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Today's News

  • 12 file for Council seats

    Twelve candidates. 12 seats. The local Primary Election just got a little less local.

    There will be no City Council race on the ballot in May.

    In order for the City Council races to appear on the Primary ballot, a total of 25 candidates must file. That hasn't happened in some time, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney.

    "I can't remember the last time we had a Primary City Council race."

  • BMX Bike stunt show

    As a reward for magazine sales from the Great American Fundraiser company, students at Campbellsville Middle School recently attended a BMX Bike Stunt Show. Laydon Coffey, third from left, tries to sneak a peek to see if BMX bike rider was ready to jump over the four boys as they remain still on the pavement. Also pictured are Chris Lasley, Chase Cruse and Will Price anxiously awaiting for the BMX bike rider to jump over them. Hayden McCubbin, not pictured, a sixth grader, won a BMX bike for selling the most magazine subscriptions.

  • Bluegrass Healthy Marriage Initiative strives to build strong relationships

    There's no required reading or test to be passed when two people decide to build a life together. Yet, according to Erik Carlton, project director of the University of Kentucky's Bluegrass Healthy Marriage Initiative, one of the most significant decisions people make is whom they are going to marry, and if that decision isn't made well, the relationship may not have much chance of lasting long.

  • Campbellsville University graduates 84 in inaugural fall commencement

    Ashley Sidebottom

    Campbellsville University

    "My prayer is that this day be a day you will look back on as a day of achievement, and one where you felt a blessed sense of appreciation for all those who have helped make this day possible for you," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, Campbellsville University president, at the first-ever fall commencement ceremony in the Ransdell Chapel.

    The traditional senior walk morphed into an evening candlelight walk before the 7 p.m. ceremony beginning at the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex and ending at the chapel.

  • Locals earn honors at Lindsey Wilson College

    Thirteen Taylor County residents have earned academic honors for the 2007 fall semester at Lindsey Wilson College. One student has been named to the president's list and 12 students have been named to the dean's list.

    Named to the president's list is Valerie Murphy, a human services and counseling sophomore from Campbellsville.

    Students named to the president's list are enrolled in at least 12 hours of classes and earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

  • Local student named to Transy dean's list

    Transylvania University junior Brooke Bell has been named to the dean's list for the 2007 fall term.

    To be named to the dean's list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.

    Bell, a political science major, is the daughter of Randall and Sharon Bell of Campbellsville.

  • Property transfers for Jan. 31

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

    Triple P Construction LLC of Colsby Road in Campbellsville, William G. Jr. and Jeannie Denise Ball of Red Fern Road in Campbellsville, William Garland III and April Ball of Red Fern Road in Campbellsville and Ivan L. Greer of Highway 768 East in Glensfork to Triple P Construction LLC of Colsby Road in Campbellsville, Lot 34 of the Forgotten Fields Subdivision, Section 3, $10,000.

  • Recovering 'nicely'

    I am a recovering nice person. As a former nice person, I rarely said no to anything, even (and especially) to things I really, really, really didn't want to do.

    Because I couldn't stand the thought of someone possibly thinking badly of me for saying no, I've done some things I had no business doing - heading up committees, teaching a class, organizing a rummage sale.

  • Wilgus receives tenured faculty award

    Dr. Mary Wilgus, professor of history and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, received the Tenured Faculty Award recently at Campbellsville University.

    Wilgus has served Campbellsville University since 1997 as chair of the Social Science Division and professor of history. In 2001, she was appointed as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. During the same year, she was named Woman of the Year at the annual Business and Professional Women's breakfast. She has also been the recipient of CU's Student Government Association Challenger Award.

  • Rippy-Arnett

    Jenni Rippy and Frankie Arnett, both of Lebanon, will exchange wedding vows tomorrow in the Smokey Mountains.

    Rippy is the daughter of Brenda Napper of Lebanon and Michael Rippy of Louisville. Her grandparents are J.D. and Barbara Rippy of Louisville, James W. Mattingly Sr. of Lebanon and the late Louise Mattingly.

    She is a graduate of Marion County High School and is employed at Akebono in Springfield.

    Arnett is the son of Frank and Neva Arnett of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Frank and Dorothy Arnett of Campbellsville and the late Joe and Marie Gabehart.