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Today's News

  • Fatal Highways

    He was simply driving home from work that night, and that's all his wife says she knows about the car crash that took her husband's life.

    Richard "Ricky" Rakes, 56, died on Friday, Dec. 12 after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    Rakes' wife Camilla says she and her husband had a farm in Bradfordsville, and he was coming home when his vehicle collided with another.

    Living the past month without her husband, she said, has been difficult.

  • Two injured in five-vehicle crash Friday

    Two Campbellsville men were injured Friday afternoon when they were involved in a five-vehicle collision on KY 210.

    According to a police report, Manley Gene Atwood, 64, and Johnny Atwood, 40, were both treated at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue before being taken to Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Manley Atwood was later flown to University of Louisville Hospital.

    No information was available about Manley Atwood or Johnny Atwood as of press time.

  • UPDATECampbellsville School Board says no to merger

    Campbellsville Independent School Board members agreed unanimously at their meeting Monday night that they have no desire to merge with the Taylor County School District.

    The Board also voted against seeking a contract with the Kentucky School Board Association to assist with a superintendent search.

    There was no discussion following either vote.

    Merger has been a hot topic in the community in recent weeks, ever since both public school superintendents announced last month - within a day of each other - that this would be their last year.

  • Property transfers for Jan. 15

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

    Jason and Amanda Atkins by W.M. Hall Jr., master commissioner of Taylor Circuit Court to Taylor County Bank of Campbellsville, Lot 8 of the Country View Subdivision, $60,000.

    Stacey A. Groves of Top Walnut Loop in Louisville to Prunice Barnett of Burdick School Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land near Burdick School Road, 1 acre, $7,500.

  • Grand jury charges man with twice robbing convenient store

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges that accuse him of robbing Minit Mart on Lebanon Avenue twice last year.

    Just hours after he allegedly robbed the Minit Mart on Monday, Nov. 24, police arrested Anthony W. Hamilton Sr., 42, of 104 Roberta Court, charging him with the recent robbery as well as the robbery of the same store in October.

  • Campbellsville woman arrested on DUI, theft by deception charges

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested Saturday and charged with DUI, speeding, reckless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and giving an officer a false name or address.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Lisa Owens, 35, was arrested at around 8 p.m. after a traffic stop on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway, 5 miles east of Edmonton.

    Upon the stop, police executed a warrant for Owens, who was wanted in Taylor County for theft by deception for writing cold checks.

    Owens was lodged in the Barren County jail.

  • Saving money and lives

    With the nation's current economic turmoil, policymakers, business owners and individual citizens alike are looking for ways to reduce spending and stimulate the economy. One commonsense strategy is tackling one of the biggest drains on our financial system: chronic illnesses.

    A chronic illness is one that requires frequent treatment over a long period of time, like diabetes or heart disease. These kinds of illnesses aren't just costly for patients — they're also a serious drain on the economy.

  • Annual Love Letters contest begins

    "But now remains faith, hope, love, these three;

    but the greatest of these is love."

    -I Corinthians 13:13

    Love. It truly does make the world go 'round. Whether it's the romantic love of sweethearts, the cherishing love of parents, or the loyal love of friends, we all have special people in our lives.

    But do the people you love know just how much you care?

  • Paying tribute

    Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told the world of his dream for the future.

    His most famous speech included these words: "... I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character ..."

  • Study shows air is polluted in local restaurants

    The air in Campbellsville restaurants is polluted, a Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy study shows.

    Local health and government leaders converged on Taylor County Health Department Tuesday morning for the unveiling of results of the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy's indoor air quality study.

    Between April and August 2008, air samples were taken in nine Campbellsville restaurants, according to Ellen J. Hahn, director of the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy.