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Today's News

  • Community newspapers still on top

    Newspaper readership is down. That's certainly no secret with the downsizing going on at many of the large metropolitan newspapers across the country. However, community newspapers are still in large demand, and we're not looking for that to change anytime soon.

    Sure, we see Lexington and Louisville television news channel reporters in town occasionally. But do we see them here on a regular basis? What about the state newspapers?

    Of course not. They only show up when "big" news occurs ... and even then it's usually only for "bad" news.

  • Patriots hold off CU Tigers 34-27

    Campbellsville University dug holes of 14-0 and 34-14 and could not overcome the deficits in dropping a 34-27 football decision to eighth-rated Cumberlands on Saturday.

    Greg Fountain continued his stellar season with 148 rushing yards and two touchdowns while freshman Ross Deaton passed for 233 yards and two fourth-quarter scores.

    Tyler Guess and Jacob Wallace paced the CU defense with 18 and 12 tackles, respectively, while Dwight Houston and Trapper Williams had nine hits apiece.

  • Now it's time for the work to begin

    The voters have spoken. And isn't that what an election is all about? And more local voters participated in last week's election than ever before - 10,997 or 65 percent of us.

    Even though Taylor Countians overwhelmingly supported Republican John McCain, history has been made with the election of the nation's first black president - Barack Obama.

  • Football play-off scenario update

    While Campbellsville High School knows its first-round play-off opponent (Fairview at home on Nov. 14), it could be around midnight tomorrow before Taylor County knows what's happening with the Cardinals' post-season plans.

    Heading into the final regular-season games, TCHS (13) trails Wayne County (16) and leads Somerset (12) in the three-way Class 3A, Region 5 tie-breaker.

    The Cardinals own wins over Hart County (4), Garrard County (4), Campbellsville (3) and Casey County (2).

  • Central Kentucky Arts Series

    A nearly full house was on hand Monday night for a performance by the Southern Illinois University Choir under the direction of Dr. Susan Davenport.

    The third performance of the Central Kentucky Arts Series' 2008-2009 season took place at First United Methodist Church.

  • No. 1 team comes to town

    Pre-season No. 1-rated Union (Tenn.) University used first-half streaks of 5-0, 9-0, 8-0 and 9-2 to build a 10-point half-time cushion and rolled to a 79-52 triumph over Campbellsville University's Lady Tigers in the Powell Athletic Center on Tuesday night.

    Two Alexia Williams three-pointers kept CU close in the first half while treys by Juliana Brown and Kristi Ensminger and two buckets by Courtney Dandis in the second half preceded the Lady Dogs' 12-1 run to finish the game.

    The Lady Tigers host Robert Morris tomorrow at 7 p.m.

    Campbellsville, Ky.

  • Governor urges seniors to take advantage of Medicare open enrollment

    Gov. Steve Beshear and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid are urging those eligible to sign up for prescription drug coverage through Medicare.

    Medicare Part D is the prescription drug component of Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people older than 65, certain people with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease. Part D has been a Medicare component for four years and offers several prescription drug plans to beneficiaries.

  • Court approves recycling plan

    Taylor Countians who want to recycle will soon have another place to take their paper, cardboard, metal, aluminum and plastic.

    At Monday night's special Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave their approval to begin accepting recyclables at the Waste Connections Inc. drop-off site on Dale Avenue.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates, who asked him to research the possibility of offering a county-wide recycling service last month, that Waste Connections is agreeable to placing bins at its local site.

  • There's nothing like a good book

    I have always loved to read. It seems I haven't been able to do as much of it in the past few years, but I always have a good book on my nightstand just waiting for me to turn its pages.

    Books can take us anywhere. We can become anyone, learn about anything, go through tragic and inspirational situations and still manage to come out alive - and perhaps wiser for having made it through.

    We can take a break from our everyday lives - and perhaps even reality - just by reading a good book.

  • Tiger men's basketball looks for another strong year

    Coming off of a 26-10 season and the program’s first-ever NAIA Tournament semi-final appearance, Campbellsville University men's basketball coach Keith Adkins has a lot of reasons to be optimistic.

    Despite losing some key players, Adkins’ optimism hinges on the return of All-American Zach Allender, who missed last season with a knee injury, the return of six players from last year's team and a very talented group of recruits who have bolstered Campbellsville's depth in every position.