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Today's News

  • UpdateMan dies in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man is dead from injuries he received after crashing his motorcycle into a tree Saturday night.

    According to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff's Department, Richard Rawlings, 49, of 3386 Elk Horn Road was traveling north on KY 527 about a mile from Campbellsville just after 6 p.m.

    Sheriff's Deputy William Rice stated in his report that Rawlings lost control of his maroon 1981 Honda 900 motorcycle in a curve, drove off of the northbound lane and struck a tree. He was not wearing a helmet.

  • Man gets five years for violating diversion

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for violating the terms of his diversion.

    Robert Dale Burton Jr., 22, of 703 Cottage Court in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    In November 2007, Burton pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property, public intoxication and second-degree fleeing or evading police.

    At that time, Burton was sentenced to a year's probation on the misdemeanor public intoxication and fleeing police charges and ordered to attend substance abuse treatment.

  • 4th District magistrate's race grabs attention

    In an election with little local flavor, some voters will have at least one additional county race to consider in November.

    A special election for 4th District magistrate will take place during the General Election on Nov. 4, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said.

    "This is a special election to fill the unexpired term of Marshall Caulk," Carney said.

    Caulk resigned in March, citing health concerns. His term expires in 2010.

    The 4th District is made up of the Elk Horn-Yuma, Ireland/Irene-Romine and New South areas.

  • After the crime ...

    It started when they were buying a new car. They went to the car dealership, traded their current vehicle and completed an application for a loan.

    They later found out that the loan officer kept their Social Security number, posed as the customers and purchased another vehicle.

    "It was a bad deal," Ron Wise, vice president and loan officer at United Citizens Bank, said.

    While the situation actually happened in another town, Wise said, the person involved was from Taylor County, one in a growing number of identity theft victims.

  • A home away from home

    I felt it the moment I stepped on campus. The fall semester at Campbellsville University had officially begun and something about the air just felt different.

    I guess it was the sound of teenagers laughing while walking to dinner, seeing Stapp Lawn used as an Ultimate Frisbee arena or perhaps the most obvious sign was the lack of empty parking spaces on campus.

    Each spring and fall, students from all over the United States - and even from several other countries - move to the CU campus and call Campbellsville home.

  • Monroe cruises past Taylor 49-18

    Taylor County opened the 2008 gridiron season on a sour note Friday, as Monroe County handed the Cardinals a 49-18 setback.

    The visiting Falcons posted 501 yards offense, controlled the line of scrimmage and forced turnovers at opportune times.

    Cardinal mentor Rodney Turpin complimented the senior dominated squad, saying, "Monroe County controlled up front on both sides of the ball."

  • Proactive vs. reactive

    Pro-ac-tive (adj): Acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty; anticipatory.

    The horror story on today's front page about identity theft is an infomercial for the word "proactive."

    There will always be those who take advantage of others, and it appears to be getting easier to do in this technologically advanced age we live in today.

    That's why it's up to us to be proactive. It's a whole lot easier to take preventive steps rather than to take action after the fact.

  • Man accused of engaging in sexual activity with minor

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor after he allegedly had sexual contact with a juvenile younger than 16.

    Rocky Creed Kelly, 20, of 299 Campground Road was arrested Friday, Aug. 22 at 9:15 a.m.

    According to Kelly's arrest warrant, he is accused of inducing, assisting or causing a juvenile to engage in sexual activity.

    Kelly pleaded not guilty to the crimes, which are B felonies punishable by as much as 20 years in prison each, in Taylor District Court on Monday, Aug. 25.

  • CU to host state committee on education

    Campbellsville University will host the Kentucky General Assembly Interim Joint Legislative Committee on Education for its meeting Monday, Sept. 8 in the Gheens Recital Hall.

    The meeting will bring 25 to 30 Kentucky State senators and representatives from across Kentucky to Campbellsville University.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU, said the university is delighted to host the meeting, which will give CU faculty, staff, students and coaches a time to highlight the university and its importance in the City of Campbellsville.

  • 'A Day in the Garden' is Sept. 13

    "A Day in the Garden" with organic gardener/film maker/author Chris Karrow will be Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at Tucker's Station Farms in Columbia.

    The event is hosted by the Adair County Garden Club and the Adair County Extension Service.

    Karrow will teach about gardens and the creatures that inhabit them. Those who wish to attend should bring a covered dish to share and a lawn chair. Drinks will be provided.

    Activities will include videos, discussions, demonstrations and an auction.

    For more information, call Kelli Bonifer at (270) 384-2317.