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Today's News

  • Medicare charges dismissed

    Federal charges against a local man accused of Medicare fraud have been dismissed.

    Campbellsville resident and business owner Donald James was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2006 on 20 counts of Medicare fraud.

    According to a press release from the office of D

    According to the indictment, James allegedly defrauded Medicare, a federal health care program, by offering and paying kickbacks in exchange for referrals of Medicare patients to his business.

    The crimes were allegedly committed on 20 occasions

  • Elizabethtown choir rehearsals scheduled

    To start this election year properly, the Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir is inviting all area singers to join in an eight-week community project entitled "My Neighbor's Keeper."

    The program is celebrating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln as a hero of freedom from slavery. It also focuses on the need for a national restoration fulfilled through God's revelation through scriptures, as well as for responsible citizenship. Black musicians are especially encouraged to add their vocal colors to this unusual community project.

  • Annual MLK celebration set for Jan. 20

    The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, hosted by the Ecumenical Ministerial Alliance of Campbellsville, will be Sunday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m.

    The celebration will be at the Ransdell Chapel on the Campbellsville University campus.

    Before the celebration, the annual march will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Campbellsville Middle School. The march will end at the Ransdell Chapel.

    The guest preacher for the worship service will be the Rev. Jacqueline King. She is the pastor of Stoner Memorial AME Zion Church in Louisville.

  • 2007 Sports year in review

    The sports year was happy and sad on the local front as coach Donna Wise retired and Ginger Colvin took the reigns.

    Some things also remained about the same as Taylor County High's softball and baseball teams continued to rack up district crowns, Campbellsville's baseball team kept rolling in the All "A" and Campbellsville University men's basketball, baseball and softball stayed in the national championship hunt.

    Here's just a sampling of what happened in 2007 on the local sports scene.

    January

  • Durham named Kentucky Colonel

    Zach Durham was recently named a Kentucky Colonel after his grandfather, David Lyons, contacted the Governor's Office on his behalf. Durham met former Gov. Ernie Fletcher during the governor's visit to Campbellsville in 2006 and had his picture taken with him. He is the 12-year-old son of Dan and Leslie Durham of Campbellsville.

  • Local briefs

    Holiday closings

    Taylor County Sheriff's Department and Taylor County Clerk's Office will be closed today and tomorrow. The Sheriff's department will accept walk-ins to pay property tax bills on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Dec. 31.

    Pasture renovation signups start

    The Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission will resume State Cost Share sign-ups for the period of Jan. 1 to Jan. 25.

    The January cost share applications should be submitted to the Conservation District by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25.

  • White celebrates first birthday

    Isaiah Clark White celebrated his first birthday on Nov. 17 at his home with friends and family. He is the son of Brandon and Kim White of Campbellsville. Isaiah, in front, is pictured with Kaleigh Hunt, Braxton Skaggs, Jacob Boils, Taegan Montgomery, Nicholas Boils, Cody Hunt, Megan Skaggs, Kendra Arms holding Kayden Grady, Taylor Montgomery, Mollie Williams, Zachary Boils and Nicole Lacey.

  • Local briefs

    Holiday closings

    Taylor County Sheriff's Department and Taylor County Clerk's Office will be closed today and tomorrow. The Sheriff's department will accept walk-ins to pay property tax bills on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Dec. 31.

    Pasture renovation signups start

    The Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission will resume State Cost Share sign-ups for the period of Jan. 1 to Jan. 25.

    The January cost share applications should be submitted to the Conservation District by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25.

  • Spreading Christmas cheer

    Five hundred. That's the number of children whose Christmas prospects were improved this year because of Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids.

    We are a giving community, but we're also an active community with many active participants. All the giving in the world does not necessarily compute to a good project. But we're blessed to have a couple of great coordinators - Sharon Dobson at the fire departments and Denise Gupton at Rescue.

  • Holiday Hoops

    Taylor County defeated Clinton County 61-52 in the last opening round game of the Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic at Campbellsville High.