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Today's News

  • Christmas dinner at the White House

    For many, the best Christmases are those that provide lasting memories. For Teresa Wolford, this Christmas is one she'll never forget.

    Last year, Wolford's brother, Jesse Bailey, called her and said a florist's position had opened up at the White House. At the time, Bailey owned JLB Floral in Alexandria, Va.

    "I told him, 'You can't pass this up. This is the opportunity of a lifetime.'"

    Bailey took his sister's advice, and four months later he got the job.

    A few weeks ago, Bailey called his sister again, this time offering her an opportunity of a lifetime.

  • Honesty is the best policy

    "The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in a good education."

    - Plutarch, Greek biographer and moralist.

    If Plutarch speaks the truth (and the honesty topic seems to be one of his skill sets) then Jimmy Bright must own a Ph.D from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • GSA application deadline is Dec. 28

    The Governor's School for the Arts will be accepting applications through Friday, Dec. 28.

    The Governor's School for the Arts is a three-week intensive arts education program for Kentucky high school rising juniors and seniors interested in pursuing the arts for college and/or career.

  • Merry Christmas!

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

    (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

    And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

  • Deaton is Thomas' first football signee

    New Campbellsville University head football coach Perry Thomas did not have to look far for his initial signee when he inked one of the most famous last names in Central Kentucky with Somerset quarterback Ross Deaton on Thursday.

    Deaton, who did not play this fall, threw for 3,726 yards and 43 touchdowns to lead the Briar Jumpers to a 9-5 record in 2006 before being eliminated by eventual Class A state champion Newport Central Catholic.

  • CU presents honorary doctorate to J.B. Crawley

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    J.B. Crawley, a former chairman of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees, was honored with the bestowing of an honorary doctorate of public service at CU's first fall commencement on Dec. 14 in the Ransdell Chapel.

    "The greatest honor that any university grants is the honorary doctorate degree," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU. "Mr. Crawley has lived the life of a Christian servant leader - humbly serving his Lord and church, family, his professional field, and his community and state."

  • Local briefs

    Deadline approaches to change parties

    Voters have one week to change their party affiliation before the May Primary.

    Kentucky state law requires any voter who wishes to change voter registration and also vote in that partys upcoming primary election be registered with a new party by Dec. 31 of the preceding year. The deadline also affects candidates who wish to switch political party affiliation and run in their new partys primary election.

  • Man gets 20 years on drug charges

    A judge has upheld the sentence of a man who turned down an offer of probation in favor of a jury trial in which he was found guilty.

    Danny Dale Burress, 49, of 4450 Speck Ridge Road in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George last Tuesday for sentencing. George upheld the jury's recommendation of 20 years.

  • Court to apply for jail loan

    If the County comes up short on footing the bill for jail startup costs, it now has a way to come up with the money.

    At last week's special Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave their approval to apply for a loan from the Kentucky Association of Counties to pay for jail startup costs.

  • Lewis representatives visit CU

    Congressman Ron Lewis' representatives met with leaders from Team Taylor County, education and business at Campbellsville University last week to discuss projects and issues of importance to the community. Pictured are, from left: Dr.