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Today's News

  • Cox celebrates birthday

    Benjamin Shaw Cox, son of Benji and Kara Cox of Newnan, Ga., was 1 year old on Dec. 29. He had a celebration with friends and family. He is the grandson of Mike and Peggy Ware and Barry and Lucy Cox, all of Campbellsville, and Doug and Jamie Withers of Bonita Springs, Fla. He also has a big brother, Peyton Back.

  • CU searches for art scholarship recipients

    Campbellsville University is searching for talented high school seniors to compete for two art scholarships worth a total of $12,000.

    The university's annual art scholarship competition and workshop will be Saturday, April 5 beginning at 9 a.m. in room 100 of the new art building across from Gosser Fine Arts Center on campus.

    Performance grant scholarships will also be awarded to other students who might not be chosen for the competitive art scholarships.

  • Public record for March 6

    Traffic

    Todd Adams, 44, of Cheyenne Drive in Campbellsville, driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, failure to produce insurance card, failure to or improper signal, proof filed, dismissed; failure to wear seat belts, $25.

    James E. Adcock, 36, of Reids Chapel Road in Campbellsville, failure to wear seat belts, license to be in possession, dismissed; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, $638, $400 probated, defendant now has insurance.

  • KCS Honor Roll

    Kentucky Christian School has released its honor roll for the fourth sixth-week grading period. Students listed follow.

    All A's

    First grade - Ben Bertram, Makayla Dicken, Jacob Eads, Larkin Floyd, Jeffery Nolley, Treyton Steele and Shelby Wilds.

    Second grade - Sydnee Beard, Mattison Blakeman, Geoff Bruns, Kaylee Burton, Kate Cheatham, Jack Ford, Cole Frazier, Faith Gaddis, Layton Hord, Samuel Kessler, Peter Lowe, Caleb Pace and Kendall Roller.

    Third grade - Brandi Blakeman, Will Miller, Cory Pace and Roger Dale Witham.

  • Clerk audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the Taylor County Clerk's office for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006.

    The audit found County Clerk Mark Carney's financial statement to fairly represent the revenues, expenses and excess fees of the Taylor County Clerk's Office.

    Luallen's audit states the Clerk's office lacks adequate segregation of duties. During the review of internal controls, the audit states, Luallen noted that the Clerk's office lacks segregation of duties involving receipts and disbursements.

  • Tax time is here

    With tax season well underway, local tax preparers are fielding one common question, "How much will I get?"

    But people aren't asking about tax refunds. Instead, they are curious about the federal Economic Stimulus Act, which is expected to offer 1.8 million Kentucky families a tax rebate.

    "I'm getting a lot of questions about it," said Charles Phillips of Phillips Tax Service. "People need to understand that if you do nothing, you lose $300."

    That's one thing some people are not aware of, according to Shirley Buckner of Wise, Buckner, Sprowles & Associates.

  • Birth Announcements

    Casey and Jobey Lynn Baker of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, William Wesley, at 5:09 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Steve and Sherri Williams, John and Missy McKinley and Mike and Linda Baker.

    Great-grandparents are Amel and Carolyn Baker, Betty Bennett, and Mildred and Jesse Manasco.

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  • Author has ties to Campbellsville

    Those searching for a good book to read might just find themselves picking up one written by a Campbellsville native.

    Janna McMahan's book "Calling Home" was published last month, a story set in a small town in Kentucky.

    McMahan, who was born and raised in Campbellsville, graduated from Taylor County High School in 1981.

    After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1986, McMahan married Kentucky native Mark Cotterill and moved to South Carolina. She and her husband have a daughter, Madison.

    "Calling Home" centers around McMahan's main character, Virginia.

  • Preparing for the worst

    "Rescue. Can anyone hear me?"

    The loud voices of National Guard members searching for victims echoed throughout the area of trees, wrecked vehicles and other debris.

    National Guard members - including two from Campbellsville's unit - participated in training exercises last week to learn techniques to search for people who need rescuing.

    National Guard members met at the Kentucky Fire-Rescue Area 14 Training Center on Old Greensburg Road on Friday to participate in a day full of classroom discussion, mock rescue missions and field exercises.

  • Tucker-Green

    Ashley Brooke Tucker and David Matthew Green, both of Brentwood, Tenn., exchanged wedding vows on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Daufuskie Island Resort in South Carolina.

    Dr. Clarence Edmondson performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Jim and Debbie Miller and Ivan and Carol Tucker, all of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Lucy Tucker of Campbellsville and the late Ivan Tucker and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Furkin.