Today's News

  • Relay for Life to host fundraisers

    Two fundraisers for Relay for Life have been announced.

    United Citizens Bank is sponsoring a Valentine's raffle. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The prize package being given away includes a $20 gift certificate to Garcia's Restaurant, two movie passes from Green River Cinema 6 and a candle from Magnolia Alley. The winner will be drawn Thursday, Feb. 12. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.

    United Citizens Bank will also host a bake sale to raise money for Relay for Life at Wal-Mart Supercenter on Saturday, April 25.


  • UPDATE: Funeral set for police officer

    Funeral arrangements made

    The funeral for David M. Ford, 40, of Campbellsville is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Campbellsville Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Lyon Dewitt Funeral Home.

    Burial will follow at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

    What we know

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the murder of a Campbellsville man.

    David M. Ford, 40, a Lebanon Police officer, was found dead Tuesday afternoon at his Graham Road home.

  • Lincoln events planned in LaRue County

    Several upcoming events honoring Abraham Lincoln have been planned in LaRue County.

    First, the play "One Man's Lincoln" will be presented by the Kentucky Repertory Theater in Hodgenville on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

    Tickets to the two-hour play, which will be at LaRue County High School's Performing Arts Center, are free. However, tickets are required and about 225 are available to the public at The Lincoln Museum.

  • Black History Month: ‘We are all God’s children. It doesn’t matter what color or race you are.’

    Integration was an adjustment but not a problem for James Johnson.

    Johnson was just 8 years old when schools integrated and he moved from Durham School to Campbellsville.

    "It took some getting used to," Johnson said. "It was kind of scary at the start. I had never really been around white people before. After the first year, I just sort of blended in."

  • CU to host executive director of Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

    Campbellsville University will host John Johnson, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, as the speaker for CU's chapel Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel.

    The public is invited to attend this address that celebrates Black History Month.

    Johnson's agency, located in Louisville, receives, initiates, investigates, conciliates and rules upon jurisdictional complaints alleging violations of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.

  • LWC to celebrate Black History Month

    Lindsey Wilson College will celebrate Black History Month by commemorating one of the most famous concerts in U.S. history.

    Soprano Sonya Gabrielle Baker will perform "For Thee We Sing: The Historical Implication of Marian Anderson's 1939 Easter Concert" on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

    The event - which includes a multimedia lecture and recital - will be at 8 p.m. ET in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

  • Property transfers for Feb. 5

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

  • One injured in Greensburg Road collision

    A Campbellsville resident was injured Friday after two vehicles collided on Greensburg Road.

    According to a report by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens, Justin Gifford, 19, of 346 Russell Road and Dana King, 41, of 265 Natures Way were both traveling west on U.S. 68 at 4:45 p.m.

    The report states that King slowed her 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer to make a left turn onto Davis Road. Gifford told Dickens that he was blinded by the sun and struck King's vehicle from behind with his 1995 Dodge Intrepid.

  • H.O.M.E. program focuses on marriage

    Low-income Taylor Countians who want some relationship help may be eligible for a free program that does just that.

    The Happiness and Opportunity through Marriage Education program, also known as H.O.M.E., a nearly $2.3 million federal grant program geared toward providing free relationship assistance to low-income families, began last year.

    And a set of workshops for Taylor County residents to attend, given by the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, will be available in the next few months.

  • Public record for Feb. 5


    Melanie Wilson-West, 40, of Wade Road in Russell Springs, speeding, $203, state traffic school.

    Michael W. Durbin, 46, of Willow Street in Lebanon, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $158.

    Nathan Hawks, 21, of Aetna Furnace Highway in Magnolia, speeding, $143, state traffic school.

    Rebecca Burton aka Rebecca Scruggs, 25, of South Columbia in Campbellsville, speeding, dismissed; failure to produce insurance card, $148, 120 days in jail, probated; driving with expired operator's license, pleaded guilty, no additional fine.