Today's News

  • Locals named to EKU dean's list

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 2,269 students earned dean's list honors for the fall 2007 semester.

    Local students named to the list include: Ricky Yates of Campbellsville, a senior criminal justice major; and Elizabeth Spalding of Finley, a freshman business major.

    To achieve dean's list honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.

  • Non-smokers graduate

    The Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Class at Taylor Regional Hospital recently graduated six individuals. Included in this group were two TRH team members, Charlotte McFarland and Susan Phillips.

    "Everybody keeps you on track in this program, and if you start to feel that you are not getting anywhere, they give you the confidence to know you are going to get over the hurdle and that you will become a non-smoker," says Charlotte McFarland.

    This thought was echoed by Susan Phillips.

  • School Menus for Jan. 28-Feb. 1

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    Jan. 28-Feb. 1

    Monday: Lasagna, tossed salad, hash brown, toast, pineapple and milk.

    Tuesday: Hamburger, pickles, onions, potato wedges, baked beans, applesauce and milk.

    Wednesday: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, bread slice and milk.

    Thursday: Pizza, tossed salad, corn, diced pears, Rice Krispies treat and milk.

    Friday: Hot dog, chili, Fritos, pork and beans, apple or orange, graham cracker and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    Jan. 28-Feb. 1

  • Man charged after allegedly assaulting his father

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting his father.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to a domestic call at about 9:30 p.m. on East First Street, where they discovered Mathew Close had allegedly assaulted his father, Joseph Close, also of Campbellsville.

    Joseph Close was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and later transported to University of Louisville Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor Rescue. He was released the following day.

  • Public record for Jan. 24


    Wanda Cox Buck, 40, of Old Roachville Road in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Alvin N. Comstock, 29, of West KY 70 in Liberty, no/expired registration plates, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    William D. Coomer, 21, of Birdie Avenue in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Cheryl W. Dudgeon, 58, of Bibb Street in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

  • Community Ventures receives Micro Lender of the Year Award

    Community Ventures Corp. was honored recently by the U.S. Small Business Administration during its annual SBA Lenders Conference on Nov. 9.

    Community Ventures Corp. received the 2007 SBA Micro Lender of the Year Award in Kentucky.

    During the fiscal year 2007, which ended in September, Community Ventures Corp. approved 35 micro loans totaling $109,643. Steve Ayers, district director for the Kentucky District Office presented the award to James Coles.

  • TCHS Show Choir to present concert series

    The award winning Taylor County High School Show Choir will present its second annual Saturday night concert series beginning Jan. 26.

    All concerts will begin at 7 p.m. at the Taylor County Middle School gymnasium. Admission is $5 at the door.

    The choir's concert schedule is as follows:

  • Public record for Jan. 21

    District Civil Filed

    07-C-469, filed 10/22/07; Mid-South Metals Inc. v. Jimmy Shreve of Mannsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,918.40, interest, court costs and attorney's fees. The defendant was served 12/27/07.

    07-C-556, filed 12/20/07; Midland Funding LLC of San Diego, Calif. v. Ervin L. Harper Sr. of Akin Lane in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,205.11, interest, attorney's fees and court costs.

  • Homelessness count to be conducted Thursday

    On Jan. 24, Adanta, Green River Ministries, the Kentucky Housing Authority and Housing and Urban Development will conduct a survey to determine the number of homeless people in Kentucky. Local efforts will concentrate on Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

    The number of homeless people will determine funding received next year for homeless services and housing.

  • Man charged with abusing two young children

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with sexually abusing two children.

    Darrin L. Watson, 42, of 209 McNary St. was charged in an indictment that had been sealed until recently 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.

    A Taylor County grand jury indicted Watson on Tuesday, Jan. 8. He was arrested on Thursday and lodged in the Marion County jail.

    Watson was charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sex abuse.