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Today's News

  • Drivers Safety course is June 11-12

    Dennis and Judy Surna, certified AARP instructors, will offer a two-day Drivers Safety class on Wednesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 12.

    The class will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Drivers Safety is particularly designed for those ages 50 and older. Some auto insurers give a discount on premiums for graduates of the course. Attendees will learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and how to adjust driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

  • Relay for Life

    This year’s Relay for Life had a goal of $77,000. Teams met that goal by bank night and had increased the total to more than $80,000 by the event.

    Watch Thursday’s newspaper for more photos from the event along with team winners and sponsors. Plans are already being made for next year’s Relay, with a kickoff sponsored by Murakami Manufacturing in the coming months.

  • 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.