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Family has history of success at World Tobacco Auction Championship; family revisits auction site recently

For Kesslers, auctioneering is in the blood

By Bobby Brockman

 

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John Kessler claimed the title of World Champion Tobacco Auctioneer championship in 1987, and was honored again on Oct. 13 as JTI (Japan Tobacco International) sponsored the Harvest Jubilee in Danville, Virginia.

The 1987 contest consisted of 70 of the world’s top 100 tobacco auctioneers. There was a preliminary round before the final mock round auction. A panel of five judges, made up of warehouse men and others from the industry, determined the winner.

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'We compare our students nationally, not just at the state level.'

KCA test scores top national averages

By Zac Oakes

 

Kentucky Christian Academy recently received its test scores from the spring of 2017, and KCA students scored well-above national averages in the subjects of reading, language, and math.

KCA Administrator Lori Eubank said she is very proud of the students and teachers at KCA for the test scores.

“These are good results and I am proud of our students and teachers,” Eubank said. “But we are always looking to improve and get better as well… Overall I am really proud of what we do here.”

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Haunted Maze will take place Oct. 21, Oct. 27, and Oct. 28

Dates and times for Haunted Corn Maze announced

By The Staff

 

Dates and times for the Haunted Corn Maze at Green River Lake State Park have been announced from the Kentucky Department of Parks. 

The maze will be open Oct. 21, Oct. 27, and Oct. 28. Children will be admitted from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults will be admitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Admission is $5 per person. 

Proceeds from Oct. 21 will benefit the Mark Twain Shriners Club of Kosair. Proceeds from Oct. 27 and 28 will go toward Phi Alpha Theta at Campbellsville University. 

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Shawn A. Cochran escaped from custody Monday evening

Cochran arrested at Lucky Vista Motel

By The Staff

UPDATE: The Taylor County Sheriff's Office reports that Shawn Cochran was arrested at the Lucky Vista Hotel By Campbellsville Police and Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies at 12:45 p.m. today. 

Kentucky State Police troopers and local law enforcement have ended a search for an individual that escaped from law enforcement custody Monday evening.

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Carney awarded MVP award by State Chamber

Carney speaks on pensions, education at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

By Zac Oakes

State Rep. John “Bam” Carney (R-Campbellsville) was the featured speaker at last week’s Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.

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Carney spoke about several of the happenings in Frankfort. He mentioned the charter school legislation (HB 520) and said that it was one of the toughest experiences he has had as a legislator.

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One man was injured and flown to the University of Louisville Hospital

Campbellsville Police investigating shooting on Carnation Street

By The Staff

Campbellsville Police responded to a call of a shooting on Carnation Street Monday night.

According to a CPD report, officers responded to a call at 6:15 p.m. Monday night regarding a possible gunshot victim at 234 Carnation Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that 34-year-old Todd Brown had sustained a single gunshot wound.

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Andrew Campbell Grist Mill dedicated

Bicentennial celebrated with time capsule

By Zac Oakes

 

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Last Thursday was the culmination of several weeks of anticipation for city officials, Bicentennial Committee members, and several other community members, as there was an official dedication ceremony for the Andrew Campbell Grist Mill and the burial of a time capsule.

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'We fly a flag every day in front of the American Legion'

Retiring Old Glory

By Moreland Jeff

 

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More than 100 American flags, which were worn and tattered after a long period of flying proudly, were retired Saturday morning at the Edwards O’Banion American Legion Post in Campbellsville.

Members of the American Legion, along with other guests, including the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, gathered to provide a proper retirement for the flags.

Pat Keefe, who serves as adjutant finance officer for Post 82, said the post last performed such a ceremony about four or five years ago.

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Each of the three arrests involved different crimes

Sheriff's Office makes three arrests Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning

By The Staff

 

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The Taylor County Sheriff's Office has made three arrests in connection with three different crimes. The arrests took place Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, according to TCSO reports. 

The Taylor County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in connection with a burglary that occurred Saturday morning at Big Al's Gun Shop. According to the report, the arrest occurred at 7:52 p.m. Erik J. Sanders, 18, of Union Church Road in Columbia, was arrested and faces first-degree burglary charges. 

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The charges come after a nine-month investigation by multiple agencies

Two Campbellsville residents face charges in drug investigation

By Zac Oakes

Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested and face multiple charges following a nine-month investigation into fraudulent obtaining and distribution of prescription drugs. 

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Kori Posey, 32, and Donald R. Thompson, 36, both of Wickliffe Avenue in Campbellsville, were listed in a Kentucky State Police report as being involved in the investigation. Posey was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Thompson has been lodged at TCDC since Aug. 21, according to the detention center’s website. 

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