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Today's News

  • Agency offers programs that help

    Maxine Hitch has found herself in tough spots before.

    Disabled and unable to work, Hitch said times are often tight. Though her four children are now grown and living on their own, Hitch has been raising her great-great-grandson Jonathan, 4, since he was 5 months old.

    "I got in hard spots, but I always try to pay my bills first."

    It could be a struggle, Hitch said, but, thanks to Lake Cumberland Community Action, she gets by.

  • Man gets prison time for attempted rape

    A Michigan man accused of attempting to rape a Campbellsville woman is going to prison for his crimes.

    Anthony "Tony" Michael Politi, 36, appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, April 22. Bertram sentenced him to seven years in prison.

    In February, Politi pleaded guilty to first-degree wanton endangerment and being a second-degree persistent felony offender. He was originally charged with first-degree attempted rape.

    According to Politi's arrest warrant, he was accused of attempting to force a Campbellsville woman to have sex with him last year.

  • Public record for May 12

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-030, filed 4/9/08; Cash Express LLC of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Douglas Dwayne Thompson of Shady Lane in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on loan, $500 and $91 in court costs.

    08-S-038, filed 4/25/08; R&C Quick Cash of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Susan Belton of Stone Quarry Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for cash advance, $352.94 and $91 in court costs.

    Small Claims Settled

  • Fire damages Cardinal Lane house

    Cathy Pike was home with her youngest son, Devin, 8, when the alarm sounded. Her other son, 17-year-old Tyler, was not at home.

    "I was sitting in the living room and the smoke detector went off," Pike said.

    She got up to investigate, saw one of the rooms on fire, grabbed her son and left the house. She didn't have time to attempt to rescue any of her family's belongings.

    "We lost everything."

    Without an alarm, Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said, it could have been worse.

    "It definitely did alert them and help them get out," Johnson said.

  • Council considers security at meetings

    It's a scenario they hope would never happen. A resident, angry with City Council members, pulls out a weapon during a public meeting.

    "It happens," Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen said. "Someone gets angry at the Council members or the mayor because they didn't do what they wanted."

    The concern prompted a discussion of security during Campbellsville City Council's regular meeting Monday.

  • CES students honored for earning 100 AR points

    Campbellsville Elementary students Caroline McMahan, Emily Squires, Heather Bailey and Alex Bailey received a Reading Medal for earning 100 Accelerated Reader points at a recent celebration assembly. McMahan and Squires are third-graders, while the Baileys are fourth-graders.

  • Carrying the Torch Ministries hosting special May services

    Carrying the Torch Ministries is hosting May's explosion services this month.

    The event began last Sunday with a "miracle deliverance" service.

    Events will continue this weekend with Bro. Jim Angles of Virginia. Friday through Sunday topics will include "knocking on the door of a million souls for Christ."

    On May 17-18, The Sloan Family from Mississippi will be the featured guests.

    On May 24-25, Sis. Sherry Hixon from Alabama will be preaching and sharing the "gifts of the Spirit, which are manifested in her life."

  • A Blessing of the Hands

    It was a day that changed his life forever. He walked into Taylor Regional Hospital's emergency room suffering chest pains, nausea and other telltale signs of a heart attack.

    Frightened and in pain, Dan Durham admits he may not have been the best patient the morning of June 6, 2005. That didn't stop hospital staff from giving him the best of care.

  • Edward Jones is a 'best place to work'

    The financial services firm Edward Jones recently was named the No. 1 large-sized company on the "Best Places to Work in Kentucky" ranking, according to George Eon and Larry Bowen, financial advisers in Campbellsville.

    The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., to rank the state's best employers. Fifty companies were named Best Places to Work in Kentucky, divided into small/medium- and large-company categories based on the number of people they employee in Kentucky.

  • TCHS Students of the Week

    Taylor County High School Students of the Week for the week of April 14 are, from left, front: Weston Dickens, Shelby Ewing, Chelsey Doss, Danny Bray, Jennifer England, Andy Hunt and Griff Tucker. Middle: Chelsea Pike, Peter Hurtgen (pictured, not selected), Megan Sebastian, Rachael Wooley, Bronson Ingram, Jacob Wise, Jessie Whitlock and Sara Baldwin. Back: Kelsea McCoy, Aaron Daffron, Malcolm Richerson, Victoria Johnson and Keenan Bell.