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Today's News

  • Property transfers for Jan. 3

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

    Ella Frances Murphy of Handley Street in Campbellsville to Carolyn Marcum Morris of Old Spurlington Road in Campbellsville, Mary Thomas of Calvary Road in Campbellsville, Diane Bland of Wise Road in Campbellsville, Betty Burris of Orange Valley Circle Road in Russell Springs and Billy Murphy of Crawford Street in Campbellsville, Lot 2 of the Lynn Acres Subdivision, love and affection, fair market value $45,000.

  • Public record for Jan. 3

    Traffic

    Melissa G. Bagby, 38, of Greenbriar Drive in Campbellsville, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $2,935.30, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 90 days; driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, six months in jail probated for 24 months.

    Juan J. Barrera, 43, of Old Summersville Road in Campbellsville, no operator's/moped license, $238; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $500.

  • An unhealthy look at smoking ban

    I don't smoke. I never have, and the fact that when I pass by someone who is smoking I suffer a mild asthmatic reaction means I never will. Also, there's that whole cancer thing. That's kind of a bummer.

    I'm by no means a healthy man. I eat only fatty foods and steer clear of fruits and vegetables - except for strawberry pies and baked potatoes loaded with butter, sour cream and more butter.

  • Local briefs

    Smoking ordinance committee meeting cancelled

    The smoking ordinance committee meeting scheduled for 5 o'clock today [Thursday] at Nunery Law Office has been cancelled. The committee has asked for more time to review new information on the issue, according to City Clerk Cary Colvin.

    The committee was appointed by Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen to discuss a smoking ordinance.

    The meeting has not been rescheduled.

    Tobacco growers meeting set for Jan. 16

  • Casey girls, E-town boys first at Classic

    Casey County waltzed through the girls' tournament while Elizabethtown upended Taylor County for the boys' title in the 13th Annual Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic last week at Campbellsville High School.

    The Lady Rebels won their three games by a total of 85 points, which included a 57-31 triumph over Clinton County in the championship tilt.

    Taylor County's Lady Cardinals finished third for the fourth consecutive year while the Lady Eagles of Campbellsville went 0-3.

  • It was indeed a Classic

    Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some, but for Campbellsville High, which hosted its 13th basketball tournament during the holiday break, it was another great run of basketball entertainment.

    Sixteen teams, three days, 24 games, 42 hours of basketball.

    The tournament committee led by Campbellsville High Coach Tim Davis, Athletics Director Jim Hardy and a host of volunteers did an excellent job of moving things along. Thirteen years is a good foundation for success.

  • Medicare charges dismissed

    Federal charges against a local man accused of Medicare fraud have been dismissed.

    Campbellsville resident and business owner Donald James was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2006 on 20 counts of Medicare fraud.

    According to a press release from the office of D

    According to the indictment, James allegedly defrauded Medicare, a federal health care program, by offering and paying kickbacks in exchange for referrals of Medicare patients to his business.

    The crimes were allegedly committed on 20 occasions

  • Elizabethtown choir rehearsals scheduled

    To start this election year properly, the Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir is inviting all area singers to join in an eight-week community project entitled "My Neighbor's Keeper."

    The program is celebrating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln as a hero of freedom from slavery. It also focuses on the need for a national restoration fulfilled through God's revelation through scriptures, as well as for responsible citizenship. Black musicians are especially encouraged to add their vocal colors to this unusual community project.

  • Annual MLK celebration set for Jan. 20

    The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, hosted by the Ecumenical Ministerial Alliance of Campbellsville, will be Sunday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m.

    The celebration will be at the Ransdell Chapel on the Campbellsville University campus.

    Before the celebration, the annual march will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Campbellsville Middle School. The march will end at the Ransdell Chapel.

    The guest preacher for the worship service will be the Rev. Jacqueline King. She is the pastor of Stoner Memorial AME Zion Church in Louisville.

  • 2007 Sports year in review

    The sports year was happy and sad on the local front as coach Donna Wise retired and Ginger Colvin took the reigns.

    Some things also remained about the same as Taylor County High's softball and baseball teams continued to rack up district crowns, Campbellsville's baseball team kept rolling in the All "A" and Campbellsville University men's basketball, baseball and softball stayed in the national championship hunt.

    Here's just a sampling of what happened in 2007 on the local sports scene.

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