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Today's News

  • Campbellsville natives named to dean's list at Bellarmine University

    Bellarmine University has named 557 full-time students to its dean's list for the 2007 fall semester. The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or better on a four-point grading system.

    Taylor County High School graduates Dustin Nicholas Lee Ford and Jill Patrice Thompson are among the students receiving dean's list recognition.

    Ford is a freshman with an undeclared major. Thompson is a freshman majoring in psychology.

  • London quits race for House

    Daniel London - who was U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis' pick as successor to serve Kentucky's 2nd District - announced Thursday he plans to withdraw from the race.

    "This was a hard decision," the 30-year-old London said in a press release. "But after speaking and praying with my wife, I've decided that it's the best decision for us as we start our new family."

    London, a Republican who worked in Lewis' Elizabethtown office, also said he was "quite confident" he would have succeeded in his bid for office.

  • CES Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary recently named these students Writer of the Week for their grade, Sara Farmer, Jaleel Cowan, Emily Rodgers and Casey Hardin.

  • Lindsey Wilson offers tax help

    Lindsey Wilson College accounting students will make the tax season a little less stressful for low-income, moderate-income and elderly taxpayers by offering free tax preparation assistance.

    Under the direction of Associate Professor of Accounting Gary Lee Gibson, five Lindsey Wilson accounting students will offer the free service from 7 to 10 p.m. ET every Wednesday through April 9.

    The service will not be offered on March 19, which is during the college's spring break.

  • 'SOS' group to perform Feb. 19

    The gospel group "SOS" from Simmons College of Kentucky will perform at Campbellsville University on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

    The performance is part of the university's Black History Month celebration.

    The public is invited to the free event.

    Other Black History Month celebration events at CU include:

    - Feb. 13 - Dr. Joseph Owens, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Lexington, who is also a CU alumnus and member of the CU Board of Trustees, speaking at 10 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

    This free event is also open to the public.

  • Man charged with fourth DUI offense

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his fourth DUI offense.

    Joshua Kirkland, 29, of 945 Stone Quarry Road was arrested at 11:21 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28.

    According to Kirkland's arrest citation, he was allegedly involved in a one-vehicle collision where he struck power lines.

    Court records state Kirkland admitted to Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens that he had been drinking.

    Records state Kirkland's speech was slurred, his eyes were red and he had poor balance.

  • CES Writers of the Week

    Tristan Hovious, Jaedyn Embry and Madison Yaden were each recently honored as Writer of the Week for their grade at Campbellsville Elementary School.

  • Where does the money go?

    More Kentucky Lottery money is coming into Taylor County than going out.

    During the 2006-2007 fiscal year, the lottery paid out $4,092,650 in prizes and scholarships to Taylor Countians, while it took in $3,625,185 from sales.

    While sales dipped slightly from the previous fiscal year's $3,638,569, the amount paid out in prizes increased. Lottery players won $2,222,238 in Taylor County in 2006-2007 compared to $2,183,141 in 2005-2006.

    But ticket winners aren't the only ones reaping the benefits of the Kentucky Lottery.

  • Hodgenville Post Office to honor Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

    The Hodgenville Post Office will offer a special commemorative cachet honoring the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial next week.

    The cachet shows the full gamut of Lincoln's life from the cabin representing his birth to the new statue depicting him as a young boy on one side and the U.S. Capitol and the statue of the president seated on the other side.

    The cachet will include the Liberty Bell Forever stamp in the top right hand corner and bears the words Forever Immortalized across the top.

  • People are willing, and like, to take chances

    Heading toward its 20th year, the Kentucky Lottery has certainly made its presence known in Taylor County. Last year alone, Taylor Countians bought $3.6 million in lottery tickets. That's an amazing amount of money.

    But at the same time, Taylor County has reaped benefits as well. Payback in prizes totaled $2.2 million, while $1.8 million was paid in college scholarships.

    At least we got back more than what we paid out.

    A story on today's front page details all the aspects of the Kentucky Lottery.