Today's News

  • Public record for Dec. 20


    Donna M. Sebastian, no age or address given, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $148; owner permitted another to operate motor vehicle without required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

    William E. Thompson, 47, of Bowman Street in Campbellsville, disregarding stop sign, dismissed; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $663, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 90 days.

  • Antsy for Christmas

    Is there nothing more agonizing for a child than waiting for Christmas to arrive? I remember when my sister, two brothers and I would alternate between agony and ecstasy every December as we anticipated the arrival of Christmas.

    With each day's waiting more torturous than the next, we would put on our David Seville and the Chipmunks album on the hi-fi and commiserate with them as they pleaded, "Please, Christmas, don't be late!"

  • CU tabs Thomas to guide Tiger grid fortunes

    Campbellsville University introduced Perry Thomas as its new head football coach in a press conference Friday morning.

    "The winning starts today," said Thomas in accepting his first collegiate head football coaching position.

  • Thomas' hiring makes you feel like life is good

    Just when you feel like life's not fair, something happens to make you realize it might not be that bad after all.

    Jim Deaton is a good man. But, that didn't help the Campbellsville University football Tigers who finished the 2007 season with a 0-10 worksheet.

    Just like winning became a habit during some of the Ron Finley era, finding ways to lose have been prevalent the last several games at CU.

    Deaton resigned last month, feeling and hoping someone else could take control and bring the Tiger football program out of its doldrums.

  • Youth attend keyboard festival

    Lizzy Cox and Cameron Jeffries attended the Kentucky Music Teachers Association State Convention at Centre College on Oct. 20. They participated in the Elementary Audition Workshop, which consisted of playing two memorized piano pieces for an adjudicator. They also performed at a recital later that afternoon. Cox and Jeffries were eligible for the event because they had received a superior rating at the CKMTA Keyboard Festival last spring. They are pictured with their piano instructor, Beth Cochran.

  • Public record for Dec. 17

    Small Claims Filed

    07-S-125, filed 10/19/07; Tim Davis and Dave McDaniel of Hoops Lane in Campbellsville v. Caitlyn Cowherd of South Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for rent and damages, $725 and $91 in court costs.

    07-S-132, filed 11/07/07; Samuel Todd Spalding of West Main Street in Lebanon v. Lewis M. Cox of North Vine Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for legal services rendered, $1,500 and $41 in court costs.

  • Tobacco not as high quality as usual

    Yields are up, but quality is down. That's the story for Taylor County's latest tobacco crop, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.

    "This is probably the worst quality we've had in 30 years due to the curing season," Hardesty said. "This year we had a dry, low humidity, so tobacco dried rather than cured."

    The result was a yellowish color, Hardesty said, a symptom seen statewide. Manufacturers prefer a darker, chocolate color.

    "The manufacturers say they smoke and burn better," Hardesty said.

  • Why free speech is on thin ice

    "Rumor is a pipe

    Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures,

    And of so easy and so plain to stop

    That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,

    The still-discordant wavering multitude,

    Can play upon it."

    - Shakespeare's King Henry the Fourth, Part II

    Shakespeare scribbled his thoughts more than 400 years ago. Do you think he had any clue what the Internet would do to bolster a society hungry for prose, information and blatant hatred?

  • Police briefs

    Willisburg man arrested in Campbellsville on car theft charges

    A Willisburg man was arrested and charged with auto theft after the car he allegedly stole was found in Campbellsville.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy, a Jericho Road resident reported her 1999 Dodge Intrepid missing on Dec. 11. Her cell phone, some cash and cigarettes were inside.

  • Campbellsville University sets new enrollment record

    Ashley Sidebottom

    Campbellsville University

    For the first time, Campbellsville University has exceeded 2,400 students, with a final head count of 2,405 for the fall 2007 semester.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, announced that the fall 2007 semester set yet another enrollment record, up from 2,181 total students in the spring.

    The total number of students in fall 2006 was 2,374.

    "Each semester more and more students are finding their calling here," Carter said.