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Today's News

  • Gribbins files for judge/executive

    Taylor County broadcaster Greg Gribbins filed registration papers last week, officially entering the Republican primary for Taylor County Judge/Executive in 2010.

    With more than 30 years' experience in the radio business and several years volunteering on local community service committees, Gribbins says he brings unique qualifications to public office.

    Gribbins has attended more than 1,000 local government meetings in his career, including more than 200 of the Taylor County Fiscal Court. He says he understands local government and local business.

  • Tough Times: Clipping coupons can save a family big dollars

    She enters the grocery store armed and ready. After selecting her cart, she opens her binder divided into neatly organized categories. A calculator sets at the ready, along with a pencil and ink pen to check off her items. She also has two paperclips ready - one holding the ones she expects to use and one to separate the ones she will give to the cashier when paying.

    Campbellsville resident Susan Wise is a couponer - and a good one at that.

  • Liberty child dies after being struck by car

    A Liberty child is dead after he was struck by a minivan in Campbellsville on Thursday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 4:35 p.m., Alex Gonzalez, 2, ran out of Peddler's Mall and into the path of a 2002 Ford Windstar minivan, driven by Tammy Moore, 51, of Greensburg.

    Gonzalez was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. He was pronounced dead by Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney.

    Moore was not injured.

  • Jazzin' It Up

    The Campbellsville University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jennifer Tinnell, performed at CU's chapel service last Wednesday morning.

    The ensemble will have its home concert Thursday at 8 p.m. at Ransdell Chapel. That performance is free and open to the public.

    The group will be performing modern and traditional jazz pieces and percussion numbers.

    Chad Floyd is the percussion director.

     

  • 'Dracula' was a bloody good time

    It was a bloody good time. I went to see "Dracula" performed at Actors Theatre in Louisville two weekends ago. The play was full of everything I expected - blood, scary looking vampires, fog, plenty of suspense and a live rat.

    OK, I didn't expect the rat ... especially when it opened its box on its own and attempted to crawl out into the audience. I have to say, the actor playing the character in charge of the rat handled the situation well by nonchalantly going over to the box and firmly closing its lid.

  • School flu vaccine clinics announced

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department has announced upcoming 2009 H1N1 vaccine clinics for students and staff at Campbellsville and Taylor County and Kentucky Christian schools.

    The first clinic is Wednesday, Nov. 11 for students at Campbellsville and Taylor County elementary schools and also for students at Kentucky Christian School.

    Middle and high school students will be vaccinated the following week, on Nov. 20.

  • The role of immunization

    Immunization is the single most important method in the eradication of a disease, providing the majority of susceptible individuals get vaccinated, a concept called "herd immunity."

  • Man pleads guilty in federal court

    A man has pleaded guilty to committing federal drug crimes in Taylor County and could spend as much as 80 years in prison and be ordered to pay a $4 million fine.

    Jose Dejesus Cortez Contreras aka Donaciano Cortez-Cervantes, 41, a Mexican National, entered a guilty plea last Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, according to a new release from U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill's office in the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Tough times for all of us

    As we all well know, our nation is facing tough economic times. For a while, we seemed to fare better than many in other, larger cities.

    But real estate sales eventually slowed, companies are laying off workers and still others have instituted hiring and wage freezes.

    It's a tough time right now, for sure.

    A story on today's front page is the first in a series of stories about today's tough economic times and how many people are making do with less.

  • No. 11-rated Lady Tigers tip off Monday in South Carolina

    The No. 11-ranked Campbellsville University Lady Tigers begin their 2009-10 basketball season Monday on the road at Morris College in Sumter, S.C.

    After road games this weekend in Illinois, coach Ginger Colvin’s club goes to McKenzie, Tenn.  next weekend for the Roy N. Baker Classic.

    After a road trip to Oakland City (Ind.) on Nov. 27, the Lady Tigers start the home portion of their schedule on Friday, Nov. 27 vs. McKendree College.

    CU is led by a pair of Mid-South Conference returnees in juniors Courtney Danis and Whitney Ballinger.