Today's News

  • One injured in Owl Creek crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a one-vehicle collision on Christmas Eve.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, John Seaborne, 38, of 180 Countryview Court was traveling west on Owl Creek Road at 1:50 p.m.

    The report states Seaborne's 1996 Dodge 1500 truck dropped off the shoulder of the road. As he attempted to re-enter the road, the report states, Seaborne overcorrected, crossed into the eastbound lane and struck an earth embankment. Seaborne's vehicle then went into a ravine, where it came to a rest.

  • Make 2010 a good year

    By the end of this week, a new year will have begun - 2010. Almost hard to believe, isn't it?

    As we move ahead, we know that New Year's resolutions can be a dime a dozen. We all make them, and few of us follow them through. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.

    We may have a few personal things that we're going to resolve in 2010 - trim a few pounds, stop smoking, get right with God, rekindle a friendship, or be a better person.

    As a community, our resolutions may not be so personal, even though we could certainly work as one toward many goals.

  • Hodge, Gebert to be on 'Fox and friends'

    Campbellsville University graduate student Matt Hodge and Dr. Frieda Gebert, associate professor of music (choral and vocal), will be on the "Fox and Friends" morning news show on the Fox News Cable network Friday morning, Christmas Day, at 8:50 a.m.

    "Fox and Friends" is broadcast on Channel 29 on Campbellsville's Comcast Cable network. They will be on a live feed to the New York City network.

    Hodge and Gebert will be talking about his carol for the troops, "What is Christmas?"

  • My personal letter to Santa

    Dear Santa,

    I hope you're well this year and aren't too worn out by the time you reach Taylor County on Christmas Eve. There are a few things I'd like to ask you to bring some of the people who live here.

    Local school systems - A winter of healthy students and snow only on weekends. Santa, it would also be a good idea to keep the state legislators from taking the school districts' contingency funds. They worked so hard to save that money all year, it really wouldn't be fair to yank it out from under them after you demanded that they save it.

  • The gift of open government

    With Christmas just days away as I write this, the thought of writing a full column on one topic just wasn't going to work. Or maybe it's just the distractions that come with the holidays have rendered me incapable of staying focused on one topic.

    Either way, instead of a full treatment of anything, I'll offer a few "stocking stuffers" on some items that have caught my attention.

    -- The Jefferson Circuit Court has provided a gift on behalf of open government.

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

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, left, was a recent guest on Campbellsville University's "Dialogue on Public Issues" hosted by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    The show will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.


  • Don't let the Grinch steal your Christmas

    It's unfortunate, but there will always be people who believe they're entitled to something for nothing - and that something may be yours.

    In the past, we've passed along tips from local law enforcement officials on how to keep our Christmas safe from the ultimate Grinch. And with the struggling economy, there could be even more thieves prowling our neighborhoods at night.

    Most thefts and burglaries occur between December and February, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield. And because of that, we should all be a little more careful.

  • Kiwanis club coat drive continues

    Over the past several years, the Campbellsville Kiwanis Club's "Coats for Kids" program has helped hundreds of area children have a better Christmas.

    Last December, the club gave nearly 100 new coats to children in Taylor County.

    All community members can help provide a new coat to a needy child. To make a donation to the Kiwanis' "Coats for Kids" program, stop by any of the Taylor County Bank, Citizens Bank & Trust Co. or Community Trust Bank branches.


  • There's always a silver lining

    Seems that every time we have an election, I do this. And since I'm a creature of habit, I guess I'll do it again.

    Tuesday's special election saw a higher turnout than expected. A whopping 23 percent. Of the county's 17,000-plus registered voters, only 4,000 of them bothered to cast their votes. Statewide, the turnout was only slightly better at 24 percent.

    OK, quiet down. I can already hear your arguments.

    "It was a special election and there was only one race on the ballot."

  • Merry Christmas

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.