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Today's News

  • Property transfers for March 20

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Max E. and Jane H. Sutton of Steeplechase Drive in Campbellsville to Willand Properties LLC of Spring House Road in Campbellsville, Lot 15 of the Western Estate Subdivision, $69,500.

    Walter and Wanda Swafford of Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville to Tom and Mildred C. Myles of Happy Hills Drive in Campbellsville, Lot 6, 7 and 8 of the Happy Hill Subdivision, $69,500.

  • Man pleads not guilty to federal charges

    The former Campbellsville man who police say used his Myspace page to lure an underage girl into sexual activity has pleaded not guilty in federal court.

    Timothy Scott Richerson, 39, of Greensburg entered his plea in United States District Court on Friday. He was taken into custody following his hearing before United States District Court Senior Judge Karl S. Forester.

    Richerson was indicted on charges of using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity earlier this month.

  • Hobby turns into potential future for teen

    With just a pencil, Kim Parker can make a blank page come to life.

    "They are so real," says Taylor County High School Guidance Counselor Dana Young, while looking at a portrait Parker did of Young's three children.

    She said she was overwhelmed when Parker brought her the finished portraits.

    "It just gave me cold chills, to be honest. I was proud of her."

  • Open government is good government

    The early leaders of our country held widely divergent views on many topics, but their writings reflect a common appreciation of the importance of the right to know. These leaders recognized that in order for the new democracy to survive, public access was essential. As James Madison wrote: "[A] people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

  • CU graduate student named best singer in Kentucky

    Ashley Sidebottom

    Campbellsville University

    Marcelo Ferreira, a graduate student at Campbellsville University from Brazil, was named the best singer in Kentucky in a preliminary round of a national singing competition March 7.

    The National Association of Teachers of Singing hosts an artist awards competition for singers at the state, region and national levels every two years in conjunction with NATS conferences.

    The association kicked off its 40th biennial competition in February, with the preliminary round for Kentucky at Georgetown College on Friday, March 7.

  • Akridge-Lawson

    Gretchen Leigh Akridge of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Adam Shane Lawson of Coxs Creek, Ky., were married on Saturday, Oct. 20 at South Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    Bro. James Durham performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Cheryl Akridge of Campbellsville.

    The groom is the son of JC and Peggy Lawson, also of Campbellsville.

  • Community Trust gives to Hiestand House

    Community Trust Bank recently donated $1,000 to the Jacob Hiestand House Museum. Ricky Sparkman makes the check presentation to Betty Jane Gorin-Smith.

  • 'Fessing up to our sins

    Just when you may have thought you finally had a handle on the seven deadly sins - lust, gluttony, avarice (greed), sloth, anger, envy and pride - the Vatican added seven more.

    Although Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, said there's nothing new under the sun, it seems not even he imagined these "new" sins.

    Now, along with all the soul-corrupting and relationship-destroying sins that 14th century Dante described during his account of a visit to hell in his "Divine Comedy," we can now include sins against the environment as being particularly egregious.

  • Hughes

    Orville and Margie Hughes of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 29.

    They have one son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Becky Hughes of Bloomington, Ind.; and two daughters, Charlene Gabbert and Linda Hughes, both of Campbellsville. They also have four grandchildren, Chelsea Hughes, Graham Hughes, David Gabbert and Jessica Gabbert.

    Their children and grandchildren will host a reception in their honor from 4 to 6 p.m. at Campbellsville Nazarene Church, located at 912 W. Main St.

    All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Works in Progress

    Taylor County High School drama students will stage "Works in Progress" tomorrow and Saturday night at the Campbellsville University Theater.

    "Works in Progress," written by Paul H. Johnson, is a play that focuses on various issues teenagers face such as first dates, eating disorders, breaking up, losing a friend to drunken driving and graduation. Each scene focuses on a different topic, with three scenes being devoted to monologues.