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Today's News

  • Lacey interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" interview with Dr. R. Alton Lacey, president of Missouri Baptist University and director and chair of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Schools, and John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at CU.

    The show will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Wednesday, March 10 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

     

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Monday after he crashed his motorcycle and overturned.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Curtis D. Cornett, 42, of 804 Rosecrest Ave. was traveling west on Red Fern Road at 4:21 p.m.

    The report states that Cornett lost control of his 2007 Yamaha motorcycle in a curve, slid off the right side of his lane and overturned.

    Cornett was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. He was treated and released.

  • Homeplace on Green River names new officers and Board members

    The historic Homeplace on Green River, located on KY 55 between Campbellsville and Columbia, has selected its board members and officers for the coming year.

    Ken Forman of Taylor County was named president at last week's annual board meeting, replacing Adair Countian Billy Joe Fudge who stepped down after seven years as president.

    Newly elected vice president Jackie Bowen of Taylor County joins secretary Pat Durham of Taylor County and treasurer Dr. Max Downey of Adair County, both of whom were re-elected.

  • Man appeals assault, endangerment convictions

    The man who was found guilty of injuring a Kansas family in an alcohol-related crash has filed an appeal of his 20-year prison sentence.

    A Taylor County jury found Anthony R. McMahan, 52, of 7812 Saloma Road in Campbellsville, guilty in January of assault and other charges after a two-day trial before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    McMahan was indicted in April 2008 on assault and wanton endangerment charges after two children and their mother were seriously injured a month earlier in a collision on KY 210.

  • Tire amnesty is April 15-17

    A tire amnesty drop-off is scheduled for April 15-17 at the State Highway Garage on Bear Track Road from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    The event is a collaboration between Taylor County and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management and allows residents — not retailers — to dispose of tires at no cost.

    Tire disposal is a precise process that requires fees, and a business must have a permit to dispose of tires. Unfortunately, many tires aren't disposed of properly, but are left on the ground, exposed to the elements — something that is against the law.

  • Grand jury charges man with attempted murder

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of attempting to kill a local woman.

    Preston Dean Pyles, 41, of 451 Quisenberry Road was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Tuesday, March 9.

    Pyles was charged in two separate indictments on charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, 20 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and 10 counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

    According to the indictments, Pyles is accused of shooting a firearm into and around the woman's residence on Nov. 21, 2008.

  • On a mission

    A whining saw, the smell of freshly cut lumber, hammers beating a rhythmic cadence. The wood structure taking shape gradually slopes at the back of the house, eventually ending at the ground. Ultimately, it will provide mobility and freedom.

    College students from Boone, N.C. traveled to Kentucky this week. Their destination: Campbellsville. Why so far from home? To participate in the Kentucky Heartland Outreach spring break mission program.

  • Council discusses yard sale limits

    Ongoing yard sales could soon be a thing of the past.

    During a special meeting of the City Council on Monday night, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen said City Hall recently received a letter from a resident who was upset with a neighbor who has a yard sale every weekend.

    "There are a lot of people that have a yard sale every Saturday," Allen said. "We need to be fair, but a yard sale every weekend is too much."

    Councilman Mike Hall Jr. says that effectively amounts to people doing business in a residential area.

  • A nightmare that never ends

    Hate is a strong word, one I try not to use often. Still, I hate crooks. In light of today's shaky economic situations, it seems they are coming out of the woodwork.

    Being a reporter, I've written numerous stories about scam artists and identity theft. I know all of the signs. I'm already a bit paranoid, and hearing the horror stories only makes it worse.

    Then it happened to me.

    The charge appeared on my online bank statement two days before Thanksgiving. I knew it wasn't a charge I'd made as I'd never done business with this particular company.

  • Court buys new incinerator for shelter

    The Taylor County Animal Shelter will soon get a new incinerator. And, according to Shelter Director John Harris, that will make the shelter's neighbors happy.

    Magistrates agreed Tuesday night to purchase the incinerator for $18,186. Harris told the Court that a new one would cost $27,900, but the County can purchase one used for demonstrations for the $18,186 cost. He said it has been used for only two actual burns.

    Half of the cost must be paid now, Harris said, and the rest will come from the shelter's 2010-2011 budget.