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Today's News

  • Two charged with selling drugs

    Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested and charged with selling drugs.

    Orvey C. Harris, 56, and Betty A. Harris, 54, both of 10331 Saloma Road, were arrested at 8:42 p.m. Saturday, July 26.

    According to court records, the Harrises are accused of selling a third-degree controlled substance.

    They pleaded not guilty to the charge in Taylor District Court on Monday, July 28.

    Bond for the Harrises was set at 10 percent of $5,000 each. Preliminary hearings were set for Monday, Aug. 11.

    Campbellsville Police Det. David Tucker investigated.

  • Making way for progress

    From the outside, the building may look empty. Inside, however, construction workers are building up a sweat.

    Construction work is continuing on the Taylor County Detention Center, slated to be completed by end of this month or middle of next.

    Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield said he's excited about the opening but didn't realize just how much work would be involved.

    Benningfield said more painting needs to be done, along with putting in some ceilings and doing other "little" jobs.

    "They're really working hard," he said. "I hope by October we'll be in."

  • The Golden Years: Staying busy makes all the difference

    Walk into the local McDonald's any weekday morning from 8 a.m. to noon and one will see several older men sitting in groups of three to five, drinking coffee and socializing.

    At one table, Frank Page Smith, Hugh Moss and Ivan Blevins sat together. Moss said the group mainly discusses economics and politics.

    Blevins said he talked so much with the group the day before that he had laryngitis. Smith and Moss smiled and nodded in agreement.

  • It's good to be safe ... not sorry

    Just two weeks ago in this space, we opined about how property values in Kentucky were behind the nation - not only when it comes to increasing, but also when it comes to falling prices.

  • Help to keep our kids safe

    After two months of summer fun, it's time to get back to work. Yes, it's that time of year again - time for homework, research papers, tests, after-school activities, ball games and more.

    But it's also time for residents to be more careful in their daily travels.

    Classes begin today for students at Taylor County Schools and on Wednesday for Campbellsville and Kentucky Christian schools.

  • 'Texas Hold'em' tournament to benefit children

    The Lebanon Kiwanis Club will be host a "Texas Hold'em" Tournament at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Floral Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds property.

    Registration will begin at 5 p.m., requiring a $75 initial buy-in. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10 places with first place receiving $1,500 (assuming there are 100 players).

    Proceeds of the event will support the Lebanon Kiwanis Club in its efforts to provide scholarships, funding for youth sports and projects of all kinds for the children in Marion County.

  • Taylor County Junior Miss participants 'Catch the Reading Bug'

    Taylor County Junior Miss participants recently helped the Taylor County Public Library with its Summer "Catch the Reading Bug" Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park as part of their volunteer efforts with the Be Your Best Self Program.

    America's Junior Miss promotes the Be Your Best Self Program, an outreach aimed at encouraging self-esteem in young people from all over the country. BYBS emphasizes seven elements: getting a good education, community service, proper nutrition, staying fit, living by moral principles, setting goals and striving to reach those goals.

  • Bookmobile Schedule

    Friday, Aug. 1 - No route.

    Monday, Aug. 4 - No route.

    Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Speck Ridge.

    Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Greenbriar, Windsor Gardens and Campbellsville Active Day Center.

    Thursday, Aug. 7 - Forest Hills, Foxwood, Crescent Hill and Jackson Tower.

    Friday, Aug. 8 - Stoner Creek.

    Monday, Aug. 11 - Day cares, Campbellsville Baptist Church and Howell Street.

    Tuesday, Aug. 12 - KY 210 and Social Band Road.

    Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Meadowcreek and Hathaway.

    Thursday, Aug. 14 - Friendship Pike and Old Greensburg Road.

  • Barnett

    Richard and Virginia Barnett of Campbellsville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 2.

    The Barnetts were married on Aug. 6, 1948.

    They have two children, Elizabeth Sanders and Ricky Barnett.

    A reception will be hosted in their honor on Saturday at the Campbellsville Country Club beginning at 11 a.m.

    All family members and friends are invited to attend.

  • Lord, help us keep our mouths shut

    Big, bold letters stated, "Lord help me this day to keep my big mouth shut." A family member had given a T-shirt printed with those words to my favorite aunt in the late 1970s.

    Aunt Debbie was known for speaking her opinion in those days. Today, she's still opinionated, but certainly softer spoken.

    I'm guessing it would be fair to say that most of us have been guilty at some point in our lives of speaking a little too freely. I've confessed the sin of the tongue - unfortunately more than once - in the confessional booth.