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Today's News

  • Ferrellgas nominated for national award

    Ferrellgas Partners L.P., one of the nation's largest propane distributors (with an office in Campbellsville), was recently nominated for the 2008 Employer Support Freedom Award.

    The award is given annually by the U.S. Secretary of Defense National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to honor American employers of National Guard or Reserve members for their exceptional support above the requirements of federal law.

  • Baskin-Robbins

    Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty stores, opened its newest store recently at 545 Campbellsville Bypass. New franchisee Anna Humphress had a grand opening/ribbon cutting event on Thursday, June 12.

    Humphress is shown with her staff and Chamber friends.

  • Reception for CKNJ publisher is Friday

    A reception for long-time News-Journal Publisher Richard RoBards is being given tomorrow afternoon at the CKNJ office, and members of the community are invited to attend.

    RoBards, 61, announced his retirement on May 27. His last day of work is June 30.

    The reception will be from 1 to 2 p.m.

    "It's been great to work for a company for a full 36-year career, doing something you love and with people and a community you enjoy," RoBards said. "I've been blessed beyond belief, really. I couldn't have asked for a better place to live, raise a family and work."

  • Last of five sentenced in crime ring case

    The last of five Campbellsville residents accused of operating a crime ring has been sentenced to probation for his crimes.

    The five were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February 2007.

    The charges stem from the December 2006 burglary of G&S Automotive Sales in which the defendants broke into a back window and stole a safe containing $3,500 in cash and a handgun.

    Indicted were:

    - Joseph Q. Seadler, 24, of 420 Kenny St.

    - Megan Michelle Wise, 20, of 403 Smith Ridge Road.

    - Timothy Wayne Crum, 28, also of 420 Kenny St.

  • CHS Class of 1958 reunion is July 5

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 1958 will have a 50-year reunion on Saturday, July 5 at the Community Center.

    For more information, call Sue Smith at 465-5339 or Randall Phillips at 465-5030.

  • Lebanon concert series continues Saturday

    The Live in Lebanon free outdoor concert series continues in historic downtown Lebanon on Saturday.

    New Deal will perform country and pop music from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the outdoor plaza beside Big Jim's Steakhouse & Buffet.

    There is no admission charge and the concert will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.

    For a complete Live in Lebanon schedule, visit www.visitlebanonky.com.

    For more information, call (270) 692-3970 or e-mail bigjims@alltel.net.

  • Skaggses visit Montana

    Larry and Betty Skaggs recently visited their middle son, Daniel Skaggs, who is living in Missoula, Mont., where he is attending the University of Montana majoring in environmental studies. He has a 4.0 GPA.

  • Charges against woman dismissed

    Charges against a Campbellsville woman accused of robbing a local business have been dismissed because she gave back the money stolen.

    Tracy M. Hicks, 22, of 219 Vaughn St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, June 3.

    Hicks had been charged with first-degree robbery. Court records state she was accused of entering D and S Smoke Shop on South Central Avenue in March 2007, pulling a knife and demanding money. Records state she allegedly left with $322.25.

  • Sharp, Cooke win Boyle County dancing contest

    Todd Sharp and his fianc Leeann Cooke of Campbellsville won Boyle County Fair's Dancing with the Stars event on Tuesday, June 17. The couple danced an East Coast swing to "Hot Stuff, Let's Dance." They will perform the same dance in exhibition tonight at Taylor County Fair's Dancing with the Fair Stars competition. The event begins at 7:30.

  • CHS coach is Educator of the Year

    He has spent many years on the sidelines, but that doesn't mean he has been out of the spotlight.

    Campbellsville High School boys' basketball coach Tim Davis was recently honored for his service on the court - and in the classroom.

    Davis received the Educator of the Year Award at the annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet earlier this month.

    Local school systems are asked to nominate an educator for the award each year. Chamber investors then vote on the winner.