Today's News

  • Business growth continues in downtown area

    Several businesses have either opened on, or moved to, downtown Main Street in Campbellsville just this year.

    “I can’t say enough about downtown, it’s just exciting down here,” said H & W s Shop owner Shaun Hord. 

    H&W was among those that recently moved to Main Street.

  • A mission of hope

    The women behind The Mission of Hope first came together for the mutual purpose to serve the Lord and help people in need. But their love for quilting has helped keep them stitched together for a good cause. 

    The Mission of Hope has been around for more than 30 years, helping those in need across Taylor County, Kentucky, India and Haiti. 

  • Community trail officially opens

    The Trace Pitman Greenway was officially recognized with a ribbon cutting Monday morning, held at a section of the trail known as the wall, near Trace Creek Softball Park.

    Campbellsville City Council member David Nunery, who chairs the city’s Trail Town Committee, encouraged people to “take a hike” on the trail, which has been in the works for years. He added that it’s a beautiful trail on a beautiful piece of land.

  • Heroin remains a problem locally

    Taylor County, like other areas, has seen a sharp uptick in heroin overdoses in recent days, some of them, tragically, fatal.

    Among them was Misty Buley, 42, who died on Aug. 15. 

    Buley’s obituary, published by L.R. Petty Funeral Home, lists her death as an overdose. Her mother, Joyce Bennett, says she wanted that in the obituary as a warning to others about the dangers of drug abuse.

  • Peter’s musical blessing

    When people meet Peter Foster, they first notice his infectious enthusiasm about life, a never ending smile, the ability to drone on about Hubbard Tanks, his devotion to the Lord and his incredible musical talents. 

    “Loves his music, loves life and loves to serve his Lord. That’s pretty much me,” Foster, 24, said with a smile.

  • Search continues for bank robber

    The Campbellsville Police Department is still searching for a man who reportedly robbed the Forcht Bank on Broadway on Friday afternoon.

    CPD officers responded to a reported robbery at Forcht Bank on 1405 East Broadway Street on Friday afternoon. The suspect fled the bank before the police arrived, leaving with an “undetermined’ amount of money, the police say.

  • Doss first at Tates Creek G.C.

    Calen McKinney, Campbellsville Schools

    Campbellsville High School boys’ golf team finished in ninth place at the 20-team Commodore Classic at Tates Creek Golf Course in Lexington on Saturday.
    Eagle junior Alex Doss won a playoff on the second hole to finish the tournament in first place with a 73.
    Overall, the CHS team, coached by Jim Ward, finished with a 336.
    Other scores for the Eagles were: Layton Hord (82), Myles Murrell (89) and Noah Wagers (92).
    Connor Wilson did not play for CHS because of a muscular shoulder strain.

  • Dicken qualifies for All ‘A’ State

    Calen McKinney, Campbellsville Schools

    Campbellsville High School girls’ golfer Abbie Dicken has advanced to the All “A” State Tournament.
    Dicken, a sophomore, competed in the All “A” Fifth Region tournament at Green County Country Club on Monday, and was one of the top two individual finishers not from the qualifying squad — Green County (152).
    Dicken is the only girls’ golf player at CHS this year, so she competes as an individual under coach David Payne.
    Dicken finished her nine holes with a 48.

  • Campbellsville University begins 29th football season

    Richard RoBards, CU Sports Information

    Campbellsville University, winner of two straight Mid-South Conference West Division Championships, will kick start its 2016 campaign on the road when the Tigers travel to Williamsburg for a match-up with University of the Cumberlands on Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Eighth annual Forcht Bank Bowl Friday, Saturday at CU