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Today's News

  • On Earth Day, don't buy into the eco-doomsaying

    What would Earth Day be without hand wringing over the supposedly dire state of the planet?

    Concern over climate change seems to have reached a fever pitch. And the American economy has been fingered as the culprit.

    President Obama's recent budget proposal pours a whopping $150 billion into clean energy technologies and another $75 billion into tax incentives for "alternative" energy research. It also includes a national "cap-and-trade" program for greenhouse-gas emissions that would demand an estimated $79 billion from American industry.

  • UPDATE: One of three finalists drops out

    One of the three finalists for superintendent of Campbellsville Independent Schools has dropped out.

    Robert "Bobby" Lewis, who is an associate superintendent at Hardin County Schools, has withdrawn from the superintendent search process.

    This leaves the Campbellsville School Board with two finalists - Mike Deaton, who is principal at Campbellsville High, and Leon Smith, principal at Washington County High.

    The Board is expected to announce its decision tomorrow at 5 at a special meeting.

  • Homeless ... for a night

    They slept under the stars in decorated, but cold, cardboard boxes. They went without their cell phones and laptops for a night and had limited food.

    They gave up their "Home Sweet Home" for one night.

    Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and the Social Workers in Touch Can Help Club asked for volunteers to experience life as a homeless person for one night under the shelter of nothing more than a cardboard box.

    And many people answered the call.

  • Habitat for Humanity breaks ground

    "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

    "The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."

    —Matthew 7:24-25

    A small gathering of friends, relatives and Habitat officials braved torrential rain on Sunday to dedicate the grounds for Daniel Hoosier's new home.

  • Two injured in Sunday crash

    Two men were injured in a Sunday afternoon crash on KY 55.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, David Webster, 23, of Campbellsville was driving a 2000 Mercury Cougar south on KY 55. While in the passing lane, Webster lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the northbound lane and was struck by a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Michael Lostutter, 52, of Louisville.

    Webster was not wearing a seat belt. Lostutter was wearing a seat belt.

  • One arrested after collision

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Sunday after being involved in a one-vehicle collision on Kindness Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were called to a non-injury collision on Kindness Road at 1:56 p.m.

    The report states that Daniel Pittman, 44, of 232 Brockman Lane was charged with the theft of a car, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license and DUI.

    Pittman's vehicle, a 1990 Chevrolet truck, had left the roadway and stopped in a ditch. No injuries were reported.

  • Rattliff runs first in Bluegrass opener

    Bluegrass Speedway opened its gates for the 2009 season opening event on April 18 and Justin Rattliff of Campbellsville scored the victory in the 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model feature event for his first career victory at the half-mile Nelson County clay oval.

    Joey Kramer of Hanover, Ind. won the Modified feature event while Pat Hagan of New Haven saw the checkered flag first in the WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman feature and Mike Cozzin Jr. of Borden, Ind. triumphed in the Street Stock main event.

  • ACT scores up

    Local high school juniors improved upon last year's ACT scores in nearly every category.

    Although the official scores aren't due back from the state until August, local school officials used individual student scores to form composite scores. Those scores show that juniors at both Campbellsville and Taylor County High have improved scores in almost every subject.

    "It just shows that we have quality students and a quality staff," said TCHS Principal Charles Higdon Jr. "I'm excited. We are moving in the right direction with our scores."

  • Prescription drop-off a success

    The first local medication drop-off has been deemed a success and will now become an annual event.

    From 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition members and local police officers manned a drop-off site at the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot.

    Karen Hayes, coalition co-chair, said she was hoping at least 10 people would drop off unwanted and outdated medication. Instead, Hayes said, there was a steady stream of residents.

    In the end, 876 prescription medications and 374 over-the-counter medications were disposed of.

  • Program available for women

    Are you a woman in transition? Would you like to know your personal strengths and aspirations? Does an opportunity to build your self-esteem and confidence appeal to you? Would you like to be an example and inspiration to your family and community? Are you capable of becoming self-sufficient? Would you like to have a permanent support system? Did you know there is a program, available at no cost, to make these dreams a reality?