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Today's News

  • Early Days for 7-3

     

    TEN YEARS AGO

    July 1, 2004

    A long-time community leader and former Taylor County Woman of the Year has died. Aileen E. McKinley, 83, of Beechwood Drive in Campbellsville, known as "Ms. Aileen," died Friday, June 25, at Metzmeier Nursing Home after an illness.

    Kelli Brooke Oschwald of Lexington and Traver Maurice Dabney of Campbellsville announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, July 10.

  • CU online theology degree ranked eighth in the nation

    Drew Tucker

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's online theology master's degree program has been ranked eighth in the nation by TheBestSchools.org.

    "The School of Theology's programs are at the heart of what we seek to do at CU in providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment," Dr. John Chowning, vice president of church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, said.

  • Local businesses donate to CHS project graduation

     

    Campbellsville High School graduates competed for lots of prizes at Project Graduation in May.

    Local businesses donated money and items to the party, which is open exclusively to those who have just graduated.

    Parents plan the celebration, which features games, prizes and food, and is likely one of the last times the class will all be together as a group.

  • Resident graduates from EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,707 graduates at the conclusion of its spring semester, including Deidre Carol Davis of Campbellsville.

    Davis graduated with an AAS degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and was recognized at commencement ceremonies in May.

    EKU is a comprehensive university serving approximately 15,500 students on its 725-acre Richmond campus, at its educational centers in Corbin, Danville, Manchester, Somerset and Lancaster, and throughout Kentucky.

  • Locals named to ECTC president's, dean's lists

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the dean's and president's honor list for the spring 2014 semester, and several Taylor County residents are included.

    The president's list is awarded to full-time and part-time students.

    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the full-time student president's honor list.

  • Locals named to EKU president's, dean's list

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that several Campbellsville residents were named to the president's and dean's honors lists for the spring semester.

    In all, 1,177 students earned president's list honors for the Spring 2014 semester.

    Students from Campbellsville who are included in that list are Mackenzie Despain, a junior pre-homeland security major, Laura Kathryn Hieneman, a senior English teaching major, and Maridith Willett of Campbellsville, a senior occupational science major.

  • Retired teachers honored

    Local teachers who retired at the end of the 2013-2014 school year were honored with a luncheon on June 17. Taylor County Retired Teachers' Association hosted the luncheon.

    Teachers were recognized for their years of dedication to providing a quality education to the students in the Campbellsville and Taylor County school systems.

  • 'Fiddler on the Roof' performed July 3-6

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions will present "Fiddler on the Roof" on July 3-6 at Russ Mobley Theater in the Alumni building on Campbellsville University's campus.

    The show will be presented Thursday, July 3, at 7 p.m., Friday, July 4, at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 5, at 2:30 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 6, at 2:30 p.m.

  • Celebrating our freedom

     

    John "Bam" Carney

    State Representative

    We are only a day away from marking the 238th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, when a young nation stood up against the oppression of the British monarchy and sought to create a country "for the people, and by the people."

  • In need of a hug?

     

    She sits among several of her fellow residents at the long-term care facility I visit, ensconced in her wheel chair, sometimes napping, sometimes staring.

    I suppose I've walked past her dozens of times, greeting her with a casual "Hello," or "How are you?" I can't say I've taken the time to wait for a response. I've felt her tired eyes following me as I've quickly disappeared around the corner and down the hallway.

    But this day, she stopped me cold in my tracks.