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Today's News

  • An annual Christmas wish list

    The annual Christmas Wish List hasn't changed a whole lot from last year's. I'm not quite sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing.

    For those who might be unfamiliar with the "list," each year at Christmas I publish a tongue-in-cheek wish list for various individuals and groups in the community. It's gotten to be such a regular thing that it almost wouldn't seem like Christmas without it.

    So, here goes...

    Dear Santa,

  • Merry Christmas

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

    (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

    And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David.)

  • Reach out to those hurting during the holidays

    The holiday season is supposed to be a time for good tidings and joy. But, as we all know, that is not always the case.

    All too often, the holidays bring sadness and depression. Those who have lost a loved one are often reminded of that pain as Christmas, a time for spending time with our families, draws near.

    To that end, local support group GriefShare is offering a "Surviving the Holidays" meeting tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. For more information on this program, see today's Calendar page.

  • It’s time to do the research, no matter the color of our feathers

    Merger. I have always considered that to be a dirty word when it comes to our local schools.

    I am a proud graduate of Campbellsville High School myself ('82), and I also pay tuition for all three of our children to attend Campbellsville Schools.

  • 'Countdown to the Crown'

    Taylor Countians can soon turn on their televisions and watch one of their own participate in a reality show.

    Emily Cox, the reigning Miss Kentucky and a Campbellsville native, will participate in the reality show "Countdown to the Crown," airing in four episodes beginning Jan. 2.

    According to a TLC network press release, TLC and Miss America first gave Miss America pageant contestants a "Reality Check" during last year's reality show and to teach them what it really takes to become Miss America.

  • Man gets 10 years on burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on burglary and other charges.

    Brandon Phillip Edelen, 21, of Anna Court, Apt. 14 appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Dec. 16 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Edelen pleaded guilty in four separate cases to second-degree burglary and 28 counts of second-degree possession of forged checks. He originally faced a charge of first-degree burglary.

    He was ordered to pay $2,785.34 in restitution.

  • A karmic nightmare in progress

    I have always believed in karma - both good and bad.

    I know it may be a bit naive, but I honestly believe that when you do some selfless deed out of the pure goodness of your heart, whether it's large or small, something good will happen to you in return.

    That's not to say you should only do good deeds in anticipation of receiving something in return.

    Nevertheless, my karma has been a bit out of whack lately.

    I went to a movie theater a few weeks ago on a Friday night, and apparently, my karma was so off that it came back to haunt me.

  • Blood drive is Dec. 24

    With the holidays just around the corner, family and friends come together to share family traditions and the joy of the season. As you gather and exchange gifts with loved ones, the American Red Cross asks eligible individuals to remember to share the gift of life with those in need this holiday season by giving blood.

  • Schools react to proposed budget cuts

    It wasn't as bad as many had feared. Though it leaves SEEK funding intact, Gov. Steve Beshear's 2008-2009 budget proposal still doles out cuts in education.

    Initial rumors predicted a 4 percent reduction in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky, the main funding source for public schools.

    "The conversations concerning SEEK made me very anxious," said Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers. "The big question was how [the Kentucky Department of Education] was going to make this reduction."

  • Eagles work way past Waggener

    Campbellsville High School climbed out of a 19-point, third-quarter hole to defeat Louisville Waggener 75-73 in the first round of the T.J. Samson Community College Holiday Classic at Glasgow High School.

    The Eagles (2-3) trailed by 17 at the half before winning the third quarter 21-12 to creep within 58-50.

    A Zach Altman lay-up and Bryton Taylor's three-point play ignited the CHS run.

    Jordan Percell's three-point play brought the Eagles to within two (73-71) with 1:18 to play before Thomas Downs' hoop knotted the score.