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Today's News

  • Tina Turner still rocks at 68

    It wasn't really my scene, but I loved every minute of it.

    A few weekends ago, my mother and I traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to see one of her all-time favorite artists in concert - Tina Turner.

    I knew from the moment I stepped into Philips Arena that this concert was going to be a bit different than ones I have been to before.

    First, there were no cowboy hats or opening acts. The stage looked massive and more like the set of a production than a concert.

  • What has happened to our Christmas spirit?

    "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

    -Luke 2:14

    We heard the first stories early on Thursday. Unconfirmed reports of additional incidents surfaced throughout the weekend.

  • Official holiday season begins

    And we're off. The official 2008 holiday season has begun. And there's certainly no shortage of events and activities to help put us in the holiday spirit.

    Last Wednesday, the annual Santa's Helper award was presented, and winner Doug Mullins turned on the lights at Miller Park. This year's Christmas lights extend the entire length of the park. It won't take a trip out of town anymore to see beautiful Christmas displays.

  • Consider all the aspects

    We've got a bit of an oxymoron between today's Front page and the Opinion page.

    On the one hand, we have a feature story about the animal shelter and its no-fee adoption policy. However, this page features a letter to the editor from a woman cautioning us about bringing home pets at this time of the year.

    Obviously, adopting a pet is a huge responsibility, and parents who plan to give their children a pet need to make sure they - and their children - are truly prepared for that extra responsibility.

  • Cox comes through in the clutch

    Senior guard Chase Cox hit a basket with 4.6 seconds remaining and Michael Coulter stole the in-bounds pass and converted two free throws as Taylor County posted a 61-57 road victory vs. Elizabethtown on Friday night.

    The Cardinals fought back from a 12-point second-half deficit with a 10-0 run to end the third quarter and took the lead when Coulter fed Lloyd Stotts for a left-wing three-pointer at 2:09 in the fourth.

    The Panthers knotted the score at 57-57 on a Chris Ulis free throw with 13.8 seconds left and just before Cox’s length-of-the-court drive.

  • Murakami cuts 28 jobs

    In another sign of the nationwide economic slump, one of Taylor County's largest manufacturers has let go more than two dozen employees.

    Citing a drop in automotive sales, Murakami Manufacturing USA has laid off 28 employees. The company produces rearview mirrors for automotive manufacturers.

    According to a MMUS press release issued Friday morning, "The economy as a whole has created significant challenges for the automotive industry. As a result, we have had to make a difficult decision within our company to ensure the future success of MMUS."

  • CU reels off three home wins

    Evidently coach Keith Adkins' Campbellsville University Tigers needed only some steady home cooking as they swept three tilts in the Powell Athletic Center in a four-day stretch.

    The Tigers bested Virginia Intermont (79-48) and Taylor (66-64) in the Lou Cunningham Classic on Friday and Saturday before upending Spalding (64-50) in a regular-season affair on Monday.

    Senior All-American Zach Allender returned to form with 23 and 22 points, respectively, in the Lou Cunningham Classic.

  • Public record for Dec. 8

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-107, filed 9/29/08; Cash Express LLC v. Carl Gabehart of Saloma Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes $350 and $91 in court costs. The defendant was served 11/12/08.

    08-S-120, filed 10/27/08; CNS Quickcash of South Central Avenue in Campbellsville v. Stephen Thomas of Poe Young Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for cash advance, $500 and $91 in court costs.

  • Gold party to benefit Hiestand House

    A gold party to benefit the Hiestand House will be Thursday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m.

    Tuckers Diamonds and Gold will be on hand to purchase gold and silver, giving a percentage of profits to the Hiestand House.

    For more information, call 465-1548.

     

  • Elizabethtown man injured in two-vehicle collision

    An Elizabethtown man was injured in a two-vehicle collision in Campbellsville on Thursday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Aaron Howell, 20, was traveling east on KY 210 in a 1994 Ford Tempo when he struck a 1995 Ford Explorer, driven by Dean Smith, 46, of Litchfield. Smith's vehicle was stopped in the road due to heavy traffic. The collision occurred at 4:50 p.m.

    Howell was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. No information was available on his condition as of press time.