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Today's News

  • CU students trying to set world record

    Campbellsville University is starting a new tradition of setting an official Guinness World Record each year during Welcome Weekend, and this year's involves mattresses.

    Andrew Ward, director of student activities and intramurals, said students are attempting to break the record for the World's Tallest Stack of Mattresses on Saturday, Aug. 22.

    The current record is just more than 12 feet tall, he said, and that equals 24 of the CU campus mattresses.

    Ward said staff have designed a plan that will incorporate 120 to 200 mattresses.

  • Flu virus confirmed in county

    At least one case of the swine flu has been confirmed in Taylor County. The person who contracted the flu, however, has since been treated and is now well.

    According to Amy C. Tomlinson, public health services coordinator with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset, a Taylor County man was hospitalized earlier this month for one day to be treated for the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.

  • Combs will be in concert Oct. 30

    Michael Combs will be in concert at Elk Horn Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 30. Advance tickets are currently for sale at $10 each. For information, call Darell Cox at 465-2058.

  • Taylor County native Emily Cox to emcee Junior Miss

    The Taylor County Junior Miss Committee has announced that former Taylor County Junior Miss and Miss Kentucky Emily Cox will be serving as mistress of ceremonies for the Taylor County Junior Miss Scholarship Program on Saturday, Aug. 29. 

    Cox is a native of Campbellsville and a graduate of Taylor County High School. She won the title of Taylor County's Junior Miss in 2004 and went on to earn the overall poise award and placed second runner-up at Kentucky's Junior Miss.

  • Man accused of stealing backhoe

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with receiving more than $300 in stolen property after he allegedly stole a backhoe and parked it at Taylor County High School.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Ronald E. Vanheck, 33, of 726 Buckner St. was arrested Monday at 6:41 p.m.

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    An Elk Horn man was injured Monday after he rear-ended a vehicle while driving a motorcycle. According to a report by Campbellsville Police Lt. Terry Lile, at about 11:10 a.m., David R. Payton, 39, was driving his 1983 Honda motorcycle on South Central Avenue when he struck a 1990 Honda Accord driven by Mitchell Collins, 19, of Greensburg. Collins was stopped in traffic, waiting to make a left turn. Payton, who was thrown from the motorcycle, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. His condition was unavailable.

  • Madson

    Leslie and Patricia Madson will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 30.

    The Madsons were married on Aug. 30, 1959, in Illinois.

    They have four children, Colleen, Kevin, Karl and Joseph, as well as five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    A reception will be hosted in honor of the Madsons on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hogards Chapel United Methodist Church at Black Gnat.

    All family and friends are invited to attend. They request no gifts.

     

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  • Why does God allow bad things to happen?

    Why does God let harm come to innocent people? Why does he allow drunk drivers to kill entire families? Why does he sit on his hands while men beat their wives? Why does he look the other way when mothers drown or burn their own children? Or why does he seem preoccupied as pedophiles harm one child after another? Why?

  • Flying High

    In 1958, Bob Heft, then a 17-year-old high school junior, turned a history class project into a history-making event when he designed what is now America's flag.

    Heft was in Campbellsville on Saturday, traveling with Bill Johnson, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senator.

    When he was in high school, Heft said, there had been talk about making Alaska the 49th state, but he didn't think that made sense since Alaska was a Democratic state and then President Eisenhower was a Republican.