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Today's News

  • First Baptist to host fashion show Saturday

    First Baptist Church's Imani Community Center is hosting its spring preview fashion show titled "Jesus is Love" on Saturday, March 15.

    The event begins at 7 p.m.

    Guests will get a peak at 2008 spring fashions. Food and entertainment will be provided during intermission.

    Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

    For more information, call 469-5632 or 849-4709.

  • Short people can make a difference

    At five-foot, one inch, I'm little. I'm not as little as Phyllis Gorski Houghton, but littler than Laura Isaacs - and she's little.

    Years ago, Randy Newman wrote a song about short people. He said we have "little baby legs" and we "stand so low" and that big people like him have to pick us up just to say hello.

    He said we've got "little cars that go beep, beep, beep" and little voices that go "peep, peep, peep."

    As a little person, I also have abnormally little hands and tiny crooked fingers. I wear the ruby chip ring that my husband wore when he was maybe 3 or 4.

  • CES names Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary School's Jensen Martin, Elizabeth Sullivan and David Silva were recently named Writer of the Week for their grade levels on Feb. 22.

  • Wade Spencer in concert Saturday

    Wade Spencer will be in concert on Saturday, March 15 at South Summersville Baptist Church. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (270) 932-4726.

  • The pickup deserves its own praise on National Agriculture Day

    March 20 is the first day of spring, and it's also National Agriculture Day.

    And that means it's an appropriate time to salute our local farmers.

    I could write volumes about tobacco quotas and foreign imports and the need to buy American, and how our farmers are struggling to keep the rest of us fat and prosperous.

    But I'm not going to do that.

    I've decided it's time another icon of American self-reliance and rural independence received some appreciation. And I don't think farmers will mind at all.

    It's something near and dear to each and every one of them.

  • Man gets 15 years for selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man is going to prison for selling cocaine.

    Ryan O'Neal Johnson, 27, of 209 S. Court St. in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

    Court records from Johnson's appearance only recently became available at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office.

    In November, Johnson pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree selling cocaine, facilitation to commit criminal syndication and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Books donated in memory of Linda Cable

    Taylor County Public Library was fortunate to receive a large sum of money to buy books with tapes or CDs in memory of Linda Cable, a Taylor County Elementary teacher who died last year.

    Cable's memory will live on every time a child or parent reads the books or listens to a CD or a tape from this collection.

    Becky Grant also donated the popular children's book "The Polar Bear Express" by Chris Van Allsburg in Cable's memory.

  • KCS hosts Fun Fridays

    Kentucky Christian School celebrated Fun Fridays in February. Pictured are some of the students dressed up for "geriatric day," from left, front: Rikki Michelle Neat, Bryce Steele and Lynsey Smith. Back: Grant Cox, Griffin Wilson, Christian Pace, Justin Burton and Cory Pace.

  • Main Street goes parallel

    Main Street traffic could soon be a little less cramped.

    During a special meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council gave the OK to convert diagonal parking spaces along one side of Main Street to parallel spaces.

    "It's a huge problem," Mayor Brenda Allen said. "Every day someone calls and complains."

    Diagonal parking spaces between the old Merchants Hotel and South Central will be converted within the next two weeks, Allen said.

  • Board sets final day of school

    Staff Report

    Campbellsville Independent students will finish the school year before Memorial Day this year.

    At Monday night's regular monthly meeting, School Board members approved an amended calendar that sets Friday, May 23 as students' last day.

    Graduation is also planned for May 23.

    Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers reminded those at the meeting that if any more days are missed for bad weather or illness, that date would change.