Today's News

  • Restaurant inspections for May 4

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be reinspected within 30 days

    - Under 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

    - Smoke Pit BBQ of New Columbia Road in Campbellsville received a health code score of 100, citing no violations.

  • Council to vote on smoking ban tonight

    Almost two years after discussions first began, the Campbellsville City Council is expected to take final action on a proposed Citywide smoking ban following a public forum tonight.

    At its May meeting, the Council had first reading of an ordinance that would ban smoking in enclosed public places. The ordinance would become effective 75 days after approval.

  • Keltner claims Super Late Model feature

    Jason Keltner of Campbellsville claimed his first 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model feature victory of the season on Saturday evening at Bluegrass Speedway to become the fifth different winner in the division so far in 2009.

    Timmy Glazer of Bardstown scored the $300-to-win Street Stock special feature event while Jason Wheatley of Loretto was victorious in the Modified main event and Pat Hagan of New Haven won the WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman feature.

  • 400-mile yard sale is June 3-7

    The annual 400-mile yard sale stretching along several communities in the state will be June 3-7.

    The entire 400-mile route runs from Maysville to Paducah and through 60 communities with thousands of yard sales, more than 200 antique shops and entertainment. Local sales will start at 2430 Greensburg Road.

    Organizers are hosting the site for the sixth year and are expecting more visitors than in the past.

  • Library to offer art display, contest

    The Taylor County Public Library and The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library will host their second annual art display and contest for children.

    Children of all ages, preschool through 12th grade, are encouraged to participate.

    There will be age/grade categories with prizes. All appropriate artwork will be displayed at the library.

    Artwork is to be based on the child's favorite book. Work may be done on paper or canvas (no larger than 15x11) or it may be a diorama (no larger than a shoebox).

  • McCubbin scores 17 at State Track Meet at U of L

    Senior Michael McCubbin concluded his Campbellsville High School athletic career by scoring 17 points at the KHSAA State Track and Field Meet at the University of Louisville on May 23.

    McCubbin, who also excelled in football and basketball for the Eagles, finished second in the 400-meter dash (51.49), third in the 200-meter dash (22.69) and sixth in the 100-meter dash (11.33) in Class A competition.

    Ricky Buckner's sixth-place showing in the 800-meter run gave CHS its other three points for a total of 20 and a tie for 13th in the team standings.

  • Mannsville man charged with DUI

    A Mannsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI and drug crimes after he allegedly attempted to avoid a roadblock.

    Terry J. Thorpe, 48, of 3019 Gaddis Ridge Road was arrested just after midnight on Saturday, May 24. Thorpe's arrest citation states that Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren stopped him after he turned around to avoid a roadblock.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Gas leak forces evacuation of courthouse, nearby businesses

    A Court Street gas leak forced the evacuation of the Taylor County Courthouse and several nearby businesses Wednesday morning.

    According to Campbellsville Fire Department Administrative Assistant Connie Wooley, a trailer attached to a truck struck a gas meter near Ernie's Carpets, causing the leak at around 9:30 a.m.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Woman accused of bringing drugs into jail

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with first-degree promoting contraband after she allegedly brought drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Andrea Hafley, 33, of 122 Watson Court was arrested at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24.

    According to Hafley's arrest citation, jail staff found her in possession of prescription pills not in their proper container.


    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Staying strong is key to beating cancer

    It's her "G.I. Jane" look, or maybe "Uncle Fester" on the bad days.

    After battling cancer three times, Sharon Wood hasn't lost her faith and continues to see the good in chemotherapy treatments.

    "I stayed pretty strong through it," she says.

    After just two chemotherapy treatments, Wood's hair began falling out.

    "So we just sheared it off."

    Wood's husband, George, said she looked at him with her puffy eyes and said, "I look like Uncle Fester [from the 1960s television show 'The Munsters']."