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Today's News

  • CES Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary recently named these students Writer of the Week for their grade, Sara Farmer, Jaleel Cowan, Emily Rodgers and Casey Hardin.

  • Lindsey Wilson offers tax help

    Lindsey Wilson College accounting students will make the tax season a little less stressful for low-income, moderate-income and elderly taxpayers by offering free tax preparation assistance.

    Under the direction of Associate Professor of Accounting Gary Lee Gibson, five Lindsey Wilson accounting students will offer the free service from 7 to 10 p.m. ET every Wednesday through April 9.

    The service will not be offered on March 19, which is during the college's spring break.

  • 'SOS' group to perform Feb. 19

    The gospel group "SOS" from Simmons College of Kentucky will perform at Campbellsville University on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

    The performance is part of the university's Black History Month celebration.

    The public is invited to the free event.

    Other Black History Month celebration events at CU include:

    - Feb. 13 - Dr. Joseph Owens, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Lexington, who is also a CU alumnus and member of the CU Board of Trustees, speaking at 10 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

    This free event is also open to the public.

  • Man charged with fourth DUI offense

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his fourth DUI offense.

    Joshua Kirkland, 29, of 945 Stone Quarry Road was arrested at 11:21 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28.

    According to Kirkland's arrest citation, he was allegedly involved in a one-vehicle collision where he struck power lines.

    Court records state Kirkland admitted to Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens that he had been drinking.

    Records state Kirkland's speech was slurred, his eyes were red and he had poor balance.

  • CES Writers of the Week

    Tristan Hovious, Jaedyn Embry and Madison Yaden were each recently honored as Writer of the Week for their grade at Campbellsville Elementary School.

  • Where does the money go?

    More Kentucky Lottery money is coming into Taylor County than going out.

    During the 2006-2007 fiscal year, the lottery paid out $4,092,650 in prizes and scholarships to Taylor Countians, while it took in $3,625,185 from sales.

    While sales dipped slightly from the previous fiscal year's $3,638,569, the amount paid out in prizes increased. Lottery players won $2,222,238 in Taylor County in 2006-2007 compared to $2,183,141 in 2005-2006.

    But ticket winners aren't the only ones reaping the benefits of the Kentucky Lottery.

  • Hodgenville Post Office to honor Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

    The Hodgenville Post Office will offer a special commemorative cachet honoring the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial next week.

    The cachet shows the full gamut of Lincoln's life from the cabin representing his birth to the new statue depicting him as a young boy on one side and the U.S. Capitol and the statue of the president seated on the other side.

    The cachet will include the Liberty Bell Forever stamp in the top right hand corner and bears the words Forever Immortalized across the top.

  • People are willing, and like, to take chances

    Heading toward its 20th year, the Kentucky Lottery has certainly made its presence known in Taylor County. Last year alone, Taylor Countians bought $3.6 million in lottery tickets. That's an amazing amount of money.

    But at the same time, Taylor County has reaped benefits as well. Payback in prizes totaled $2.2 million, while $1.8 million was paid in college scholarships.

    At least we got back more than what we paid out.

    A story on today's front page details all the aspects of the Kentucky Lottery.

  • Flu now widespread; city schools close

    It's considered "widespread" across the state and its effects are being felt across Taylor County.

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health declared flu activity as "widespread" across Kentucky last week.

    That activity has also appeared at local schools.

    Campbellsville Independent Schools cancelled classes last Thursday and Friday because of flu-like symptoms and stomach viruses, according to Director of Pupil Personnel Jeff Richardson.

    "A number of schools throughout the state are closed due to the same type of illness," he said.

  • Generic drugs save money

    Health care costs are on the rise, but local pharmacies are doing their part to keep medicine in the hands of those who need it.

    Local pharmacies are offering discounts on generic prescription drugs, some as low as $4 for a 30-day supply.

    According to the Food and Drug Administration, generic drugs are "the same as a brand-name drug in dosage, safety, strength, how it is taken, quality, performance and intended use."

    Generic drugs are held to the same FDA standards as brand-name drugs.