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Today's News

  • Advertising pays dividends

    "The codfish lays ten thousand eggs,

    The homely hen lays one.

    The codfish never cackles

    To tell you what she's done.

    And so we scorn the codfish,

    While the humble hen we prize,

    Which only goes to show you

    That it pays to advertise."

    -Anonymous

    A recent story in the Courier-Journal reminded me why we publish a newspaper - not that I'd forgotten.

    A 29-year-old candidate for Jefferson County District Judge made the news (which can also sometimes be good) because she bucked the trend on the experience-o-meter.

  • State fair artwork competition deadline is July 1

    The chance to have blue ribbon artwork showcased at The White House and more ways to enter online are all expected to increase the number of competitive entries at the 2008 Kentucky State Fair.

    One talented Kentucky artist will be honored as his or her blue ribbon Kentucky State Fair artwork is displayed at The White House. The winning entry in the new decorated Kentucky egg category will be added to The White House's prestigious Easter Egg Collection, which showcases an egg representing each state and the District of Columbia.

  • Lawn and garden tour is Saturday

    The annual lawn and garden tour sponsored by the Campbellsville Woman's Club will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Ten sites will be on the tour, including:

    - Campbellsville University, gazebo and campus.

    - Billy B and Vonda Smith, 205 Skyline Drive.

    - Tommy and Peggy Hayes, 330 Warren Place.

    - Pam Merkle, 316 Warren Place.

    - Junior and Patty Southern, 130 Warren Place.

    - Lanny and Joyce Cox, 128 North Shore Drive.

    - Larry and Kaye Legg, 102 Landon Drive, Cox Cove.

    - Mrs. Charlie Cox, 103 Landon Drive, Cox Cove.

  • Woman charged after allegedly firing shotgun

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and other charges after she allegedly fired a shotgun at another person.

    Melinda Hubbard, 42, of 359 Pruyear Road was arrested at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday, June 3.

    According to her arrest citation, Hubbard had allegedly been drinking and got into an argument with another person.

    After the other person called someone to pick her up, Hubbard allegedly fired a shotgun into the air directly beside her.

  • Three charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    u Anita M. Stone, 32, of 301 Kerr St. was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling codeine.

    Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, Stone could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • Chamber Award: Citizen of the Year

    This year's top Chamber of Commerce award winner spends his time coaching youth soccer, herding cattle and running a bank.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Board member Fran Deener presented the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year award to Mark Johnson at the Chamber's annual banquet Thursday night.

    Deener told the crowd that the award is one of the community's highest honors.

  • Man gets probation on kidnapping, other charges

    A Campbellsville man charged with kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend will get five years' probation for his crimes.

    Brandon Keith Cox, 25, of 311 Taylor Blvd. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, May 20. He was sentenced to five years' probation.

    Cox was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last July along with co-defendant Catina R. Brockman, 35, of 109 Candace St. in Campbellsville.

    Cox faced charges of kidnapping, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Jackson accepts Lady Eagle hoop challenge

    Cameron Jackson interviewed, investigated and now has been tabbed as the new head girls' basketball coach at Campbellsville High school.

    "I'm honored and blessed to be part of Campbellsville and excited to be the head girls' coach at Campbellsvile High School," Jackson said on Thursday night in a press conference in the CHS library.

    "I did my research and I feel like this is a great community and I wanted to take the challenge," said Jackson, who played his early years at West Jessamine under current Marion County coach Tim Peterson.

  • CHS Class of 1963 reunion is July 5

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 1963 will have its 45-year reunion on Saturday, July 5.

    The reunion will be at the home of Mary Hogue Osborne. All graduates and attendees of the class are invited.

    For reservations, call Osborne by June 18 at 849-4546.

  • Company searches for former employees

    Individuals who have ever been employed at Lake Cumberland Home Health, Columbia Lake Cumberland Home Health, Medshares Home Health and Intrepid USA Home Health are invited to a free picnic to celebrate the company's 40th year of operation.

    Former employees and their families are invited to attend along with current employees and their families.

    The picnic is set for Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pulaski County Park in Nancy, Ky.