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Today's News

  • CES names Students of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named the following students as Students of the Week for their classrooms. They are, from left, front: Devin Lakins, Isaiah Roy, Skyler Burchett, Austin Miller, Nevaeh Whitlock, Cierra Davis and Cody Davis. Middle: Brandon Greer, Brooklyn Spaulding, Amelia Rafferty, Jessie Bennett, Ricky Smith-Cecil, Lajerrius Haralson and Malea Lobb. Back: Tyler Roar, Chase Thomas, Tristan Messer and Tiffany Stagner.

  • Campbellsville University celebrates 16th consecutive semester of record enrollment

    Bridgette Sallee

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is ahead of last spring's enrollment and is looking at 16 semesters of record enrollment. The numbers are up almost 4 percent from last year.

    Of the 2,303 students enrolled for the spring semester, almost 65 percent of those were full-time degree-seeking undergraduates.

    These numbers, however, are only an estimate of what the total enrollment could likely be.

  • Soule's Chapel to celebrate homecoming on Sunday

    Soule's Chapel United Methodist Church will host its 50th homecoming on Sunday, April 20.

    The Rev. Roger McKinney, pastor, will deliver the message while "Living by Faith" will provide special music.

    Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. A potluck meal is at 1 p.m. followed by worship and praise at 2 p.m.

    For more information, call 465-2196.

  • Grace Notes: Happy Meal blues

    Have you heard the parable of the Happy Meal? Author John Ortberg tells it in his book, "Love Beyond Reason."

    Briefly, a little girl discovers the incredible bliss of Happy Meals and begs her parents to buy her one.

    She knew it was more than just "fries, McNuggets and a dinosaur stamp," but happiness itself and she didn't think she could live without it. She was convinced she had a little "McVacuum at the core of her soul" and her heart "would not find rest until it found rest in a Happy Meal."

  • Renovations around the corner for City Schools

    Staff Report

    Campbellsville Schools could begin work on renovations as early as June.

    Members of the Campbellsville Board of Education approved the final plans for the work at their meeting Monday night. The total cost for the renovations is budgeted at $5,294,706.

    The Board expects to receive approval to advertise for construction bids by April 22 and to open those bids on May 20.

    For that reason, there will be a special meeting of the Board to approve the bids on Friday, May 23 at 11:15 a.m. A bond sale to finance the construction is set for June 5.

  • Police search for LaRue teen missing since March 28

    Hodgenville City Police are issuing a public appeal for help in finding a 17-year-old girl who left home March 28.

    Stacey Lynn Locke is believed to have run away from home with 24-year-old Douglas "Bubby" Hert, said Lt. Steve Johnson.

    "She didn't like her mom's rules about staying away from him," Johnson said.

    Stacey's name has been entered into the state's missing persons system and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is printing a flyer with her photo, Johnson said.

  • Business man charged with operating a crime ring

    A Campbellsville businessman has been arrested and charged with operating a crime ring.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Barry D. Burton, 48, was arrested Thursday, April 10 at 1:46 p.m. at Burton's Pawn Shop in Campbellsville.

    Burton owns and operates the store.

    The report states Burton was charged with engaging in organized crime/criminal syndication as the result of an ongoing burglary investigation in Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties.

  • The Spencers will be in concert Sunday, April 20

    The Spencers from Mansfield, Ohio will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 20 at South Summersville Baptist Church. The church is located on KY 61. For more information, call (270) 932-5419 or (270) 932-4726. Everyone is welcome.

  • Survey will help improve transportation

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking input from local drivers about how to improve state roads in Campbellsville.

    The Cabinet's Division of Planning is conducting a small urban area study of Campbellsville. The study will include an analysis of existing traffic conditions and safety issues that are on the state routes in Campbellsville.

  • County considers fire substations

    County residents will soon get the chance to voice their opinions about building fire substations and establishing a fire taxing district in Taylor County.

    Magistrates agreed Tuesday night at a special Fiscal Court meeting to support having public meetings to discuss the possibility.

    Taylor County Firewise Board member Tom Fisher addressed the Court about the substations and the possibility of establishing a fire taxing district.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the substations could help residents save money on their homeowner's insurance premiums.