Today's News

  • 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.

  • Family, attitude helps woman fight cancer

    If anyone knows the importance of a mammogram, it's probably Cindy O'Banion.

    At 43, O'Banion is battling breast cancer. It was detected during her first mammogram.

    And with October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she recommends all women get regular mammograms.

    So far, what has kept O'Banion, a Campbellsville resident, in the fight against her cancer has been a positive attitude and strength from her friends and family.

    O'Banion, administrator of The Grandview, a Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, was diagnosed in January.

  • Fire Prevention efforts begin next week

    Campbellsville Fire Department will begin its annual Fire Prevention Week activities next Monday. The events will run through Oct. 26 and go to Campbellsville Independent, Taylor County and Kentucky Christian schools.

    Though Fire Prevention Week is actually Oct. 4-10, local events are scheduled later in the month because of schools being closed for fall break.

    This year, the focus will be on basics such the dangers of playing with fire and the correct way to stop, drop and roll, according to Campbellsville Fire Assistant Chief Bill Hall.

  • Campbellsville men plead guilty to cocaine charges

    Two Campbellsville residents are among the three men who have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

    According to a United States Attorney's Office news release, Eladio Pedroza Jr., aka "Junior," 30, of Campbellsville, Robert H. Lamer Jr., 37, of Campbellsville and Jeffery Lynn Bivens, 25, of Cecilia, Ky., entered guilty pleas before District Judge Thomas B. Russell on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Bowling Green.

  • Cards clip Casey 22-21 in OT

    The Casey County Rebels overcame bad weather just to play the game Friday night as their community had been hit by a tornado earlier in the day.  When this game was finished, Taylor County had survived what felt like a storm from the visitors, winning in overtime 22–21.

    Lance Turpin and Blake Dudgeon hooked up on the Cardinals’ second play from scrimmage, a 46 yard strike that gave the Cardinals a 7-0 advantage.

  • Tiger patriarch football coach Finley dies

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  • Restaurant inspections for Aug. 17

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be reinspected within 30 days

    - Under 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

  • Golden Dragon Acrobats to perform Oct. 8

    The 2009-2010 season of the Central Kentucky Arts Series will open with a performance by The Golden Dragon Acrobats at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Campbellsville University's Powell Athletic Center.

    Children and adults of all ages will be captivated by the acrobatic feats. The Golden Dragon Acrobats' performance includes jugglers, contortionists, a tower of chairs, a ladder act and other unbelievable acrobatic acts. The 25-member troupe has trained in the rigorous art of acrobatics since early youth, making such performances possible.