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Today's News

  • Lady Cards decisive in fourth

    Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals used a 20-11 fourth quarter to overcome Meade County 54-46 at home on Thursday night.

    The Lady Cards (2-0) trailed 8-2 early before Cayla Rucker hit a free throw and Elizabeth Thomas two lay-ups around a pair of Hope Wigginton three-pointers.

    The Lady Waves fought back to a 24-24 deadlock at halftime and led 35-34 heading to the final eight minutes.

    However, Taylor County took the lead for good on Wigginton’s left base-line trey and used a Rucker three, her fifth of the night, to lead 45-40.

  • Lady Cards jump out early, take OT vs. Lady Eagles

    It appeared to be another typical easy win in the Taylor County-Campbellsville girls' basketball series as the Lady Cardinals led by eight (15-7) in the second quarter and held a 34-25 advantage on Megan Peake's basket that started the fourth quarter.

    However, the Lady Eagles used nine of 10 free throws and a Brittany Vaught bucket to knot the score at 36-36 with 2:37 remaining.

    Campbellsville first-year coach Cameron Jackson was extremely pleased with his team's effort.

  • Lewis papers donated to CU

    Campbellsville University accepted the congressional papers of Dr. Ron Lewis, R-Cecilia, who is retiring in January 2009, in an announcement at the Chowning Executive Dining Room on Dec. 5.

    Lewis, who has served as United States Representative for the 2nd District of Kentucky for 14 years, said it was an honor for CU to want his papers. He said it had been an "honor and a privilege" to serve his constituents.

    Lewis said, "I can't thank you enough for allowing me to share my papers with you."

  • Mannsville man celebrates 50 years of haircuts and tall tales

    Sit in Johnnie Pennington's barber chair and he'll tell you stories about Phillip "Snake Man" Tungate's misadventures on the family farm, tales about Asby Cox being purposely buried alive by his brothers or even a few yarns about himself. Some are true, some aren't.

    But Pennington has plenty of stories to tell those who visit the Mannsville Barber Shop, a business he has owned and operated for 50 years.

    "I've heard a lot of good stories," Pennington said with a laugh. "There are a lot of tales told in here."

  • Breaking NewsCounty superintendent to retire

    After 43 years as an educator, including 27 years as Taylor County superintendent, Gary Seaborne will step down at the end of the current school year.

    During the regular Taylor County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, Seaborne announced that he would retire as superintendent effective June 30.

    On Wednesday morning, Seaborne, who was on his way to Disney World with the Taylor County High School Show Choir, said the decision to retire wasn't easy.

  • Public record for Dec. 11

    Traffic

    Lindsey J. Arnett, 23, of Old Summersville Road in Campbellsville, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $143; failure to wear seat belts, $25.

    Genia Fay Sherrill, 47, of North Carden Street in Campbellsville, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $153.

    Joseph Michael Allison, 26, of North Dixie in Radcliff, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Family is part of something bigger

    It was like attending a live taping of "Jon and Kate Plus 8."

    The only differences were that the children were several years older and mine was the only camera around.

    The similarities, though, included echoing laughter, lots and lots of smiles and a heartwarming sense of caring and love.

    A few weeks ago, I interviewed Fred and Donna Sheridan, the parents of nine adopted children. Nine.

  • Eight charged in crime ring

    Four Campbellsville residents have been charged with operating a crime ring in indictments unsealed Tuesday by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    - Jeffrey Gurley, 22, of 816 N. Columbia Ave.

    - Duane L. Thompson, 23, of 132 Ray Court.

    - Claude B. Huckaby, 56, also of 132 Ray Court.

    - Abraham Gurley, 21, of 370 Ray Court.

  • County to seek bids for park operation

    The operation of Veterans Memorial Park could soon be in new hands.

    Magistrates discussed the future of the park at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    On behalf of the Court's Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee, which met Monday night, Magistrate Ed Gorin told the Court about the Committee's discussion of the park's operation and budget.

    The meeting stemmed from a County budget discussion in October. During that discussion, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers recommended several cuts to the County's budget to save money.

  • UpdateCity School superintendent resigns

    December must be the month for goodbyes.

    Four years ago at the Campbellsville Independent School Board meeting, then superintendent Chuck Vaughn announced his retirement. At Monday night's meeting, current superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers announced her resignation as well.

    At the end of the 45-minute meeting, Woods-Ayers said she had decided, after much consideration, many prayers and discussions with her husband, not to pursue the renewal of her contract as superintendent.