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Today's News

  • Practice makes perfect

    My middle school age son came home from school and said he needed to make a volcano for a project. OK, I thought, that shouldn't be too difficult.

    So we headed off for the store to buy modeling clay. On the way, however, he informed me that we would also need vinegar and baking soda. And lots of it. To practice.

    "To practice what?" I asked.

    "The explosion," he answered.

    Of course, I belatedly realized, we couldn't possibly have a volcano without an explosion of lava to accompany it.

  • Public record for Oct. 16

    Traffic

    Eric S. Peavler, 18, of Catlett Lane in Harrodsburg, reckless driving, amended to improper equipment, $168; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

    James E. Pittman III, 21, of North U.S. 127 in Hustonville, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

    Charles G. Rice, 47, of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville, failure to produce insurance card, failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, proof filed, dismissed.

  • TCES to celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    Students at Taylor County Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week from Monday, Oct. 27 through Friday, Oct. 31.

    The Family Resource Center has announced the following schedule of events.

    Monday, Oct. 27 - "Sock it to Drugs Day." Students are to wear outlandish socks to support saying "no" to drugs.

    Tuesday, Oct. 28 - "Turn Your Back on Drugs Day." Students wear their shirts turned backward to take a stand against drugs.

    Wednesday, Oct. 29 - "Wear Red Day." Students wear red to support Red Ribbon Week.

  • CU professor publishes third textbook

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Stan McKinney, assistant professor of journalism at Campbellsville University, has written his third textbook, "Beginning Photojournalism."

    McKinney's book covers the basics of photojournalism including different types of cameras, lenses, exposure, composition and photojournalism ethics. The book is designed for beginning photojournalism students.

    "I had planned to eventually write a book on photojournalism," McKinney said. "Necessity forced me to write the book a few years earlier than I had anticipated."

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School's Writers of the Week for Oct. 1 are, from left, Emma Maynard, kindergarten; Lydia Parker, first grade; Veronica Buis, second grade; Daija Smith, third grade; Madison Jones, fourth grade; and Allison Brockman, fifth grade.

  • Time-out to Read!

    Coach Ron Barnard and 25 members of the Campbellsville University football team visited Campbellsville Elementary to read with fourth grade students from Doretha Sanders' reading class.

  • CES students earn citizenship awards

    Campbellsville Elementary School presented several students with citizenship awards in September. They are: Paula Hoskins, De'Ja' Charles, Bernie Niemeyer, Anna Davis, Kameron Smith, Max Davis, Alexis Lambert, Carly Adams, Isis Coleman, Cody Cox, Trayjan Bradley, Andrea Bradley, Bryce Cooke, Caroline McCullough, Payton Reynolds, Makala Antle, Joshua Mahan, Eboni England, Trey Lakes, Diamond Thompson, L.J. Haralson and Trevon Lasley.

  • Will you be the next victim?

    STOP! Are you going to be the next person to cause a traffic wreck, or, will you be the next victim?

    According to the 2007 Kentucky State Police Crime and Traffic Report, there were 37,750 traffic accidents that occurred in state intersections. Friday had the most of any day of the week - 22,183; and October had the highest monthly total with 11,320.

  • One child becomes the designated caretaker

    If parents are unable to fulfill their roles in the family, then one of the children usually steps in. The parents may be unable to do the job of parenting for a variety of reasons: alcoholism, illness, drug abuse, physical or verbal abuse, depression, anxiety and absences from the family.

    Often (but not always) the oldest female child will fill this role. She becomes the designated caretaker both for the younger children and possibly for Mom and Dad as well.

    While the following characters are fictitious, the stories reflect a real situation for many children.

  • Four charged in sealed indictments

    Four Campbellsville residents have been indicted on drug and other charges in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    - Jeff Bonar, 42, of 301 Kerr St. was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling codeine.

    Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, Bonar could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.