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Today's News

  • CU receives $50,000 for Clinkscales Scholarship

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Miss Frances would have been proud.

    Rep. Ron Lewis presented a $50,000 check to Campbellsville University recently in honor of the late Frances Gaddie Clinkscales. The Frances Clinkscales Endowed Scholarship will be used for nursing students and will be awarded in fall 2009 for the first time.

    "God is love," Lewis said, "and there was never anyone who demonstrated more love of God than Miss Frances. When she said 'I love you,' she meant it."

    He said Clinkscales was a servant to man, her church and her community.

  • Thomas attends ag leadership conference

    Christopher Wayne Thomas, a senior at Taylor County High School, was chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    IFAL is a unique five-day summer leadership conference that exposes students to college life and explores different fields of study for careers in agriculture.

    The conference took place June 22-26 on the campus of the University of Kentucky and included special leadership classes and speakers, team building activities and visits to research farms and agriculture-related industries.

  • Man charged with having concealed weapon

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with having a concealed weapon after police stopped him for driving off the road near Green River Lake.

    Ben D. Johnston, 18, of 295 Twin Meadows Road was cited at 10:06 p.m. on Friday, July 25.

    Johnston's citation states that Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officers saw him driving a motor vehicle off of a maintained roadway.

    The citation states officers cited Johnston for that offense but gave him a verbal warning that while driving he should be in possession of an operator's license.

  • Arts series announces 2008-2009 season

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series recently announced the acts performing in its 2008-2009 season.

    The 42nd season will open with a performance by Wilson Williams and His Platters at Taylor County Middle School's gymnasium on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

    On Monday, Oct. 27, classical pianist Charles Rosen will perform at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel. The show begins at 8 p.m.

  • Fourth Street Live! to host showdown finals

    Fourth Street Live!, Louisville's premier entertainment destination, will host the 27th Annual Colgate Country Showdown Kentucky State Final.

    Contestants for America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, and will feature a performance by rising country start, James Otto.

  • Election deadline approaches

    Those who want to serve on the City or County school boards and the Soil and Water Conservation Board have about a week to file to run in the General Election on Nov. 4.

    The deadline for those candidates to file is Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 4:30 p.m. Candidates must file their papers at the Taylor County Clerk's office in the Taylor County Courthouse.

    On the Taylor County School Board ticket, Districts 2, 3 and 4 are up for election. So far, only incumbents Jim Cheatham, Tony Davis and Lillian Clark have filed to run.

  • Resident charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling cocaine in an indictment 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.

    Anthony O. Mitchell, 23, of 225 Vintage Lane was charged with first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000. If convicted, Mitchell could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Goodbye Campbellsville ... and thanks

    Those of you who know me know that I'm a very proud Georgian and that I like to say that I'm southern by birth and bulldog by God's grace.

    However, I must confess that I have come to love the Bluegrass state. Though I will never root for a blue nation sports team, I nonetheless find the state and people to be quite pleasant and enjoyable.

    My wife and I have lived in Campbellsville for about six years in two different stints and we love the community. Taylor Countians, for the most part, are good, God-fearing, generous and friendly people.

  • Firefighters battle 'suspicious' blaze Friday morning

    Fourteen firefighters with two fire trucks responded to a house fire in the early morning hours Friday.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department, firefighters responded at 3:36 a.m. to the blaze at 112 1/2 Davis St.

    Assistant Chief Bill Hall stated that the fire started in a bathroom at the rear of the house. Doris Cundiff is the owner of the house, and the heaviest fire damage was in the kitchen and bathroom.

  • Two arrested on burglary charges

    Campbellsville Police have arrested two Elizabethtown men allegedly attempting to steal scrap metal from the former Fruit of the Loom building.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, police responded to a call that someone was seen entering the building at 3 a.m. Wednesday.

    Sixfrido Mendez, 25, and Jared C. Fox, 20, were arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $300, possession of burglary tools and criminal trespassing. They were arrested at the scene and were lodged in the Marion County jail.