Today's News

  • A new wrinkle on aging

    It's Monday, April 14, 2008. On this date 60 years ago, Momma lay down her washboard long enough to give birth to a future keyboarder.

    Apparently, a lot of other mommas across America were doing the same thing. They say some 330 of us Baby Boomers turn 60 every hour.

    You may not realize how close some of us came to not being here at all.

    A.C. Kinsey came out with a book, "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" in 1948. Some days I've wished it had been published in 1947, and Momma had gotten hold of a copy.

  • Crain is certified as 2nd degree in REIKI

    Chief instructor and owner-operator of Crain's Taekwondo Academy Michael A. Crain received his second degree in REIKI, being attuned to the Usui system of natural healing in accordance with the Usui Shiki Ryoho Tradition.

    Crain was certified on Saturday, March 22 in Lexington, from Reiki Master Samara Anjelae.

    Crain's Taekwondo Academy is located at 117 S. Central Ave.

  • Are you registered?

    Those wishing to help decide the next president or whether to allow Campbellsville restaurants to serve alcohol have only two more days to register to vote in the May Primary.

    Voter registration books will be closed at 4:30 on Monday. Those who haven't registered to vote must do so at Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney's office by Monday. Registration cards that are mailed in must be postmarked no later than April 21.

  • Students shouldn't have to pay for financial aid information

    With graduation just around the corner, many high school seniors are thinking about college and financial aid.

    While there are a number of options for seniors and their parents to learn about the various forms of financial assistance available, Taylor County High School Guidance Counselor Dana Young encourages students to talk to their counselors or someone at the college of their choice.

  • Screening at Green River Lake Dam to begin next week

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin exploratory drilling at Green River Lake Dam this next week.

    The drilling will continue throughout the spring and into the summer.

    The Corps of Engineers annually inspects its reservoir dams, with a more thorough inspection occurring every five years. A recent screening of Green River Lake Dam determined that additional screening was necessary to assess the current condition of the 40-year-old dam. Soil and rock samples will be taken of the area for laboratory testing.

  • Campbellsville man arrested in Hodgenville

    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged with several traffic offenses in Hodgenville last week.

    Richard K. Rakes, 18, of Fairview Drive in Campbellsville was charged with speeding, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and three counts of second-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to police, Rakes was clocked driving 103 mph in a 55 mph zone on Lincoln Parkway on April 11. Rakes had three teenage passengers in his vehicle.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County jail and will be arraigned in LaRue District Court.

  • Public record for April 17


    William H. Turner, 62, of Coakley Street in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Jeremy L. Vaughn, 25, of Cottage Court in Campbellsville, improper start from parked position, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Brian J. Vavrek, 23, of Sano Road in Columbia, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Sonja Annette Vitatoe, 38, of Hickory Lane in Russell Springs, speeding, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • UPDATETwo die in KY 210 crash

    Two people are dead following a two-vehicle crash on KY 210 at about 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department report, Eddie A. Propes, 54, of Yosemite was driving a 1998 Isuzu cab and box truck east on KY 210 when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 1994 Peterbilt tractor trailer driven by Timothy L. Alley, 41, of Columbia. Propes' truck caught fire after the collision.

  • Early Days


    April 23, 2008

    Julie Wright will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception given in her honor on Sunday.

    Anthony Humphress has been named an admissions assistant for the 1998-1999 year at Transylvania University.

    Members of the Campbellsville High School Future Homemakers of America went to Louisville for the state meeting April 6-9.

    Boy Scout Troop 359 went on an Easter Bunny hike on April 11, covering 10.3 miles along with Windy Eastridge and North Loop trails at Green River Lake State Park.

  • Forcht Bank names new board member

    Forcht Bank announced recently the selection of Fran Fuson to the group's board of directors.

    Fuson has been employed with Forcht Bank for more than 15 years and currently serves as the bank's chief credit officer, overseeing all lending functions for the bank. Before coming to Forcht Bank, Fuson worked as a national bank examiner with the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, Birmingham.

    Fuson, a native of Williamsburg now living in Lexington, is a graduate of the University of the Cumberlands and the Graduate School of Commercial Lending at the University of Oklahoma.