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Today's News

  • National Issues Forum is Feb. 7

    The University of Kentucky's Cooperative Extension Service will host a National Issues Forum on Monday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    The forum is a result of a partnership between the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums Institute. Seven forums will be offered throughout the state.

  • Tatum interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

     

    Campbellsville University's John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president of CU, recently interviewed Jim Tatum, who owns "Suits for Servants," on Campbellsville University's WLCU's show "Dialogue on Public Issues."

    The show will air Monday, Jan. 31 at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. The show is aired on Comcast Cable Channel 10.

  • CU to celebrate Black History Month

     

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will celebrate Black History Month with two speakers on Feb. 2 and 15.

    Both events are free and open to the public.

    Dr. Johnnie Clark, former pastor of Burnett Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, will speak at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2 for the university's regular weekly chapel service in Ransdell Chapel.

  • CU hosting art exhibit

     

    D.J. Foley, a freshman from Campbellsville, looks at artwork by Suzanne Renfrow, right, of Morgantown, Ky. Renfrow's exhibit is titled "Fifteen Years in Clay," and features functional clay pots. The exhibit will be shown through Friday.

  • Blood drive is Tuesday, Feb. 1

    February is Black History Month. Every year, black people make critical contributions to help the American Red Cross maintain a stable and diverse blood supply for patients across the United States.

    "Throughout the year, there are regular shortages of both type O and type B blood. Those two blood types are more prevalent in African Americans than in any other population," said Linda Voss, CEO of the American Red Cross Blood Services River Valley Region.

  • New sheriff makes office changes

     

    There's a new sheriff in town. But that's not all.

    Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton took his post Jan. 3. But in the weeks since, he has made a few changes in his office staff.

    Bobby Gribbins and Tim Coppage, both former Campbellsville Police officers, have been hired as deputies.

    When Newton became sheriff, he said, his former position became vacant.

    Former deputy Bill Walsh left the department, Newton said, and Deputy Robert Vancleave became a school resource officer.

  • State cuts school funding 2 percent

     


    Local schools are dealing with an unexpected cut to state funding midway through the school year. However, both school districts will absorb those cuts.

    The Support Education Excellence in Kentucky fund, which is the primary source of funding for school districts, has less money than needed for the per-pupil funding for the current school year.

  • Man charged with sex abuse

     

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of sexually abusing a young girl.

    Brian Keith Allen, 29, of 368 Slate Creek Road was arrested at 6:50 p.m. last Wednesday in Washington County and charged with first-degree sex abuse.

    According to court records, Allen is accused of subjecting a 15-year-old girl to sexual contact on Jan. 1 in Taylor County.
    Court records state that the Taylor County Sheriff's Office asked an officer in Washington County to arrest Allen because he works at Toyotomi America in Springfield.

  • Unsolved Mysteries

     

    One has been missing for three years. Another's final days still aren't quite accounted for and the cause of his death hasn't been determined. And a third was shot and killed a little more than two years ago but local law enforcement haven't tracked down who pulled the trigger.

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office is in the midst of many investigations, but three of those have become high profile cases in the community.

  • Sodomy trial set to begin Wednesday

     


    A Campbellsville man is expected to face a jury Wednesday after being charged last year with sodomy.

    William Overstreet, 55, of 100 Sycamore Loop was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last March on charges of first-degree sodomy and intimidation of a witness.

    According to the indictment, Overstreet is accused of sodomizing a female who was younger than 12 at the time.