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Today's News

  • Cochran earns spot on the SCC dean's list

    Angela Lynn Cochran of Elk Horn earned a place on the Somerset Community College dean's list for the spring 2008 semester.

    The enrollment at SCC is more than 7,000 students. Only 582 SCC students, or slightly more than 8 percent, made the SCC spring 2008 dean's list.

    In order to be honored as a member of the SCC dean's list, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and be a full-time student at Somerset Community College. A full-time student must take classes totaling at least 12 credit hours during a semester, excluding developmental classes.

  • New state laws coming our way

    There are several new state laws set to go into effect next week.

    As usual, the Legislative Research Commission sends out a press release that provides a short synopsis of some of the more pertinent laws passed during the most recent General Assembly.

    And also as usual, there are several that are long overdue.

    Here are a few of the ones that caught my attention. All go into effect on July 15.

    - Amusement park safety. SB 203 will require more frequent inspections of amusement park rides and prevent anyone younger than 18 from operating the rides.

  • Council gives first OK to alcohol ordinance

    Restaurants that plan to serve alcohol in Campbellsville will be charged an 8 percent regulatory fee and will not be permitted to sell alcohol on Sundays.

    During its regular meeting Monday evening, Campbellsville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance defining alcohol fees, establishing a local Alcoholic Beverage Control board and setting hours during which alcoholic beverages can be sold.

  • Berry family gathers on Lake Barkley

    On the weekend of June 27, the family of Anita Berry and the late Vernon Berry were the guests of Rodney and Sandra Berry of Clay, Ky.

    The gathering took place at Eddy Creek on Lake Barkley where they have their cabin cruiser parked.

    Those present were Anita Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Berry, Stacey Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burns and children, DeAna and Blake; Priscilla Berry and daughters, Rachel Henn and MacKensie Henn; Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Johnson and family, Daniel, Devin and DeLanna Johnson along with Devin's friend, John.

  • Booe Kids Corner

    Grayson Carter Booe is the 9-month-old son of the Rev. Rodney and Kari Jo Booe of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Tessie and Pat Edelen of Springfield and Rea and Dick Booe of Veedersburg, Ind. Grayson's photo was submitted by his babysitter, Rita Smalley of Campbellsville.

  • Twenty-three to compete for title of Taylor County Junior Miss

    The Taylor County Junior Miss Scholarship Program is set for Saturday, Aug. 23.

    Once again, Campbellsville Independent Schools will be hosting the program at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

  • Davis-Davis

    Mark and Robin Davis announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Rose Davis, to Patrick Lewis Davis, son of Sheila Davis and the late Elmer Lewis Davis.

    Sarah is the granddaughter of the Rev. Ivan L. and Guin Jones, Gerald Davis and Frances Davis.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Green County High School and is enrolled in the registered nursing program at Western Kentucky University.

    Patrick is the grandson of Joyce Pepper, Vechie Davis and the late Ralph Pepper and Loy Davis.

  • Man arrested on trailer theft charges

    Police have arrested a Campbellsville man in connection with the theft of a flatbed trailer on July 9.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, police responded to a report of the stolen trailer at 2:20 a.m. The 16-foot flatbed trailer was stolen from Fluortubing USA on Industrial Drive.

    Four minutes after responding to the call, police stopped a Jeep pulling the trailer on Vine Street. Police arrested the driver, Christopher G. Thompson, 33, of 314 Clem Haskins Blvd., and charged him with theft by unlawful taking more than $300. He was lodged in the Marion County jail.

  • Turning wood into art

    Covered in sawdust, Greg Kirkland sets his sights on the bowl spinning on his lathe. With not even a moment's hesitation, he leans in with a gouge. Ribbons of wood and sawdust fill the air as patterns begin to emerge on the bowl.

    There's beauty in nature. And Kirkland's passion is finding that beauty. The key is not to make plans, Kirkland said. Instead, he follows the directions laid out in the wood's own design.

    "[The wood] kind of tells me what it wants," Kirkland said. "If you plan, it won't work. If you try to fight it, you'll lose."

  • We'll take all the new businesses we can get

    Most of us could all agree that economic development is important to our community.

    Since Fruit of the Loom and Batesville Casket Co. abandoned our town a decade ago, we were left with picking up the pieces of what was left.

    But we picked up those pieces and have actually been able to diversify our local businesses, with the addition of Amazon.com and others.