James Roberts, Central KY News-Journal

3:48pm

Thu November 3, 2011
The Commonwealth

Campbellsville Picks Next Police Chief

New Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette and his wife Margaret talk with Councilwoman Vicki Mullins following Tuesday night�s special council meeting.
James Roberts/Central Kentucky News-Journal

Tim Hazlette, a former colonel with the Kentucky State Police, will serve as Campbellsville’s next police chief. Mayor Tony Young made the recommendation to hire Hazlette during a special Campbellsville City Council meeting Tuesday night. Hazlette takes the reigns of Campbellsville Police Department on Dec. 1. Dennis Benningfield is retiring on Nov. 30 after six years as chief.

8:54am

Thu August 25, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Rain Needed in "Driest Place in the State'

The ground is dry and cracked in spots. Patches of grass are turning brown. "I tell everybody that this is the driest place in the state," says Joey Benningfield, who operates a farm on Taylor County's West Finley Ridge with his father, Glenn, and grandfather, "Boss." Since June 1, Benningfield said, his land has received about 2 inches of rain. And it shows in his fields of corn, soybeans and tobacco. The family's beef cattle operation is suffering, too, he said.

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10:02am

Mon August 8, 2011
Science/Health

Smoking/Radon Top Cancer Causes

It's odorless, tasteless, invisible and deadly. And it occurs naturally. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, according to Timmy Green, a radon specialist for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and environmental services officer for the Green County Health Department. The No. 1 cause of lung cancer is smoking.

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