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Today's News

  • City Schools need to go that extra mile

    We hear the words more often lately - budget cuts, recession, economic downturn. No one is sheltered from the ramifications - especially our government agencies that count on tax dollars to make ends meet.

    So, it comes as no real surprise that one of our school systems is looking at the possibility of raising the mileage fee it charges school groups for extracurricular trips.

    We can be relatively sure that there will be many more such proposals if budget cuts reach the level already being discussed in Frankfort.

    We don't have a problem with legitimate discussion.

  • Eight Tigers score in double figures during rout

    Eight players reached double-digit scoring on Saturday for the Campbellsville University Tigers as the NAIA's 10th ranked team defeated OSU-Mansfield 109-35 at home.

    Campbellsville, now 17-3 on the season, was led by the 15-point performances of Hristo Petkov and Troy Harris. Petkov also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.

    The Tigers were 16 of 27 from the three-point line and shot 57.5 percent from the field for the game. Campbellsville won the rebounding battle by a 47-23 margin and forced OSU-Mansfield into 25 turnovers.

  • Moriuchi earns more than 200 AR points

    Eito Moriuchi was honored with an award for earning more than 200 Accelerated Reader points so far during the 2007-2008 school year.

    Moriuchi is a student in Anthony Farris' fourth grade classroom at Campbellsville Elementary School.

  • Schools could face major cuts

    Seven percent or 12 percent. Neither option bodes well for public education.

    Preparing his budget with what he says is a major shortfall, Gov. Steve Beshear has requested that Education Commissioner Jon Draud submit proposals to cut 12 percent of the Kentucky Department of Education's general budget for fiscal year 2009 or 7 percent from the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky fund.

    SEEK funding is based on a formula that treats school districts equally, taking into account local revenues, student demographics and other variables.

  • Country Music Stampede changes name

    The Double Nickel, formerly the Country Music Stampede, is available to rent for wedding receptions, birthday parties, reunions and more.

    The building features all new seating, and a band is available for special functions.

    The entertainment business recently changed its name to reflect the change in its music. The Wranglers, the band that operates The Double Nickel, have begun playing mostly southern rock as well as still offering some country music.

  • Man involved in one-vehicle collision charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man was involved in a one-vehicle collision on Saturday and later arrested and charged with DUI.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Lawrence Walsh, David W. Brewer, 34, of 557 Warren Road was involved in an injury collision on Cave Road.

    The report states Brewer passed out while driving his 2001 Ford Explorer around a curve. Brewer then struck a mailbox, vaulted and then came to a rest on the left side of the vehicle.

  • Waste Connection donates bicycles

    Waste Connections Inc. recently donated 20 bicycles to Taylor Fiscal Court, which then donated the bicycles to children in Taylor County through the Holiday Helpline.

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Waste Connections donated the bicycles to each county in which it provides garbage pickup service.

  • TCMS honor roll

    Taylor County Middle School has released its honor roll for the third six-week grading period.

    Students listed are:

    Sixth grade

    4.0 - Caroline Alexander, Andrea Blakeman, Kendra Bland, Shelby Carney, Candace Cave, Sara Clark, Madeira Curry, Geri Dooley, Amber Green, Michael Hart, Megan Hedgespeth, Tiffany Lawson, Sarah Litchfield, Zoe Lockard, Karissa Mings, Hayley Moss, Elijah Myers, Rebecca Orberson, Alexa Parker, Sarah Sanders, Miranda Scott, Noah Scott, Christa Thomas, Mitchell Tinnell, Joshua Tucker, Landon Walker, Caleb Wigginton and Raquel Williams.

  • Sprowles named partner with Wise, Buckner, Sprowles

    Jeff Sprowles has become a partner with Wise, Buckner, Sprowles and Associates, 301 E. Main St.

    He is a 1998 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College with a degree in accounting. He was licensed to practice public accounting in 1999. Before joining Wise, Lee & Buckner in January 2007, he was employed at the accounting firm of White & Co., PSC in Lebanon and managed his own practice in Campbellsville.

    Sprowles and his wife, Patricia, reside in Campbellsville and have two sons, Sean and Austin.

  • Hope by the cupful

    The day my husband's hope shattered I heard the crash and came running.

    He was in the kitchen replacing the fluorescent light bulbs over the sink, and when he went to put back the plastic cover, it slipped from his hands and fell, hitting his favorite coffee cup that was on the counter.

    The cup went sailing and hit the tile floor, breaking into too many pieces to put back together.

    Yeah, yeah. It's just a coffee cup and doesn't warrant such melodrama.

    But it does.