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Today's News

  • Bigfoot and Elvis are laughing at us

    For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by cryptozoology - the study of and search for animals yet to be classified. Things like the yeti, the Loch Ness monster and the abominable snowman grabbed my attention at a young age and have managed to hold me in their grip ever since.

    Naturally, I was drawn into the story of two north Georgia men who said they had inarguable proof of the ever-elusive Bigfoot. They had a body stuffed in their deep freezer.

  • Local woman walks in Breast Cancer 3-Day

    Staff Report

    Leslie De Grez of Campbellsville says a lot of people wonder what walking 60 miles has to do with finding a cure for breast cancer.

    "Well, it's bold, and that's what it will take to find a cure," she said.

    On Aug. 8-10, De Grez participated in an event called the Breast Cancer 3-Day in Chicago, Ill.

    The event, hosted in several large cities across the nation, supports breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

  • Tourism is big business

    As big a business as tourism has become in our community - $42.8 million in 2007 - it's important for us to put on a good show.

    And the show at Green River Lake is a major reason for our success. Whether it's fishing, water sports, camping or simply relaxing with friends, there's literally something for everyone to enjoy at the lake.

  • Man pleads guilty to assaulting officer

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and could spend several years in prison for his crimes.

    Gregory Dewayne Thompson, 28, of 102 Lowell Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    Thompson pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, second-degree assault, menacing and third-degree terroristic threatening. A charge of third-degree assault was dismissed.

  • CU named a 'best college'

    For the second year in a row, Campbellsville University has been ranked 22nd by U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" in the 2009 Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South category.

    The 22nd ranking is the highest ranking the university has ever received in 16 consecutive years of rankings.

    "It is a great accomplishment to be ranked in the top 25 of Best Baccalaureate Colleges," according to an announcement from Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter.

  • Public record for Aug. 25

    Small Claims Settled

    06-S-100, filed 11/2/06; Alex Montgomery Inc. of Meader Street in Campbellsville v. Josh A. Underwood of Logan Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleged defendant owed for repair work, $500 and court costs. On 8/1/08 the claim was dismissed for lack of prosecution.

  • Harvest of Grapes

    Laughter erupts among the rows of grapes on Roachville Road. It's the first harvest for Heritage at Kentuscany, and the event has drawn help from as far away as Cincinnati and Nashville.

    Between Ray Roberts and his son-in-law Adam Russell, the two own 7 1/2 acres of grapes on Roachville Road.

    The idea to start a vineyard came after prayer, Roberts said.

    "We were looking for something multi-generational."

    After touring other vineyards in Kentucky, Roberts, a former pastor and now a chiropractor, decided to start his own.

  • Man accused of indecent exposure

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with second-degree indecent exposure after he allegedly exposed himself at Green River Marina.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's report, a woman called the E-911 center Wednesday at about 12:20 p.m. and reported that she was at the beach at Emerald Isle Marina and saw a man exposing and touching himself in front of people on the beach.

    The report states the man was attempting to leave the marina when he was stopped by Sheriff's Deputy Aaron L. Walters.

  • Man accused of selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with multiple drug crimes.

    Jeffrey Robert Gurley, 22, of 505 S. Columbia Ave. was arrested at 3:57 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17.

    According to Gurley's arrest citation, police found crack cocaine, powder cocaine and a large amount of money after executing a search warrant at Gurley's room at Towne Motel. The citation states officers also found marijuana and suspected Lortab.

    Gurley was charged with first-degree selling cocaine and selling a controlled substance with 1,000 yards of a school.

  • Court upholds $750,000 judgment

    A jury's decision to award more than $750,000 to a Campbellsville man for damages he suffered when his son was killed in a 1995 collision has been upheld by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    Harlon Barnett, individually, and as administrator of the estate of Steven Ray Barnett, filed suit against Hamilton Mutual Insurance Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Caulk and Eastridge Insurance Co. of East Broadway in Campbellsville in Taylor Circuit Court on Jan. 4, 2000. EMC Insurance Co. was later added as a defendant.