Today's News

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville men have been charged with selling drugs in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    - Gary Paris, 46, of 475 Pembroke Lane was charged with first-degree selling oxycodone. Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, Paris could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

  • Priest returns from mission to Haiti

    After learning that an earthquake had struck the capital of Haiti and left thousands of casualties in its wake, Father James Bromwich says his reaction was simple. He had to help.

    "I knew I had to go," he said. "I took it in prayer and it was confirmed."

    The earthquake left more than 200,000 people dead with countless injured and more than a million displaced.

    Campbellsville residents have pitched in with relief efforts by hosting drives to collect money, peanut butter, clothing and other items.

  • Need for heating assistance is up.

    It has been a long, cold winter for some local residents.

    Need is up 50 percent this year for Lake Cumberland Community Action's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program's crisis component.

    The crisis part of the program, which began Jan. 4, helps people who have received an electricity/natural gas disconnect notice or who are within four days of running out of coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, wood or coal.

    So far this year, there have been 712 applications approved for a total of $135,367 in aid, according to LeAnne Sutton, outreach specialist.

  • Attorneys general take on Topix

    Two attorneys general, including Kentucky's Jack Conway, are taking on what they call unfair policies of the Web site topix.com.

    According to a news release from Conway's office, Conway and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal sent a joint letter to Topix CEO Chris Tolles on Thursday, Feb. 11 asking him to provide information regarding the Web site's policies dealing with abusive posts that violate the site's terms of service.

  • Cookies are coming

    Fresh from the bakery, Girl Scout cookies are in. Beginning this week, nearly 300,000 boxes of cookies will be distributed to Girl Scout troops for delivery.

    When Cookie Week ends on Saturday, more than a million boxes will be on their way to customers.

    Local Girl Scouts will start setting up cookie booths on Sunday, Feb. 21.

    Cookie lovers can also place orders online at www.kyanags.org/cookie_contact.

  • Orchestra of Sound

    Sounds of the 19th and 20th centuries filled Ransdell Chapel on Friday night.

    The third event of the 2009-2010 Central Kentucky Arts Series featured the music of the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin.

    Conductor Misha Rachlevsky created the group, which is based in Moscow. Rachlevsky began studying and playing the violin when he was 5 and continued in the Soviet Union until 1973. He lived and worked on three continents until arriving in the United States three years later where he became active in chamber music.

  • CU Baptist campus ministry to host dinner theater

    Campbellsville University's Baptist Campus Ministry will host its 16th annual dinner theater Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in Winters Dining Hall.

    The dinner theater is an event BCM organizes to bring in students, faculty, staff, family and friends to raise awareness and funds to support CU student mission work, according to Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries.

    Pavy said the dinner theater is a night that BCM council members plan themselves.

    "They each find ways to use their creative talents to glorify God and fellowship with others," he said.

  • Septic system grants available for a limited time

    For a limited time, Taylor County's low-income homeowners can apply for a PRIDE grant to replace a failing septic system or straight pipe. The PRIDE grants will pay for installation of a septic system or connection to a public sewer system, if one runs by the home.

    "These grants are for homeowners who want to do the right thing but can't afford a septic system or sewer connection," Karen Engle, who heads the nonprofit PRIDE organization, stated in a news release.

  • Show me the money!

    It's an easy decision, she says, if it can help a child suffering from cancer.

    Campbellsville University Head Volleyball Coach Amy Eckenfels will shave her head in Louisville next month to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

    And many others in the Taylor County community will also shed their locks to raise money for children's cancer research.

    Eckenfels, who currently has long hair, said she has always wanted to participate since her father has been involved with a St. Baldrick's team in Louisville for about six years.

  • CU completes season regular-season hoop sweep over Lindsey Wilson

    The last nine years have been rough in the Highway 55 rivalry for Campbellsville University, but the eighth-ranked Tigers started the new decade off strong Thursday, downing the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders 66-61 in front of a packed Powell Athletic Center crowd.

    The win completed the first men’s and women’s basketball regular-season sweep in the rivalry for CU since 2001.