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Today's News

  • Clean Taylor County ends Friday

    This year's Clean Taylor County event ends Friday.

    Unwanted items will be collected at the paved rear parking lot off West Main Street at the former Fruit of the Loom building. Signs will be posted.

    Items will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    The service is free to Taylor County residents and is sponsored by Taylor Fiscal Court. Those who participate must show a valid driver's license before they can dispose of their items.

    Items must be separated and easily accessed for unloading. No enclosed trucks or trailers will be allowed.

  • CU to host senior art exhibit

    Campbellsville University's next art exhibit will feature work by senior Alyssa Champagne of North Smithfield, R.I.

    The exhibit, titled "Florence, Form and Figure," will begin today in the Art Gallery.

    Champagne is an art major at CU with a minor in English. She graduated from North Smithfield Junior-Senior High School in 2004.

    "As a New England transplant, I am foremost an observer - a lover of the outdoors and the fresh perspective of travel - while each artistic medium stands as a means to express this beauty that inspires me," Champagne said.

  • WKU Steelband to perform at LWC

    The popular Western Kentucky University Steelband will return to Lindsey Wilson College for a concert Tuesday, April 1.

    The WKU Steelband, nicknamed "Red Hot Steel," will perform at 8 p.m. ET in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. The concert - which is part of the Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series - is free and open to the public.

    "This is a high-energy group that will lift your spirit," said LWC library director Phil Hanna, who also chairs the cultural affairs series. "The last time they performed on campus was extremely popular."

  • Lindsey Wilson to host Take Back the Night Rally

    A V-Day campaign event to stop violence against women and girls will be on the Lindsey Wilson College campus Tuesday, April 1.

    Catherine Wilson Center of Lindsey Wilson College & Regional Victim Services Program will present a screening of the V-Day documentary "Until the Violence Stops" at the second annual Take Back the Night Rally.

    The event will begin at 7 p.m. ET on the Lindsey Wilson College quad in Columbia.

    Events include a performance by "In Our Own Voices" from the VIP Center at the University of Kentucky.

  • Man hospitalized after shootout with police

    A Campbellsville man remains in serious but stable condition at University of Louisville Hospital after being shot in an altercation with Campbellsville Police officers at his home.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Campbellsville Police received a 911 call about a domestic situation involving weapons at 506 Woodlawn Ave. just after 11:30 Saturday night.

  • Lady Tigers take two from Lindsey Wilson

    Campbellsville University (17-10, 8-0) added two Mid-South Conference softball wins on Thursday over Lindsey Wilson College (13-10, 3-5).

    The Lady Tigers won game one (5-3) and game two (5-4) to remain perfect in MSC play.

    In game one, Campbellsville scored first in the top of the third and added three more runs in the top of the fifth on a Dana Price solo home run and a two-run homer by freshman Jordan Blair.

    Campbellsville scored another run in the top of the seventh on an RBI double off the left field fence by senior Lauren Wathen.

  • How does your garden grow?

    Spring is in the air and the time for planting is approaching.

    Johnny Orberson Sr., who works for his son, Johnny Jr., the owner of B&B Landscaping, says the majority of planting should be done between May and June.

    However, he said, now is the time to begin planting frost-proof vegetables such as peas, onions, cabbage and cauliflower.

    Though the month of April is upon us, Orberson said, it's still a bit early to plant vegetables such as beans, tomatoes and potatoes.

  • Wanna bet gambling comes up again?

    Casino gambling, that divisive phrase that has been floating around since Steve Beshear announced his candidacy for governor, is dead.

    The obituary appeared in statewide papers on Friday.

    Not even a landslide Democratic governor could leverage the necessary support out of a Democrat-controlled House to get it to a floor vote.

    I'm disappointed.

  • Former health office sold

    Sztendera Properties is the new owner of the old health department building.

    The company submitted the highest of five bids for the property on East First Street.

    Members of the Taylor County Board of Health opened the bids at their annual meeting on Thursday at the health department's new location on the North Bypass.

    Five bids had been submitted for the property on East First Street and were opened at the meeting. The highest bid was from Roger Sabo on behalf of Sztendera Properties at $289,000. The other four bids were: $190,000, $181,181, $146,000 and $50,000.

  • Woman gets probation in crime ring case

    The last of six people accused of operating a crime ring to sell cocaine together has been sentenced to five years' probation for her crimes.

    Anya Katrina Scott, 30, of 111 Baptist St. in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, March 18.

    In December, Scott pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit syndication and second-degree selling cocaine. She originally faced charges of criminal syndication and first-degree selling cocaine.