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Today's News

  • Yates graduates from EKU

    Ricky Lane Yates Jr. graduated from Eastern Kentucky University on Dec. 15 with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.

    He is the son of Ricky and Michelle Yates of Campbellsville and Jimmy and Tammy Hunt of Finley. His grandparents are J.B. and Susie Yates of Lebanon, Dennis and Susie Hayes of Campbellsville and Howard and Virginia Shearer of Gravel Switch. Great-grandparents are Cornelia McCarty and Lucille Hayes, both of Lebanon.

  • It's time to develop all of Kentucky to its potential

    In response to (The) Courier Journal's Dec. 17 trashing Interstate 66 and Kentucky as a whole ...

    The first time I ever heard of the "Road to Nowhere" was when Happy Chandler, running for governor in 1953, called Gov. Lawrence Wetherby's proposed Kentucky Turnpike from Louisville to Elizabethtown, the "Road that starts nowhere and ends nowhere." Today, what was the Kentucky Turnpike is now part of I-65, one of the busiest roads in Kentucky.

  • Three Taylor residents earn degrees from Lindsey

    Three Taylor County residents recently received degrees from Lindsey Wilson College.

    The three were among 247 graduates who were awarded degrees - 176 undergraduate degrees and 71 graduate degrees - at the college's 2007 winter commencement on Dec. 15.

    Kentucky Hall of Fame journalist Al Smith delivered the commencement address to a crowd of more than 1,500 guests in Biggers Sports Center. In his address, Smith praised the graduates for the obstacles they overcame to earn a degree.

  • Police brief

    Man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling marijuana in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Michael Wayne Mitchell, 27, of 1120 Apache was charged with selling marijuana within 1,000 yards of a school.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Mitchell could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • City's lawsuit settled

    A local woman's case against the City of Campbellsville for damages she alleges she suffered when she was involved in a collision with a police officer has been settled and dismissed at a cost to the City of a little more than $20,000.

    The suit was filed in Taylor Circuit Court last February by Lebanon attorney Joseph H. Mattingly III on behalf of Campbellsville resident Gwendolyn Walker.

    In Walker's suit, she alleged she was involved in a motor vehicle collision with Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Patricia Thompson on June 15, 2004. The City denied any wrongdoing.

  • Fourth of July Committee to meet

    The Taylor County Fourth of July Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department.

    This month's meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 16. The meetings are open to the public.

    For more information, call Kenny Anderson at 403-1951.

  • Around Kentucky

    Oct. 17-18

    Kentucky State Gospel Singing Convention at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City. (270) 678-3575 or www.kentuckystategospelsingingconvention.org

    Saturday, Oct. 18

    Farm Day events at the Shaker Museum in Auburn from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. (270) 542-4167 or www.shakermuseum.com

    Museum GO Round annual art festival for young people at the Explorium of Lexington. (859) 258-3253 Ext. 19 or www.explorium.com

  • Jazzing it up

    Winning the title of Kentucky Junior Miss on Saturday, Jan. 12 would be reason enough to celebrate. But, for Megan Romines, it would also make a wonderful birthday gift for her father.

    "The 12th is my dad's birthday, so he keeps saying, 'That'd be great if you could win.'"

    Romines says she's been "going crazy" with the piano over the past few months. But she also says she's ready to go.

    In August, Romines was named Taylor County Junior Miss. She also took home awards for fitness, scholastic and self-expression at the local program.

  • What lies on the sports horizon in 2008?

    The unpredictable, and usually inaccurate, crystal ball has been wiped clean and after the dust has cleared somewhat here's what might happen locally, state-wide and nationally in the 2008 sports year.

    January

  • Benefit auction is Jan. 26

    A benefit auction is being planned for Sandy Edwards, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

    The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Campbellsville Community Center, located near Veterans Memorial Park on Old KY 210.

    Auction items and cash donations are being sought. The money raised will go toward Edwards' medical costs.

    For more information or to make a donation, call 465-9279 or 403-6906.