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Today's News

  • CU group to perform at The Center for Rural Development

    The Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green is known for "thinking outside the box" when it comes to unconventional ways of combining classical and popular music on the same program.

    The orchestra and Conductor and Music Director Jeffrey Reed will do so again at the next Center Stage performance on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

  • State auditor to appear on CU television show

    John Chowning, right, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president of Campbellsville University, recently interviewed Crit Luallen, auditor of public accounts for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, on Chowning's television show "Dialogue on Public Issues" on WLCU. The show will air on Comcast Cable Channel 10 on Wednesday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

     

  • Lincoln celebration planned in Springfield

    A community-wide celebration is planned for Springfield on Wednesday, April 22 in conjunction with the dedication and unveiling ceremonies of a sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln.

    The bronze sculpture was created as part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration. It is being placed in front of the new Washington County Judicial Center on Main Street in downtown Springfield.

    The sculpture, titled "In Sacred Union," was designed by Paula Slater of Hidden Valley Lake, Calif. and depicts a bronze sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. 

  • Stories that stay with us

    As a reporter, I sometimes write stories that seem to stay with me and tug at my emotions, whether it's about someone dying in a car crash, a fire that left a family homeless or someone accused of hurting an innocent child. One such story that recently tugged at me was about child abuse. It gave statistics that show that the number of reported child abuse cases last year was higher - much higher - than in 2007.

  • On Earth Day, don't buy into the eco-doomsaying

    What would Earth Day be without hand wringing over the supposedly dire state of the planet?

    Concern over climate change seems to have reached a fever pitch. And the American economy has been fingered as the culprit.

    President Obama's recent budget proposal pours a whopping $150 billion into clean energy technologies and another $75 billion into tax incentives for "alternative" energy research. It also includes a national "cap-and-trade" program for greenhouse-gas emissions that would demand an estimated $79 billion from American industry.

  • UPDATE: One of three finalists drops out

    One of the three finalists for superintendent of Campbellsville Independent Schools has dropped out.

    Robert "Bobby" Lewis, who is an associate superintendent at Hardin County Schools, has withdrawn from the superintendent search process.

    This leaves the Campbellsville School Board with two finalists - Mike Deaton, who is principal at Campbellsville High, and Leon Smith, principal at Washington County High.

    The Board is expected to announce its decision tomorrow at 5 at a special meeting.

  • Homeless ... for a night

    They slept under the stars in decorated, but cold, cardboard boxes. They went without their cell phones and laptops for a night and had limited food.

    They gave up their "Home Sweet Home" for one night.

    Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and the Social Workers in Touch Can Help Club asked for volunteers to experience life as a homeless person for one night under the shelter of nothing more than a cardboard box.

    And many people answered the call.

  • Habitat for Humanity breaks ground

    "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

    "The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."

    —Matthew 7:24-25

    A small gathering of friends, relatives and Habitat officials braved torrential rain on Sunday to dedicate the grounds for Daniel Hoosier's new home.

  • Two injured in Sunday crash

    Two men were injured in a Sunday afternoon crash on KY 55.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, David Webster, 23, of Campbellsville was driving a 2000 Mercury Cougar south on KY 55. While in the passing lane, Webster lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the northbound lane and was struck by a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Michael Lostutter, 52, of Louisville.

    Webster was not wearing a seat belt. Lostutter was wearing a seat belt.

  • One arrested after collision

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Sunday after being involved in a one-vehicle collision on Kindness Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were called to a non-injury collision on Kindness Road at 1:56 p.m.

    The report states that Daniel Pittman, 44, of 232 Brockman Lane was charged with the theft of a car, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license and DUI.

    Pittman's vehicle, a 1990 Chevrolet truck, had left the roadway and stopped in a ditch. No injuries were reported.