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Today's News

  • Kentucky Woodlots conference is Feb. 20

    Kentucky landowners, farmers, foresters, policymakers and others who have an interest in woodlands can learn more about alternative fuel sources, carbon markets, ecotourism and other issues at a state conference in Somerset.

    Some of the leading experts in the field of forestry will be speaking at "Kentucky Woodlot$: Capture the Value" conference Wednesday, Feb. 20 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The conference, sponsored by 15 stakeholders, will explore the latest market trends on how to reach and "capture" the maximum value of America's forests and woodlands.

  • Local businessman arrested on fugitive warrant

    A local businessman has been arrested on an out-of-state fugitive warrant and charged with writing a nearly $200,000 cold check to an automobile dealer in Michigan.

    James R. Rattliff, 42, of 122 Cambridge Way was arrested by Campbellsville Police Officer Bart Gilpin at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 at Ratliff Motors.

    Court records pertaining to Rattliff's arrest, however, were not filed at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office until Thursday, Feb. 7.

  • LWC students to raise world hunger awareness

    A group of Lindsey Wilson College students hope to raise the region's awareness about world hunger by going hungry for 30 hours next week.

    Lindsey Wilson will be among dozens of colleges and universities who will participate in the 30 Hour Famine on Feb. 21-22. Sponsored by World Vision, the event asks participants to fast for 30 hours because that's the average time a child in a poor country goes between meals. Participants are permitted to drink water and juices, but they abstain from foods.

  • Some lessons about race do come early in life

    February is Black History Month, probably as good a time as any to let Skip know I'm sorry even if the offense committed against him occurred nearly 50 years ago.

    The memory is as vivid as the permanent stain put on our society by the way black people have been treated for decades.

  • Man pleads guilty to lesser charges in agreement

    A Michigan man accused of attempting to rape a Campbellsville woman has pleaded guilty to amended charges against him.

    Anthony "Tony" Michael Politi, 35, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

    Politi was charged with first-degree attempted rape and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

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

  • Fast ForWord helps student who struggle with reading

    Taylor County Middle School began offering Fast ForWord software to students who are having difficulty with reading.

  • CU to host art exhibit through Feb. 29

    Cayce Davenport of Columbia, an art teacher at Pulaski County High School, is displaying paintings in various media at Campbellsville University's Art Gallery through Feb. 29.

    The exhibit, which is Davenport's first one-person show, is free and open to the public.

    "My roots are here in south central Kentucky, though I have done a great deal of travel and living abroad," Davenport said. She is working toward a master's degree from California State University in art history.

    Davenport's bachelor's degree is from the University of Kentucky in art education.

  • Ten illegal dumps will be cleaned up

    Taylor County could be a lot cleaner by the end of the year.

    Officials have identified 10 illegal dumps in the community and, with $75,750 in state funding, Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie McNear believes those dumps could be gone by year's end.

    "We still have to match the grant 25 percent," McNear said.

    However, the match can be cash or in-kind work.

    Last month, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that more than $2.9 million in illegal open dump grants would be distributed from the Kentucky Pride Fund for cleanup of 293 illegal dumps in 52 counties, including Taylor.

  • Girl Scouts collect donations for babies

    About one in four Kentucky children and one in eight Indiana children live in poverty. That's why Girl Scouts are asking their communities to join them in Wee Care, a Girl Scout service project during Valentine's Week, Feb. 11-18.

    Since 1999, the Wee Care service project has helped meet the needs of less fortunate children in Kentucky and Indiana communities.

    More than 22,000 Girl Scouts from across Kentuckiana have partnered with their local county health departments to assist parents with baby care items.

  • Furniture store destroyed in fire

    A South Central Avenue business is a total loss after a nighttime fire Saturday.

    According to a Campbellsville Fire Department release, firefighters responded to a fire at Harris Furniture at 10:27 p.m. Upon arrival, smoke was coming from the structure and flames were coming through cracks in the building's metal roof.

    Fire officials believe the fire started in a storage room. The cause is still undetermined.

    Barry Harris is the owner of the business. Lanous and Imogene Muncie are the property owners.

    Twenty-seven firefighters responded with two trucks.