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Today's News

  • Fundraiser planned to benefit Toys for Kids

    The Toys for Kids program annual fundraising dance is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 at the American Legion. 

    Admission is $5 per person, and those who attend must be at least 21 years old.

    Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the band "Scarecrow" will begin playing at 9 p.m.

    All proceeds will go directly to the Toys for Kids program to help buy Christmas gifts for underprivileged children living in Campbellsville and Taylor County.

     

  • Man gets prison for growing pot

    A Campbellsville man will spend three years in prison for growing marijuana.

    Brandon Lee Skaggs, 29, of 600 Underwood St., Apt. C3, in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 2 for sentencing.

    In September 2006, Skaggs pleaded guilty to growing more than five marijuana plants and possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana.

  • Give thanks by spreading your blessings

    Today is a day officially set aside as a time for gratitude. And those of us who live in Campbellsville and Taylor County have so much for which to be grateful.

    Most of us will sit down with family members and friends for a meal that can only be described as a feast. We can also be thankful that we have friends and neighbors and churches who will be there for those who don't have family and friends nearby or for those who don't have the resources to provide their own feasts.

  • Shopping with 'the good guys'

    Talon Walker is having trouble making up his mind. There are simply too many Star Wars figures to consider. He picks one up, studies it and then grabs another. Luckily, he has a little help from Kentucky State Police Trooper David Smith and his wife, Stephanie.

    Walker, who is from Washington County, is one 13 kids who participated in KSP Post 15's "Shop With a Trooper" program last week.

  • Take me home?

    He jumps on the couch and curls up in a ball. The fuzzy black and white dog is oblivious to the sounds around him, even though the barks and meows are bound to disrupt his nap.

    So begins another day at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    Those wanting to adopt a stray animal have been able to do so for just a $20 donation for nearly a year. As a result, Director John Harris says, the shelter's adoption rates have just about doubled.

    And with the Christmas holiday quickly approaching, Harris said, that rate is about to increase even more.

  • Teen charged in 2007 fatal crash

    A Springfield teenager has been indicted on a charge of reckless homicide stemming from a single-car crash that killed another teen.

    Michael A. Barnett, 19, of 301 Hagan Lane was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at about 1:54 a.m. Sept. 16, 2007, on U.S. 68 when Barnett was driving a 2001 Infiniti I30.

    Barnett allegedly lost control of the car, dropped off the shoulder of the road and overcorrected, which caused the car to overturn.

  • Christmas Tapestry concert

    The annual “Christmas Tapestry” concert at Campbellsville University on Friday helped to kick off the beginning of the Christmas season.

    A wide range of secular and sacred pieces was performed by the University Chorale, Handbell Choir, Flute Ensemble, Concert Band, String Quartet, Chamber Choir, New Doxology and Woodwind Quintet.

  • Tina Turner still rocks at 68

    It wasn't really my scene, but I loved every minute of it.

    A few weekends ago, my mother and I traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to see one of her all-time favorite artists in concert - Tina Turner.

    I knew from the moment I stepped into Philips Arena that this concert was going to be a bit different than ones I have been to before.

    First, there were no cowboy hats or opening acts. The stage looked massive and more like the set of a production than a concert.

  • What has happened to our Christmas spirit?

    "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

    -Luke 2:14

    We heard the first stories early on Thursday. Unconfirmed reports of additional incidents surfaced throughout the weekend.

  • Official holiday season begins

    And we're off. The official 2008 holiday season has begun. And there's certainly no shortage of events and activities to help put us in the holiday spirit.

    Last Wednesday, the annual Santa's Helper award was presented, and winner Doug Mullins turned on the lights at Miller Park. This year's Christmas lights extend the entire length of the park. It won't take a trip out of town anymore to see beautiful Christmas displays.