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Today's News

  • Three injured in crash in LaRue

    Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of KY 210 and KY 470 in LaRue County on Wednesday.

    Lindsay Burgess of Hodgenville was driving a 1999 Mercury Cougar north on KY 470, nearing the intersection with KY 210, according to LaRue County Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson.

    Burgess failed to see a 2005 Toyota Corolla westbound on KY 210 and pulled in front of it, Jackson said. The Toyota, driven by John Abell of Campbellsville, struck Burgess' car in the passenger side door.

  • Half a century in the business of smiles

    She went in for a routine dental appointment. She came out with a career that has spanned nearly a half-century.

    It was July 1957 and Mary Catherine Pruitt had just graduated from Green County High School. She was sitting in Dr. Herman Judd's dental office in Greensburg expecting a check-up. She wasn't expecting a job offer.

    "I went in for my appointment and he asked if I'd like to work there."

    It seemed like the perfect career for Pruitt, who'd already spent much of her life observing people's teeth.

  • Ice storm shuts down many offices

    The ice storm that prompted schools and several government offices to close early Thursday morning had faded into rain by that afternoon.

    "By 2 o'clock, the temperatures rose enough that most of the roads were OK," said Taylor County Emergency Management Public Information Coordinator Ronnie Dooley.

    With an ice storm warning issued by the National Weather Service at about 8:30 a.m., Taylor County Schools opted to dismiss students at 10 a.m., while Campbellsville Independent dismissed at 11:15 a.m. Kentucky Christian School also dismissed students early.

  • Brockman reports for Marine duty

    Marine Corps Pfc. Travis A. Brockman recently reported for duty with Marine Air Control Squadron Four at Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan.

    He is the son of Janet L. Edwards and Frank O. Brockman, both of Campbellsville.

    Brockman is a 2007 graduate of Campbellsville High School.

  • Law would toughen animal abuse laws

    Earlier this month, while most of LaRue County was focused on the 199th celebration of native son Abraham Lincoln's birth, animal ordinance officer Jill Gray journeyed to Frankfort to speak in favor of stricter laws for people who abuse animals.

    As part of the "Humane Day Rally" in the capitol rotunda, Gray spoke in support of House Bill 77, which would require the offender to pay "reasonable and necessary maintenance expenses for care of animals involved in cruelty and torture cases."

  • The psychology of good behavior

    The other night when I mysteriously picked up a pair of socks and tossed them in the dirty clothes hamper, my wife simultaneously tossed me a sardine from a can she had opened earlier in the day.

    I thought to myself ... is she trying to reinforce good habits? I also thought she should have had crackers and mustard ready as well.

    Just kidding. That didn't actually happen. Everyone knows that I have no bad habits to correct.

  • Forest fire hazard season under way

    With an increased amount of downed limbs and brush following recent storms, officials are reminding Kentucky that forest fire hazard season is now under way.

    One of the leading causes of forest fires in Kentucky is fire accidentally escaping when people burn trash or unwanted material.

    Leah MacSwords, director of the Kentucky Division of Forestry, urges Kentucky residents to be extremely careful this fire season if they burn storm debris and to follow state and local laws.

  • Boyd-Gaskins

    Jessica Boyd and Jonathan Gaskins will exchange wedding vows on Thursday, Feb. 28.

    Boyd is the daughter of Brian Boyd of Dunmor and Teresa Bright of Campbellsville.

    Gaskins is the son of Amos and Carolyn Gaskins of Columbia.

    The wedding ceremony will be at 1 p.m. at Tabernacle Christian Church. A reception will follow at the church.

    No invitations will be sent. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Literature and public policy to be discussed at LWC

    Area residents will have two chances next week to hear two views of Kentucky from different corners.

    Kentucky Poet Laureate Jane Gentry Vance will speak about "Creating the Soul of Kentucky: Kentucky Poems," on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

    And then on Thursday, Feb. 28, Amy L. Watts of the Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center will address "Progress and Investments in Kentucky Education: How Far Has Post-Reform Kentucky Progressed and What Are Cost-Effective Next Steps for Continued Progress?"

  • 'Shaving the way' to conquer kids' cancer

    Bald is beautiful. Beautiful might be debatable, but there is beauty when baldness can assist in finding a cure for children's cancer.

    Campbellsville University is teaming with the St. Baldrick's Foundation to host the first St. Baldrick event, scheduled for Saturday, March 15 at the university.