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  • BREAKING NEWS: Lady Tigers lose 64-60

    Campbellsville University was outscored 23-12 off 25 turnovers and the Lady Tigers dropped their first game in the NAIA National Tournament 64-60 to Columbia (Mo.) College Thursday morning in Jackson, Tenn.

    Read more on this story in Monday's issue.

  • BALD ... for a cure

    Donna Wise told everyone at Saturday's St. Baldrick's Shaving for a Cure at Campbellsville University that cancer doesn't take a holiday because of an economic downturn.

    Twenty barbers, more than 100 shavees and a couple handfuls of volunteers didn't take a day off either. They joined forces to raise nearly $30,000, with personal and community donations continuing to come in.

  • Adopt-a-Highway volunteers start work

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Kentucky highways. The Transportation Cabinet has announced that the Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be March 22-28.

    Nearly 1,100 groups now participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which the cabinet established in 1988. Volunteers clean about 8,000 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

  • Budget meeting ends in questions

    A Fiscal Court committee has asked the City for money to help balance next year's jail budget.

    On Monday night, a combined budget committee made up of members of Campbellsville City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court met to discuss ways to combat what officials say is now a shortfall of about $370,000 in the 2009-2010 jail budget.

    The Committee was formed and met after two meetings of the Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee.

  • Cigarette taxes hit smokers early

    Attention smokers. That expensive habit will soon cost you even more.

    On April 1, two new cigarette taxes will go into effect, forcing smokers to pay nearly $1 more per pack, $10 per carton.

    House Bill 144, state legislators' response to Kentucky's revenue shortfall, will double the current state tax on cigarettes from 30 cents to 60 cents. In addition, retailers will pay a one-time stock tax to the state on the tobacco products they have in stock on April 1. On the same day, a federal tax of $1.01 per pack - an increase of 62 cents - also takes effect.

  • IRS has $1.3 billion for people who have not filed a 2005 tax return

    Unclaimed refunds totaling about $1.3 billion are awaiting more than a million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2005, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

    However, to collect the money, a return for 2005 must be filed with the IRS no later than Wednesday, April 15.

    In Kentucky, an estimated 14,600 did not file a return for 2005, meaning a total estimated refund of $12.5 million remains unclaimed.

  • Man pleads guilty to selling drugs

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to selling drugs and could be sentenced to six years in prison for his crimes.

    Steve Lane Underwood, 53, of 206 S. Court St. appeared before Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, March 3 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Underwood pleaded guilty in two separate cases to possession of drug supplies and four counts of selling controlled substances. Two of the controlled substance charges were first-degree offenses and two were second-degree. A charge of possessing less than 8 ounces of marijuana was dismissed.

  • Child endangerment charge dismissed

    A charge against a Campbellsville man accused of endangering the welfare of a minor has been dismissed.

    Nicholas Scott Galarza, 25, of 1123 Apache St. was arrested at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

    According to Galarza's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call to respond to his home. Galarza had allegedly locked a woman and her 2-year-old child, his daughter, out of the home and would not open the door, according to court records.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Bryan Simpson's citation states that the temperature was 29 degrees.

  • Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Campbellsville company

    A Glasgow woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling more than $200,000 from a Campbellsville company.

    Michelle Simmons, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, according to a press release from Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    The release states that Simmons admitted that between July 22, 2004, and Jan. 14, 2008, she embezzled about $218,000 from her employer, Blealand Campbellsville, Inc., while serving as the office manager.

  • City approves sidewalk, streetscape resolutions

    The City is one step closer to building two sidewalks.

    At a special City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Brenda Allen told Council members that blueprints for new sidewalks along Meader Street and Cherokee Drive are now being reviewed in Frankfort.

    At the meeting, Council members approved a resolution for the sidewalk projects that amended some language in the paperwork.

    On the original paperwork, a number read 09 when it should have been 06. The City must approve a new resolution with matching numbers before it can receive the money.