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Today's News

  • Throat therapy allows patients to swallow

    Suffering from a swallowing disorder is not a fun way to live. Right now, though, an estimated 15 million Americans who suffer from common health problems like a stroke, cancer or Parkinson's disease will also suffer a common side effect of dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing.

  • Gospel singing coming to Senior Center

    Cross Over Ministries will present a gospel singing tomorrow evening at the Taylor County Senior Center.

    The event will feature the legendary Carson Howard, a singer, songwriter, recording artist and evangelist. Joining him in the concert will be Cross Over, Russ Milby and other local talents.

    The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the center, which is located at 110 S. Jackson St. in Campbellsville (next to Jackson Tower).

    Admission price is three non-perishable canned goods.

    For more information, contact Cross Over Ministries at (270) 405-6534.

  • Bank e-mails are hoaxes

    Campbellsville Police are warning residents about fake e-mails claiming to be from local banks.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said that several local banks have contacted police about the e-mails.

    The e-mails ask bank customers to update their account information by clicking on a link. If the customer does this, identity thieves can then intercept their account information as they enter it.

    This type of scam is known as "Phishing."

    Benningfield said residents should disregard the e-mails.

  • A new wrinkle on aging

    It's Monday, April 14, 2008. On this date 60 years ago, Momma lay down her washboard long enough to give birth to a future keyboarder.

    Apparently, a lot of other mommas across America were doing the same thing. They say some 330 of us Baby Boomers turn 60 every hour.

    You may not realize how close some of us came to not being here at all.

    A.C. Kinsey came out with a book, "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" in 1948. Some days I've wished it had been published in 1947, and Momma had gotten hold of a copy.

  • Crain is certified as 2nd degree in REIKI

    Chief instructor and owner-operator of Crain's Taekwondo Academy Michael A. Crain received his second degree in REIKI, being attuned to the Usui system of natural healing in accordance with the Usui Shiki Ryoho Tradition.

    Crain was certified on Saturday, March 22 in Lexington, from Reiki Master Samara Anjelae.

    Crain's Taekwondo Academy is located at 117 S. Central Ave.

  • Are you registered?

    Those wishing to help decide the next president or whether to allow Campbellsville restaurants to serve alcohol have only two more days to register to vote in the May Primary.

    Voter registration books will be closed at 4:30 on Monday. Those who haven't registered to vote must do so at Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney's office by Monday. Registration cards that are mailed in must be postmarked no later than April 21.

  • Students shouldn't have to pay for financial aid information

    With graduation just around the corner, many high school seniors are thinking about college and financial aid.

    While there are a number of options for seniors and their parents to learn about the various forms of financial assistance available, Taylor County High School Guidance Counselor Dana Young encourages students to talk to their counselors or someone at the college of their choice.

  • Screening at Green River Lake Dam to begin next week

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin exploratory drilling at Green River Lake Dam this next week.

    The drilling will continue throughout the spring and into the summer.

    The Corps of Engineers annually inspects its reservoir dams, with a more thorough inspection occurring every five years. A recent screening of Green River Lake Dam determined that additional screening was necessary to assess the current condition of the 40-year-old dam. Soil and rock samples will be taken of the area for laboratory testing.

  • Campbellsville man arrested in Hodgenville

    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged with several traffic offenses in Hodgenville last week.

    Richard K. Rakes, 18, of Fairview Drive in Campbellsville was charged with speeding, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and three counts of second-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to police, Rakes was clocked driving 103 mph in a 55 mph zone on Lincoln Parkway on April 11. Rakes had three teenage passengers in his vehicle.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County jail and will be arraigned in LaRue District Court.

  • Public record for April 17

    Traffic

    William H. Turner, 62, of Coakley Street in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Jeremy L. Vaughn, 25, of Cottage Court in Campbellsville, improper start from parked position, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Brian J. Vavrek, 23, of Sano Road in Columbia, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Sonja Annette Vitatoe, 38, of Hickory Lane in Russell Springs, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.