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Today's News

  • Update: Man dies in weekend wreck

    He loved to operate bulldozers, and was, according to one of the many who knew him, an "old gentleman" and a "good friend."

    A Campbellsville man is dead and another injured after a two-vehicle crash this past Saturday on KY 55.

    Tommy Lee Smothers, 80, of 100 John Minor Lane was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital just hours after his vehicle had been struck by another driven by Robert Barnes, 26, of 200 Winners Circle in Columbia.

  • Give the Bookmarks a try

    If you haven't joined the CKNJ Bookmarks reading group yet, you're missing something.

    Our most recent meeting was Sunday at the Extension Office. We discussed the group's most recent book choice, "Riding Lessons," by Sara Gruen. Gruen was also the author of "Water for Elephants," an earlier choice of the group.

    What was so neat at Sunday's discussion was the different opinions.

  • Cumberlands control CU gridders 21-6

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  • Company lays off 40

    Air filter manufacturer CLARCOR announced Friday that it will lay off 40 Campbellsville employees. The layoffs were immediate.

    Dave Lindsay, CLARCOR vice president and chief administrative officer, said the layoffs were the result of the loss of a customer.

    "We had a very large customer that, all of a sudden, decided they were not going to do business with us," Lindsey said.

    Lindsey said the customer had earlier led CLARCOR officials to believe it would actually increase its business with the company.

  • Managing diabetes: It's not easy, but it's worth it

    If you have diabetes, you know the day-to-day steps needed to manage diabetes can be hard. Diabetes can lead to serious health problems, such as blindness, loss of limb, kidney failure, heart disease and early death.

    Managing diabetes can be easier if you set goals and make a plan.

  • Woman accused of forging prescriptions

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with forging prescriptions and attempting to fill them at a local pharmacy.

    Fran M. Vaughn, 49, of 2913 Meadowcreek Road was arrested at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

    According to Vaughn's arrest citation, she is accused of forging a prescription for a controlled substance three times at Kroger on KY 210. The doctor listed on the prescription, court records state, told police that she did not sign them.

    The citation states that Vaughn wrote a statement for police confessing to the crime.

  • Class of 1964 reunion is Nov. 7

    The Taylor County High School Class of 1964 will have its 45th reunion Saturday, Nov. 7.

    For more information, contact Brenda Philpott at 465-6346 or by e-mail at brenda0624@windstream.net or Myna Graham at 465-6514 or by e-mail at mynagraham@windstream.net by Friday, Oct. 30.

     

  • Raiding school funds is sorry politics

    With apologies to Henny Youngman, "Take my politicians - please!"

    To balance the state budget, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and his sidekick, House Speaker Greg Stumbo, before being bailed out with federal stimulus funds, were convinced that slots at racetracks would save not only our budget woes, but would rescue the horse racing industry, too.

  • Sheriff's department investigating robbery

    Taylor County sheriff's deputies are investigating a home robbery on Lakeway Avenue last Friday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies responded to a report of the robbery at about 11:30 p.m. The report states that three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun and carrying a baseball bat, entered a garage at 41 Lakeway Ave. The report states that the men tied up three people at the home and then stole several items.

  • Woman accused of attempting to hit another with car

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after she allegedly tried to run over another person with a car.

    Cherry Vanessa Lynn Gore, 20, of 138 Ray Court was arrested at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.

    According to an arrest citation, a man called Campbellsville Police Department at 5:30 p.m. and told officers that Gore had attempted to strike him with her vehicle.