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Today's News

  • FFA prepares to celebrate

    Beginning Feb. 18 and continuing through Feb. 22, Taylor County Future Farmers of America will take part in National FFA Week.

    This is a week celebrated by FFA members all over the country in honor of Presidents' Day. Taylor County FFA has been celebrating the week for more than 30 years, and has another week of celebration planned for later this year.

    Today, which is Presidents' Day, begins FFA Week for Taylor County FFA. The chapter will celebrate by attending Mr. Gattis' for fellowship and food, and later going to Green River Cinema 6 for a movie.

  • Beagles rock at Westminster

    I'd been looking for the right time to return to this page, and when my ole buddy Uno carted off the top dog ribbon at the Westminster Kennel Club Show last week, I figured the moon and stars were actually aligned.

    Words started flowing off my paws again like campaign promises. I could hardly stifle myself.

    Yes, it's time for change all right. Why can't a canine run for the White House? Lord knows there's been some dogs already on the campaign trail.

  • Public record for Feb. 18

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-001, filed 1/2/08; Gertrude E. Tucker of Bluegrass Drive in Campbellsville v. Angel Osborne of Autumn Drive in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for rent, utilities, property and court fees, $1,619.19 and $192 in court costs.

    08-S-007, filed 1/18/08; WLSK-FM Commonwealth Broadcasting of West Main Street in Lebanon v. The Smoke Pit of New Columbia Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for advertising, $1,060 and $91 in court costs.

  • City Schools vote to make travel easier

    It's funny how far two dollars will go.

    For sports teams and other extracurricular groups at City Schools, it may not be how far $2 will take them but the psychological boost knowing they may not have to raise that much more just to participate for their school.

    In January, a Campbellsville Board of Education proposal was floated that traveling groups from City Schools would have to pay $3.86 a mile for bus travel.

  • Man charged with third DUI after collision

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI after he was involved in a motor vehicle collision.

    Anthony H. Gillespie, 58, of 121 London Drive was arrested at 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

    According to Gillespie's arrest citation, he was involved in a motor vehicle collision and appeared under the influence of intoxicants. Records state results of Gillespie's blood test are still pending.

    The citation states the arrest was Gillespie's third DUI offense.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Ben Riggs investigated.

  • Black History Month: Part 3

    Ice cubes floating in water. Rust on a vehicle. A rock slide. Science is everywhere. Anthony Farris knows that and so do his students at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    "I try to look beyond what I see and think about the scientific aspect."

    Farris, 47, said he strives to get his students to think that way, too.

    "I want them to not just see what's there, but to think deeper, to think about the how and why."

  • Five injured in KY 55 collision

    Five people were injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Robert VanCleave, April A. Helm, 32, of Broadway Street in Corydon, Ky., was attempting to turn her 2005 Mazda left onto Lone Valley Road from KY 55 south at about 5 p.m.

    The report states Mark A. Jones, 39, of Underwood Street in Campbellsville was traveling north on KY 55 south when Helm turned into his path and caused him to strike Helm's passenger side door.

  • Jail won't open until August

    Taylor County's jail likely won't open until August, nearly three months later than originally planned.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that rain and other winter weather has slowed construction.

    On behalf of the Court's Detention Center Committee, the Committee overseeing construction, Jones told magistrates that the completion date of the center is now expected to be Aug. 11.

  • Restaurant inspections

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection.

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be re-inspected within 30 days.

  • Campbellsville man charged with selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine after he was stopped by the police.

    Travis Owens, 28, of 404 Clem Haskins Blvd. was arrested at 2:47 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.

    According to Owens' arrest citation, he was pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign.

    Records state Owens gave Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens permission to search him and his vehicle.

    After searching Owens, Dickens found crack cocaine and marijuana.