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Today's News

  • The Homeplace featured on television show

    Residents turning on their televisions tonight, Monday, Oct. 13, might just catch a glimpse of their hometown.

    A farm in Taylor County has been filmed and featured in a television show made about life in Kentucky.

    The show, which aired Saturday and Sunday and will air again tonight, features footage and photos of The Homeplace on Green River, along with interviews about the farm.

    According to a KET news release, Kentucky Life producers traveled to The Homeplace to see the ongoing efforts there to restore and re-establish the 230-acre farm.

  • Flu now in Kentucky

    Flu is now circulating in Kentucky, and residents are encouraged to get vaccinated to prevent the illness from spreading.

    According to a Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services news release, Kentucky Department for Public Health officials confirmed the first positive flu case last week, in Jefferson County.

    DPH officials are reporting the results to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a part of statewide flu surveillance efforts.

    Kentucky's flu level is now classified as sporadic, the lowest possible.

  • Winning the battle with cancer

     

    Someone once told her the strongest people are put in the toughest situations.

    Believing that, and having her friends, family and church on her side, DeAusha Atkinson is now in remission after battling breast cancer.

    And, after what she's been through, Atkinson says she kept a positive attitude throughout her battle, and that made a world of difference.

    October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Council approves contract for comprehensive plan

    More than 30 years after the last draft was written, the city of Campbellsville is getting a new comprehensive plan.

    At the City Council's regular meeting last Monday, members voted unanimously to enter into a contract with the Kentucky League of Cities to create a new plan for $30,000.

    Speaking on behalf of the comprehensive planning committee, Council member Mike Hall said it's in the city's best interest to enter into a professional consulting agreement with KLC.

  • Man pleads guilty to amended charges

     

     A Campbellsville man could receive probation for forcing a juvenile to have sexual contact with him.

    In October 2013, Kenneth A. Bryant, 68, of Coakley Street, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, fourth-degree assault and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Bryant appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly and pleaded guilty to amended charges.

  • Campbellsville Police officer graduates from Academy

     

    Campbellsville Police Officer Jeromy T. Burris recently graduated from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. He was a member of a class with 25 other officers.

    And, on Friday, he was sworn in as a Campbellsville Police officer during a ceremony at the Campbellsville Civic Center. Burris, a Campbellsville resident, is married and has two children.

  • Ashley Portraits opens

     

    Photographer and artist Kent Ashley recently opened Ashley Portraits in Campbellsville. Specializing in weddings, senior portraits, commercial fashion and family portraits, Ashley Portraits opened in 2007 in Lexington. Private art lessons and portrait art are also available.

    He is a graduate of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. Ashley and his wife, Stacey, have a daughter, Kathryn.

    To schedule an appointment, call (859) 227-4751.

  • Thompson joins Reed Brothers

     

    Jay Thompson has joined Reed Brothers Insurance as an agent.

    Reed Bro-thers offers multiple types of insurance including  life, individual and group health, Medicare supplements and prescriptions, long-term care, home, auto and farm insurance.

    Thompson can be contacted at (270) 465-2717 or jason.thompson@rbi-ins.com.

  • CU to stage "9 to 5"

     

    Campbellsville University's Theater Department and Town Hall Productions will stage Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" the musical, starting today, Thursday, Oct. 9.

    Performances will be in the Russ Mobley Theater on campus tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m., tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

    "9 to 5" was originally a movie, which Parton made into an iconic musical in 2008. The story revolves around three women, Doralee, Violet and Judy, as they try to get rid of their oppressive boss.

  • After nearly five decades, local business closing

     

    For nearly five decades, they have sold the comforts of home. But soon, the doors will close for the final time.

    Lake Village Furniture co-owners and brothers Lilburn Hedgespeth and Ralph Hedgespeth will soon retire.

    Beginning today at 10 a.m., the Hedgespeths will have a sale at their store, with everything available at a discounted cost. And when the last piece of furniture is sold, Lake Village will close for good.

    "I'm 74 and he's 81. It's time," Ralph said.