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Today's News

  • Property transfers for Jan. 10

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

    Brandon J. and Kelly Dillard of North Jackson Street in Campbellsville to Sheldon Jeffries and Shirley Jeffries, by and through her attorney in fact, Sheldon Jeffries, of Carnation Street in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the north side of Walnut Street, $6,000.

    Leslie and Lamanda Newcomb of Campbellsville to Brandon J. and Kelly Dillard of North Jackson in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the east side of Hodgenville Road, $12,500.

  • St. Catharine College announces dean's list, president's list

    St. Catharine College recently announced its list of students who have achieved extraordinary academic success for the fall 2007 semester.

    The dean's list includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.999. The president's list includes students who had a perfect 4.0 during the semester.

    Students from Taylor County who were on the dean's list included: Amanda Shaw and Sherry Clark.

    Students from Taylor County on the president's list were: Hannah Cox and Christopher Smith.

  • A crash course in safety

    Traffic citations were up and fatal crashes were down in Taylor County last year.

    Six people died in six crashes in Taylor County in 2007. In 2006, seven people died in five crashes.

    Though only a slight drop, it continues the downward trend since local traffic deaths peaked in 2005 when 13 people died. Four people died on Taylor County roads in 2004 and 2003.

    Traffic fatalities are down statewide as well. Last year, 852 people died on Kentucky highways, according to a Kentucky State Police release, 61 fewer than in 2006.

  • First United Methodist to host Celebrate Recovery

    First United Methodist Church is planning a Celebrate Recovery Program, with a new session set to begin Thursday, Feb. 7.

    Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program designed for those 18 years and older.

    The program's philosophy is that "no one has not experienced some problem that has limited them in achieving all that God wants them to be." The program allows participants to focus on the future rather than wallow in past mistakes and painful memories.

  • Public record for Jan. 10

    Traffic

    Christopher J. Dickens, 18, of Osage Avenue in Campbellsville, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol being less than 21, $238, zero tolerance program, license suspended for 30 days.

    Joe B. Mays, 18, of Greensburg Road in Campbellsville, speeding, $168.

    Stella R. Mardis, 39, of Greensburg Road in Campbellsville, driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, dismissed.

    Roscoe F. Beard, 70, of Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Students judge decorating contest

    Kentucky Christian School's fifth graders were guest judges for Amazon's Christmas decorating contest.

  • Why not dream big?

    I'm a big planner. I have lists everywhere, at home, at work, in the car, you name it. Most of those lists, though, are for everyday things I don't want to forget.

    But I also have a "Someday" list. Someday ... I want to travel to Europe. Someday ... I'd like to take a cruise. Someday ... I'll clean out the basement.

    Who doesn't have a list like that, even if it's not written down on paper?

  • Newest safety net is promising

    Thanks to technology, our families will soon be safer.

    A new "One Call Now" program, already in use at some local schools, will notify us by telephone in the event of an emergency in Taylor County.

    The one-call system can send a pre-recorded message to as many as 5,000 phone numbers in a minute's time. In less than 10 minutes, all of Taylor County could be warned of an approaching storm.

  • Students attend KYA winter convention

    Recently, 23 students from Campbellsville Middle School ventured to Louisville to take part in the annual three-day Kentucky Youth Assembly Winter Conference.

    This is the largest student in government program in the United States, and it allows students from across Kentucky the chance to debate the current issues facing youth and government.

  • The Joymakers celebrate 50 years in gospel music

    Staff Report

    The Joymakers are celebrating their 50th anniversary of playing gospel music.

    Founded by Buddy Lowe of Greensburg in 1957, the Joymakers have traveled all across Kentucky and nationally from Florida to Wisconsin and Virginia to Iowa in their 50 years together.

    Original members included Lowe, Joe Tommy Hughes, Garland Milby, Bill Bradshaw and Betty Jo Larimore, who played the piano.

    Lowe said that in the group's early days, church music rarely featured instruments other than the piano.

    "In those days, you didn't use guitar and drums."