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Today's News

  • Grace Notes - Finger food for thought

    I spent four and a half days last week with my middle finger on my left hand either in a stiff brace or taped together with a neighboring finger.

    I'm not sure what happened, but I was at work Monday, typing, and I noticed my middle finger hurt every time it hit a key and then I noticed it had turned purple. The more I typed the more it turned purple and then it turned numb.

    That's not normal, I thought, and then ignored it. I'm a firm believer in la la land. Ignore things and they'll go away. Probably. Maybe, if I hope really, really long and hard enough.

  • Public record for May 29

    Traffic

    Timothy Oller, 23, of Tutt Street in Columbia, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $238.

    Brandon Alan Skaggs, 23, of Webster Road in Campbellsville, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $148.

    Christopher S. Boils, 32, of Rockford Avenue in Campbellsville, speeding, $138, state traffic school.

    Billy R. Brown, 52, of Reids Chapel Road in Campbellsville, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

  • FFA chapter members honored during year-end banquet

    Taylor County High School's Future Farmers of America celebrated a year of success during its annual banquet on Thursday, May 8.

    Several members received awards and appreciation.

    At the regional and state levels, 47 of 51 members received superior ratings. The chapter also received 23 first-place awards, 11 second-place awards and four excellent ratings.

  • Saloma Baptist to host 'Sunday at Green River Lake'

    Saloma Baptist Church is celebrating the annual "Sunday at Green River Lake" on Sunday with all Sunday school, worship and various activities taking place at the Green River Lake State Park.

    A worship service will begin at 9 a.m. at the amphitheater followed by Sunday school and Bible study.

    A picnic and time of fellowship and recreation follows. The public is invited.

  • City Council approves budget

    The City will operate on a $15.5 million budget for the coming fiscal year.

    Campbellsville City Council members briefly discussed and then approved the 2008-2009 budget during a special meeting Tuesday evening.

    The budget clocks in only slightly higher than the current $14.9 budget. That budget was a $3.7 million jump from the 2006-2007 budget.

    While Mayor Brenda Allen did practice some belt-tightening in preparing the 2008-2009 budget, it does include some increases.

  • Rakes honored with bridal shower

    Kelli Rakes was recently honored with a bridal shower at the home of Mary Louise Carter. Pictured are, from left, Natalie Buck and Mary Carter hostesses; Patti Brockman, stepmother of the groom; Kelli; Patricia Rakes, mother of the bride; and Jane Carter, hostess. Kelli and Bradley Brockman will exchange vows on June 7.

  • Puryear-Wood

    Melanie Puryear and Timothy Wood, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 14.

    Puryear is the daughter of Richard and Doris Puryear of Campbellsville. Her grandmother is Margaret Shively of Campbellsville.

    She is a student at Campbellsville University and is employed at Game Stop.

    Wood is the son of George and Sharon Wood of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Barbie and Rosa Skaggs and Ethel Wood, all of Campbellsville.

    He is currently pursuing his master's degree and is an art teacher at Taylor County Middle School.

  • Two enter pleas in crime ring case

    The last of five Campbellsville residents accused of operating a crime ring have pleaded guilty to charges against them.

    The five were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February 2007.

    According to the indictments, the defendants were accused of conspiring together in the theft and distribution of stolen property in December 2006.

    Indicted were:

    - Joseph Q. Seadler, 24, of 420 Kenny St.

    - Megan Michelle Wise, 20, of 403 Smith Ridge Road.

    - Timothy Wayne Crum, 28, also of 420 Kenny St.

    - Kimberly Lynn Carney, 27, also of 420 Kenny St.

  • Lt. governor is new chamber speaker

    The annual Chamber banquet is Thursday, June 5 but with a different guest speaker than was on the original invitation.

    Gov. Steve Beshear will be out of the state that night and taking his place will be Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo.

    A reception will be at 6 p.m. in the Student Activity Center on the campus of Campbellsville University. Dinner will be at 7 p.m.

    Deadline for reservations is tomorrow. To reserve a seat, call the Chamber office at 465-8601 or e-mail chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Tickets are $25.

  • CES honors several with math awards

    Campbellsville Elementary School honored the following students with math awards: Davon Cecil, Josh Dooley, Trayjan Bradley, Nazseem Smith, Josh Mahan, Shala Miller, Amelia Rafferty, Piper Rucker, Brody Weeks, Sidney Burke, Andrea Bryant and Blake Allen.