Today's News

  • Red kettle drive begins

    It seems one can't have Christmas without bells. "Jingle Bells" is a favorite of Christmas carolers, while children lay awake at night listening for the sound of Santa's sleigh bells.

    But for the past century, another type of bell has heralded the start of the Christmas - Salvation Army bells.

    "It's our only fundraiser of the year," said Kathleen Fletcher, welfare secretary for the local program.

  • Late comeback falls short for third straight week

    For the third straight week, Perry Thomas' Campbellsville University Tiger football team fought hard to come from behind only to see a game slip away by a touchdown as they lost 31-24 at Union College in Barbourville.

    The Tigers trailed 28-10 at the end of the third quarter, and Union tacked on a field goal at the beginning of the fourth period to lead 31-10 before, in almost typical fashion, the Tigers began to roar back.

  • CU Chamber Choir to perform Nov. 18

    The Chamber Choir of Campbellsville University School of Music will present a concert of music by Johann Sebastian Bach at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

    The program will feature the choral motet, "Jesu, Priceless Treasure," along with several smaller works for voice and instruments. The program is in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Christmas on its way

    Photos from Saturday's homemaker bazaar.

  • Relay for Life early bird orientation is Nov. 18

    A Relay for Life early bird orientation event has been planned for Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    The meeting will be for those wanting to ask questions about Relay and to collect fundraising and other ideas for the upcoming year's Relay events.

    The meeting will also be a time that teams can sign up early to participate and receive the early bird registration rate of $50.

    For more information, contact Susan Blevins at sblevins1051@comcast.net.


  • Next Fourth of July Celebration meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 18

    The next meeting of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration Committee is Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department.

    Anyone interested in helping is encouraged to attend.

    The committee would also like to hear any suggestions on ways to improve the celebration.

    The committee's monthly meetings are the third Tuesday of each month.

    For more information, contact committee chair Greg Gribbins at 403-4608.


  • New director has high hopes for Campbellsville band program

    He has only been there a few months, but he already has big plans for the future.

    New Campbellsville Band Director Zach Shelton hopes to bring the CHS Marching Band back next year.

    Shelton, 23, was hired in late July to fill the position vacated when Jaime Smith, band director at CHS since 2005, accepted a position at LaRue County High School.

  • Woman injured in Green County crash involving Campbellsville driver

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured in Green County on Monday after her vehicle was struck by pickup truck driven by a Campbellsville man.

    Tanya Martz, 34, was traveling north on KY 569 in a 1994 Plymouth at about 5:12 p.m. when a 1991 Ford pickup driven by Christopher Parker, 29, of Campbellsville pulled into her path.

    Martz was treated and released at Jane Todd Crawford Memorial Hospital.

    Parker and his passenger, Wendy Hitch, 20, of Campbellsville, were not injured.

    All three were wearing seat belts.

  • Chili cook-off is Nov. 22

    Do you make the best chili in Taylor County? Find out at the Toys for Kids chili cook-off.

    Dust off the family recipe, cook your best-ever chili and bring it to the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no entry fee.

    Various teams are trying to raise money for the fire department's annual Christmas giving project by earning votes for the best chili. Those attending the event will pay $4 per ticket and 25 cents to vote. The team with the most votes will win.

  • One injured in collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle collision on Meadowcreek Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's report, Lucretia Vaughn, 29, of 121 E. Meadowcreek Road was traveling east on Meadowcreek Road at 2:15 p.m. when her vehicle was reportedly run off the road by another vehicle traveling in the opposite lane.

    The report states that Vaughn's vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck, struck an embankment and she was ejected from the vehicle.