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Today's News

  • Tobacco not as high quality as usual

    Yields are up, but quality is down. That's the story for Taylor County's latest tobacco crop, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.

    "This is probably the worst quality we've had in 30 years due to the curing season," Hardesty said. "This year we had a dry, low humidity, so tobacco dried rather than cured."

    The result was a yellowish color, Hardesty said, a symptom seen statewide. Manufacturers prefer a darker, chocolate color.

    "The manufacturers say they smoke and burn better," Hardesty said.

  • Why free speech is on thin ice

    "Rumor is a pipe

    Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures,

    And of so easy and so plain to stop

    That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,

    The still-discordant wavering multitude,

    Can play upon it."

    - Shakespeare's King Henry the Fourth, Part II

    Shakespeare scribbled his thoughts more than 400 years ago. Do you think he had any clue what the Internet would do to bolster a society hungry for prose, information and blatant hatred?

  • Police briefs

    Willisburg man arrested in Campbellsville on car theft charges

    A Willisburg man was arrested and charged with auto theft after the car he allegedly stole was found in Campbellsville.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy, a Jericho Road resident reported her 1999 Dodge Intrepid missing on Dec. 11. Her cell phone, some cash and cigarettes were inside.

  • Campbellsville University sets new enrollment record

    Ashley Sidebottom

    Campbellsville University

    For the first time, Campbellsville University has exceeded 2,400 students, with a final head count of 2,405 for the fall 2007 semester.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, announced that the fall 2007 semester set yet another enrollment record, up from 2,181 total students in the spring.

    The total number of students in fall 2006 was 2,374.

    "Each semester more and more students are finding their calling here," Carter said.

  • TCHS cheerleaders for 2007-2008

    Taylor County High School cheerleading squad members for 2007-2008 are, from left, front: Jessica Seaborne and Sarah Newcome, seniors and co-captains. Middle: Cecily Walters, Maci Christie, Cigi Farmer, Rachelle Wooley and Lisa Dinsmore. Back: Brittany Mills, Tara Wallace, Chloe Tucker, Rachel Ralls and Rachel Clements. Loria Christie is the coach.

  • Wilhoit celebrates third birthday

    Connor Reece Wilhoit celebrated his third birthday with a party at Sport Spot. Celebrating with him were Mia Blaydes, Charles Cox, Ava Laymance, Kayden Bell, Braxton Smith, Truman Hall and his big brother, Anthony Wilhoit. He is the son of Kevin and Kim Wilhoit of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Lois and Winsfred Skaggs and Rose Murphy, all of Campbellsville.

  • You'd better watch out ...

    Community children who participated in the Letters to Santa and CKNJ Coloring contests were invited to have cookies and milk with Santa at the newspaper office on Wednesday.

    Winners of the contests and all letters to Santa will be featured in a special section in Thursday's issue.

  • KCS students hear from fire chief

    Kentucky Christian School first graders recently heard a presentation by Taylor County Fire Department Assistant Chief Bill Hall and saw the fire prevention trailer.

  • Birth Announcements

    Michael and Nicole Dudgeon of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Westin Lee, at 1:19 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.4 inches long.

    Grandparents are Phil and Barb Davis and Jed and Ila Dudgeon, all of Campbellsville.

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    Mary Elizabeth "Beth" McFarland and Jesse Clay Abell of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Destiny Faith Abell, at 12:31 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.

  • Road crews prepare for winter

    The threat of snow and icy roads may be over for now, but road crews are ready.

    On Friday, the County road crew was getting ready for the winter storm that was expected to hit the area over the weekend.

    "We're putting our salters on, and we've got 300 tons of salt," said County Road Foreman Brian Smothers.

    On average, the road crew uses 200 to 300 tons of salt a year, he said.