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Today's News

  • Burkhead receives scholarship

     

    Brent Burkhead was the recipient of a scholarship recently presented by the brethren of Pitman Lodge.

    He received the scholarship for his dedication and service to the lodge.

    Gregg Williams, master of Pitman Lodge, presented the award.

  • Lodge hosts raffle

     

    Pitman Lodge hosted a gun raffle recently as a fundraiser. This was the first year for this fundraiser, and it will continue because of its large success.

    Don Shuffett was the winner of the Henry 22. Gregg Williams, master of Pitman Lodge, presented the gun.

  • Nolley wins award

     

    Gae Nolley, sales manager at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, was presented with the John B. Sullivan Award during Saber Management's Annual Awards Banquet in Indianapolis, Ind., on July 7.

    The award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon any Saber Management associate.

    Nolley earned the award by showing dedication and loyalty and her hard work.

  • The good ol' days

    Twenty-five years. It's hard to believe, and, as I look back, it just doesn't seem like it's been that long. Really, it doesn't even feel like I should be much older than 25, and it sure doesn't seem like I should be 25 years removed from my high school graduation.

  • Gardening keeps Bailey going strong at 83

     

    Standing among the blooms of bright pink, deep orange and golden yellow, Martha Evelyn Bailey said sometimes even she wonders where all the flowers have come from.

    She tends to her garden all day long, six days a week, stopping only for a quick bite of lunch before heading back outside again. She takes a break on Sunday, but still makes sure to water her flowers.

    Although she is very tired at night, Bailey said several years of working in a garden is what keeps her in good health and spirits at age 83.

  • Local theater one of few in nation showing new faith-based movie

     

    The story hit theaters about two weeks ago, and Campbellsville was chosen as one of very few places to screen the movie.

    "The Perfect Wave" is showing at Green River Cinema 6 in Campbellsville.

    The local theater is one of a handful in the country chosen to show the movie. The movie is also playing in Elizabethtown, London and Frankfort, along with theaters in North Dakota and Virginia.

    The movie is based on Ian McCormack's life story, according to Zane Harrington, an account coordinator at A. Larry Ross Communications.

  • Schools give advice for supply list purchases

     

    She has a decision to make. It's either the purple pencil pouch or the pink one.

    After much thought, she puts the purple one in her cart. With that item checked off the list, she turns her attention to notebooks.

    With the start of school now just days away, many students are headed to stores in search of school clothing and supplies.

    Students in local school systems can find supply lists at school, local stores and online. Read about this year's dress codes in Monday's issue.

  • High school bands preparing for marching season

     

    Despite temperatures in the upper 90s, Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools are in the midst of band camp, a part of the summer set aside each year for the musicians to learn music and steps to the shows they will perform at competitions.

    Last week, CHS marchers were learning the basics of forward and backward marching, along with the notes to their new musical selections. This week, TCHS marchers were doing the same, with several new marchers added to the mix.

  • Durham to use mental defense in murder trial

     

    Jesse Durham has filed notice that he will use a mental health defense in his murder case.

    Durham, 22, is accused of killing his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Arinsmier, with a hammer. He has pleaded not guilty to murder, which carries a sentence of as much as life in prison.

    Earlier this month, Durham's attorney, C.B. Bates of the Department of Public Advocacy in Columbia, announced that the case is prepared for trial.

  • Cocanougher withdraws from circuit judge's race

     

    Tim Cocanougher of Springfield, candidate for the Circuit Court Judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit, District 1, withdrew his candidacy on Monday, citing a recent opportunity to continue his work conducting sexual assault investigations for the United States military.

    A former Commonwealth's attorney, Cocanougher said his view of the judge's seat as a very respectable and highly esteemed position influenced his decision to file.