Today's News

  • 4-H Demonstration Champions advance to district

    Congratulations to the participants in the recent 4-H Demonstration Contest. By presenting a demonstration, 4-H members improve their public speaking skills, poise and self-confidence in front of a group.

    Demonstration champions advance to the district competition at Lindsey Wilson College on May 3. District winners advance to the state competition.

    In the foods category, Brittany Rose was named the champion. Her demonstration was "How to Make a Tag-Along Milkshake."

  • End of writers' strike is welcome relief

    For the last three months, I've tried to balance feelings of relief and frustration over the Hollywood writers' strike.

  • Snow hits area

    The snow has arrived. Campbellsville was expected to see up to 6 inches of snowfall by Saturday, according to the Taylor County E-911 Center.

    Dispatcher Jake Hedgespeth said Friday that Taylor County would begin to see snow and ice in the next few hours with accumulation of between 3 and 6 inches.

    Taylor County School officials canceled classes Friday because of the approaching winter storm. Campbellsville Independent Schools had previously canceled school for professional development.

  • Court expected to approve jail budget

    Magistrates are expected to consider approving the first-year budget for Taylor County's new jail tomorrow night.

    The budget was approved by Taylor County Detention Center Committee members at a special meeting Feb. 28.

    As expected, according to budget figures presented by Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, the County may face a shortfall of nearly $300,000.

    The budget includes nearly $1.6 million in estimated revenue for the jail's 2008-2009 fiscal year.

  • Public record for March 10

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-014, filed 2/26/08; Cash A Check of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Jeffrey L. Thompson of Wilcox Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on cash advance, $352.95 and $91 in court costs.

    08-S-016, filed 2/26/08; Cash A Check of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Margaret Ann Sprowles of Wickliffe Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on cash advance, $352.95 and $91 in court costs.

    Small Claims Settled

  • History of farm food to be discussed at LWC

    The history of Kentucky farm food in the mid-20th Century will be the topic of an upcoming talk at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Anthropologist John van Willigen will discuss "Food and Everyday Life: Kentucky Farm Life 1920-1950" at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 11. His talk, which is free and open to the public, will be in the college's W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. The talk is part of the 2007-2008 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series.

  • TCHS Students of the Week for Feb. 11-15

    Taylor County High School's Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 11-15 are, from left, front: Dakota Gilbert, Brandon Hovious, Abby Gaskins, Danielle Kearney and Candace Berentz. Back: Blake Brewer, Zak Johnston, Aaron Gilpin, Joel Hardesty, Justin Benningfield, Emily Spencer, John Harley Rogers and Lisa Skarvan. Not pictured are Leonard Macon, Rachel Moran and Dominick Vanirvin.

  • Alcohol petition making its rounds

    With two weeks left, more than half the signatures needed to include an alcohol-by-the-drink question on the May Primary ballot have been gathered.

    "Right now, we have somewhere in the neighborhood of more than half of the signatures we need," said Mike Kehoe, head pro/general manager at Campbellsville Country Club, who is helping organize the petition effort.

    Last week, Kehoe said, about eight people began a door-to-door campaign to collect the remaining signatures.

    "I'm very confident at this point that there will be enough names."

  • Early Days


    March 5, 1998

    Donald and Amy Parker, Campbellsville, announce the birth of a son, Alex Zachary, at 8:21 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 at Taylor County Hospital, Campbellsville.

    Dollie Lee, 84, of Pitman Valley Road, Campbellsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, in Campbellsville.

    Dr. Eugene Shively received the Physician's Recognition Award recently from the American Medical Association.

    Campbellsville won its third consecutive 20th District Tournament boys' Championship on Saturday night with a 76-50 triumph over Taylor County.

  • Campbellsville Baptist plans 'Journey to Easter'

    Campbellsville Baptist Church will host "The Journey to Easter," an interactive walk-through drama set in first century Jerusalem, two days after the resurrection of the Lord.

    The event will take place Friday through Sunday, March 14-16 beginning at 6:30 each night. Guests may arrive any time between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.