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Today's News

  • Marijuana: A Clear and Present Danger

    Dealing a blow to years of work and recent gains in youth drug prevention, Massachusetts has joined a growing, but still short, list of states to decriminalize marijuana possession.

    At least that is the intention of some 65 percent of voters checking "Yes" on a ballot initiative that makes possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a civil offense (punishable by a ticket) as opposed to a criminal one. And this on the same day that the same voters approved a ban on greyhound racing.

    Protect the dogs but throw the kids under the bus. Go figure.

  • Deadline is Monday for letters to Santa

    Hello kids! Ho! Ho! Ho!

    Are you getting excited? I certainly am, because Christmas is just around the corner.

    I've started making my list and checking it twice, but I need your help. I need a letter from each of you telling me what you'd like to have this Christmas.

    Reading letters from my little friends around the world is the best part of the holiday season. Your letters sure help the elves, too. It makes it much easier for them to load the sleigh with the right toys for the right girls and boys.

  • Thank you, Lord!

    Gracious God,

    In this time of flux and uncertainty, when our nation and our neighbors are in turmoil, searching for peace and prosperity or just a chance to catch a breath, you remain constant and sovereign.

    You are King over our sorrows as well as our joys. You are Lord over all that concerns us in the daytime, all that keeps us awake at night, all that drives us to our knees. In that, we can rest and trust and renew our strength. In that, in your sovereignty, we can give you thanks.

  • Do more than just walk past

    After 100 years, we should all be familiar with the distinctive red kettles and their purpose. But how many of us have tossed in our spare change or even a few dollars to help those who need it during the holidays?

    Or do you walk right by the white wooden shelter with the shiny red kettle, pretending it's not even there?

    Consider the various Salvation Army volunteers. They give hours of their time to stand in the chill of winter, ringing a bell to - hopefully - grab our attention for a few seconds ... at least long enough for us to donate to their cause.

  • CU Tiger hoops continue road trips

    Campbellsville University's brutal early road schedule continued with losses to Auburn Montgomery and Faulkner in Montgomery, Ala. and an exhibition setback at NCAA Division 1 Western Kentucky University on Tuesday night.

    Coach Keith Adkins' team, ranked 18th in the preseason NAIA Division 1 poll, fell 83-73 in double overtime to No. 21 Auburn Montgomery on Friday despite 22 points and 15 rebounds by senior All-American Zach Allender.

  • Samford shoots down CU 73-54

    Campbellsville could not overcome a red-hot shooting performance by Samford over the first nine minutes of a 73-54 exhibition loss in Birmingham on Thursday.

    Samford made nine of its first 10 shots from the floor to build a 17-point lead.

    "There's just no way to prepare for what they do offensively and defensively," coach Keith Adkins said. "They run such a different style of offense and some tricky defenses that are just hard to reproduce in practice."

  • Lady Tigers add three more to make it four straight on hardwood

    After losing their season opener to No. 1 rated Union (Tenn.) University, coach Ginger Colvin's Campbellsville University Lady Tigers (4-1) have reeled off four in a row after weekend wins over Walsh and Daemen and a Tuesday-night triumph vs. Brescia.

    The Lady Tiger reserves, led by Wendi Messer's game-high 19, tallied 45 of their points in an 85-75 home victory over Brescia.

    Sophomore starters Courtney Danis (14) and Whitney Ballinger (11) also reached double figures as all 13 CU players scored.

  • Golf course added to lodge RFP

    An amendment including a golf course has been added to the Green River Lake lodge project request for proposals.

    A request for proposals - or RFP - is a series of advertisements seeking bids on a project from developers.

    The amendment, which was added on Nov. 20, calls for an 18-hole, par 72 golf course. The course will include a driving range, putting green, a sand bunker practice area/chipping green and a pro shop.

    When originally posted on Nov. 12, the RFP did not include a golf course.

  • Sleep for the stubborn

    I noticed that the Sleep Center is having a ribbon cutting [today]. Without exaggerating, I honestly believe Dr. Assar El-Atfy and his team of sleep technicians saved my life.

    I had not rested for decades. I can remember first having trouble falling asleep in class as a fourth grader. By high school, I slept a little in practically every class. I never felt rested. My eyes usually burned with the urge to sleep. I was never safe to drive out of town because of my constant sleepiness. This pattern grew worse over a 25-year period.

  • Man charged with killing mother has hearing today

    The Campbellsville man charged last month with murdering his mother has pleaded not guilty to the crimes and is expected to appear at a hearing today.

    Brandon Scott Jones, 20, of 304 Summit Drive was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 28 by Louisville Metro Police.

    According to Jones' arrest citation, Louisville Metro police officers were dispatched to 1701 Belmar Ave. in Louisville at 6:06 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 and found Jones' mother, Sharon R. Jones, 50, dead.