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Today's News

  • Jazzing it up

    Winning the title of Kentucky Junior Miss on Saturday, Jan. 12 would be reason enough to celebrate. But, for Megan Romines, it would also make a wonderful birthday gift for her father.

    "The 12th is my dad's birthday, so he keeps saying, 'That'd be great if you could win.'"

    Romines says she's been "going crazy" with the piano over the past few months. But she also says she's ready to go.

    In August, Romines was named Taylor County Junior Miss. She also took home awards for fitness, scholastic and self-expression at the local program.

  • What lies on the sports horizon in 2008?

    The unpredictable, and usually inaccurate, crystal ball has been wiped clean and after the dust has cleared somewhat here's what might happen locally, state-wide and nationally in the 2008 sports year.

    January

  • Benefit auction is Jan. 26

    A benefit auction is being planned for Sandy Edwards, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

    The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Campbellsville Community Center, located near Veterans Memorial Park on Old KY 210.

    Auction items and cash donations are being sought. The money raised will go toward Edwards' medical costs.

    For more information or to make a donation, call 465-9279 or 403-6906.

  • 'Just a super officer'

    For Campbellsville Police Officer Ben Riggs, the greatest reward is a job well done.

    "I just come to work and do my job," Riggs said. "I go home with a clear conscience, knowing that I've treated everyone equally."

    A Campbellsville Police officer since 2002, Riggs is 2007's Officer of the Year.

    Awarded annually during the police department's Christmas dinner, Campbellsville Police officers nominate fellow officers for the award. Supervisors select the winner from the list of nominations.

  • Property transfers for Jan. 3

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Ella Frances Murphy of Handley Street in Campbellsville to Carolyn Marcum Morris of Old Spurlington Road in Campbellsville, Mary Thomas of Calvary Road in Campbellsville, Diane Bland of Wise Road in Campbellsville, Betty Burris of Orange Valley Circle Road in Russell Springs and Billy Murphy of Crawford Street in Campbellsville, Lot 2 of the Lynn Acres Subdivision, love and affection, fair market value $45,000.

  • Public record for Jan. 3

    Traffic

    Melissa G. Bagby, 38, of Greenbriar Drive in Campbellsville, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $2,935.30, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 90 days; driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, six months in jail probated for 24 months.

    Juan J. Barrera, 43, of Old Summersville Road in Campbellsville, no operator's/moped license, $238; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $500.

  • An unhealthy look at smoking ban

    I don't smoke. I never have, and the fact that when I pass by someone who is smoking I suffer a mild asthmatic reaction means I never will. Also, there's that whole cancer thing. That's kind of a bummer.

    I'm by no means a healthy man. I eat only fatty foods and steer clear of fruits and vegetables - except for strawberry pies and baked potatoes loaded with butter, sour cream and more butter.

  • Local briefs

    Smoking ordinance committee meeting cancelled

    The smoking ordinance committee meeting scheduled for 5 o'clock today [Thursday] at Nunery Law Office has been cancelled. The committee has asked for more time to review new information on the issue, according to City Clerk Cary Colvin.

    The committee was appointed by Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen to discuss a smoking ordinance.

    The meeting has not been rescheduled.

    Tobacco growers meeting set for Jan. 16

  • Casey girls, E-town boys first at Classic

    Casey County waltzed through the girls' tournament while Elizabethtown upended Taylor County for the boys' title in the 13th Annual Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic last week at Campbellsville High School.

    The Lady Rebels won their three games by a total of 85 points, which included a 57-31 triumph over Clinton County in the championship tilt.

    Taylor County's Lady Cardinals finished third for the fourth consecutive year while the Lady Eagles of Campbellsville went 0-3.

  • It was indeed a Classic

    Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some, but for Campbellsville High, which hosted its 13th basketball tournament during the holiday break, it was another great run of basketball entertainment.

    Sixteen teams, three days, 24 games, 42 hours of basketball.

    The tournament committee led by Campbellsville High Coach Tim Davis, Athletics Director Jim Hardy and a host of volunteers did an excellent job of moving things along. Thirteen years is a good foundation for success.