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Today's News

  • Campbellsville native named to national board

    Tracy J. Bertram, a Campbellsville native and director of the Kentucky Office of Insurance Property and Casualty Division, has been elected to the board of directors for the national System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing.

    SERFF, originally developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in the early 1990s, provides a more efficient method of handling insurance policy rate and form filings between regulators and insurance companies. Bertram also serves on the product steering committee.

  • Roution

    Eddie and Sam Roution of Merrimac will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 4.

    The Routions were married on Jan. 4, 1958 at The Church of Christ in Campbellsville by Mr. James Cooper.

    They have four sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Hilda Roution and Paul and Sheila Roution, all of Merrimac, Jimmy and Tammi Roution of Mannsville and Barry and Connie Roution of Campbellsville.

  • 'SAFE' drivers watch out for your safety

    On the first day of his new job, Jeromie Lewis stopped to help a motorist stranded on Interstate 65. The broken down pickup truck was flanked by traffic on all sides except the front.

    Construction on the interstate had slowed travelers to a crawl, which prevented Lewis from pulling in behind the truck like he had been trained to do.

  • Home foreclosures on the rise

    For some, home is indeed where the heart is. However, across the U.S., homeownership has led to heartache for many as foreclosure rates rise.

    In November, online foreclosure marketplace RealtyTrac, reported that 635,159 foreclosures had been filed in the third quarter of 2007. That’s an increase of 30 percent over the previous quarter and nearly 100 percent from the third quarter of 2006.

    However, the foreclosure rate dipped 10 percent in November, RealtyTrac reported, the first double-digit drop since April 2006.

  • Birth Announcements for 12-27

    Kevin and Tina Propes of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Grace, at 12:58 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.

    Grandparents are Ruel and Teresa Brackett of Upton, Donnie Propes of Hodgenville and the late Janet Propes. Great-grandparents are Don and Mary Kathryn Puckett of Upton and Geneva Propes of Hodgenville.

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  • The 2008 legislative session: What business wants

    As 2008 quickly approaches, the Kentucky General Assembly will soon be in session with many difficult decisions to make. Gov. Steve Beshear's first budget will be under consideration, and hundreds of competing interest groups will be working to sway lawmakers' opinions. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will also be at the Capitol, speaking for the business community of Kentucky and hoping to improve the state's business climate for all Kentuckians.

  • Neighborhood hosts Christmas decorating contest

    Forest Hills Homeowners Association hosted its annual Christmas decorating contest on Friday evening, Dec. 7.

    Three new categories were added this year.

    The winners in each category follow:

    Animation - The Scott and Farrah Hord home, 427 Cambridge Way.

    Best use of colored lights - Terry and Mitzi Tedders' home, 516 Cambridge Way, winner; and Chris and Karen Reynolds' home, 609 Forest Hills Drive, first runner-up.

  • Police brief

    One injured in collision Friday

    A Greensburg man suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision Friday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Roy Spencer Jr. was driving his 1989 Chevrolet pickup in the Lowe's turning lane when his pickup was struck by a 2002 Chevrolet pickup driven by Randy Bennett Jr. of Columbia. The collision occurred at 7:48 p.m.

    Spencer was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. As of press time, his condition was not available.

  • With love from Santa

    More than 500 children had a better Christmas because of the efforts of Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids. Full-time Rescue and fire employees joined with volunteers on Christmas Eve to deliver packages. Commonwealth Broadcasting assists Toys for Tots and WVLC The Big Dawg assists Toys for Kids in raising needed money to support both programs.

  • Let's make the best of a brand new year

    In about a hundred hours the calendar will flip to a new year - 2008. Almost hard to believe, isn't it?

    But as we move ahead, we know that promises can be a dime a dozen. The ones we make that are worth carrying through are as scarce as a hen's teeth. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.

    We may have a few personal things that we're going to resolve in 2008 - trim a few pounds, stop smoking, get right with God, rekindle a friendship, or be a better mom or dad.