Today's News

  • Don't you wish they'd make up their minds?

    "In Reversal, Panel Urges Mammograms at 50, Not 40." That was the headline.

    New York Times reporter Gina Kolata's story last week just made me shake my head in frustration.

    For years, we've been told of the importance of yearly mammograms once women hit age 40. They're not painful for most of us, but they're no picnic either. But it was important for our health because it was the "gold standard" for detecting early breast cancer. The experts also stressed the importance of monthly breast self-examinations.

  • McCrobie appeals again

    The man found guilty of shooting a Campbellsville woman and kidnapping her brother in 2003 has filed another appeal, asking a Taylor Circuit Court judge to vacate his sentence.

    Harry "Robert" McCrobie Jr., 30, of 313A Keeneland Drive in Elizabethtown was found guilty in March 2005 of kidnapping, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    Three months later, he was sentenced to 24 years in prison - twice what a jury had recommended. An appeal filed following the sentence has since been denied.

  • One injured after striking tree with vehicle

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Monday after striking a tree with her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Christina Bagby, 26, of Anna Court was traveling east on Smith Ridge Road at 11:16 a.m.

    The report states that Bagby lost control of her 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, ran off the road and struck a tree.

    Bagby, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel with minor injuries. She was treated and released.

  • On the Record ... With Jodie Haydon

    Jodie Haydon questionnaire

    1. In your opinion, what is the most important issue facing Kentucky at this time, and what can you do to help with that issue if you are elected?

  • One injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Friday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Thomas Lecoffre, 18, of University Drive was driving a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle at 12:33 p.m. west on KY 210. The report states that he was behind a 2007 Schwann's truck driven by James Ward, 45, of 220 Hamilton Road in Campbellsville.

  • Supreme Court reverses man's sentence

    A man who was found guilty of selling drugs has had his 20-year prison sentence reversed by the Kentucky Supreme Court. And as a result, the man will head back to Taylor Circuit Court to again answer to the charges against him.

    Danny Dale Burress, now 51, of 4450 Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in 2004 on charges of second-degree selling hydrocodone, his second offense, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • CU orchestra concert is Saturday, Dec. 5

    Campbellsville University's Orchestra will present its annual fall concert on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    The program will include the "Enigma Variations" by Elgar, "Symphony #2, 4th Movement" by Sibelius, and "A Christmas Medley" arranged by Arthur Harris.

    The University Orchestra is directed by Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, professor and dean of the School of Music.

  • CHS open house Monday, Nov. 30

    Campbellsville High School will have an open house with a free chili supper for parents on Monday, Nov. 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    During the evening, parents can meet with their children's teachers for a conference and also enjoy a free dinner.

    In addition, those parents who sign in will be eligible for a gift card drawing.

    For more information, call the school at 465-8774.


  • CHS Class of 1999 to host reunion

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 1999 is in the process of planning its 10-year reunion for Saturday, Nov. 28.

    Organizers are looking for some classmates and ask that they contact Jennifer Walker at walker_14@hotmail.com with their contact information.

    For more information, call Jaclyn Rakel at 465-0603.


  • Substantive debates: Candidates need to be clearer, more comprehensive about their positions

    This editorial originally appeared in The Lebanon Enterprise.

    A city official stopped at The Lebanon Enterprise office this week. When staff members joked with her about running for a state office, her reply was no, she wasn't interested.

    "That's real politics," she said.

    Based on what we've seen so far from the campaigns to fill the vacant District 14 State Senate seat, we're inclined to agree with her. District 14 includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.