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Today's News

  • Class offered for senior drivers

    Taylor County Extension Office will host a class for senior drivers on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Billy Gregory, public information officer with the Kentucky State Police, will teach adults to avoid accidents, cope with changing reflexes and give an update on traffic laws.

    Auto insurance companies will give varying discounts to graduates of the class. Participants should call 465-4511 by if they are interested so workbooks can be ordered. Cost is $3 and participants should bring their own lunch.

     

  • Final Respects

    Red roses sway gently in the breeze, ready to be placed on the grave in remembrance.

    It is quiet.

    A long line of police cars stops at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. The caravan continues as far as one can see, their blue lights flashing. Police officers from around the state stand to the side at attention.

    Lebanon Police officers place their hands upon the hearse, which carries the body of slain police officer David M. Ford. They walk together as the vehicle slowly makes its way to the burial plot.

  • Nearly 3,000 KU customers lose power Tuesday

    Nearly 3,000 Kentucky Utilities customers lost power for a little less than an hour Tuesday evening.

    "We had a breaker switch go bad in one of Campbellsville's substations," said Cliff Feltham, KU's statewide media relations manager. "2,750 customers were affected. They were off for a bit less than an hour."

    Feltham said the customer load was switched to other substations so that crews could repair the switch on Wednesday.

  • Woman charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with drug and other crimes in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Carla Davis, 36, of 218 McNary St. was indicted on charges of second- and third-degree selling a controlled substance and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • A killer is lurking near you

    A killer once stalked me, almost snuffing out my young life.

    The deadly force didn't lurk around corners, sneaking quick peeks or huddle outside the shrubs in front of my house - watching, waiting.

    This frightening phantom was hiding inside my chest, little by little, growing over many years.

    It was coronary heart disease.

    The dreaded slayer takes more lives than any other disease in the U.S., and it had my number.

  • Cards make it seven straight

    Taylor County won its fifth game in an eight-day stretch and notched their seventh straight win with triumphs over Christian County on Saturday, Green County on Monday and at Nelson County on Tuesday.

    Coach Troy Young's Cardinals (20-6) edged Christian County 71-70 in a make-up game on Saturday as Chris Thomas knocked a loose rebound to Michael Coulter for a 10-foot baseline, game-winning jumper.

    Leonard Macon had 14 of his team-high 21 points in the third quarter as Taylor County overcame six- and seven-point deficits.

  • Facebook keeps us in touch

    My cell phone rang just after 7 Sunday evening. By habit, I glanced at the screen, but I didn't recognize the number.

    "Hello?"

    The voice on the phone was one I hadn't heard in nine years. It belonged to a high school friend with whom I had lost touch. For the next hour, we caught up with one another's lives. We hung up with a promise to not lose touch again.

    How did she find me?

    Facebook.

  • No power not as bad as we thought

    I'm spoiled, I'll admit it. I like a hot shower, clean clothes, fresh coffee, warm food, lights, heat, television, Internet and phone service. And I don't like doing without those things.

    But I don't imagine I'm the only person like that. Especially lately.

    With last week's ice storm, our family had to do without. But we weren't the only ones, and many were - and still are - in worse shape.

  • Lady Cards divide close encounters

    Taylor County split a pair of close tilts as the Lady Cardinals concluded regular-season play with a 13-12 worksheet.

    Coach Jenny Jessie's club used a 19-9 fourth quarter to come from behind to best Spencer County 48-43 in the Duke's Sporting Goods/Chick-fil-A Valentine's Day Classic at John Hardin on Saturday morning.

    MeLeigha Pollock paced the Lady Cardinals with 18 points while Mercedes Cox and Hope Wigginton added nine and eight, respectively.

    Taylor County dropped its home finale 46-44 to Hart County on Tuesday.

  • Tigers pummel OSU-Mansfield 100-51

    Campbellsville University's men's basketball team put a halt to its nine-game losing skid by demolishing Ohio State University-Mansfield 100-51 on Saturday night in the Powell Athletic Center.

    Coach Keith Adkins was able to play his substitutes extra minutes in the blow-out triumph with Jonas Bohm and DeMario Thomas totaling 19 points apiece. Bohm also had a game-high nine rebounds and Thomas handed out three assists.

    Hristo Petkov continued his steady play with 15 points while Terrill Holley also added 12 points and eight rebounds.