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Today's News

  • Man charged with assaulting officer

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer.

    James Michael O'Banion, 54, of 810 Page St. was arrested at 12:51 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

    O'Banion's arrest citation states Campbellsville Police received a call that a man was laying in the road on Indian Trail.

    Upon arrival, Campbellsville Police Officer Sam Knopp found O'Banion lying in the street. The citation states O'Banion was intoxicated and couldn't stand up. Court records state O'Banion told Knopp that he had been drinking vodka and smoking crack.

  • Don't blame others when it's our own fault

    Sometimes, we just don't know what's good for us. But when things go wrong, it's sure easy to blame someone other than ourselves.

    A story on today's front page details a problem local officials are facing with residents and their house numbers.

    Logically, one would think that posting a house number on one's home would be a no-brainer. But apparently not everyone is thinking logically.

  • By the numbers

    Four letters have been mailed but no fines have been issued since an ordinance requiring house numbers to be posted went into effect on Oct. 1.

    "The ones that we have sent letters to have put numbers up," said Bonnie Childers, Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 address coordinator. "Everyone has been really good about putting the numbers up."

    The ordinance allows any home, business or rental property owner who doesn't have address numbers posted so they are visible from the road to be fined up to $100.

  • CU and TCHS bands perform March 11

    The Campbellsville University Concert Band will present a joint concert with the Taylor County High School Concert Band on Tuesday, March 11 at 8 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel on the university campus.

    Dr. David McCullough, director of bands, will conduct the university band, and Stephen Bishop, director, and Christina Bishop, assistant director, will conduct the TCHS Band.

  • 4-H Demonstration Champions advance to district

    Congratulations to the participants in the recent 4-H Demonstration Contest. By presenting a demonstration, 4-H members improve their public speaking skills, poise and self-confidence in front of a group.

    Demonstration champions advance to the district competition at Lindsey Wilson College on May 3. District winners advance to the state competition.

    In the foods category, Brittany Rose was named the champion. Her demonstration was "How to Make a Tag-Along Milkshake."

  • End of writers' strike is welcome relief

    For the last three months, I've tried to balance feelings of relief and frustration over the Hollywood writers' strike.

  • Snow hits area

    The snow has arrived. Campbellsville was expected to see up to 6 inches of snowfall by Saturday, according to the Taylor County E-911 Center.

    Dispatcher Jake Hedgespeth said Friday that Taylor County would begin to see snow and ice in the next few hours with accumulation of between 3 and 6 inches.

    Taylor County School officials canceled classes Friday because of the approaching winter storm. Campbellsville Independent Schools had previously canceled school for professional development.

  • Court expected to approve jail budget

    Magistrates are expected to consider approving the first-year budget for Taylor County's new jail tomorrow night.

    The budget was approved by Taylor County Detention Center Committee members at a special meeting Feb. 28.

    As expected, according to budget figures presented by Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, the County may face a shortfall of nearly $300,000.

    The budget includes nearly $1.6 million in estimated revenue for the jail's 2008-2009 fiscal year.

  • Public record for March 10

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-014, filed 2/26/08; Cash A Check of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Jeffrey L. Thompson of Wilcox Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on cash advance, $352.95 and $91 in court costs.

    08-S-016, filed 2/26/08; Cash A Check of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Margaret Ann Sprowles of Wickliffe Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on cash advance, $352.95 and $91 in court costs.

    Small Claims Settled

  • History of farm food to be discussed at LWC

    The history of Kentucky farm food in the mid-20th Century will be the topic of an upcoming talk at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Anthropologist John van Willigen will discuss "Food and Everyday Life: Kentucky Farm Life 1920-1950" at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 11. His talk, which is free and open to the public, will be in the college's W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. The talk is part of the 2007-2008 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series.