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Today's News

  • Proud parent of a soldier

    Watching our kids grow up, we always wonder what they will grow up to be. We try to help them, but eventually it will be their own decision. We can only hope and pray that they will make good choices as they get older.

    That brings me to Pfc. Montrell Durham. Montrell was a graduate of Campbellsville High School, where he played football. He liked playing, but as his father, I don't think he had the drive or motivation to be an outstanding player.

  • Mayor discusses annexation issue

    Several council members and I have been visiting with residents in the proposed annexation area this past week. Several good questions have been asked by the residents and I thought it may be useful to those who will be voting on this issue to know the questions and answers prior to the election:

    Will the school district change?

    No, the city and county school districts have nothing to do with the city limits.

    When will the sewer be installed?

  • Man pleads guilty to sex abuse charge

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl and may spend time in prison.

    Robert Elzie Followell, 39, of 3825 Raikes Hill Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

    Followell pleaded guilty to first-degree sex abuse. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

    According to court records, Followell was accused of grabbing and attempting to kiss a 14-year-old girl.

  • Scam hits community

    It may have started in Nigeria, but some Taylor County residents are feeling the effects in their pocketbooks.

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Department has received numerous complaints lately about counterfeit checks residents have received in the mail.

  • Cox Interior named manufacturer of the year

    A Campbellsville business has been named the top large manufacturer in the state of Kentucky.

    At an awards ceremony on Friday, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers announced that Cox Interior had been named the Manufacturer of the Year for large businesses.

    Linak of Louisville won in the mid-size business category and Wagstaff of Hebron won in the small business category.

    The awards were presented at KAM's annual awards luncheon and annual meeting in Louisville.

  • Schools a non-issue with annexation

    Someone somewhere said that information only brings us closer to our ignorance. Misinformation, it turns out, is far worse than some information, or no information at all.

    We find that to be true in national and state politics where, evidently, you can make all manner of claims without documentation. It's evidently becoming a more and more acceptable practice. It's a game of who can misinform better than the other guy.

    But misinformation certainly isn't isolated to national and state politics.

  • Cardinals roll over Caverna 55-12

    Taylor County High School celebrated Senior Night in style, posting a 55-12 football victory over Caverna on Friday.

    Junior tailback Chris Thomas shared in the spotlight as well, breaking Tommy Prow's single-season rushing record on his first run of the game.

    Needing only 11 yards to tie the record, Thomas went 47 yards to open the Cardinal scoring. Thomas added touchdown runs of 34 and 17 yards later in the contest and finished the night with 225 yards on 19 carries.

    The first quarter saw the Cardinal defense stand firm and allow the offense to build a 21-0 lead.

  • Glasgow shuts out Eagles 27-0

    Glasgow scored a touchdown in each quarter and pinned a 27-0 loss on visiting Campbellsville on Friday night.

    The Scotties (8-2) started the season and ended the regular-season campaign with four straight wins around losses to Green County and Russellville.

    Coach Bill Lindsey's troops used their powerhouse backfield of Blake Perkins, Corey Witcher and Lamar Howard to gain over 300 rushing yards.

  • Starting off on the right foot

    A new era in Lady Tiger basketball was anointed Friday night as first-year head coach Ginger Colvin notched her first collegiate coaching victory, 94-73 over Bethel College.

    Colvin replaced the legendary Hall of Fame coach Donna Wise, who retired after 32 years at the Lady Tiger helm.

    "Different people were doing well at different things," said Colvin, who also celebrated her 39th birthday on the same night. "What we lacked in some areas we picked up in others."

  • KCS students donate antibiotic ointment

    Kentucky Christian School student donated 285 tubes of antibiotic ointment to Village to Village Missions in Haiti. Pictured are, from left, front: Treyton Steele, C.J. Onyiri and Katie Cheatham. Back: Bryce Steele and Grant Cox.