Today's News

  • Wright celebrates birthday

    Mason Wright celebrated his eighth birthday on Feb. 22 at Holiday Inn Express with a pool party. Pictured are, from left: Shawn Lamkin, Ben Leitchfield, Caleb Southern, Blake Herron, Trent Jones, Bradyn Wright, Mason, Evan Davis, Marcus Moore, Treyce Mattingly, Brandon Florence and Ty Jones.

  • Crystal ball sees Carolina over UCLA

    It's happened once, twice, maybe three times during its previous 22-year trial-and-error run on the national tournament scene.

    The old crystal ball was wiped off and made his/her/its picks just after the selection committee revealed the 65 teams on Sunday night.

    It's one of those deals that the crystal ball normally changes the January picks for the entire year and this March is no different.

    The crystal ball's picks in January of Kansas, Memphis, North Carolina and UCLA to make the Final Four were exactly the number-one seeds the committee tabbed on Sunday.

  • Property transfers for March 20

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

    Max E. and Jane H. Sutton of Steeplechase Drive in Campbellsville to Willand Properties LLC of Spring House Road in Campbellsville, Lot 15 of the Western Estate Subdivision, $69,500.

    Walter and Wanda Swafford of Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville to Tom and Mildred C. Myles of Happy Hills Drive in Campbellsville, Lot 6, 7 and 8 of the Happy Hill Subdivision, $69,500.

  • Man pleads not guilty to federal charges

    The former Campbellsville man who police say used his Myspace page to lure an underage girl into sexual activity has pleaded not guilty in federal court.

    Timothy Scott Richerson, 39, of Greensburg entered his plea in United States District Court on Friday. He was taken into custody following his hearing before United States District Court Senior Judge Karl S. Forester.

    Richerson was indicted on charges of using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity earlier this month.

  • Hobby turns into potential future for teen

    With just a pencil, Kim Parker can make a blank page come to life.

    "They are so real," says Taylor County High School Guidance Counselor Dana Young, while looking at a portrait Parker did of Young's three children.

    She said she was overwhelmed when Parker brought her the finished portraits.

    "It just gave me cold chills, to be honest. I was proud of her."

  • Open government is good government

    The early leaders of our country held widely divergent views on many topics, but their writings reflect a common appreciation of the importance of the right to know. These leaders recognized that in order for the new democracy to survive, public access was essential. As James Madison wrote: "[A] people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

  • CU graduate student named best singer in Kentucky

    Ashley Sidebottom

    Campbellsville University

    Marcelo Ferreira, a graduate student at Campbellsville University from Brazil, was named the best singer in Kentucky in a preliminary round of a national singing competition March 7.

    The National Association of Teachers of Singing hosts an artist awards competition for singers at the state, region and national levels every two years in conjunction with NATS conferences.

    The association kicked off its 40th biennial competition in February, with the preliminary round for Kentucky at Georgetown College on Friday, March 7.

  • Akridge-Lawson

    Gretchen Leigh Akridge of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Adam Shane Lawson of Coxs Creek, Ky., were married on Saturday, Oct. 20 at South Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    Bro. James Durham performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Cheryl Akridge of Campbellsville.

    The groom is the son of JC and Peggy Lawson, also of Campbellsville.

  • Community Trust gives to Hiestand House

    Community Trust Bank recently donated $1,000 to the Jacob Hiestand House Museum. Ricky Sparkman makes the check presentation to Betty Jane Gorin-Smith.

  • 'Fessing up to our sins

    Just when you may have thought you finally had a handle on the seven deadly sins - lust, gluttony, avarice (greed), sloth, anger, envy and pride - the Vatican added seven more.

    Although Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, said there's nothing new under the sun, it seems not even he imagined these "new" sins.

    Now, along with all the soul-corrupting and relationship-destroying sins that 14th century Dante described during his account of a visit to hell in his "Divine Comedy," we can now include sins against the environment as being particularly egregious.