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Today's News

  • Holmes, CU baseball, NASCAR means summer's close

    What could get much more American and summer-like than golf, baseball and stock car racing in February?

    NASCAR is one of the few sports that have its premier event at the first of the season. That takes place this Sunday when the Daytona 500 is run.

    This season's Sprint Cup, yes that's a change from last year's Nextel Cup, and the Nationwide Series, no longer the Busch Series, appear in the Feb. 14 sports section along with the list of Sprint Cup drivers and the previous winners at America's Greatest Race.

  • Osborne-King

    Dana Osborne and Ron King exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 15 in the gardens at Bally's in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The Rev. Anthony Mayberry performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Linda Thompson of Greensburg and Johnny Thompson of Mt. Sherman. She has two children, Jamie Foster and Nathan Foster.

    She is employed at the Green County Board of Education.

    The groom is the son of Marilyn Vipond of Greensburg and the late Jerry Vipond. He has two children, Holly King and Ian King.

    King works for Mid-Continental Restoration Co.

  • Campbellsville residents injured in Columbia crash

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured in a three-car collision Monday morning in Columbia.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, at about 9:14 a.m., William A. Murrell, 72, of Columbia pulled into the southbound lane of KY 55 in a 2001 Chevrolet pickup when a 2002 Mazda, driven by Marilyn Neuman, 54, of Campbellsville, struck his vehicle in the rear.

    Neuman's vehicle flipped several times, went airborne, and struck a 1997 Dodge being driven by Ricky Collins, 43, of Campbellsville. Collins was traveling north on KY 55.

  • 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.