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Today's News

  • Jane Chappell wins Raytheon CEO Award

    Strategic Intelligence Systems Vice President Jane Chappell received the 2008 Raytheon CEO Award in a recent ceremony at the Raytheon Leadership Forum in Boston, Mass.

    Chappell, the former Jane Parrott, is a graduate of Taylor County High and Western Kentucky University and is married to Henry Chappell, also formerly of Campbellsville. Currently living in Plano, Texas, she is the daughter of Joyce C. Parrott of Campbellsville and the late Robert E. Parrott.

    The Raytheon Award honors employees who have exemplified the company's core values and delivered exceptional results.

  • From the Heart performs at Valentine banquet

    From the Heart, a local singing group, provided entertainment for a recent Valentine banquet at Good Hope Baptist Church. Members are, from left, Gail Godsey, Darlene Netherland, Krisinda Jeffries, Debbie Lawson and Linda Mings. The Rev. Tim Shockley provided accompaniment.

  • Smith

    Frank Page and Nell Tapscott Smith will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on March 6.

    The Smiths were married on March 6, 1943, by the Rev. F.A. Sanders. They have one son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Judy Smith; and one daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Mitch Feese.

    They also have four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Greeting cards may be sent to: 401 Charlemague Blvd., Apt. 208-C, Naples, Fla. 34112.

  • Benefit auction, gospel singing is Saturday

    An auction and gospel singing to benefit Greensburg residents Wayne and Jane Pruitt is Saturday at the Exie Fire Department in Greensburg.

    Money collected will go toward Wayne Pruitt's medical expenses.

    Chili, beans, cornbread and hot dogs will be served at 5 p.m. ET. Homemade cakes and pies will be auctioned.

    Gospel singing, featuring the First Service Band, Gods Mighty Angels and Community Baptist Church Family, will begin at 6 p.m. ET.

    To donate a cake or pie to be auctioned, call (270) 932-3073 or (270) 432-4217.

  • Three injured in crash in LaRue

    Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of KY 210 and KY 470 in LaRue County on Wednesday.

    Lindsay Burgess of Hodgenville was driving a 1999 Mercury Cougar north on KY 470, nearing the intersection with KY 210, according to LaRue County Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson.

    Burgess failed to see a 2005 Toyota Corolla westbound on KY 210 and pulled in front of it, Jackson said. The Toyota, driven by John Abell of Campbellsville, struck Burgess' car in the passenger side door.

  • Half a century in the business of smiles

    She went in for a routine dental appointment. She came out with a career that has spanned nearly a half-century.

    It was July 1957 and Mary Catherine Pruitt had just graduated from Green County High School. She was sitting in Dr. Herman Judd's dental office in Greensburg expecting a check-up. She wasn't expecting a job offer.

    "I went in for my appointment and he asked if I'd like to work there."

    It seemed like the perfect career for Pruitt, who'd already spent much of her life observing people's teeth.

  • Ice storm shuts down many offices

    The ice storm that prompted schools and several government offices to close early Thursday morning had faded into rain by that afternoon.

    "By 2 o'clock, the temperatures rose enough that most of the roads were OK," said Taylor County Emergency Management Public Information Coordinator Ronnie Dooley.

    With an ice storm warning issued by the National Weather Service at about 8:30 a.m., Taylor County Schools opted to dismiss students at 10 a.m., while Campbellsville Independent dismissed at 11:15 a.m. Kentucky Christian School also dismissed students early.

  • Brockman reports for Marine duty

    Marine Corps Pfc. Travis A. Brockman recently reported for duty with Marine Air Control Squadron Four at Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan.

    He is the son of Janet L. Edwards and Frank O. Brockman, both of Campbellsville.

    Brockman is a 2007 graduate of Campbellsville High School.

  • Law would toughen animal abuse laws

    Earlier this month, while most of LaRue County was focused on the 199th celebration of native son Abraham Lincoln's birth, animal ordinance officer Jill Gray journeyed to Frankfort to speak in favor of stricter laws for people who abuse animals.

    As part of the "Humane Day Rally" in the capitol rotunda, Gray spoke in support of House Bill 77, which would require the offender to pay "reasonable and necessary maintenance expenses for care of animals involved in cruelty and torture cases."

  • The psychology of good behavior

    The other night when I mysteriously picked up a pair of socks and tossed them in the dirty clothes hamper, my wife simultaneously tossed me a sardine from a can she had opened earlier in the day.

    I thought to myself ... is she trying to reinforce good habits? I also thought she should have had crackers and mustard ready as well.

    Just kidding. That didn't actually happen. Everyone knows that I have no bad habits to correct.