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Today's News

  • Tire amnesty is April 15-17

    A tire amnesty drop-off is scheduled for April 15-17 at the State Highway Garage on Bear Track Road from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    The event is a collaboration between Taylor County and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management and allows residents — not retailers — to dispose of tires at no cost.

    Tire disposal is a precise process that requires fees, and a business must have a permit to dispose of tires. Unfortunately, many tires aren't disposed of properly, but are left on the ground, exposed to the elements — something that is against the law.

  • Grand jury charges man with attempted murder

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of attempting to kill a local woman.

    Preston Dean Pyles, 41, of 451 Quisenberry Road was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Tuesday, March 9.

    Pyles was charged in two separate indictments on charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, 20 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and 10 counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

    According to the indictments, Pyles is accused of shooting a firearm into and around the woman's residence on Nov. 21, 2008.

  • On a mission

    A whining saw, the smell of freshly cut lumber, hammers beating a rhythmic cadence. The wood structure taking shape gradually slopes at the back of the house, eventually ending at the ground. Ultimately, it will provide mobility and freedom.

    College students from Boone, N.C. traveled to Kentucky this week. Their destination: Campbellsville. Why so far from home? To participate in the Kentucky Heartland Outreach spring break mission program.

  • Council discusses yard sale limits

    Ongoing yard sales could soon be a thing of the past.

    During a special meeting of the City Council on Monday night, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen said City Hall recently received a letter from a resident who was upset with a neighbor who has a yard sale every weekend.

    "There are a lot of people that have a yard sale every Saturday," Allen said. "We need to be fair, but a yard sale every weekend is too much."

    Councilman Mike Hall Jr. says that effectively amounts to people doing business in a residential area.

  • A nightmare that never ends

    Hate is a strong word, one I try not to use often. Still, I hate crooks. In light of today's shaky economic situations, it seems they are coming out of the woodwork.

    Being a reporter, I've written numerous stories about scam artists and identity theft. I know all of the signs. I'm already a bit paranoid, and hearing the horror stories only makes it worse.

    Then it happened to me.

    The charge appeared on my online bank statement two days before Thanksgiving. I knew it wasn't a charge I'd made as I'd never done business with this particular company.

  • Court buys new incinerator for shelter

    The Taylor County Animal Shelter will soon get a new incinerator. And, according to Shelter Director John Harris, that will make the shelter's neighbors happy.

    Magistrates agreed Tuesday night to purchase the incinerator for $18,186. Harris told the Court that a new one would cost $27,900, but the County can purchase one used for demonstrations for the $18,186 cost. He said it has been used for only two actual burns.

    Half of the cost must be paid now, Harris said, and the rest will come from the shelter's 2010-2011 budget.

  • ACHS Class of 1994 to host Run for a Cure

    Adair County High School Class of 1994 group Craig's Classmates will host the Run for a Cure 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 27 at 9 a.m. ET.

    All runners should report to Joe Johnson Little League Park on 170 Doc Walker Road, off South KY 55 in Columbia, at 8:30. Restrooms and changing facilities will be available.

    Pre-registration is due by Saturday, March 20. Entry fee is $12 for pre-registered runners and $15 on race day.

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The 5K course will start and end at Joe Johnson Little League Park.

  • Fields joins West Side Studio

    Beth Fields has joined West Side Studio Salon located at 821 W. Main St. in Campbellsville.

    Fields specializes in modern cuts, styles, up-dos, color, highlights, perms, pedicures, manicures, facials, micro-dermabrasion and waxing.

    She is available Tuesdays through Saturdays and welcomes new clients and walk-ins.

  • Organ recital series performance set for March 9

    Dr. James Sperry of Greensburg will perform during the Noon Organ Recital Series at Campbellsville University on Tuesday, March 9.

    The event will be in Ransdell Chapel at 12:20 p.m. He will play on the university's Farrand and Votey Pipe Organ.

    The recital is free and open to the public. It will end at 12:50 p.m., in time for those attending to go back to work.

  • CU to host third St. Baldrick's fundraiser

    What would you look like bald? Like a hero to kids with cancer, says the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

    More than 100 men and women in the community have shaved their heads bald the past two years to show solidarity to children with cancer and to raise money for childhood cancer research.

    Every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer, and one in five will die.