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Today's News

  • Man pleads guilty to lesser charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to amended charges stemming from a rape and sodomy allegation, but he may not spend any time in prison.

    Everette Ray Fair, 22, of 112 Ray St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Wednesday in Marion County.

    According to court records, Fair was indicted in March 2006 on two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree rape. He had been accused of digitally penetrating a 4-year-old boy and forcing the boy to perform oral sex on four occasions in 2002.

  • Why ethics should matter to Congress

    Congress will never regain the faith of ordinary Americans until members of Congress win their trust. This appears to be a long way off.

    I see no other way to read the results of a recent poll by the Center on Congress at Indiana University. When it asked 1,000 people whether members of Congress are "honest people of good character," a rather stunning 42 percent said that most are not. Asked to grade Congress on holding its members to high ethical standards, 75 percent gave it either a D or an F.

  • '43 Presidents'

    A single gunshot rings out inside University Theater. Only silence follows. A U.S. president is dead.

    A cast of six is offering a peek into the lives of 43 American presidents as Campbellsville University's theater department presents "43 Plays for 43 Presidents."

    The play, which mixes comedy and drama with political history, will be performed Oct. 2-4 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the University Theater.

  • Eight involved in two-vehicle crash

    Eight people were involved Friday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 55.

    According a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the collision at the intersection of KY 55 and Lone Valley Road at about 9:30 p.m.

    According to witnesses and evidence at the scene, the release states, Chris Clark, 19, of Campbellsville was traveling south on KY 55 driving a 1995 Pontiac van.

    Amanda Lawson, 18, of Burnside was driving a 1997 Plymouth toward KY 55 on Lone Valley Road, and, according to the report, failed to stop at a stop sign.

  • Public record for Sept. 29

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-418, filed 9/18/08; LVNV Funding LLC v. Judy Farmer of Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,821.43, interest and court costs.

    08-C-419, filed 9/18/08; LVNV Funding LLC v. Carolyn Minor of Ashley Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $3,394.83, interest and court costs.

  • CU convo kicks off 'Dialogue on Race'

    The president of Project One Inc. in Louisville, Ky., Dr. Charles J. King Jr., will be the speaker at Campbellsville University's chapel Wednesday, Oct. 1. The public is invited to attend the session at 10 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

    King's message will serve as the official kickoff of CU's 10th annual "Dialogue on Race - Campus and Community," which is led by Mary Wilgus, dean of the CU College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Voter registration deadline approaches

    More Taylor Countians are registered to vote than ever before, but time is running out for those who have yet to do so.

    The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6. Registration cards that are mailed in must have a postmark no later than Oct. 6.

    As of Thursday, 17,043 Taylor Countians were registered to vote, a local record, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney.

    "That is the most we've had," Carney said. "It's never passed the 17,000 mark."

  • Magic show to raise money for CES playground

    Campbellsville Elementary School will host magician David Garrard on Thursday, Oct. 2 to raise money for the school's "We All Play" playground.

    The event, which will be at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium, begins at 7 p.m.

    Adult tickets are $10 and children's are $5.

    For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 465-4561.

  • CES names Students of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary School's recent Students of the Week were, from left, front: Jasmine Curry, D.J. Carrier, Gavin Johnson, Jake Dicken, Connor Ford, Alexis Lambert and Clark Kidwell. Middle row: Tahler Franklin, Caleigh Bright, Noah McNear, Raylee Perkins, Alli Wilson, Jewell Cox, Lindsey Whitehead and Nicholas Cowan. Back: Jaylah Tucker, Chaz Babbs, Kailey Morris, Caroline McMahan and Alyssa McCarthy.

  • Property transfers for Sept. 25

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Rodgers Construction Inc. of North Calvary Road in Campbellsville to Garrett and Jetona Milby of Aaron's Way in Campbellsville, Lot 27 of the Forgotten Fields Subdivision, Section 3, $115,000.

    Kathryn B. Smith of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville to Smith Brothers Farm LLC of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville, tract 1 of the Kathryn B. Smith Land Division, $20,075.