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Today's News

  • Davis-Davis

    Mark and Robin Davis announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Rose Davis, to Patrick Lewis Davis, son of Sheila Davis and the late Elmer Lewis Davis.

    Sarah is the granddaughter of the Rev. Ivan L. and Guin Jones, Gerald Davis and Frances Davis.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Green County High School and is enrolled in the registered nursing program at Western Kentucky University.

    Patrick is the grandson of Joyce Pepper, Vechie Davis and the late Ralph Pepper and Loy Davis.

  • Man arrested on trailer theft charges

    Police have arrested a Campbellsville man in connection with the theft of a flatbed trailer on July 9.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, police responded to a report of the stolen trailer at 2:20 a.m. The 16-foot flatbed trailer was stolen from Fluortubing USA on Industrial Drive.

    Four minutes after responding to the call, police stopped a Jeep pulling the trailer on Vine Street. Police arrested the driver, Christopher G. Thompson, 33, of 314 Clem Haskins Blvd., and charged him with theft by unlawful taking more than $300. He was lodged in the Marion County jail.

  • Turning wood into art

    Covered in sawdust, Greg Kirkland sets his sights on the bowl spinning on his lathe. With not even a moment's hesitation, he leans in with a gouge. Ribbons of wood and sawdust fill the air as patterns begin to emerge on the bowl.

    There's beauty in nature. And Kirkland's passion is finding that beauty. The key is not to make plans, Kirkland said. Instead, he follows the directions laid out in the wood's own design.

    "[The wood] kind of tells me what it wants," Kirkland said. "If you plan, it won't work. If you try to fight it, you'll lose."

  • We'll take all the new businesses we can get

    Most of us could all agree that economic development is important to our community.

    Since Fruit of the Loom and Batesville Casket Co. abandoned our town a decade ago, we were left with picking up the pieces of what was left.

    But we picked up those pieces and have actually been able to diversify our local businesses, with the addition of Amazon.com and others.

  • R U serious?

    I never knew "texting" was a hobby.

    Apparently it's a pretty popular one, according to the contestants vying for this year's Miss Pre-Teen Taylor County Fair title.

    Nearly half of those contestants listed sending text messages as one of their hobbies, along with swimming, spending time with friends and family and going shopping.

    I also enjoy spending time with friends and family and will never pass up a trip to any mall ... but texting? As a hobby?

  • Some choose alternative to high gas prices

    An increasing number of motorists are switching from four wheels to two in an effort to minimize the pain at the pump. And Wayne Wells says he's having fun on two wheels.

    Wells said he rode a motorcycle about 30 years ago and only recently became interested in a moped after he saw a local attorney, the late Jim Miller, riding his around Campbellsville.

    "I bought my moped mainly for camping, but it has turned out that I ride it almost every day," Wells said.

  • Chamber: Murakami named manufacturing business of the year

    In a slumping economy, when some manufacturers are plagued by dismal sales that result in worker lay-offs, one manufacturer in Campbellsville is happy to be adding additional equipment and new product lines.

    Murakami Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc., manufacturers of sideview mirrors for the automobile industry, was recently presented this year's Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Business of the Year Award.

  • Local girl tries to make it big in Chicago

    Campbellsville residents traveling to take in a little theater might just find themselves watching a fellow Taylor Countian perform.

    Eva Swan, a former Taylor County High School student, has spent the past five years living in Chicago pursuing her dream of becoming an actress.

    Swan, 26, the daughter of Dr. Terry and Cinda Swan, was born in Bowling Green but spent the majority of her youth in Campbellsville, attending Taylor County schools. She was involved in dance team and chorus throughout middle and high school.

  • TRH to host Heartsavers course July 17

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a Basic Life Support for Heartsavers Class on Thursday, July 17 from 8 a.m. to noon at the TRH Learning & Resource Center located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville.

    The class will be presented by Richard Phillips, TRH staff development coordinator.

    The BLS for Heartsaver Course is for the lay rescuer who needs a credential documenting successful completion of a BLS course. The BLS for Heartsaver Course will teach rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking.

  • City receives Preserve America funds

    Campbellsville is among eight Preserve America communities in the Kentucky Crossroads Rural Heritage Development Initiative that will receive Preserve America grants to conduct cultural resource surveys, prepare nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and support heritage tourism projects.

    An umbrella grant totaling $80,000 was awarded to the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office to be made available to RHDI communities in an effort to raise awareness and promote historic assets in rural areas. Grant funds will be expended through July 2009.