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Today's News

  • After the storm

    Several hundred Taylor County residents are still without power more than a week after a winter storm swept through the area, weighing down trees and power lines with a thick coat of ice.

    On Tuesday morning, power was restored to a number of Kentucky Utility customers in the High Pine area.

    Residents at Air View apartments had been without power for a full week, according to resident Brenda Metcalfe, who sought shelter with a friend.

    The temperature inside Metcalfe's apartment dropped to the 30s during the outage, she said. She lost all of her food.

  • Pleasant Union plans black history program

    Pleasant Union Baptist Church will host a black history program on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.

    Teresa Haskins Smith of Louisville will be the guest speaker. Smith is the daughter of Willie Haskins and the late JoAnn Haskins.

    Music will be provided by Campbellsville University's African American Leadership League.

  • A priceless, tasty faith

    The first thing I asked Sean Gebhard was, "Do people think you're crazy?"

    Sean runs the Upper Room Café in Mount Dora, a cute little town about 40 miles east of where I live in central Florida.

    I had heard about his "Holy Spirit-filled café" upstairs in the historic Renaissance Building, and the last time we were in Mount Dora I stopped in to see it for myself.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Thursday, Feb. 5

    UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL — Campbellsville at West Virginia Tech (8:00).

    UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL — Campbellsville at West Virginia Tech (6:00).

    Friday, Feb. 6

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville at Adair County (8:00) and Taylor County at Marion County (8:00).

    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville at Adair County (6:30) and Taylor County at Marion County (6:30).

    Saturday, Feb. 7

  • Hedgespeth Kids Corner

    Brailey Mia Hedgespeth, 3, and William Eugene Bruin Hedgespeth, born Jan. 3, are the children of Steven and Michell Hedgespeth of Louisville. William was born at 1:45 a.m. at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Their grandparents are William "Jack" and Lana Franklin and Larry and Mary Hedgespeth, all of Campbellsville. Great-grandmother is Valta Bland of Campbellsville.

  • 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.

  • Food drive to benefit area needy during the current economic climate

    With increasing prices in food coupled with increased joblessness, home foreclosures and the ups and downs on Wall Street, local food banks are feeling the strain.

    Not only do they have to find a way to meet the needs of families in crisis with lower than usual donations, they are also dealing with increasing numbers of non-traditional food pantry clients that consist of more formerly independent senior citizens, more people who own houses and more people who used to call themselves "middle-class" - those who are not used to fretting over the price of milk.

  • It's hitting us where it hurts

    I'm not sure where it started, but I'll be glad to see it end.

    The downturn of the economy has everyone tightening their pocketbooks and pausing before we spend our hard-earned paychecks.

    I have discussed this very issue with several people, who all, like me, seem to have no idea just where the economy went sour. What exactly happened that has trickled down to making people fear they won't have a job much longer?

    Why have property sales slowed? What caused the stock market to plummet?

  • Public record for Jan. 22

    Traffic

    Glenn W. Baldwin, 56, of Cold Hill Road in London, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $143.

    Troy Davis, 41, of Roland Street in Campbellsville, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed without prejudice.

    Juan Enrique Domingo, 19, of Paul Street in Columbia, no operator's/moped license, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Horton Camp receives defibrillators

    The Mikey Network recently donated six Mikey defibrillators to Tim Horton Camps in Canada and the United States through the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, which provides encouragement, a positive environment and ongoing support for economically disadvantaged children.

    In addition to Campbellsville, camps are located in Parry Sound and St. George, Ontario; Kananaskis, Alberta; Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia and Quyon, Quebec.