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Today's News

  • Take time to give thanks

    Today is a day officially set aside as a time for gratitude. And those of us who live in Campbellsville and Taylor County have so much for which to be grateful.

    Most of us will sit down with family members and friends for a meal that can only be described as a feast. We can also be thankful that we have friends and neighbors and churches who will be there for those who don't have family and friends nearby or for those who don't have the resources to provide their own feasts.

  • Fundraiser is Dec. 5

    A fundraiser for the Craddock family will be Saturday, Dec. 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown.

    The event will benefit the daughter of Campbellsville residents Rhonda and Neil Bishop. Their daughter, Elizabethtown resident Crystal Craddock, is battling Hodgkin's lymphoma.

    Craddock is in need of a bone marrow transplant and is experiencing financial difficulties.

    There will be a bake sale, raffle, auction, chili and a hot dog for $5 and live entertainment from The Spirituals, 4-Given, Joe Milby and the Gloryland Harvest Choir.

  • Some laid-off workers eligible for special assistance

    Workers laid off by Clarcor Air Filtration Products Inc. in Campbellsville may be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance, according to Office of Employment and Training officials.

    The U.S. Department of Labor has certified the company as an "adversely affected employer" under the federal Trade Act, which provides assistance to employees of businesses and industries hurt by import competition.

  • Updated football results, remaining schedules

    High schools

    Campbellsville (7-5)

    Aug. 22    LaRue County    12-30

    Aug. 28    Russell County    20-39

    Sept. 4    at Taylor County    30-21

    Sept. 11    at Bethlehem    20-14

    Sept. 17    Green County    18-56

    Sept. 25    at Lynn Camp    12-6

    Oct. 2    at Berea    26-14

  • Don't you wish they'd make up their minds?

    "In Reversal, Panel Urges Mammograms at 50, Not 40." That was the headline.

    New York Times reporter Gina Kolata's story last week just made me shake my head in frustration.

    For years, we've been told of the importance of yearly mammograms once women hit age 40. They're not painful for most of us, but they're no picnic either. But it was important for our health because it was the "gold standard" for detecting early breast cancer. The experts also stressed the importance of monthly breast self-examinations.

  • McCrobie appeals again

    The man found guilty of shooting a Campbellsville woman and kidnapping her brother in 2003 has filed another appeal, asking a Taylor Circuit Court judge to vacate his sentence.

    Harry "Robert" McCrobie Jr., 30, of 313A Keeneland Drive in Elizabethtown was found guilty in March 2005 of kidnapping, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    Three months later, he was sentenced to 24 years in prison - twice what a jury had recommended. An appeal filed following the sentence has since been denied.

  • One injured after striking tree with vehicle

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Monday after striking a tree with her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Christina Bagby, 26, of Anna Court was traveling east on Smith Ridge Road at 11:16 a.m.

    The report states that Bagby lost control of her 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, ran off the road and struck a tree.

    Bagby, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel with minor injuries. She was treated and released.

  • On the Record ... With Jodie Haydon

    Jodie Haydon questionnaire

    1. In your opinion, what is the most important issue facing Kentucky at this time, and what can you do to help with that issue if you are elected?

  • One injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Friday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Thomas Lecoffre, 18, of University Drive was driving a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle at 12:33 p.m. west on KY 210. The report states that he was behind a 2007 Schwann's truck driven by James Ward, 45, of 220 Hamilton Road in Campbellsville.

  • Supreme Court reverses man's sentence

    A man who was found guilty of selling drugs has had his 20-year prison sentence reversed by the Kentucky Supreme Court. And as a result, the man will head back to Taylor Circuit Court to again answer to the charges against him.

    Danny Dale Burress, now 51, of 4450 Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in 2004 on charges of second-degree selling hydrocodone, his second offense, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.