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Today's News

  • No one should have to live in fear

    The numbers aren't looking good.

    Last year, victims' advocate Heather Barnes investigated 215 domestic violence complaints. This year, she has already investigated 296 ... and that's only through the end of September.

    There were 273 days from January through September, which means that there has been more than one a day.

    Like we said, the numbers aren't looking good.

    And that's sad.

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when officials try their best to get the word out that it doesn't have to be this way.

  • Caldwell promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

    Major William Todd Caldwell, U.S. Air Force, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on Sept. 1.

    He is stationed at Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, Calif., where he serves as deputy program manager for the space surveillance satellite system.

    Caldwell is a 1989 graduate of Taylor County High School, a 1993 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and received a master's degree in astronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1998.

  • Minor-Keltner

    Emily Anne Minor and Derrick Allan Keltner, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Nov. 22.

    Minor is the daughter of Bobby and Diane Minor of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are James and Betty Tungate of Campbellsville and the late Spencer and Lorene Minor.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2007 graduate of The Hair Design School of Elizabethtown.

  • TCHS Class of 1958 hosts reunion

    Taylor County High School Class of 1958 recently hosted its 50-year reunion at Winters Dining Hall on Campbellsville University's campus. Those in attendance are from left, front: Bobby Roberts, Janet Caffee Kessler, Mary Lou Hedgespeth Corbin, Margarie Bault Colvin, Betty Sue Marcum Gilpin, Joyce Sprowles, Jetty Sue Tungate Noel, Nancy Sue Clark Bland, Mary Louise Hiestan Carter and Faye Colvin Kuegel.

  • Take time to give thanks

    Giving thanks is what the approaching Thanksgiving season is all about. But sometimes it's more difficult to do that than it should be.

    We all have much for which we should be thankful. But how often do we express our appreciation?

    If you're like me, then it's not often enough.

    You see, it's too easy to complain ... Who forgot to empty the dishwasher? Whose turn was it to feed the dogs? The laundry is piling up, the garbage needs taking out, the car needs vacuuming, the kids' bedrooms are a disaster ... I could go on and on.

  • Fire damages vacant house

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department responded to a house fire Monday at 409 S. Jackson St. at nearly midnight that caused extensive damage to the home. 

    After arriving, firefighters found smoke coming from the entire structure. Forcible entry was used to gain access to the home, and firefighters found that the fire had spread throughout the entire building, which is owned by Jeremiah Perkins of Lexington.

  • Next arts series event is Oct. 27

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series will present Charles Rosen as the next performer of the 2008-2009 season.

    Rosen, a widely respected and internationally-known pianist, will perform Monday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel on the Campbellsville University campus.

    The performance is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association, which will be hosting its annual conference at Campbellsville University during the same weekend.

  • Learning about fire prevention

    Ceondre Barnett can hardly see. He was sound asleep when the sound of a smoke alarm woke him up. Now his room is filled with smoke. He gets out of bed and drops to the floor, crawling toward his bedroom door. Seeing smoke pouring into his room from under his door, he grabs a towel he had left on his floor and stuffs it under the door. He then runs to a window, opens it and calls for help.

    While that scenario may have only been a part of Campbellsville Fire Department's annual fire prevention exercises, it certainly could have been real.

  • Domestic violence numbers up

    They had been dating for three months, and there hadn't been any sign of violence between them - until they went to a party.

    People were drinking, and the situation got out of control.

    "He beat her," Heather Barnes, Taylor County victims' advocate in County Attorney Craig Cox's office, said. "He beat her face until it became unrecognizable."

    The scenario is the true story of one of Barnes' most recent clients, one of many Taylor County residents she has helped escape an abusive situation.

  • Spirit of America

    Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo's wife, Allison Patrick Mongiardo, was on hand last week to see the musical "The Spirit of America" performed by the Campbellsville Elementary School fourth grade class.