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Today's News

  • Monday meeting open to the public after all

    Three magistrates and four City Council members discussed the County's budget shortfall Monday over lunch, this time in a meeting open to the public.

    The group first met to discuss the issue in a closed-door meeting at Councilman David Nunery's office Wednesday, April 1. No notification of that meeting was given to the public or local media.

  • Working after retirement often a must

    For many senior citizens, the word "retirement" doesn't mean what it used to.

    In today's economy, all too often one "retires" from a life-long job only to immediately seek out another job - just to pay the bills.

    A story on today's front page, however, offers hope for many seniors.

  • Woman accused of giving alcohol to minors

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with giving alcohol to four minors.

    Mary Anderson, 64, of 107 Ravine Way was arrested at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 1.

    According to court records, Anderson is accused of giving alcohol to four juveniles younger than 16 on various dates since March 1.

    She was charged with four counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Anderson is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday.

    Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Pat Thompson investigated.

  • 'Prodigal'

    Daniel just wanted his freedom. He soon learns that freedom has a price.

    That's the story behind "Prodigal," Campbellsville University's spring musical set to open Thursday.

    Written and directed by CU graduate Matthew Hodge, who is now pursuing a master of arts in music at CU, "Prodigal" presents a modern interpretation of the biblical story of the prodigal son.

  • Taylor grand jury issues several indictments

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on burglary and other charges after he allegedly tried to break into a local convenient store.

    Timothy Wayne Crum, 29, of 41 Finus St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, alcohol intoxication and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Crum could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

  • Meeting is Monday to discuss budget issues

    Several Campbellsville City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court members will meet today at noon at Councilman David Nunery’s office on Main Street to discuss the County’s budget issues.

    The first meeting of the group was a private meeting. Previously reported as also being private, today’s meeting is now open to the public.

  • Let's reform health care without growing the government

    The nation's preeminent business organization recently released a study showing that the high costs of the American health care system puts American businesses at a significant disadvantage.

    The Business Roundtable, which represents some of the country's biggest corporations, found that for every $100 the U.S. spends on health care, our main competitor countries - the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, France, and German - only spend about 63 cents.

  • Man faces federal child porn charges

    A federal grand jury has charged a Campbellsville man with possessing child pornography.

    According to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release, Paul Nance, 55, was indicted last week in Bowling Green on charges of receipt and possession of child pornography by using his computer between Nov. 28, 2006, and April 4, 2007.

    In the news release, Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill praised the Campbellsville Police Department for its response to the alleged offense.

  • Program helps put 'Experience' to work

    Perry Maddox wants to work.

    In 1987, Maddox was hit by a drunk driver. Already battling rheumatoid arthritis, the combination left her in a deep depression. Her counselor encouraged her to go back to college. She did, and earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology in 1994.

    But Maddox soon found that having a degree in hand wasn't doing her much good.

    "I wasn't getting hired."

    In her 40s at the time, Maddox said, it seemed she was losing out on jobs to younger people.

  • Campbellsville man among three indicted for cocaine conspiracy

    A Campbellsville man is among three people indicted on federal cocaine charges.

    According to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release, Eladio Pedroza Jr., aka Junior, 30, of Campbellsville, Jose Dejesus Cortez Contreras, 41, a Mexican National, and Cruz Serrano Garcia, aka Big Boy, 60, also Mexican National, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.