Today's News

  • Man gets a year for child sex abuse

    A Campbellsville man accused of sexually abusing two young children has been sentenced to serve a year in jail and register as a sex offender for 20 years.

    In January 2008, Darrin Leonard Watson, 44, of 209 McNary St. was indicted on two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    In June 2009, Watson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and two counts of second-degree sex abuse before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram.

  • Is 'make believe' not good enough anymore?

    Hero: A person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

    There's usually not much "down" time in a family with three kids involved in multiple activities, so with outside activities canceled because of the rain, this past weekend was a rarity.

    We had a "Battleship" war, of course. But we also spent time watching television.

  • UVA-Wise comes back for 32-31 triumph over CU

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  • Downtown street will be one way

    It appears that the new street beside the Taylor County Judicial Center will be one way after all.

    At Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted to keep the street as a County road and have its employees maintain it.

    They also agreed that parking spaces will be created on the right side of the street and the entire length of the street will become one way with drivers accessing it from Main Street.

  • Alcohol sales provide little revenue in first year

    It's been one year since the first alcoholic beverage was served at a Campbellsville restaurant following the moist vote. And from the standpoint of City revenue and alcohol-related crime, little has changed.

    Last May, voters living within the City approved the sale of alcohol in restaurants seating at least 50 people as long as the drinks are served in conjunction with a meal. Restaurants must derive at least 70 percent of their income from the sale of food.

    The measure passed by 74 votes.

  • CU to host art exhibit through Oct. 30

    Artist Delaire Rowe of Bowling Green will host an art exhibit at Campbellsville University's Art Gallery through Oct. 30 and display mixed media.

    The art gallery is located at 205 University Drive. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

    Rowe has worked as an artist for her entire adult life.

    "This exhibit represents a transition from pure painting in oil to a mixed media process including painting, drawing and collage," Rowe said.

  • CU displays work by local artist

    Campbellsville University will display an art exhibit featuring many paintings and prints by Campbellsville resident Billie Sue Kibbons through Oct. 10.

    The exhibit is being displayed at CU's Art Gallery at 205 University Drive, the same location where a reception will be hosted in her honor on Saturday, Oct. 10 during homecoming festivities from 10 a.m. to noon. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

    Kibbons said she has been in a love affair with art since her first lesson in 1965.

  • The Art of Acrobatics

    The 43rd season of the Central Kentucky Arts Series got off to a high flying start Thursday as the Golden Dragon Acrobats entertained a packed house at Campbellsville University's J.K. Powell Athletic Center.

    Hailing from the Hebei province in the People's Republic of China, the 25-member Golden Acrobats have toured the United States continuously since 1978, performing in all 50 states and in more than 65 counties.

    The performance includes jugglers, contortionists, a ladder act and other acrobatic feats.

    Next up on the Arts Series roster is a puppet show.

  • Sheriff's tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the 2008 financial statement of Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp's office.

    State law requires two audits of each county's sheriff's office, one on the sheriff's tax account and the other on the fee account used to operate the office.

    The audit found Shipp's financial statement fairly represented the revenues, expenditures and excess fees for the period ending Dec. 31, 2008. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Judicial center opens Monday

    The Taylor County Judicial Center officially opens to the public today.

    Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress and his office staff moved from the Taylor County Courthouse to the new judicial center building last week.

    All other offices will remain at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    On Friday, Burress said the move is going well, though he and his staff weren't ready to open for their monthly Saturday hours as they had planned.