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Today's News

  • Don't let the Grinch steal your Christmas

    It's unfortunate, but there will always be people who believe they're entitled to something for nothing - and that something may be yours.

    In the past, we've passed along tips from local law enforcement officials on how to keep our Christmas safe from the ultimate Grinch. And with the struggling economy, there could be even more thieves prowling our neighborhoods at night.

    Most thefts and burglaries occur between December and February, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield. And because of that, we should all be a little more careful.

  • Kiwanis club coat drive continues

    Over the past several years, the Campbellsville Kiwanis Club's "Coats for Kids" program has helped hundreds of area children have a better Christmas.

    Last December, the club gave nearly 100 new coats to children in Taylor County.

    All community members can help provide a new coat to a needy child. To make a donation to the Kiwanis' "Coats for Kids" program, stop by any of the Taylor County Bank, Citizens Bank & Trust Co. or Community Trust Bank branches.

     

  • There's always a silver lining

    Seems that every time we have an election, I do this. And since I'm a creature of habit, I guess I'll do it again.

    Tuesday's special election saw a higher turnout than expected. A whopping 23 percent. Of the county's 17,000-plus registered voters, only 4,000 of them bothered to cast their votes. Statewide, the turnout was only slightly better at 24 percent.

    OK, quiet down. I can already hear your arguments.

    "It was a special election and there was only one race on the ballot."

  • Merry Christmas

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

  • Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays ... who cares?

    Every year about this time, great debates arise about keeping "Christ in Christmas" and whether it is proper for stores to use "Merry X-mas" or the more generic "Seasons Greetings" in advertising or for clerks to greet customers with "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."

    I think we should be grateful for clerks who are polite enough to offer any greeting, much less pick apart how they say it. Friendly clerks are a blessing.

  • TRH to offer bloodborne pathogens course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an American Heart Association Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course on Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 8 to 9 a.m.

    The American Heart Association Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed to provide essential yet simple information to help protect people in their work setting. The course is also designed to encourage active participation as a way of practicing what is learned.

  • Cardinals 6-4 after 53-41 victory over Claiborne

    Tevin Webster had six points in the first quarter and inside mate Chase Seaborne six in the second period, and Taylor County out-scored Claiborne (Tenn.) 19-9 in the second quarter to capture fifth place 53-41 on Wednesday afternoon in the T.J. Samson Hospital Holiday Classic at Barren County.

    Coach Troy Young’s Cardinals won their last two games and now stand 6-4 overall.

    Webster finished with 15 points while Seaborne totaled 10. Webster also had three assists, two blocked shots and two steals while Tyler Moss had seven assists for Taylor County.

  • Lady Tigers finish 2009 at 11-1

    If you started looking for comparisons between the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers and their Saturday afternoon opponent, Indiana Wesleyan, there weren’t that many.

    Well, the teams both sport two seniors on their rosters and both beat Bethel at Bethel.

    So, if someone was looking for an advantage going into the game between the NAIA’s 10th-ranked Division I team and NAIA Division 2’s No. 4, IWU had a seven-point edge in the margin of victory over Bethel.

  • Unexpected Christmas gifts

    Christmas gifts come in a variety of packages, but the best ones come as surprises, off the cuff, bouncing off the wall, the where-did-it-come-from kind of surprises.

    My wife asked me the other day what special Christmas memories I had. No way, stressed as I was with getting ready for Christmas, could I think of any Christmas memories. But, Christmas gifts, like memories, most often come in unexpected ways.

    Don Hughes has cancer. That's why I know him. I visited him for the first time over a year ago.

  • Hall's shot sends Glasgow past CHS 74-73.

    Cameron Hall, a Campbellsville University signee, hit a fall-away jumper with just more than 10 seconds to spark Glasgow past Campbellsville in a semi-final clash in the T.J. Samson Hospital Holiday Classic on Tuesday at Barren County.

    The Eagles (5-2) had fought back from a 14-point second-quarter deficit.

    Bryton Taylor’s 45-foot banked-in three just before the half-time horn brought CHS within eight, and the Eagles used seven Taylor points to creep within six (56-50) at the third-quarter stop.