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Today's News

  • Library hosts Grandparents' Day on Sept. 9

    The Taylor County Public Library will host a Grandparents' Day open house on Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    Those wishing to attend should bring their grandparents and/or photos of their grandparents.

    Crafts, snacks, book reading and full library services will be available.

    For more information, call Bonnie Webster at 465-2562.

  • Kentuckians Reading Kentuckians event is Sept. 13

    The annual Kentuckians Reading Kentuckians event is planned for Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Giles House in Knifley.

    Readers will pay tribute to established and new Kentucky writers by reading a selection from a favorite Kentucky author or from his or her own work.

    The readings begin at 11 a.m. ET. The Giles House is located off KY 76 in Knifley.

    For more information, visit www.gilessociety.org.

  • Music in the Park planned for each Friday in September

    Greater Campbellsville United, the City of Campbellsville and Taylor County Fiscal Court are once again hosting Music in the Park.

    Each Friday night in September, a different genre of music will be featured at the Miller Park amphitheater.

    On Sept. 12, there was gospel music featuring the 100 Men's Choir and Steadfast; Sept. 19, various country music acts performed; and on Sept. 26, Gifted Soul will perform MoTown.

    Performances are from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests are invited to bring their lawn chairs, blanket and cushions for each evening of entertainment.

  • CU Family Weekend is Sept. 12-13

    Each year, Campbellsville University shows its appreciation for new and returning students and their families the month after classes start.

    This year's festivities, which will be on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13, include a barbecue, comedy show, tailgate and football game.

  • Man appeals judge's ruling

    One of the two men who escaped from prison and shot at local police officers two decades ago has appealed a judge's latest denial to void his prison sentence.

    Ronnie Leslie Hudson, 49, of Eddyville filed his latest motion on his own behalf at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office last month.

    Hudson originally filed a motion asking for his sentence to be voided in May. Two months later, he filed a notice requesting that Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George issue a ruling in his case. George denied Hudson's motion on July 14.

  • Safety prevails over rumor

    I thought the whole thing would be over before I got there. But five hours and the makings of a serious sunburn later, I was still there, loitering about in the St. Andrew United Methodist Church parking lot, waiting. And waiting.

    Someone had fired shots at Campbellsville police officers at the trailer park on Sycamore Loop and I spent the majority of that day, Thursday, Aug. 28, exposed to the damaging rays of the sun and the even more damaging rumor mill.

  • Infliction of fear: What battered women know

    According to recent news reports, a 69-year-old Louisville woman attempted to secure a domestic violence order against her 68-year-old husband. However, Judge Joseph O'Reilly determined that he "did not find the burden of proof that violence occurred," and did not issue the order. This was on Aug. 20. On Aug. 25, Dorene Seidl was shot to death allegedly by her husband as she attempted to retrieve belongings from her home.

  • Green County man indicted on rape charges

    A Green County native has been indicted on charges alleging he raped a child younger than 14.

    Jonathan Puckett, 27, who is currently incarcerated, was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Puckett was charged with second-degree rape and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Patricia Thompson, Puckett is accused of engaging in sexual activity with a female younger than 14. Thompson said Puckett, who is originally from Green County, is a friend of the victim's family.

  • Design plans ready for square

    A decorative, cobblestone-like walkway leads to a small park area resting before a 40-foot wide stage, itself sitting below a Civil War mural. Benches and fiberglass horse sculptures complete the square.

    This is the downtown Campbellsville of the future. And the future is just around the corner.

    The project came about last year when the City opted to use a Renaissance grant to design and build a courthouse square as well as develop and implement a streetscape plan for downtown Campbellsville.

  • Marching for Babies

    Like many expectant parents, Daniel and Cyndi Leathers were amazed at how large Cyndi's belly had grown.

    But during a routine prenatal check-up at seven months, the doctor told the couple that her belly was measuring too small. He immediately ordered a non-stress test and later did an ultrasound, during which he discovered there wasn't enough amniotic fluid.

    Until that point, Cyndi had enjoyed a normal pregnancy.

    She was admitted to the hospital the following day and began having contractions on her own, though she later had to be induced.