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Today's News

  • Couple uses rain water to save money

    With their water bill on the rise, George and Celia Williams were looking for a way to save money.

    With two cars to wash, a large garden and flowers to tend to, cutting back their water use wasn't really an option. But something had to give.

    "Our water bill was just out of sight," Mr. Williams said.

    The answer came by way of the Williamses "green" battery-powered lawnmower. The couple received catalogs from the mower's manufacturer, some of which featured something called rain barrels.

  • The Hands of Time

    Her hands, small and a bit frail, work quickly to weave the blue yarn. In only a few minutes, she's finished. She looks up at her family and smiles.

    Another of the signature bookmarks soon to be given to a visitor is finished. She then pauses and begins softly singing before picking up the yarn again.

    Lera Williams will celebrate another milestone tomorrow. She will turn 110, which makes her a "supercentenarian." Several Web sites state that fewer than 100 living people in the United States can claim that title.

  • KU asks state for rate increase

    Kentucky Utilities residential customers could see a nearly 14 percent increase in their bills this year.

    Citing a growing customer demand as the main culprit, with a 2008 windstorm and 2009 ice storm as contributing factors, KU has asked the Public Service Commission to grant a rate increase.

    According to information provided by Cliff Feltham, KU's statewide media relations manager, the company is requesting a $136 million base rate increase, which the company says is necessary to meet growing demand.

  • Man indicted on child sex abuse charges

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges alleging he sexually abused a young girl three times last year.

    Clifton Carter, 39, of 1795 Underwood Road was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury. He was also charged with two counts of intimidating a witness in the legal process.

    According to the indictment, Carter is accused of threatening a potential witness to delay or prevent the witness from speaking with law enforcement.

  • Volunteer fire department gets grant funds

    Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $104,738 Homeland Security grant.

    According to Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson, the grant will be used to buy turnout gear for 10 personnel and air packs for 16.

    The award is part of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, which seeks to strengthen the overall level of preparedness for fire departments and their ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards.

  • Treasurer says City tax figures are wrong

    County Treasurer Melissa Williams says amounts in a story Thursday regarding the City's occupational tax are incorrect.

    Though Mayor Brenda Allen referred to the City's share of occupational tax receipts as $1.6 million, Williams says that amount is actually $1,327,500.25.

    Though a worksheet that has Williams' signature states that the 2009-2010 year total is $342,938.44, Williams says other amounts must be added to arrive at the total she has, which is $346,251.53.

  • Tigers move into MSC first-place tie 83-56

    The Campbellsville University men downed West Virginia Tech, 83-56, to move back into a first-place tie in the Mid-South Conference.

    The Tigers (17-6, 5-2) dropped from the top spot Monday after losing at home by three points to St. Catharine College with poor shooting and ball control. Thursday was a much different story, as the Tigers impressed their fans at times with their ability to work the ball around the perimeter early.

  • No. 1-Marion County uses 18-0 start to pulverize Lady Cards

    Marion County's Lady Knights (24-1), coming off a 72-41 road rout over Elizabethtown on Thursday, scored the first 18 points to pulverize Taylor County 65-28.

    Elizabeth Thomas’ putback at 18.4 prevented the Lady Cardinals (12-10) from being shut out in the opening eight minutes.

    Sophomore Bre Elder led Marion County with 12 baskets and 24 points while junior Brooke Roberts added 13, all in the first half, and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers 11.

  • Eagles smash Washington 63-27

    Campbellsville rebounded from its All “A” Classic State Tourney loss to roll over Washington County 63-27 at home on Tuesday night.

    The Eagles broke away from a 7-7 tie to lead 27-15 at half-time and used second-half runs of 19-4 and 9-0 to breeze to their 17th win in 20 outings.

    Nine CHS players scored, led by juniors Jordan Percell (11) and Matthew Davis (10). Seniors Ben Janes and Thomas Downs had seven rebounds apiece.

    Campbellsville bested Green County 75-56 in make-up action on Wednesday with Bryton Taylor scoring 29 points.

  • Lady Tigers remain perfect in MSC race

    The Campbellsville University Lady Tigers (22-1, 7-0) bounced West Virginia Tech 87-52 on Thursday to remain one game in front of University of Cumberlands in the women’s Mid-South Conference race.

    Campbellsville hit 48 percent of its shots from the field and 13-21 from the free throw line. It was 10-27 from three and led the rebounding battle 46-43.

    Whitney Ballinger led her team with 22 points and 17 boards while Melly Heaton had 17 points and a team-high four assists while Wendi Messer added 11 points.