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Today's News

  • Mannsville United Methodist plans corn hole tournament

    Mannsville United Methodist Church will host a corn hole tournament on Saturday, Sept. 6.

    Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the tournament starting at 1:30.

    Team fee is $40. Prizes will be $200 for first place; $100 for second; and $50 for third.

    All proceeds from the tournament will go to the church's building fund.

    For more information, contact Amanda Wood at 469-9636 or Terri Gabehart at 789-2415.

  • Taylor County Governor's Scholars to receive Premium College Admission Test preparation

    PrepMe CEO Karan Goel, along with other community partners, announced recently the donation of an ACT and SAT online test preparation program to more than 1,000 Governor's Scholars Program participants, including nine from Taylor County.

  • The Calvary Heirs

    The Calvary Heirs will be in concert on Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. at Woodlawn Christian Church in Campbellsville.

  • Public record for Aug. 21

    Traffic

    Lorenzo Lopez Larguero, 44, of Junior Loy Road in Columbia, driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, $398, 30 days in jail probated for 24 months, ordered not to drive.

    Justin W. Keith, 21, of Jan Street in Campbellsville, failure to wear seat belts, dismissed; driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, $243.

    Phyllis M. Milby, 51, of R Milby Road in Greensburg, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Ronnie Steven Pittman, 27, of Stoner Creek Road in Elk Horn, failure to produce insurance card, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Memorial ride is Sept. 6

    A memorial motorcycle ride for Mark "Jubb" Judd will be Saturday, Sept. 6 in Greensburg.

    Proceeds collected will be given to Donald W. and Brenda C. Judd for Mark Judd's funeral expenses.

    The ride will begin at the IGA parking lot with signups from 10 to 11 a.m. ET. The ride will end at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Greensburg.

    Cost is $15 per bike and there will be a 50/50 drawing.

  • Woman who helped man escape is sentenced

    The former Campbellsville woman who helped a local man escape from prison and flee the country won't spend any more time in prison for her crimes.

    Lea Ann Howard, 36, appeared Monday before Judge Thomas Russell in U.S. District Court.

    According to a U.S. Attorney's office press release, Howard was given credit for one year and four months she has already served. However, she was sentenced to three years' supervised released.

    Howard pleaded guilty in May to assisting Perkins' escape.

  • CU president to speak at first fall convocation

    Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter, who is beginning his 10th year as CU president, will deliver the first chapel of the fall semester Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel. The public is invited to attend.

    "This is the first chapel of the new academic year, and it sets the tone for the school year," Carter said. "We invite our faculty, staff and students, as well as the public, to come hear about our plans for the new year and about our successful summer. Campbellsville University is on the move, and we want to share that good news."

  • University benefits us all

    First, one notices the increased traffic. Then it's the busy parking lots. Those are two of the more obvious clues that Campbellsville University has begun a new semester and students from all over have arrived to make Campbellsville their temporary home.

    But there are other clues as well, some much less noticeable to the average person.

    With a fall semester enrollment of 2,405, there will be extra people to spend money in our stores, buy our gas, eat our food and attend our activities.

  • All in the Family

    Whether it was a nod of the head, a wave or even the subtle wink of an eye, Marsha Kessler was prepared to catch as many bids as possible during the Kentucky Future Farmers of America Auctioneering Contest.

    The 15-year-old Taylor County High School sophomore became the third person in her family to win the contest over the weekend at the Kentucky State Fair.

    And her father John Kessler, a local auctioneer who won the contest in 1979, said he's 99.9 percent sure she's the only girl to ever win the contest.

  • Tourism dollars on the rise

    Tourism dollars spent in Taylor County increased more than any other county in the Southern Lakes and Rivers region last year.

    According to the Kentucky Tourism Department, tourists visiting Taylor County spent $42.8 million in 2007, a 10.6 increase from the $38.7 million spent in 2006.

    The increase was enough to give the county the largest jump in the 10-county region it shares with Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell and Wayne counties. Pulaski saw the second largest jump with a 7.5 percent increase to $97.2 million.