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  • Happy Birthday, U.S. Constitution!


    It was a party, complete with a red carpet, snacks and music.

    Taylor County Elementary School hosted a celebration on Wednesday in honor of the U.S. Constitution's 227th birthday. The document was created on Sept. 17, 1787.

    The school's 200 fifth-grade students attended the celebration, which was also attended by guests Ben Franklin, portrayed by Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, and Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • Kentucky named houseboat capital of the world


  • Group plans mission trip to Haiti

    The goal is to serve God, feed children and create leaders.

    A group of 15 local residents, many from Campbellsville, will soon head to Haiti to help feed and teach children at an orphanage there.

    For all but one of those going, this will be their first mission trip.

    Earl Rodgers of Green River Memorial Baptist Church in Campbellsville is in charge of organizing the trip. Rodgers said many churches have banned together to make the trip happen.

  • Campbellsville man sentenced to 23 years in prison


    A Campbellsville man will spend 23 years in prison for sodomizing and abusing a child.

    In October, Charles Ray Shepperson, 40, of Layton Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with two counts of a sex-related crime and two counts each of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12.

  • Campbellsville man to serve 12 years in prison


    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young girl. He will serve 12 years in prison as punishment.

    In August 2011, George Henry Colvin, 43, of Shields Court, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with first-degree rape of a girl younger than 12, criminal attempt to commit first-degree rape of a girl younger than 12, first-degree sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Youth pitch in to build Habitat home


    The sound of pounding hammers echoes throughout the neighborhood.

    But the noise isn't coming from professional construction workers. It's coming from teenagers pitching in to help someone they might not even know.

    Campbellsville resident Tina G. Dishman has waited for nearly two years for her dream of getting a new home to become a reality.

  • Community gathers to honor firefighter


    Hundreds of people lined the streets of KY 210 and KY 55 on Saturday night to honor Tony Grider as his body was brought from University of Louisville Hospital to Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in Columbia.

    They held American flags, crossed their hearts and stood at attention.

    Many wore shirts made in honor of Grider and Alex Quinn, two of the four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters injured during an ALS ice bucket challenge on the Campbellsville University campus.

  • Firefighter funeral details released


    Funeral information for Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider has been released.

    Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday EDT at Columbia Christian Church in Columbia.

    Funeral will be Wednesday at noon EDT at the church.

    Surrounded by friends and family, Grider took his last breath Saturday afternoon.

    Grider’s death comes about a month after he and three other Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters were injured while helping with an ALS ice bucket challenge on the Campbellsville University campus.

  • Early retirement savings withdrawals can be costly

    During tough economic times, it’s tempting to forgo contributions to a retirement account or to even withdraw money from it.
    Some plans allow people to use these funds in case of a financial hardship. Although the option is available, tapping into retirement plans can lead to tough financial complications.
     The Better Business Bureau urges consumers to manage retirement plans wisely and to keep these savings intact.

  • Cox Shavings donates to 4-H