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Today's News

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 2, 1998

    Miss Campbellsville Robin Litteral will be in town Saturday to sign autographs as well as help raise funds for this year's pageant, which will be in November.

    Elizabeth Ingram was hostess for the recent meeting of the Star Light Homemaker's Club.

    Kenny and Mendy Sexton, Campbellsville, announce the birth of twin sons, Griffin Brown and Trey Allen, on Wednesday, March 18 at Columbia Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.

    Local Girl Scout Troops celebrate the 86th birthday of their organization with a full night of swimming and games.

  • TRH to host health fair

    If you need blood work, health screenings or a wealth of health related information, then the Taylor Regional Hospital "Healing with Heart" Health Fair is for you.

    The fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19 at the Taylor County High School gymnasium.

    "This year we are proud to offer over 40 booths with health information and screenings," said Jane Wheatley, CEO of Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Oklahoma City ends Tigers' run

    If Keith Adkins was looking for an off-season motivational tool, he may have found it.

    Adkins' team's run at a national tournament finals berth was cut short Monday night in Kansas City by Oklahoma City University 78-64. But that didn't take any of the edge off an exciting end to a 26-10 season.

  • Shhh!

    Even though being quiet is the No. 1 rule, children can still have loads of fun at the public library.

    On Tuesday, Friends of the Taylor County Public Library hosted a Spring Thing - an event featuring story time, pottery painting, coloring, snacks and more.

    About 12 children and several adults attended.

    The Friends began hosting monthly events in January, and, according to the organization's president, Kathy Maynard, the group hopes to continue offering special events.

  • Family injured, second driver charged with DUI

    Two children and their mother were seriously injured in a wreck Friday morning on KY 210, and the driver of the other vehicle was charged with DUI.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff's office, Anthony R. McMahan, 50, of Saloma Road in Campbellsville was driving a 1991 Oldsmobile 98, traveling east on KY 210 when he crossed over the centerline and entered the westbound lane. McMahan's vehicle struck the passenger side of a 2003 Honda Accord being driven by Raymond Schmitt, 54, of Hesston, Kan.

  • Consumers choosing local meat products

    With prices on the rise, more consumers are looking directly to farms for their meat purchases.

    Taylor County farmer Jeff Arnold said he sells about 25 cows a year directly to consumers. Some buy half a cow, while others buy a quarter.

    That number can increase when retail meat prices rise, he said.

    "When the price goes up at the grocery store, they kind of look at other options," Arnold said. "We also slaughter one every eight to 10 months for our own use."

    Buying directly is cheaper, Arnold said, with beef prices ranging from $1.50 to $1.60 per pound.

  • Hola, Farmers

    Tabaco. Granero. Cosecha. These are words that local tobacco farmers may hear often when harvesting tobacco, but many may not know what they mean.

    These words are Spanish for tobacco, barn and harvest. Area farmers will get a chance to learn those and other farming-related words next month when Campbellsville University Technology Training Center offers a three-night "Spanish for Farmers" class.

  • Voters to decide alcohol issue

    In May, Campbellsville voters will decide whether some local restaurants can serve alcohol or not.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, the group circulating a petition seeking to allow the sale of alcohol by the drink in Campbellsville turned in the final petition on Wednesday.

    As of Thursday afternoon, which was the petition deadline, 603 signatures had been verified, Carney said - 44 more than needed. Carney said petitioners started bringing in petitions a week ahead of the deadline.

  • Man indicted on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of selling cocaine and marijuana.

    Travis D. Owens, 28, of 404 Clem Haskins Blvd. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury. Owens was charged with first-degree selling cocaine, selling less than 8 ounces of marijuana, both second offenses, possession of drug supplies and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $25,000 cash.

  • Semifinal fever!

    Campbellsville University advanced to the semifinals of the men's National NAIA Basketball Tournament Saturday evening with a 74-69 win over Oklahoma Baptist.

    The Tigers rode the third straight double-double by junior Nestor Colmenares who scored 17 points and pulled down as many rebounds.

    Campbellsville will play Monday night at 9:30.

    See Thursday's CKNJ for more complete details of the Tigers' trail along the championship highway.