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Today's News

  • Jail Budget more than half a million short

    This year's jail budget is expected to fall about $600,000 short, and possible solutions to the problem could affect every Taylor County resident where it hurts most - in their wallets.

    The Fiscal Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee met Monday night to discuss the 2009-2010 jail budget.

    After a short discussion, the Committee considered five possible options to combat the shortfall:

    - Do nothing, which Magistrate James Jones described as not a legitimate option.

    - Raise the occupational tax rate.

  • CU enjoys home finale sweep over West Va. Tech

    The Lady Tigers rolled and the Tiger men also posted a victory in the home finale on Saturday afternoon vs. West Virginia Tech.

    The Lady Tigers (25-5) used 14 points from their lone senior, Juliana Brown, while Courtney Danis had 13 and Alexia Williams in a 76-32 first-game rout.

    Seniors Zach Allender (21 points, 10 rebounds), Hristo Petkov (13 points and nine boards), Aaron Wyatt (13 points) and sophomore Shawn Savage (12 points, 12 assists) led the CU men (10-18) to a 63-52 triumph.

    The MSC Tourney begins on Friday in Frankfort.

  • KSP continue to investigate murder

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to pursue leads in the investigation of the shooting death of Campbellsville resident David M. Ford.

    Ford, 40, who worked as a police officer in Lebanon, was found shot to death Tuesday, Feb. 10 at his Graham Road home.

    The Campbellsville E-911 Center received a phone call from Ford's wife Tonya at 1:07 p.m., stating that she had arrived at her home and found her husband, who had been shot.

  • March is Giles Society membership month

    To honor Janice Holt Giles' and Henry Giles' literary and architectural legacy, The Giles Society was formed in 1996.

    To carry out the goals of the society, it established itself as a nonprofit organization and placed the Giles' log home on the National Register of Historic Homes. 

    To enrich the lives of its membership as well as non-members, the Giles Society hosts presentations, readings of Kentucky writers, workshops and arts and crafts displays.

    Upcoming Giles Society programs are:

    - Saturday, May 9 - plant exchange.

  • Project helps your kids, our kids

    Did you know there are math problems in today's newspaper? What about a language arts quiz? Or a science or social studies project in the making?

    Well, local teachers have known this for years. That's why many are firm believers in the Newspapers In Education program, a worldwide initiative that promotes the use of newspapers in the classroom.

    Educators say using the newspaper in their classrooms provides a real-world connection that is motivating and adds real-life dimension to their classrooms.

  • Community Trust sponsors TRH transportation service

    Community Trust Bank recently became a sponsor for the Taylor Regional Hospital transportation service.

    The free van service provides transportation to eligible patients in Taylor, Adair, Green and Marion counties receiving services at the main hospital, rehab services or the cancer center.

    Money collected from the sponsors will assist in maintaining this free service by offsetting some of the fuel costs associated with these trips.

    For more information about this service or to become a sponsor, call the TRH public relations department at 789-5814.

  • Bartley-McElroy

    David and Laura Bartley of Springfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Deanna Lynne Bartley, to Michael Scott McElroy, son of Charles and Brenda McElroy of Finley.

    Bartley graduated from Campbellsville University in 2008 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.

    McElroy graduated from Marion County High School in 2000. He is employed at Portland Forge in Lebanon.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Springfield. A reception will follow at Holy Trinity Parish Center.

  • Birth Announcements

    Emily Caulk and Ben Smith, both of Campbellsville, announce the birth of a daughter, Hannah Kathryn Sue Smith, at 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Chris Caulk, Lisa Caulk and Randall Shofner, all of Campbellsville, and the late Mike Smith and Donna Shofner.

    Great-grandparents are Linda and Larry McDonald of Charlotte, N.C., Lorene Caulk, Glenn and Ruby Spratt and Paul and Marina Smith, all of Campbellsville, and the late Robert L. Caulk.

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  • UPDATE: Police searching for suspect in bank robbery

    Campbellsville Police are still searching for the man who robbed the Elmhurst Plaza Citizens Bank & Trust at gunpoint Saturday morning.

    According to police, an about 6-foot-tall white male wearing a dark blue hooded jacket and black mask walked into the bank at about 9:45 a.m. brandishing a small handgun and demanded money.

    Security camera footage shows the man pointing the gun at a bank employee at 9:47 and then leaving the bank with a bag in his hands about 30 seconds later.

  • Celebrating the history of Girl Scouts

    Girl Scouts is turning 97 this year, and girls throughout Kentuckiana are ready to celebrate. Each year, Girl Scouts around the world commemorate the event with a week-long celebration.

    Girl Scout week begins with Girl Scout Sunday on March 8 and continues through March 14.