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Today's News

  • Celebrating 109 years ... But who's counting?

    The sunlight streams through the window, casting a glow on her silver white hair. She sits contently in her comfy chair, a bundle of hot pink yarn in her lap that will soon become a crocheted bookmark - one of many that she gives to her visitors.

    It's a usual day for Lera Williams. Except, perhaps, that she has just received 11 more birthday cards in the mail. That totals 33 so far. And, as of Thursday, her birthday was still four days away.

    Today, Williams turns 109 years old.

  • Keep the mail coming

    Do you have a mailbox? If so, there's a proposal before Congress right now that could affect you.

    Postmaster General John E. Potter has asked Congress to lift a federal mandate requiring six-day mail delivery. Apparently, the United States Postal Service is facing a loss this year of as much as $6 billion.

    And this is their attempt to save money.

  • Grand jury indicts man on identity theft charges

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with stealing someone's identity and using that person's credit card to buy a plane ticket.

    Benjamin L. Bolden, 19, of 109 Mayflower Drive in Campbellsville was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of more than $100 in fraudulent use of a credit card within a six-month period and identity theft.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Bolden could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

  • One injured in KY 70 collision

    A Taylor County resident was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report by Deputy Rodney Cox, Brittany Cook, 18, was traveling west on KY 70 at 9:10 a.m.

    The report states that Cox lost control of her 2000 Ford Mustang on the slick road, crossed into the eastbound lane and drove through a fence.

    Cox and her passenger, Taylor Cook, 14, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for head and back injures. As of press time, no information was available as to their condition.

  • Mother Nature tests our resolve

    For the second time in just six months, Mother Nature has again tested our resolve. The destructive winds that swept across Kentucky in September have been replaced by snow, ice and bitter cold. Although very different storms; the end result is much the same.

    A record number of Kentucky families are again without power, homes are damaged, lives have been lost and Kentucky is in a state of emergency. My thoughts and prayers are with the more than 600,000 families who lost power in the wake of this devastating winter storm.

  • A family found ... 59 years later

    You can go home again. Just ask Patty Martin.

    Martin, 59, was given up for adoption when she was just 10 months old. Nearly six decades later, she has found her birth family and says she feels like she has known them forever.

    Martin now lives in Littleton, Colo.

    Several of her aunts and uncles live in Campbellsville, and, after searching for her family for several years, she has reconnected with them.

    Martin says her adoptive parents told her at a young age that she had been adopted.

  • Digital TV transition delayed

    Congress has delayed the switch from analog to digital TV signals.

    Originally set for Feb. 17, the transition will now take place on June 12. The delay, lawmakers say, will give the estimated 6.5 million who aren't ready for the switch more time to prepare.

    The delay also gives the federal government a chance to add more funding for the converter box coupon program.

    Digital TV, also known as DTV, enables broadcasters to offer better picture and sound quality as well as interactive capabilities.

  • One injured in Marion crash involving local teen

    One person was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision in Marion County involving a Campbellsville teen.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Johnathon R. Colvin, 17, was driving a 1999 Dodge east on Campbellsville Highway, when he attempted to avoid colliding with another vehicle.

    However, Colvin lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center lane and struck a westbound 1995 Dodge, driven by James Richardson, 65, of Lebanon. The collision occurred at 4:08 p.m.

  • Adair withstands Lady Eagle rally

    Adair County used a 14-0 run after the game was tied at 6-6 and downed the visiting Campbellsville High School Lady Eagles 63-56 on Friday night.

    Coach Cameron Jackson's club fought back to within six (36-30) on a three-point play by Ashyya Robinson in the third quarter and were within seven (60-53) with 1:04 left in the game after Bronte Karr's block jumper from a pass by Amber Gamboa.

    Freshman Tiffany Slone, who hit four first-half treys, led Campbellsville with 22 points while seniors Gamboa had nine and Karr and Danielle Morris eight apiece.

  • Cards post two wins around Adair loss

    Taylor County High School's boys' hoop squad won a pair of games around a 20th District loss at Adair County.

    The Cardinals fell to the Indians 64-54 in a make-up clash in Columbia on Monday.

    Chase Cox and Lloyd Stotts hit a pair of free throws each to knot the score at 51-51 with 1:25 to play. However, Adair County used a Corey Helm lay-up, a three-point play from Darren Ballou and eight more free throws to post the triumph.

    Chase Cox led Taylor County with 22 points while Leonard Macon had 13 and Michael Coulter 11.