Today's News

  • Finley man gets 18 years for manslaughter

    Russell Lee Wood Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter last month, and he has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for that crime.

    Wood, 51, of 7765 St. Joe Road in Finley, was indicted for murder after he shot his mother, Ida Wood, in June of 2006.

    Wood pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge with a note that he was mentally ill.

    Marion Circuit Judge Doughlas George sentenced Wood to 18 years at the Kentucky State Reformatory. Wood will be sent to the nursing wing of the prison because of his physical and mental condition, George wrote.

  • United Country - Caldwell Realty, LLC Recognized for 2007 sales

    United Country Real Estate, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., announced recently that Caldwell Realty LLC of Campbellsville has earned the company's President's Round Table Award.

    "Combining our experience with the United Country marketing tools has helped us succeed in today's challenging real estate market," said Tom Caldwell, GRI, Realtor, owner/broker.

    "Thanks to our team's exceptional customer service and hard work, as well as United Country's national advertising and advanced technology, we are looking forward to another great year."

  • Health care professionals have our blessing

    It takes a special kind of person to care for those who are sick or hurt. In addition to all the "learned knowledge," such as education and training, it also takes patience, kindness and genuine caring.

    A majority of the health care professionals in our community are exactly that, and none of them more so than nurses and nurses' aides.

    For all their expertise, doctors are often rushed to the point of checking on a patient, signing some orders and hurrying on to the next patient before heading to their offices.

    Nurses and aides, however, remain with their patients.

  • Wording changes on alcohol question

    Voters within the City limits will see a slightly different alcohol question when they go to the polls on May 20.

    A portion of the question requiring that any alcohol sold be served in conjunction with a meal was omitted from circulated petitions and news reports on the issue.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said he was unaware of the stipulation until he spoke with County Attorney Craig Cox recently.

    "This was the first time this question was asked in Kentucky and we all missed it," Carney said.

  • CES first graders honored with math award

    Campbellsville Elementary students Blake Allen, Nina Bridgewater, Trayjan Bradley and Sidney Burks recently received a Math Award for excellence in math. They are first-graders.

  • Grace Notes: Change of heart

    The headline caught my attention: 'I was given a young man's heart - and started craving beer and Kentucky Fried Chicken.'

    Claire Sylvia, a 47-year-old woman who lives somewhere in the UK, had a heart and lung transplant in 1988, receiving the organs from an 18-year-old boy who had been killed in a motorcycle accident.

    Shortly after the surgery she noticed she had acquired the characteristics and cravings of the donor. She wanted a beer, she told a reporter who had come to the hospital to interview her. (She didn't like beer before the surgery.)

  • Garage destroyed by fire

    A late-night fire destroyed a garage Monday in Black Gnat just at the Taylor/Green county line.

    According to a press release from the Greensburg/Green County Fire & Rescue, firefighters responded to a garage fire at 400 Black Gnat Road at 8:53 p.m. Firefighters discovered a fire in the attic of Andy Perkins' two-car garage. The garage was not attached to a home. The attic suffered extensive damage.

    Firefighters believe that the fire may have started outside and spread to the garage.

  • TRH names spring ambassadors

    Mike Haliday has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital Ambassador for Spring 2008. Other nominees were: LaDonna Durham and Tammy Warren.

    Haliday was nominated by a team member. The following was written about Haliday on his nomination form:

  • Property transfers for May 8

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    William B. and Wanda K. Moran of Steeplechase Drive in Campbellsville to Gregory T. and Janice Altman of Blue Ridge Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land near Cainwood Subdivision, 14.81 acres, $75,000.

    Robertson Real Estate Inc. of High Point Crossing in Campbellsville to Joseph D. Sweeney of Quarry Loop in New Haven, a tract of land on the northeast side of Friendship Road, 0.5 acre, $14,500.

  • Public record for May 8


    Kenneth Agee, 20, of Taylor Boulevard in Campbellsville, license to be in possession, proof filed, dismissed.

    Thomas D. Boisvert II, 45, of Marbado Court in Louisville, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $148.

    John William Brown II, 31, of Pinnacle Point in Somerset, driving too fast for traffic conditions, dismissed; reckless driving, amended to careless driving, $168, state traffic school.