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Today's News

  • CU collects fifth straight MSC baseball tourney

    Campbellsville University beat Georgetown 7-5 on Sunday afternoon for its fifth straight Mid-South Conference Tournament baseball title and earned the league's automatic bid to the NAIA national tournament.

    Georgetown had forced an if-necessary game by beating CU 9-4 in a Friday matchup in Campbellsville. The final was moved to Georgetown because heavy rains had CU's field under water.

  • Domestic violence epidemic continues

    It is much too easy to write a column about domestic violence these days. Sadly, there are abundant examples all over the news. I wish these stories never happened.

    In Middletown, Md., an accountant for a railroad company killed his wife, his three children and then himself. The bodies were discovered by the children's grandfather on April 18. The 33-year-old mother and three children received "traumatic cuts" and were also shot. The father left five notes and apologized to family members in one of the notes. He apparently faced psychological and financial problems.

  • Former employee charged with burglarizing business

    A former Campbellsville Industries employee has been charged with breaking into the business.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Donald Lynn Wright, 55, of 251 Sante Fe Anderson Road in Greensburg is accused of cutting a fence near Campbellsville Industries about 10 p.m. Sunday.

    The report states Wright allegedly broke a glass to a rear door to gain entry into the business and damaged about nine computer monitors once inside.

  • Council asks for joint City/County meeting

    City and County officials will again attempt to hash out an agreement regarding finances.

    During its regular meeting Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members agreed to a joint meeting with Taylor County Fiscal Court. Councilman Jimmy Ewing suggested having the meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 18. The Council agreed to that time. The Fiscal Court has not yet discussed the meeting. Three Fiscal Court magistrates attended the Council meeting - James Jones, Richard Phillips and Ed Gorin - but did not address the issue.

  • Emergency road aid funds awarded to Taylor County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that Taylor County Fiscal Court will receive $50,000 in County Road Aid Emergency funds. The money will be used for two bridge replacements over Willowtown Creek — Mt. Gilboa Road and Harlan Caulk Road.

  • Circuit court action for May 4

    On Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram's April 7 docket:

    - Jake Allen Squires, 20, of 716 Lebanon Ave. in Campbellsville was sentenced to serve four years in prison after pleading guilty to tampering with a drug test. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender charged was dismissed.

    According to court records, Squires used dog urine instead of his own while taking a drug test. Squires' four-year sentence is to be served after he completes any other sentences he may be serving.

  • Farm Bureau president to address chamber

    Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau president, is May's Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce guest speaker.

    The lunch, sponsored by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration, is Thursday, May 14 at noon at First United Methodist Church.

    Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, May 12 by calling 465-8601 or e-mailing chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.

  • CU to host graduation ceremonies May 8 and 9

    Campbellsville University will host two commencement ceremonies, one for graduate and one for undergraduate students, May 8 and 9, respectively.

    The graduate commencement will be Friday at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel. The speaker for the graduate commencement will be Dr. Michael Edward Arrington, executive director of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities.

  • One injured in KY 55 collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Saturday after he struck another vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Leonard Barnes, 96, was traveling in his 1992 Buick on Lone Valley Road at 3:30 p.m. when he came to the road's intersection with KY 55.

    The report states a 1997 Nissan van, driven by Erica Gribbins, 17, also of Campbellsville, was traveling north on KY 55.

    Barnes pulled into Gribbins' path, according to the report, and Gribbins struck Barnes' driver's side door.

  • Annual food drive is Saturday, May 9

    The annual letter carriers' food drive will be Saturday, May 9.

    The drive is sponsored by the United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers and is supported by Campbell's Soup Co. and Feeding America, formerly America's Second Harvest.

    On Saturday, letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food item donations that can be left in the inside or hanging on or beside residents' mailboxes.

    All donations will stay in Campbellsville and go the Taylor County Food Pantry.