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Today's News

  • UpdateMan dies in two-car crash Friday

    A Campbellsville man who loved his church and the cars and music of the 1960s is dead after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Richard "Ricky" Rakes, 56, of 3285 New Lebanon Road was traveling westbound on U.S. 68 on Friday, six miles east of Campbellsville, at about 10:15 p.m.

    The report states that Rakes' 2005 Ford pickup collided with a 2005 Chevrolet traveling eastbound, driven by Doug Cox, 57, of Mannsville.

  • Still no arrest in Nov. 6 murder

    It has been more than a month since Shafter J. Couch was shot and killed through the kitchen window at his home, and police have yet to make an arrest in the case.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Couch, 26, was shot and killed at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at his Taylor Chapel Road home.

    Police said it appeared that someone waited outside of Couch's kitchen window and shot him when he entered the room.

    Originally from Sassafras, Ky., Couch was a construction worker.

  • Sears named Legionnaire

    William "Billy" Sears Jr. was named Legionnaire of Year 2009 during Edwards-O'Banion Post 82's Christmas party on Dec. 11.

  • Me and my potty mouth

    Sitting at the table behind my husband and me, a young woman at a local restaurant got my attention by dropping loud F-bombs.

    I know some Christians would have cleared their throats and announced, "Young lady, as a Christian I find your language offensive."

    However, I tend to think that's not helpful and makes Christians look like fragile weenies.

  • Agent-Burress

    Sharon Agent and Johnny Burress will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    Agent is the daughter of Steve Agent of Knifley and Rhonda McElroy of Roselawn, Ind.

    Burress is the son of Harold and Edna Burress of Speck Ridge.

    They also have four children, Brittany Geren, Kyah Geren, Leslie Geren and Johnny Lynn Burress Jr.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. ET at Mt. Carmel Church at Holmes Bend.

    All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Free child safety check is Dec. 16

    Ninety-five percent of child safety seats in Kentucky are installed incorrectly.

    A free child passenger safety check has been planned for Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue to help residents learn proper safety techniques.

    Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check your child's safety seat for proper installation, recalls and to answer questions. 

  • Tigers slide to 5-5 with road losses

    The Campbellsville University Tiger men's basketball team saw its record drop to 5-5 with a pair of losses in the Freed-Hardeman Classic in Henderson, Tenn. last weekend.

    Campbellsville could not overcome a hot shooting first half (23-28, 82.1 percent) by third ranked Union (Tenn.) University and lost 86-65 on Friday night.

    The Tigers didn't score until the 15:16 mark in the first half after Union went up 13-0.

  • Property transfers for Dec. 18

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    B & L Realty, acting by and through its sole proprietor V. Douglas Landers Jr. and Melissa Landers of North Public Square in Glasgow to Landers Realty LLC of North Public Square in Glasgow, two tracts of land near the southwest right of way of KY 210, capital contribution, fair market value $720,000.

  • USPS announces holiday mail-by dates

    The U.S. Postal Service has announced mail-by dates to ensure that holiday cards and packages arrive at their destinations on time.

    Letters and packages sent first class must be mailed by Dec. 20. Priority mail must also be sent by Dec. 20. Express mail is the last option and must be sent by Dec. 23.

  • Fudge follow sends Indians past Eagles 54-53.

    Nick Fudge's only field goal in the game came just before the final buzzer and propelled Adair County past Campbellsville 54-53 on Tuesday night in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

    The Eagles led 42-30 with three minutes left in the third quarter but hit only one of their next seven free throws and were 3-11 for the game.

    Morehead State signee Darren Ballou led Adair County (5-0) with 25 points while Kyle Sandusky added 10.

    Bryton Taylor paced CHS with 21 points while Thomas Downs and Matthew Davis had 10 apiece.