Today's News

  • CU to host blood drive

    The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive on the Campbellsville University campus Monday, Dec. 1.

    Roger Foster, assistant professor of business and economics at CU, who serves as the ARC site coordinator, said the American Red Cross called and asked for CU's help.

    He said the Red Cross had planned drives at the Louisville Ford Plant but had to cancel due to layoffs at the plant.

    "The need for blood is urgent," Foster said. "We urge everyone who can donate to do so. Our goal is 40 units."

  • Pruitt

    J.D. and Mary Catherine Pruitt of Greensburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently at the home of Roger and Cindy Caldwell.

    The Pruitts were married on Nov. 5, 1958, by the Rev. Clellan Ratliff.

    Their children, Alison and John Lee, as well as their grandchildren, Jay and Nicole, were among the guests.

    In addition to the Caldwells, hostesses included Sandra Jeffries and Alison Lee.


  • Lotter-Hare

    Lora Kay Lotter and James Ricky Hare will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 13.

    Lotter is the daughter of Derald and Marsa Cox of Speck Ridge.

    Hare is the son of J.R. and Helen Hare of Campbellsville.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church of God on Eastridge Cemetery Road. A reception will follow in the church's fellowship hall.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.


  • Lindsey Wilson to host concert Nov. 30

    Selections from the music of Franz Joseph Haydn will be featured at a concert at Lindsey Wilson College.

    The concert - which is part of the 2008-2009 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series - will be at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 30, in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

    The concert celebrates the coming bicentennial of Haydn's death. Haydn, who lived from 1732-1809, was among the 18th Century's most important composers.

  • Beard is guest speaker at woman's club meeting

    Campbellsville Woman's Club met Monday, Nov. 17 at the home of June Bishop.

    Ann Beard, manager of member services at Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. presented the program. Beard told club members about ways to save money and electricity by using better efficiency of products, including light bulbs. She gave each member a light bulb, electric switch and plug sealer.

  • Birthday celebration is Nov. 27

    An 80th birthday celebration is planned for Lennie Newton on Thanksgiving Day at the Family Life Center of Good Hope Baptist Church.

    A traditional Thanksgiving meal and special birthday celebration will be hosted from 2 to 4 p.m.

    All family and friends are invited to attend. Organizers hope to collect at least 80 cards. They may be sent to Judy Dabney at P.O. Box 426, Campbellsville, Ky. 42719.

  • Domestic violence association to participate in charity program

    The Kentucky Domestic Violence Association recently announced its participation in an online charity voting initiative.

    The Your Choice Charity program allows consumers to vote for which charity will receive a donation from Allstate by voting online at www.allstate.com/yourchoicecharity.

    The charity that generates the most votes will receive a $15,000 donation. KDVA is competing against two other charities, based in Louisville, for this award.

  • Phillips-Cox

    Angela Marie Phillips of Madisonville and John Alvin Cox of Campbellsville will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 6.

    Phillips is the daughter of Gary and Donna Phillips of Madisonville.

    She is a 2001 graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins High School and a 2005 graduate of Bellarmine University. Phillips will graduate in May from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

    Cox is the son of Dannie and Mary Cox of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Helen Rafferty Embry of Campbellsville and the late Ben Rafferty and Houston and Beechel Cox.

  • Moss named Kentucky State Grand Supreme winner

    Alexia Hope Moss was recently crowned the 2008 Kentucky Festival State Grand Supreme Winner.

    Moss participated in the Kentucky Festival State Pageant on Saturday, Nov. 22 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. She competed with 72 other contestants ages 4 to 9 and was crowned overall winner.

    She was also awarded a $1,000 savings bond, a jewelry package, crown, 4-foot trophy, scepter and robe.

    Moss will be involved in several upcoming events and making appearances at other pageants, festivals, fairs and parades to represent her hometown.

  • Where were all the voters?

    Where were the other 6,000 voters?

    On Nov. 4, Taylor County saw a record number of residents heading for the polls and casting their votes.

    In all, 65 percent, or 10,997, voters voted. However, the county also saw a record number of registered voters with 17,023.

    It stands to reason that there will always be a percentage of registered voters who don't vote, but 35 percent?