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Today's News

  • UpdateCampbellsville woman named Miss Kentucky

    Campbellsville native Emily Cox became the second in her family to win the Miss Kentucky crown this past weekend.

    Cox, 22, competed against 31 contestants from across the state for the Miss Kentucky title at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.

    Cox, who had won the title of Miss Bowling Green, is the daughter of Ricky Cox and Jenny Cox, both of Campbellsville. Cox's aunt, Nancy Cox Kenny, won the Miss Kentucky crown in 1990.

    Cox said winning the crown was incredible.

  • UpdateCampbellsville man charged with murder

    A teddy bear and flowers. Two candles. The message "R.I.P D-BOY" spray-painted in white on asphalt.

    A makeshift memorial now marks the spot where 31-year-old David Brad Williams was shot and killed Sunday.

    Three people have been arrested in connection with the shooting, which took place just after 1 a.m. near the basketball courts on Clem Haskins Boulevard.

  • UpdateOne dies, another injured in KY 210 wreck

    A Campbellsville University student is dead and a woman was air-lifted to Louisville on Friday at about 4:10 p.m. as a result of a two-car collision on KY 210 about 5 miles from Campbellsville, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department press release.

    The man who died was identified as 23-year-old Jonathan Bruckert, a senior at Campbellsville University, according to the university Web site.

  • Summer camp for kids with asthma

    Every year as summer's heat, humidity and pollens begin to near, parents of kids who have asthma start thinking about ways for their children to have fun while keeping safe and breathing well.

    The American Lung Association of the Midland States has just the answer for children with asthma who live in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee.

    Registrations are now being taken for Camp Superkids, a regional overnight summer camp just for kids who have asthma.

  • EDA faces budget shortfall

    Taylor County's industrial recruiter will have to do more with less this year.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority's 2008-2009 budget predicts a $36,655 shortfall.

    "Everything is basically the same," said Ron McMahan, executive director of Team TTaylor County's industrial recruiter will have to do more with less this year.aylor County, the umbrella group that houses the EDA. "It's about as bare bones as you can get."

  • Don't rely on rumor or fear when making financial decisions

    Ballard W. Cassady Jr.

    Kentucky Bankers Association

    On behalf of Kentucky's banking industry, and on behalf of the Kentucky Bankers Association's member banks and thrifts doing business in Kentucky, I want to take an opportunity to address consumer concerns and, hopefully, to alleviate fears and answer questions.

  • Man appeals 20-year-old sentence

    One of two men who escaped from prison and shot at local police officers two decades ago has had his latest attempt to void his prison sentence denied.

    Ronnie Leslie Hudson, 49, of Eddyville filed his latest motion on his own behalf at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office in May.

    Last week, Hudson filed a notice requesting that Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George issue a ruling in his case. George denied Hudson's motion on July 14.

  • Public record for July 21

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-069, filed 7/11/08; George Barry Gilpin of Wilcox Street in Campbellsville v. Dawn Cox of Dawn's Day Care Inc. of North Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for work done, $630 and court costs.

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-231, filed 6/10/08; Midland Funding LLC of San Diego, Calif. v. Jamie Holmes of Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $879.30, interest, court costs and attorney's fees.

  • Man violates sex registry terms

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to five years' probation for violating the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Richard "Ricky" Dale Johnson, 38, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, July 8.

    In May, Johnson pleaded guilty to violating the terms of his sex offender registration. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

  • Alcohol sales will have little impact

    Since voters approved limited sales in May, alcohol has been a steady topic of conversation. It has remained in the headlines steadily and has taken its place along the top shelf of gossip fodder.

    Some say it's the economic boon we've been waiting for. Others say it's a colossal waste of time. I fall somewhere in the middle.