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Today's News

  • Farmers continue to seek changes for future tobacco crops

    Central Kentucky tobacco farmers have held three meetings since December because they aren't happy with the contract offered by Philip Morris for the 2008 crop.

    At the most recent meeting, Feb. 7, they learned from the farmers they elected to represent them that that contract probably won't change.

    "We finally got feedback from Philip Morris," Bernie Cave told the audience last week. "It's not what we wanted to hear."

  • Campbellsville Elementary names Soaring Eagles for January

    Campbellsville Elementary honored several students with the title Soaring Eagle during a Celebration Assembly in January.

    They are: Austin Chandler, Monica Walden, Priscilla Adams, Cody Garrett, Crystal Rattliff, Chanson Atkinson, Dezerae Hatfield, Missy VanOrder, Tahler Franklin, Alison McCullough, Chloe Holt, Abie Angel, Sierra Lynch, Madison Lewis, Alicia Grapevine, Taylor Grapevine, Bryce Brookins, Tanner Parks, Branden Greer, Ben Rafferty, Glenn Lamer, Jeremiah Jackson and Jaylah Tucker.

    These are the four basic criteria for Soaring Eagles at CES:

  • Property transfers for Feb. 14

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

    Paul H. Bodenhamer II and Shannon Wathen of Plainview Drive in Campbellsville to Fred Russell and Louise Russell Qualified Personal Residence Trust, by and through Jerry Russell, trustee, of Lone Valley Road in Campbellsville, Lots 72, 73, 74 and 75 of the Meadow Brook Subdivision, $102,000.

  • Students visit Frankfort for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Campbellsville Middle School's eighth-grade students and gifted/talented social studies students visited Frankfort to participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

    After a meal at O'Charley's, they toured the Kentucky History Museum. A live performance, "Nothing New for Easter" inspired by oral history accounts of a boycott staged in 1961, was presented to the group.

  • Winners announced in annual Valentine's Day love letters contest

    "Love is a wonderful thing. You never have to take it away from one person to give it to another. There's always more than enough to go around."

    -Pamela de Roy

    Whether it's the romantic love of sweethearts, the cherishing love of parents, or the loyal love of friends, we all have special people in our lives. But, sometimes, we forget to tell those people just how much they mean to us.

  • Grant money available for downtown businesses; deadline is March 1

    Downtown business owners now have the opportunity to receive state funding to improve their building facades.

    The City of Campbellsville and the Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission have announced a new program, called "Let's Paint the Town," that offers up to $3,000 for paint and paint supplies, exterior lighting, window replacement or treatments, signage and awnings, planter and materials for murals.

    Applications are available at Team Taylor County, located at 107 W. Broadway. The deadline to apply is March 1. Chosen applicants will be notified.

  • Simpson earns most DUI arrests award

    Campbellsville Police Officer Norman Simpson, right, was presented an award for making the most DUI arrests of any officer in Campbellsville and Taylor County in 2007. Simpson made 42 DUI arrests. Presenting the award is Deputy William Walsh, state representative for MADD Taylor County. The presentation was made during the MADD meeting on Tuesday.

  • School Board agrees to pay part of bus cost

    The Campbellsville Independent School Board has backed down on a request to increase the cost of bus trips for sports teams and other school groups by nearly 200 percent.

    Last month, the Board considered a proposal to increase the current rate of $1.30 per mile to $3.86 per mile.

    Transportation Director Donna Gaddis and Finance Director Gayle Newton told the Board last month that auditors from the Kentucky Department of Education had recommended the increase to cover costs.

  • Former Kentucky treasurer to speak at Lindsey Wilson

    With the 2008 election in high gear, Kentucky author and politician Jonathan Miller will speak at Lindsey Wilson College on 10 values essential to uniting America.

    Miller will speak about "The Compassionate Community: Ten Values to Unite America" at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, Feb. 19 in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

    His talk - which is free and open to the public - is part of the 2007-2008 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series and also the college's Lecture Series on Civic Engagement.

  • Public record for Feb. 14

    Traffic

    Ima L. Crain, 58, of Gupton Court in Campbellsville, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

    Lawrence W. Cravens, 37, of Greensburg Road in Buffalo, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $148.

    Rebecca A. Deweese, 28, of Cox Street in Campbellsville, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.