Today's News

  • Some clouds have silver linings

    The current economic recession is like a dark cloud hanging over us all. But inside some dark clouds are silver linings. And we have one.

    A story on today's front page details the financial impact that Taylor Regional Hospital has on our local economy. And it's a significant impact, indeed.

  • One injured in KY 70 collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Dottie Stacy, 63, of 118 Deerfield Drive was traveling west on KY 70 at 11:52 a.m.

    Sheriff's Deputy William Rice's report states Stacy lost control of her vehicle, crossed the eastbound lane and struck a utility pole.

    Stacy was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue with multiple injuries. She was treated and released.

  • CU to host child abuse forum

    Campbellsville University's Division of Social Science is hosting a forum on child abuse Tuesday, April 7 at 5 p.m.

    The forum is in the Student Union Building Banquet Hall (former dining hall). The Banquet Hall is located on the main campus in a building up the main entrance to the left.

    The forum, the second in a series focusing on family violence, is open to the public free of charge.

    There will be a panel present who will be discussing various topics related to the subject of child abuse.

  • Another arrested in crime ring case

    Another Campbellsville resident was arrested in a case involving 19 people accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    William Grant Odegard, 42, of 3192 James Lane is one of the 19 defendants accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • Child abuse all too real

    The numbers are pretty telling. The number of reported child abuse cases in Taylor County is on the increase.

    A story on today's front page focuses on statistics from the statewide, nonprofit Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky agency in Lexington.

    Last year, according to the organization, there were 379 cases of child abuse reported in Taylor County, involving 437 children. Of those, 58 cases were substantiated, involving 85 children.

  • Chase Cox invited to try out for Ky. All Stars

    Taylor County High School senior guard Chase Cox is one of 40 boys' basketball players selected to try out for the Kentucky All Stars next weekend on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    Kentucky's Mr. Basketball Jon Hood of Madisonville will be joined by 11 other players for the annual two-game series with Indiana on June 13-14.

    The girls' squad will also be selected at CU next weekend. (The complete list of invitees appear on page 2B.)

    Holmes moves past $5 million

  • New legislator makes his mark

    "I'm just a bill.

    Yes, I'm only a bill.

    And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill.

    Well, it's a long, long journey to the capital city.

    It's a long, long wait while I'm sitting in committee.

    But I know I'll be a law some day.

    At least I hope and pray that I will.

    But today I am still just a bill."

    —School House Rock!

    I didn't really pay much attention to politics until I realized that the decisions politicians make actually do impact me.

  • Hash celebrates first birthday

    Brady Len Hash celebrated his first birthday on March 9. He celebrated with his family on March 7 as well as on March 14 with two parties at his home. He is the son of Troy and Susie Hash of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Merle and Aileen Benningfield and Harlan and Nell Hash, all of Campbellsville.

  • God, fix this - please!

    Her mother had promised she would stay around until the semester ended so her daughter wouldn't be distracted during finals.

    After her last exam, she raced home, and as she walked into the kitchen, her father told her mother their daughter was home. Her mom opened her eyes, smiled and then died.

    It was the day before her 21st birthday.

    She called her dad recently to beg, "Daddy, you have to fix this!"

  • Family history workshop is April 11

    Get suggestions about beginning the process of researching and documenting family history from genealogist and publisher Sandi Gorin at this month's family history workshop, "Genealogy Basics, Parts 1 and 2." 

    The Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Genealogical Society will host a free workshop on Saturday, April 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.