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Today's News

  • Bill would address school bullies

    Some may call it a right of passage, just a part of growing up. But in Frankfort, lawmakers are mulling over a bill that seeks to prevent bullying in schools and local administrators are backing the bill.

    "In many aspects, our society views certain forms of bullying as a right of passage," said Melissa Long, assistant principal at Taylor County Elementary School. "However, we, now more than ever, are beginning to realize the long-term effects of bullying as it has been brought to public light in recent years."

  • St. Thomas Church plans Lenten programs

    St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 116 S. Columbia Ave., will present a series of programs during the Lenten season (40 days prior to Easter) titled "Caring for God's Creation."

    "We hope to encourage those attending to shape their own personal theology for understanding and caring for the many gifts God has given us - our land, our food chain, all of God's people, as a way of broadening our efforts to reach out to God's world," said the Rev. Karl Lusk, pastor.

  • Baptist Campus Ministries to host dinner theater

    Baptist Campus Ministries at Campbellsville University will host the 14th annual dinner theater, "Welcome to the Table," on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Winters Dining Hall of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex.

    The program, an oral and visual presentation including sounds and images from the CU historical archives, will be presented by Campbellsville University students.

    The cost will be $15 per person or $25 for a couple with all proceeds going toward domestic and international missions.

  • Man arrested, charged with fourth DUI

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with DUI.

    Louis A. Simpson, 48, of 406 W. Walnut St. was arrested at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

    According to Simpson's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police observed him driving on Kerr Street at about 2 a.m.

    Court records state police stopped Simpson who smelled of alcohol and had poor balance.

    Records state Simpson failed several field sobriety tests and told police he had drank four or five beers.

    Simpson's blood alcohol level was .101, higher than the legal limit of .08.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion County

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted in Marion Circuit Court.

    Kyle Mardis, 27, of 101 Grandview was indicted on six counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, Mardis had in his possession six checks on another person's account, knowing that they were forged.

    If convicted, the charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he may receive.

    His bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge will be closed

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office, the Tebbs Bend Bridge will be closed for a couple days beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5.

    The bridge will be closed for one to two days for drilling.

    For more information, call Rogers' office at 465-7729.

  • School Menus for Feb. 4-8

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    Feb. 4-8

    Monday _ Chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese, carrot sticks, baked chips, Fruit Roll-Up and milk.

    Tuesday _ Pork rib sandwich, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, bread slice and milk.

    Wednesday _ Lasagna, tossed salad, potato rounds, toast, pineapple and milk.

    Thursday _ Cheese pizza, tossed salad, corn, applesauce, animal crackers and milk.

    Friday _ Corn dog, Sunchips, baked beans, apple, graham cracker and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    Feb. 4-8

  • Educators urge Congress to protect their Social Security

    Campbellsville Middle School social studies teacher Elise Mohon was tapped last week to go to Washington, D.C. as part of a five-member team from Kentucky to lobby legislators and attend the House Ways and Means Subcommittee hearing on behalf of venerable beneficiaries of Social Security.

    The goal of the group is to eliminate the unfair treatment of certain public employees, including public school teachers, in the 15 states that are affected by the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the current Social Security act.

  • Open wide

    Lying on a table awaiting her dental exam at Dr. Heather Wise's office, Selena Badillo is all smiles. The 9-year-old Adair County resident has been to the dentist before, as evidenced by the fillings or "silver stars" on a few of her teeth, and she seems eager for her examination.

    Not all Kentucky children are as acquainted with a dentist's office as Selena, however. Some children have never been to see a dentist.

  • Adair slips by TC's Cards 45-44

    Adair County scored last and the Indians bested homestanding Taylor County 45-44 on Tuesday night.

    The Indians (18-4 with losses to Boone County, Madison Central, University Heights and Lexington Lafayette) trailed 35-30 with 5:13 left in the fourth quarter when Leonard Macon completed a three-point play for the Cardinals.

    However, the defending Fifth Region champions used an 8-2 run to take a 38-37 advantage.