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Today's News

  • City puts EDA funding request on hold

    The local industrial recruiter's funding increase request is back on the table, but only provisionally.

    In a special meeting Wednesday, Campbellsville City Council opted to include in its $15.5 million 2008-2009 budget the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority's request for a $50,000 annual increase. However, Council members voted to only consider the request after Taylor Fiscal Court reconsiders it in January.

    Mayor Brenda Allen said "it would be up to the City Council" to decide what to do after the Fiscal Court revisits the request.

  • Russell-Gay

    Debbie and Charles Russell of Mackville announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Russell, to Travis Gay, son of Jeanne and Bill Gay of Floyds Knobs, Ind.

    Russell is a 2002 graduate of Washington County High School and is a graduate of Campbellsville University. She is employed at Mercer County Elementary School in Harrodsburg.

    Gay is a 2000 graduate of Floyd Central High School and a graduate of Campbellsville University. He is employed at Anderson County Schools in Lawrenceburg.

  • Burton-Skaggs

    Christina Mae "Chrissy" Burton and Richard Andrew "Drew" Skaggs, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 7.

    Burton is the daughter of Nancy Arnett of Campbellsville and Jerry and Stacy Arnett of Greensburg. Her grandparents are Frank and Dorothy Arnett of Campbellsville and the late Ida Mae Glover.

    She is a graduate of State Beauty College and is a stylist at Salon 121 in Campbellsville.

  • Training available for preserving local history

    The Kentucky Folklife Program will present a series of training sessions as part of the Community Scholars certification program this summer at the Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Office in Madisonville.

    The Community Scholars training is designed to help people document and promote community culture, folklife and the traditional arts. Community Scholars learn the basic skills needed to conduct fieldwork, identify and showcase traditional arts and musical talents, folk traditions and local history.

  • Campbellsville University offers senior scholars program

    Individuals 62 years of age or older who have graduated from high school or received an equivalent degree may take courses for credit as part of Campbellsville University's senior scholars program at no charge.

    No application fee, credentials or enrollment deposits are required.

    For more information, contact the CU Office of Admissions at 789-5220 or e-mail admissions@campbellsville.edu.

  • CHS Graduation

    Photos from CHS graduation

  • Relay for Life auction items announced

    The items for auction at this year's annual Relay for Life event have been announced.

    The auction will begin at about 11 p.m. on Friday, June 6 at Taylor County High School right after the luminary ceremony.

    The live auction will include items from Maker's Mark, Louisville Slugger Museum, Holiday World, the Corvette Museum and Campbellsville University.

    Organizers will also auction Microsoft Zunes and Webkinz packages.

  • CU's Clay Hill Memorial Forest supporters honored

    Campbellsville University recognized corporate sponsors and volunteers who help to keep Clay Hill Memorial Forest growing with a donor appreciation event recently.

    Special guests were Jan Rose Coleman, Shiela Newcomb and Jacki Bennett representing management of E.ON U.S., which has provided for the new alternative energy center and teacher sponsorship.

  • Students see re-enactment of Battle of Tebbs Bend

    The 2008 Central Kentucky's Civil War Trail included the reenactment of the Battle of Tebbs Bend on May 13.

    Local historian and author Betty Jane Gorin-Smith and the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association with the assistance of several re-enactors, relived the Battle of Tebbs Bend for visitors, which included 300 students from Taylor County and Campbellsville middle schools.

    Bruce Loveall, a Civil War re-enactor from Greensburg, recruited other re-enactors including John Gatton, Vestal Rogers, Allen Rowe, Charles Lemons, Leonard Lay and Paul Withington.

  • TRH names Nurse of the Year and Nurse Extender of the Year

    Taylor Regional Hospital had its annual Nurse of the Year and Nurse Extender of the Year Awards on May 5 in conjunction with the Blessing of the Hands Ceremony. The Nurse of the Year and Nurse Extender of the Year are chosen by their peers.

    The Nurse of the Year is Nichole Gwilliam. Other nominees were: Erin Albertson, RN; and Kim Bowman, RN.

    Gwilliam has been a team member at TRH since 2007 and is a charge nurse. She and her husband Will have two children, Alaina and David.

    Some comments made about Gwilliam were: