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Today's News

  • Warren-Parnell

    Monica Ann Warren of Campbellsville and Noland Ryan Parnell of Gradyville exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, June 7 at Elk Horn Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

    Frank Fishback performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Tammy Warren of Campbellsville.

    The groom is the son of Mark Parnell of Gradyville and Kim Murphy of Breeding.

    The bride wore a white gown featuring a cathedral-length train.

    Alexis Pike of Campbellsville served as the maid of honor. She wore a black gown.

  • Tests aren't always the definitive answer

    Report cards - you gotta love 'em. They keep parents informed about how well our children are doing in school. They also let us know the areas in which our children may need help.

    And good report cards are a sign that our schools are indeed teaching our children what they need to know in their journey to adulthood.

    A story on today's front page tells us about local results for the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which requires states to provide information on schools' and districts' progress toward proficiency by 2014.

  • Man sentenced to two years

    A Campbellsville man accused of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl has violated the terms of his diversion and will spend two years in prison.

    David Michael Lowe, 20, of 401 Lula Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    In May 2006, Lowe pleaded guilty to 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He originally faced 12 counts of second-degree rape. Eight counts of second-degree sodomy were dismissed as part of his plea agreement.

  • Credit reports offer peace of mind

    I'll admit, I was a little worried. The cell phone call came at 4:30 Friday afternoon. A robotic voice told me of a problem with my Taylor County Bank card and that I should call back to sort out the problem.

    I didn't think much about that first call. After all, I don't have a Taylor County Bank card. Still, stories of identity theft began circling around my brain. The thought of someone taking advantage of my limited financial resources for their own gain has been a long held fear of mine.

  • Grand jury indicts man on assault charge

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges alleging he assaulted and threatened another person.

    Brad D. Shofner, 27, of 106 1/2 W. Walnut St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Shofner was charged with first-degree burglary, second- and fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, violating an emergency protective order and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • NCLB finds some schools lacking

    The 2008 No Child Left Behind data has left behind some mixed results. Some scores are up at local schools, but several have been pegged as not meeting goals.

    Campbellsville High School missed two goals - black students and free and reduced lunch students in math. Taylor County Middle School missed one goal - reading by students with disabilities. Taylor County High School missed three math goals - all students, white/non-Hispanic students and free and reduced lunch students. As a District, Taylor County missed one goal - reading with disabilities.

  • Internet gobbles another 'public' item

    Do you have a computer and Internet access?

    It seems that most people these days do, but, believe it or not, there are still a good many people out in this world who do not, and I think some of our government agencies are forgetting that.

  • Governor's Scholars

    Nine went. Nine came back. But the Taylor County and Campbellsville high students who returned from their summer in the Governor's Scholars Program were not the same as when they left.

    "You come back a completely different person," said Taylor County senior Maci Christie, who studied drama at Centre College.

    This year, seven Taylor County High and two Campbellsville High students attended the program, which took place at three different Kentucky universities over the course of five weeks.

  • First aid class is Aug. 27

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a first aid class on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the TRH Learning & Resource Center located at 125B Kingswood Drive.

    The class will be presented by Richard Phillips, TRH staff development coordinator.

    This course will provide participants with a foundation in the techniques of first aid. Upon course completion, participants will receive a course completion certificate.

    The cost for this class is $50, which includes a book.

  • Woman arrested, charged with wanton endangerment

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after she allegedly shot a pistol through her door.

    Ora Burchett, 74, of 222 Carden St. was arrested at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    According to Burchett's arrest citation, she is accused of shooting a .38 caliber pistol though a door of her home after a neighbor knocked on the door.