Today's News

  • 'When I am on that road I am in the heart of myself'

    The title? That's a quote from one of my favorite short stories - "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut" by Stephen King. Re-reading that story, combined with something I saw at the side of the road brought back a few memories.

    It was a pair of tire tracks in the ditch beside the intersection of Old E'town Road and Phillips Lane. Someone did some fancy driving to avoid rear-ending another vehicle.

    And that reminded me of my dad.

  • Woman charged with selling drugs

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor County Circuit Court Judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Christie Stumph, 25, of 113 Roland St. was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance. Bond was set at $15,000 cash.

    If convicted, Stumph could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Fall Commencement at CU

    Nearly 170 students graduated from Campbellsville University on Friday night during the university's third December commencement ceremony.

    The speaker was Dr. Alton Lacey, president of Missouri Baptist University.

  • County sees little damage from wind

    Wind gusts topping out at 51 mph whipped through Taylor County on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving only minor damage behind.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, Taylor County Emergency Management public information coordinator and assistant E-911 supervisor, damage reports were few.

    "[There were] several reports of utility lines, tree branches, a 10x12 metal storage building destroyed and windows blown out on Main Street."

    Sustained winds at about 25 mph were the norm, Dooley said, but a field weather station in Bengal measured a wind gust at 51 mph.

  • Eagles slip by Cards 54-53

    Bryton Taylor took the in-bounds pass and went the length of the court for the game-winning lay-up to propel Campbellsville past Taylor County 54-53 on Tuesday night.

    The home-standing Cardinals had taken the lead at 53-52 on Lloyd Stotts’ down-the-lane hoop.

    The Eagles (2-0), which opened the season with an overtime win over Henderson County in its own Tip-Off Classic on Saturday, led by six points (16-10) early in the second quarter.

  • Last flu clinic of the year

    An H1N1 flu shot clinic will take place Thursday.

    Taylor County Health Department will host a free H1N1 clinic from 5 until 8 p.m. No appointments will be made. Vaccine will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and quantities are limited.

    The clinic is open to all residents.

    At last week's clinic, 160 vaccinations were given.


  • Cookies with Santa is Thursday

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Boys and Girls,

    As in years past, the Central Kentucky News-Journal has agreed to help me out with my incredible list of things to do this Christmas.

    The folks at the News-Journal have been collecting your letters and forwarding them to me at the North Pole. They've also hosted a coloring contest in my honor.

  • Indians outlast Cards 41-35 in cold-shooting district match

    Each team found it tough to make baskets from the field, but Adair County hit 18 of its 24 free throws to pin a 41-35 loss on visiting Taylor County on Friday night in Columbia.

    The Cardinals, who dropped to 2-2 overall and 0-2 vs. district foes, fought back from an eight-point third-quarter deficit to take a 35-34 lead on Tevin Webster’s free throw at 1:43.

    Taylor County used a Matt McDonald lane bucket, two free throws each by Lloyd Stotts and Chase Seaborne and two hoops by Webster to go on top.

  • Amazon hosting 'Wrap your Holidays' once again

    Amazon.com is currently scheduling groups for its 2009 gift-wrapping season. Weekends are almost full but several weekday shifts are still open.

    Slots on the following dates and times are available for Amazon.com's Wrap your Holidays with a Smile Program, a fundraising opportunity.

    This year, scheduling will be coordinated via e-mail. If e-mail is not convenient, you can still call in for scheduling times. In a message leave your name, group name, expected number wrapping, and a phone number where you can be reached between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Shively earns certified assessor designation

    Chad Shively earned the professional designation of certified Kentucky assessor during the fall PVA Conference on Oct. 27.

    The professional designation program for Kentucky property assessment is a joint effort of the Property Valuation Administrators' Association and the Department of Property Valuation, Revenue Cabinet.

    The purpose of the professional designation program is to provide opportunities for professional instruction in appraisal procedures and assessment administration.