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Today's News

  • Miss KY honored at reception

    A reception honoring Miss Kentucky Emily Cox, who is a Campbellsville native, was Sunday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Michael V. and Debbie Carter on the Campbellsville University campus.

    Many friends, family and community members attended.

    Sponsoring the reception were Campbellsville University, Campbellsville Business & Professional Women, Commonwealth Broadcasting, Q-104, KCountry, ESPN Radio and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Caffee-Ballou

    Erin Lane Caffee and Brian Heath Ballou, both of Bowling Green, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, April 25.

    Caffee is the daughter of Don and Elaine Caffee of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Marine Caffee and Ayleen Williams, both of Campbellsville.

  • 'Journey to Easter'

    "He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."

    — Matthew 28:6

    The City is bustling. Roman soldiers patrol the streets. Vendors sell their wares in the market place. Residents gather at a temple. This is the city of Jerusalem in the days after Jesus Christ was raised from the dead.

  • Some clouds have silver linings

    The current economic recession is like a dark cloud hanging over us all. But inside some dark clouds are silver linings. And we have one.

    A story on today's front page details the financial impact that Taylor Regional Hospital has on our local economy. And it's a significant impact, indeed.

  • One injured in KY 70 collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Dottie Stacy, 63, of 118 Deerfield Drive was traveling west on KY 70 at 11:52 a.m.

    Sheriff's Deputy William Rice's report states Stacy lost control of her vehicle, crossed the eastbound lane and struck a utility pole.

    Stacy was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue with multiple injuries. She was treated and released.

  • CU to host child abuse forum

    Campbellsville University's Division of Social Science is hosting a forum on child abuse Tuesday, April 7 at 5 p.m.

    The forum is in the Student Union Building Banquet Hall (former dining hall). The Banquet Hall is located on the main campus in a building up the main entrance to the left.

    The forum, the second in a series focusing on family violence, is open to the public free of charge.

    There will be a panel present who will be discussing various topics related to the subject of child abuse.

  • Another arrested in crime ring case

    Another Campbellsville resident was arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    William Grant Odegard, 42, of 3192 James Lane is one of the 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • Child abuse all too real

    The numbers are pretty telling. The number of reported child abuse cases in Taylor County is on the increase.

    A story on today's front page focuses on statistics from the statewide, nonprofit Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky agency in Lexington.

    Last year, according to the organization, there were 379 cases of child abuse reported in Taylor County, involving 437 children. Of those, 58 cases were substantiated, involving 85 children.

  • Chase Cox invited to try out for Ky. All Stars

    Taylor County High School senior guard Chase Cox is one of 40 boys' basketball players selected to try out for the Kentucky All Stars next weekend on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    Kentucky's Mr. Basketball Jon Hood of Madisonville will be joined by 11 other players for the annual two-game series with Indiana on June 13-14.

    The girls' squad will also be selected at CU next weekend. (The complete list of invitees appear on page 2B.)

    Holmes moves past $5 million

  • New legislator makes his mark

    "I'm just a bill.

    Yes, I'm only a bill.

    And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill.

    Well, it's a long, long journey to the capital city.

    It's a long, long wait while I'm sitting in committee.

    But I know I'll be a law some day.

    At least I hope and pray that I will.

    But today I am still just a bill."

    —School House Rock!

    I didn't really pay much attention to politics until I realized that the decisions politicians make actually do impact me.