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Today's News

  • Cumberlands collects two from CU teams

    The University of the Cumberlands took a Mid-South Conference doubleheader from visiting Campbellsville University on Thursday night.

    The Lady Tigers (24-5 overall and 9-2 in the MSC) shot only 40 percent (24-60) and committed 20 turnovers in their 70-64 setback.

    Courtney Danis had 24 points for CU and Whitney Ballinger 16 points and 11 rebounds.

  • Learning a new language

    With her teacher sitting beside her, 7-year-old Karen Ramos-Diaz reads aloud from a book. She reads with a great deal of confidence, only struggling with a couple of words. Surprising, considering that a few years ago, Karen spoke little English at all.

    Karen is among the 32 limited English proficient students at local public schools. Between both schools, the students with limited English proficiency students speak Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Arabic.

  • Ladies Night Out event is Feb. 26

    This year's Ladies Night Out event, sponsored by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce and Campbellsville University's School of Business and Economics, will be Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    The theme is musicals.

    Tables of eight are $15 per person and those participating are asked to decorate their tables according to a musical.

  • CU to host illusionist at convo

    Campbellsville University will host David Garrard, an illusionist who is minister to children at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville, for chapel Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel. The public is invited to attend this event.

    Garrard is in his 32nd year as minister to children at St. Matthews Baptist Church. He has served as an illusionist for 40 years, after having become interested in the business when he was 12 years old.

  • Lady Knights send Lady Cards home

    Marion County scored the first 22 points in the 20th District Tournament on Tuesday night and rolled to a 71-36 victory over Taylor County in John Burr Memorial Gymnasium at Adair County High School.

    Brooke Roberts started the Lady Knight onslaught with three first-quarter three-pointers and the Lady Cardinals did not remove the zero from the scoreboard until Marsha Kessler hit a pair of charity tosses with 7:07 left in the second quarter.

    Taylor County's first hoop came on Mercedes Cox's three-pointer with 3:32 before the half.

  • Bertram entertains at Good Hope

    Barry Bertram entertained at Good Hope Baptist Church's Valentine banquet on Saturday, Feb. 14. He sang love songs and closed with a devotional time. He is pictured with his wife, Margaret.

  • County receives $15,500 offer for PRIDE cleanup

    Taylor County and Campbellsville could receive up to $15,500 from PRIDE if residents participate in PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month.

    The funds would be used to pay for roadside cleanups and beautification projects.

  • Some odd news for hard times

    Let's face it. The news is pretty bleak right now. Recession is almost always the headline of the day. So, with all of downbeat stuff going on, it's reassuring to know that there are still some people out there doing things that bring much-needed chuckles to us news hounds.

    We all know the joke about the Maytag repairman with nothing to do. Apparently, that is not just a sales pitch.

    Nevada appliance storeowner Darin Jerome French has been charged with 36 counts of wire fraud for submitting false repair claims.

  • Man gets four years after violating probation

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve four years in prison after he violated the terms of his probation.

    Jake Allen Squires, 20, of 716 Lebanon Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Feb. 17 for sentencing.

    In September 2007, Squires pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication in a public place. He originally faced a charge of second-degree burglary. A charge of fourth-degree assault was dismissed.

  • NRCS announces deadlines for wetlands reserve program

    Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Wetlands Reserve Program. Application ranking cutoff dates are March 27 and May 29.

    WRP applications are continually accepted and those applications received after the cutoff dates will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.