Today's News

  • Two classes give smokers chances to quit

    Many people make promises to themselves in the month of January, either to spend more time with family, lose weight or save more money. Others resolve to put down their cigarettes for good.

    And Taylor Countians who make that new year's resolution are in luck. Classes to help residents quit smoking begin next week and are free.

    Officials at Taylor Regional Hospital and Taylor County Health Department are hosting Cooper Clayton smoking cessation sessions. Both programs use the same methods and materials.

  • What may happen in sports in 2010?

    The crystal ball is in terrible need of repair after starting the football bowl season at 1-6. However, after five straight wins early in the week, there may still be some hope.

    Here’s what might (or might not) happen on the local, state or national sports scene.


  • Eagles go to 6-2 with 56-44 triumph at Barren

    Campbellsville used a 15-7 run to end the first quarter and never looked back in disposing of host Barren County 56-44 in the third-place game of the T.J. Samson Hospital Holiday Classic on Wednesday night.

    Aaron Schwoebel’s three close baskets and three more hoops by Bryton Taylor ignited coach Tim Davis’ Eagles while Matt Davis had six second-quarter points and 11 in the first half.

    Davis and Thomas Downs had nine rebounds apiece as CHS won the boards 41-19.

  • Man charged with second DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.

    Charles B. Vernon, 50, of 3910 Finley Ridge Road was arrested Saturday, Dec. 19 at 5:09 p.m.

    According to Vernon's arrest citation, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a report of a collision in a curve on KY 337.

    Court records state that a caller told sheriff's deputies that the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated.

  • 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.