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Today's News

  • Last minute tips for Thursday's 4-H Speech Contest

    4-H members, hopefully you are all registered to participate in the 4-H Talk Meet on Thursday, Dec. 13. If you still haven't registered, call the Extension Office as soon as possible to sign up. Plan to arrive at Taylor County Middle School around 6:15 p.m. to check in and receive your room assignment. The competition will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

    I would like to offer a few last minute tips for contestants:

    —Dress appropriately for the competition. It always helps to look nice and neat.

    u Think positively.

  • Wreaths Across America ceremony comes to Lebanon

    The Kentucky Patriot Guard Riders has volunteered to conduct the Wreaths Across America ceremony this year at the Lebanon National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon.

    Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember those who gave their lives in service.

    Specially made wreaths for Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials during the ceremony.

  • Monogram Art

    Campbellsville Middle School students in Angela Brasser's art classes created monogram designs using their initials. They carved their monograms onto "Soft Kut" printing blocks, then inked their block and printed their image onto paper by pressing the paper onto the block. This technique, called relief printing, was completed as a collaborative project with language arts classes as students made stationery with their monogram on the paper. They will use their monogrammed papers for written projects in language arts classes.

  • Man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges.

    Wesley Dale Mann, 47, of 1881 Sportsman Lake Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

    Mann pleaded guilty in four separate cases to two counts of first-degree selling OxyContin, one a second offense, two counts of second-degree selling hydrocodone, one of those a second offense, and second-offense possession of drug supplies. Two charges of being a second-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

  • Judge denies man's motion to vacate

    Even though his alleged victims told a judge that he is innocent, the man's requests to be released from prison have been denied.

    In August 2004, Ronald Eugene "June Bug" Osinger Jr., now 27, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and three counts of intimidating a witness. He pleaded guilty to the charges in June 2004.

    However, the victims in the case recanted their testimony before a judge in September 2006.

  • Local bands to perform at governor's inauguration

    Campbellsville and Taylor County's marching bands will perform Tuesday in Frankfort during the inauguration parade for Kentucky's Gov.-elect Steve Beshear.

    According to Taylor County's Band Director Stephen Bishop, the bands will perform an arrangement of "My Old Kentucky Home."

    Bishop said he isn't sure what time the band will be performing, but the parade is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon.

  • KCS fourth graders visit Frankfort

    Kentucky Christian School fourth graders in Elizabeth Wigginton's class visited Frankfort on Nov. 15. They toured the State Capitol and received souvenir packets on behalf of State Rep. Russ Mobley. Pictured are, from left, front: Bryce Steele, Lynsey Smith, Kelsey Woodrum, Sarah Dickens, Korri Briggs, Jilly Bruns and Danielle Dickens. Back: Wigginton, Jack Miller, Christian Pace, Grace Bertram and Payton Howard.

  • We've all been elfed — in a sense

    I'd almost forgotten how special the holiday season could be. Work has a way of altering the path to Christmas.

    With grown children and the propensity to treat Christmas as if it's a tour through a department store, you forget the excitement that young children create.

  • Public record for Dec. 10

    District Civil Filed

    07-C-070, filed 2/16/07; RJM Acquisitions LLC v. Greg Forrest of Jan Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $838.61, interest and court costs. The defendant was served 12/3/07.

    07-C-218, filed 6/5/07; Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. v. Joshua Keith Posey of Thurman Henley Hill Road in Hodgenville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for damages in collision, $1,835.48, interest and court costs. The defendant was served 11/19/07.

  • Volunteers sought for archeological work

    On Jan. 8, archeologists from the Southeast Archeological Center in Atlanta will begin working at the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek near Hodgenville, and they're seeking students and volunteers to help.

    This project, funded by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, will provide archeological data for any evidence from the Lincoln family time period or earlier historical periods.

    Archeologists will be using shovel testing survey methods, geophysical surveys, magnetometer surveys, test unit excavation and backhoe trenching.