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Today's News

  • Smith, Gilpin named Conservation District scholarship winners

    Cody Smith and Aaron Gilpin are the 2008 Taylor County Conservation District Scholarship winners. They each received $500 to assist them in pursuing an agriculture degree.

  • Tebbs Bend flea market is Saturday

    Tebbs Bend is becoming known for more than just its Civil War history. It's also the place to go for a 3-mile-long flea market.

    The 12th Annual Tebbs Bend Road Community Wide Flea Market will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

    If it rains on Saturday, the flea market will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

    The annual flea market is hosted by the Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield Association.

    Anita Brown is president of the association. Betty Williams is vice president.

  • Nature photographer to exhibit work

    The beauty of nature is captured in a new visual arts exhibit presented by Lake Cumberland Performing Arts in partnership with The Center for Rural Development.

    The exhibit, titled "Spirit of Nature," celebrates the splendor of the great outdoors as seen through the camera lens of nature photographer Charline Marrinan. She will share scenes from some of her most photographed areas in her home county of Pulaski, nearby McCreary County and other places where she has visited in a collection of photographs on display at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

  • ACT scores released

    Results from last year's round of ACTs for high school seniors were released last week, showing Campbellsville High students' scores remained steady, while Taylor County seniors' improved slightly.

    Campbellsville's 39 seniors scored a composite of 19, the same as the previous two years. Taylor County's 147 seniors scored a composite of 19.8, a notch above the previous 19.7. The test is optional for seniors (see sidebar).

    The statewide 2008 composite is 20.9, compared to 2007's composite of 20.7. Nationally, the 2008 composite score was 21.1, a drop of 0.1 percent from 2007.

  • UpdateNational Guard activated for hurricane relief

    About 350 Kentucky National Guard soldiers have been activated to help with Hurricane Gustav relief missions, including 51 from Campbellsville's unit.

    According to a press release, Gov. Steven L. Beshear and Adj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini have directed the deployment of more than 350 troops, five Kentucky Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk and three OH-58 Kiowa helicopters to Louisiana.

    Aircraft crews from the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade left Sunday at the Army Aviation Support Facility located at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

  • UpdateMan dies in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man is dead from injuries he received after crashing his motorcycle into a tree Saturday night.

    According to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff's Department, Richard Rawlings, 49, of 3386 Elk Horn Road was traveling north on KY 527 about a mile from Campbellsville just after 6 p.m.

    Sheriff's Deputy William Rice stated in his report that Rawlings lost control of his maroon 1981 Honda 900 motorcycle in a curve, drove off of the northbound lane and struck a tree. He was not wearing a helmet.

  • Man gets five years for violating diversion

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for violating the terms of his diversion.

    Robert Dale Burton Jr., 22, of 703 Cottage Court in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    In November 2007, Burton pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property, public intoxication and second-degree fleeing or evading police.

    At that time, Burton was sentenced to a year's probation on the misdemeanor public intoxication and fleeing police charges and ordered to attend substance abuse treatment.

  • 4th District magistrate's race grabs attention

    In an election with little local flavor, some voters will have at least one additional county race to consider in November.

    A special election for 4th District magistrate will take place during the General Election on Nov. 4, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said.

    "This is a special election to fill the unexpired term of Marshall Caulk," Carney said.

    Caulk resigned in March, citing health concerns. His term expires in 2010.

    The 4th District is made up of the Elk Horn-Yuma, Ireland/Irene-Romine and New South areas.

  • After the crime ...

    It started when they were buying a new car. They went to the car dealership, traded their current vehicle and completed an application for a loan.

    They later found out that the loan officer kept their Social Security number, posed as the customers and purchased another vehicle.

    "It was a bad deal," Ron Wise, vice president and loan officer at United Citizens Bank, said.

    While the situation actually happened in another town, Wise said, the person involved was from Taylor County, one in a growing number of identity theft victims.

  • A home away from home

    I felt it the moment I stepped on campus. The fall semester at Campbellsville University had officially begun and something about the air just felt different.

    I guess it was the sound of teenagers laughing while walking to dinner, seeing Stapp Lawn used as an Ultimate Frisbee arena or perhaps the most obvious sign was the lack of empty parking spaces on campus.

    Each spring and fall, students from all over the United States - and even from several other countries - move to the CU campus and call Campbellsville home.