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Today's News

  • CHS' Milby inks with Lindsey

    Campbellsville High School shortstop Blake Milby signed on Friday to continue his baseball career at Lindsey Wilson College.

    "It just seemed like the right fit for me," Milby said after casting his lot with the Blue Raiders.

    "I'll need to get used to the college pitching," Milby answered when asked what adjustments he would need to make.

    Milby, who also considered Campbellsville University and St. Catharine College, plans to major in education with a future goal to teach and coach.

  • Woman of the Year

    Anne Fraim was named the 2008 Central Kentucky News-Journal Taylor County Woman of the Year. Fraim, above, laughs with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Arvin Pike, during a reception in her honor on Thursday afternoon.

  • Truck drives into store window

    Firefighters rope off a section of Main Street after a pickup drove into a storefront window Friday afternoon. The impact shattered the glass storefront of Murphy Sleep Center. No one was injured.

  • Property transfers for May 12

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Scott T. and Deborah I. Iaggi of Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville to Timothy E. Greenwill of Davis Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land near KY 210, 3.7640 acres, $13,975.

    Mindy Cartwright of North Central Avenue in Campbellsville to Joshua D. and Stephanie M. Beard of Gowdy Street in Campbellsville, two tracts of land containing Lots 1-5 of the Lyon Addition, $85,000.

  • CU graduates 323 students

    Gen. James T. Conway, commandant of the United States Marine Corps, urged Campbellsville University's graduates to expect the unexpected, be bold and daring and to take care of others before self as he spoke to the 212 students receiving undergraduate degrees during commencement May 10 at Finley Stadium.

    A total of 323 students received academic degrees upon completion of all graduation requirements during two commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, May 9-10. There were 111 master's degrees conferred May 9, and 212 undergraduate degrees conferred May 10.

  • Dunnville man injured in motorcycle crash

    A Dunnville man has been hospitalized at Taylor Regional Hospital after crashing his motorcycle on South Central Avenue on Tuesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Gregory Whalen was driving a 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on South Central Avenue when he came upon traffic stopped in the road. Whalen was unable to stop and his motorcycle slid off the roadway. The crash occurred at 1:35 p.m.

    He was transported to TRH by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. He remains in stable condition.

  • Agency offers programs that help

    Maxine Hitch has found herself in tough spots before.

    Disabled and unable to work, Hitch said times are often tight. Though her four children are now grown and living on their own, Hitch has been raising her great-great-grandson Jonathan, 4, since he was 5 months old.

    "I got in hard spots, but I always try to pay my bills first."

    It could be a struggle, Hitch said, but, thanks to Lake Cumberland Community Action, she gets by.

  • Man gets prison time for attempted rape

    A Michigan man accused of attempting to rape a Campbellsville woman is going to prison for his crimes.

    Anthony "Tony" Michael Politi, 36, appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, April 22. Bertram sentenced him to seven years in prison.

    In February, Politi pleaded guilty to first-degree wanton endangerment and being a second-degree persistent felony offender. He was originally charged with first-degree attempted rape.

    According to Politi's arrest warrant, he was accused of attempting to force a Campbellsville woman to have sex with him last year.

  • Public record for May 12

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-030, filed 4/9/08; Cash Express LLC of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Douglas Dwayne Thompson of Shady Lane in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on loan, $500 and $91 in court costs.

    08-S-038, filed 4/25/08; R&C Quick Cash of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Susan Belton of Stone Quarry Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for cash advance, $352.94 and $91 in court costs.

    Small Claims Settled

  • Fire damages Cardinal Lane house

    Cathy Pike was home with her youngest son, Devin, 8, when the alarm sounded. Her other son, 17-year-old Tyler, was not at home.

    "I was sitting in the living room and the smoke detector went off," Pike said.

    She got up to investigate, saw one of the rooms on fire, grabbed her son and left the house. She didn't have time to attempt to rescue any of her family's belongings.

    "We lost everything."

    Without an alarm, Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said, it could have been worse.

    "It definitely did alert them and help them get out," Johnson said.