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  • More Thanksgiving letters from adults

    Paula M. Burress

    Campbellsville

    What am I most thankful for?

    I am thankful for the life that the Lord has blessed me with.  I am thankful for my husband, my children, my parents, and my extended family and friends.  I am thankful for my church family.  I am thankful for my home, I am thankful that I have a job right now thru this difficult economic time.  I am thankful to have transportation to get to and from work. I am thankful for food on the table.  I am thankful for my health. 

  • Ellis makes cover of 'LexScene'

    Those who read Lexington's LexScene magazine might recognize the face on the current issue's cover, Campbellsville native Hannah Ellis.

    Ellis, 19, is a freshman at the University of Kentucky.

    She said the opportunity to be on the cover came after her father, David, sent out information about her singing aspirations and a demo CD to several places interested in new artists. LexScene's editor heard her music and gave her a call.

    "The editor said, 'You're exactly what we're looking for for our cover,'" she said.

  • Holiday events being scheduled

    Several local organizations have scheduled events to make sure no one misses out on the upcoming holiday season.

    For the entire community, volunteers have nearly finished hanging holiday lights and displays throughout Miller Park.

    According to Assistant City Clerk Janet Mills, park and street employees began hanging the lights three weeks ago.

    Mills said money for the lights is included in the City's park budget, though donations are being accepted.

  • Man gets probation, drug addiction treatment in sentencing

    The Campbellsville man shot by police after he allegedly threatened another person with a weapon has been sentenced to probation and ordered to receive treatment for his drug addiction.

    Adam Douglas Powell, 23, of 506 Woodlawn Ave. pleaded guilty to amended charges against him in October and was ordered to serve 30 days in jail. He appeared before Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday, Nov. 17 for sentencing.

  • Two injured in three-car crash

    Two people were injured in a three-car collision Wednesday at the intersection of Lebanon Avenue and Maple Street

    According to Campbellsville Police, a 2002 Pontiac driven by Annie Roots of Campbellsville pulled into the path of a 2000 Chevrolet driven by James Holland of Greensburg.

    Police said the force of Holland's vehicle caused the Roots' vehicle to also collide with a 2004 Toyota being driven by William B. Ford, which was stopped on Maple Street.

  • WANTED: Bell ringers

    The Salvation Army is looking for a few good bell ringers.

    The annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive will begin on Nov. 27 and continue through Christmas Eve. However, the effort hinges entirely on volunteers.

    As of last week, there were just 15 volunteers signed up, according to Cindy Wright, volunteer coordinator of the local effort along with Tammy Cornell.

    "We would like to have the weekend hours filled," Wright said.

  • American 'Idle'

    Several Taylor County Middle School students were part of an experiment last week, or at least they played the part.

    The students performed the comedy "American Idle" at Campbellsville University's theater last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    The comedy, written by Craig Sodaro, was produced by a special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc. of Englewood, Colo.

    Kiel Thorlton, a CU drama student, directed the play.

  • Resident accused of cruelty to animals

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with cruelty to animals after local animal control officers found a dead, malnourished animal on his property.

    Otis R. Webb, 64, of 106 Oriole Lane was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 10.

    According to Webb's arrest citation, Taylor County Animal Control officers seized eight dogs, five chickens, a bird and a cat at his rental property on Phillips Road.

    The citation states that Webb had no proof that the animals had been vaccinated for rabies, he didn't have a dog kennel license and five of the dogs were malnourished.

  • Update: Man killed in crash on I-65

    Those who knew him say he was jovial, athletic and loved life.

    Campbellsville resident Adam Bowen died after a collision early Sunday morning on I-65 in Hart County.

    Bowen's funeral is at 4 p.m. Thursday at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

    Bro. Brian Rafferty and the Rev. Dave Walters will officiate.

    On Tuesday, Rafferty said Bowen will be missed by many.

    "He was the type of person if you ever met him, you wouldn't forget him."

  • Parkway meeting attracts crowd

    About 250 people attended a public meeting Tuesday evening at which three alternate routes for the proposed Heartland Parkway were unveiled.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials presented the final conceptual alternatives for the Heartland Parkway before a packed house at Taylor County High School.