

    Chad Shively and Greg Chick will face off next month to see who will serve as Taylor County's PVA.

    Shively, currently serving in the position, is a Democrat. He defeated Bernie Cave in the primary election in May.

    Chick, a Republican, was unopposed on his party's ticket in the primary, and, as such, automatically advanced to the general election.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal staff members sent questionnaires to all candidates who filed in contested races on this year's general election ballot.

  • Fall Break Fun

     

    Pantyhose became pumpkins. Mountain Dew can glow in the dark. Cardboard and batteries became a flashlight and pumpkin pie can be made in a bag.

    Local youth learned all about crafts and science experiments last Wednesday and Thursday at Taylor County Extension Office.

    The events were hosted to give youth some activities to do during fall break, but also in recognition of last week being national 4-H week.

    Youth attended a pumpkin workshop last Wednesday and a MacGyver workshop on Thursday.

  • Bank robber to serve 20 years in federal prison

    The Tennessee man who attempted to rob a local bank and then led police on a chase will spend 20 years in federal prison for his crimes.

    Eugene Earl Gentry, 63, of Swindle Road in Lafayette, was charged by a federal grand jury last December with carjacking, two counts of bank robbery and three counts of brandishing a firearm during a violent crime.

    In July, Gentry appeared before Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl and pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a violent crime and carjacking.

  • The Homeplace featured on television show

    Residents turning on their televisions tonight, Monday, Oct. 13, might just catch a glimpse of their hometown.

    A farm in Taylor County has been filmed and featured in a television show made about life in Kentucky.

    The show, which aired Saturday and Sunday and will air again tonight, features footage and photos of The Homeplace on Green River, along with interviews about the farm.

    According to a KET news release, Kentucky Life producers traveled to The Homeplace to see the ongoing efforts there to restore and re-establish the 230-acre farm.

  • Flu now in Kentucky

    Flu is now circulating in Kentucky, and residents are encouraged to get vaccinated to prevent the illness from spreading.

    According to a Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services news release, Kentucky Department for Public Health officials confirmed the first positive flu case last week, in Jefferson County.

    DPH officials are reporting the results to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a part of statewide flu surveillance efforts.

    Kentucky's flu level is now classified as sporadic, the lowest possible.

  • Winning the battle with cancer

     

    Someone once told her the strongest people are put in the toughest situations.

    Believing that, and having her friends, family and church on her side, DeAusha Atkinson is now in remission after battling breast cancer.

    And, after what she's been through, Atkinson says she kept a positive attitude throughout her battle, and that made a world of difference.

    October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Council approves contract for comprehensive plan

    More than 30 years after the last draft was written, the city of Campbellsville is getting a new comprehensive plan.

    At the City Council's regular meeting last Monday, members voted unanimously to enter into a contract with the Kentucky League of Cities to create a new plan for $30,000.

    Speaking on behalf of the comprehensive planning committee, Council member Mike Hall said it's in the city's best interest to enter into a professional consulting agreement with KLC.

  • Man pleads guilty to amended charges

     

     A Campbellsville man could receive probation for forcing a juvenile to have sexual contact with him.

    In October 2013, Kenneth A. Bryant, 68, of Coakley Street, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, fourth-degree assault and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Bryant appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly and pleaded guilty to amended charges.