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Today's News

  • Public record for March 3

    District Civil Filed

    07-C-222, filed 6/4/07; Capital One Bank v. Peggy Corbin of Purcell Court in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,755.17, interest, court costs and $790.31 in interest. The defendant was served 2/6/08.

    07-C-321, filed 8/7/07; Bluegrass Cellular Inc. v. Jessica M. Maupin of Gribbins Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for cell phone services, $1,592.84, interest, court costs and $530.94 in attorney's fees. The defendant was served 1/30/08.

  • Long-time community leader dies

    Frances Clinkscales often told strangers she loved them, and she meant it.

    Clinkscales, a long-time civic and community leader, known to many simply as "Miss Frances," died Wednesday at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown after an illness. She was 78.

    In February 2004, Clinkscales told the News-Journal that she truly really meant the phrases that had come to define her in the community: "Hey, pretty pretty" and "I love you."

    She said the phrases to nearly everyone she met.

  • Man pleads guilty to theft, other charges dismissed

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to theft and other charges and has been sentenced to serve seven years in prison.

    Donald Gene Brockman, 39, of 108 Lyon St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

    Brockman pleaded guilty in five separate cases to first-degree fleeing or evading police, a second-offense DUI, speeding, driving with a suspended operator's license, two counts of failure to wear a seat belt, first-degree criminal mischief and five counts of theft by unlawful taking more than $300.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School's Writers of the Week for Wednesday, Feb. 6 are, from left, Gabe Green, kindergarten; Cameron Johnson, first grade; Ariel Cooke, second grade; Savannah Benningfield, third grade; Taylor McGuire, fourth grade; and Mary Jo Edrington, fifth grade.

  • Wiedewitsch honored for earning 200 AR points

    Ryan Wiedewitsch was awarded a trophy at Campbellsville Elementary School's Feb. 22 celebration assembly.

    Wiedewitsch earned 200 Accelerated Reader points.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in Marion crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Marion County on Feb. 21.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Robert L. Smothers, 49, of Campbellsville was driving a 1992 Honda east on U.S. 68 when he lost control on an ice covered bridge and struck a 1999 Chevrolet driven by Kimberly Fortenberry, 21, of Russell Springs. Fortenberry, who was traveling west on U.S. 68, had stopped her vehicle due to the ice-covered bridge.

  • New date set for health Board meeting

    Taylor County Board of Health has set a new date for its annual meeting. Originally set for Feb. 22, the meeting was cancelled due to lack of a quorum.

    The new date is Thursday, March 27 at noon at the Taylor County Health Department. The health department is located at 1880 North Bypass.

  • Luster leaving tobacco farming

    What used to be the backbone of Taylor County farmers' livelihoods is quickly becoming an overwhelming burden.

    Over the past few years, it has become glaringly obvious that tobacco has gotten further and further away from being the viable cash crop it once was for many present and former burley growers.

    While farmers have been preparing for this inevitability for several years now, it continues to be a difficult adjustment for some.

  • Boone named to Who's Who

    Savannah Bryant Boone of Campbellsville was selected to the 2008 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

    A student at Murray State University, Boone was among several at Murray to be selected as outstanding campus leaders.

    Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory included the names of these students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

  • Save that tax rebate

    This spring, 130 million Americans will receive a tax rebate thanks to the economic stimulus package just signed by President Bush. Single earners who take home less than $75,000 will find a $600 check in their mailbox. Married couples with a combined income of under $150,000 will get $1,200, plus $300 for each of their children.

    For those who are single, that's enough for a top-of-the-line iPhone. Couples could go out and buy a 50-inch plasma television. If you have kids, there'll even be money left over for a Nintendo Wii.