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Today's News

  • Rodeo set for July 5

    The second annual World Championship IPRA rodeo, hosted by the Taylor County Band Boosters, will be Saturday, July 5.

    The rodeo, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will be at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 from any band booster. Gates will be open from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for advanced ticket holders only.

    Admission at the gate will be $10.

    Children ages 5 and under are free, with a limit of two children per paying adult.

    For more information, call Rhonda Beams at 469-6486 or Mickey Sapp at 789-9403.

  • Public record for June 26

    Traffic

    Lisa J. Ferguson, 44, of Stoner Creek Road in Elk Horn, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

    Robert A. Loy, 20, of Greensburg Road in Columbia, reckless driving, $188.

    John R. Mascarenas, 26, of Sexton Court in Campbellsville, speeding, $148.

    Thomas N. McVay II, 25, of Red Fern Road in Campbellsville, failure to wear seat belts, $25; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $638, $400 probated if defendant maintains insurance.

  • Local men indicted in Marion County

    Five Campbellsville men were indicted in Marion County court recently. They are:

    - Ciro Alcarez, 25, of 710 High Pine in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of third-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, Alcarez is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse on six different occasions with another person incapable of consent being younger than 16.

    Alcarez is being held with no bond and was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim or the victim's family.

  • Taylor County Public Library names art contest winners

    Taylor County Public Library and the Friends of the Taylor County Public Library recently hosted a children's art contest and display.

    The event, which was open to children of all ages, drew more than 60 participants who completed art projects based on their favorite books. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "The Rainbow Fish" were popular inspirations for several entries.

    Each child who submitted a project received a ribbon.

    The library donated books for each first- through third-place winner in four age groups. The winners were announced on Tuesday, June 17.

  • State leads nation in ATV deaths

    Kentucky may be known for horses, bluegrass and bourbon, but in reality it's becoming known for something much deadlier - leading the nation in all-terrain vehicle deaths, according to Dale Dobson, safety administrator with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

    Twenty-nine people died in Kentucky on ATVs in 2007, Dobson said, and his passion and goal is to reduce that number to zero by teaching people how to safely operate ATVs.

    This past Memorial Day weekend in Kentucky, Dobson said, four people, three of whom were under the age of 16, were killed in ATV accidents.

  • CU offers campus life opportunities through LINC

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University was a little more like home to 137 students who attended CU's first LINC session June 5-6. Another 150 new students will come to LINC on June 27-28.

    It's all about information, fellowship, friendliness and personalization as students come to CU during these special two days for orientation when they experience what college life will be like in August.

  • Grandview has dog winners

    The second annual Grandview Dog Show was a success this year with 13 contestants, all on their best behavior and really "strutting their stuff."

  • New Life Church plans fish fry

    New Life Church will host a fish fry on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

    Other events planned are a corn hole tournament, horseshoes, volleyball, hillbilly golf and live music. Prizes will be given to the winners of the corn hole tournament, horseshoes and hillbilly golf.

    The meal, which will include other foods besides fish, is free and will be served at 4 p.m.

    For more information, call Troy Mattingly at (270) 699-5412.

  • Buckner mobilized for deployment

    Army National Guard Spec. Milton A. Buckner has been mobilized and activated at Fort McCoy in Sparta, Wis., for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    The soldier is a member of the 201st Engineer Battalion in Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Appreciating Laura

    One Sunday last fall, I attended the Laura Isaacs Appreciation Barbecue. Laura is a co-worker. At 24, she lives with her cat, Spock, loves Hello Kitty and ballerina flats.

    The impromptu barbecue, Cristy and Shemir's idea, was at Cristy's apartment. Shemir was the only one of us who had ever lit a barbecue fire before, so she did the honors.

    Cristy made about 10 pounds of potato salad and enough hamburger patties to feed 25 people, even though there were only about eight of us altogether.