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Today's News

  • Campbellsville native returns home as chamber director

    Suzanne Grubesic says Campbellsville is quite a bit different than when she graduated from Taylor County High School in 1997.

    However, Grubesic, who is the new executive director at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, said the changes are for the better, and she is excited to see the amount of growth the community has experienced and is continuing to see.

  • Wall enters not guilty plea to rape charge

    A Garfield, Kentucky, man pleaded not guilty to a rape charge at a Tuesday morning arraignment in Taylor County Circuit Court.

    At the hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding lowered Justin O. Wall’s bond from $50,000 to $10,000. He will be lodged in Breckinridge County unless he bonds out.

    Wall, 23, is also to have no contact with the reported victim, no unsupervised contact with any minors, has a curfew of 8 p.m. to 6 p.m., and is to stay away from Taylor County except to come to court hearings related to this case.

  • City may revise lake contract

    Campbellsville City Council members will look at revisions to their contract with the Sportsman Club when they meet in June.

    At a Council meeting on Monday night, Dennis Benningfield of the Sportsman Club said the group is working hard to take care of the City Lake and their facilities, and wants to make improvements.

    But like in a recent Trail Town Committee meeting, the question about the $25 annual membership fee came up.

  • CU, area officials celebrate Earth Day

    “There is no Planet B.”

    That is what Campbellsville University student T.J. Rayhill said at a CU Earth Day ceremony, held on Friday, April 21, at the Turner Log Cabin on 505 N. Columbia Ave.

    During the ceremony, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young read an Earth Day proclamation. Saturday, April 22, was actually Earth Day.

  • Local vet goes on Honor Flight to D.C.

    Eugene Mosz was moved to tears walking through the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington last Saturday evening through a crowd of people that lined from one end to the other.

    Mosz, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran, was one of 73 veterans from across Kentucky who participated in the April 22 Honor Flight Kentucky.

  • Art along Main Street

    The city’s Bicentennial Committee, along with the Taylor County Public Library and Dog-Eared Books, hosted the Art and Poetry Walk Thursday evening.

    The art walk consisted of 12 local artists located in 10 businesses up and down Main Street and Court Street.

    TCPL Adult Programming Librarian Jesse Yates of TCPL started planning this event last year; she wanted to feature local artists and locally-owned businesses. One of the reasons for holding it in April is because it was National Poetry Month.

  • Chamber honors area people, businesses

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce held its 68th annual awards banquet Thursday night at Campbellsville University.

    Randall Phillips was named the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year.

    Taylor County PVA (Property Valuation Administrator) Chad Shively presented the award to Phillips, noting his community leadership and 27 years as County Clerk.

    “This recipient is a role model in our community of what hard work and dedication looks like,” Shively said.

  • Marion County teams still tops in district races

     

  • Shining a light on opioid issue

    As I stood there in the sanctuary of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday night, with the lights completely out and the only light in the room illuminating from several candles burning, I thought about the significance of what was happening in the moment.

    This was not any ordinary church service that I attended on a random Sunday evening in April. This was a service dedicated to providing prayer and support for those struggling in the chains of addiction and those who have loved ones struggling.

  • Holmes, LWC signees, Ky. All Stars, Earnhardt Jr.

     

    John “J.B.” Holmes returns to the PGA TOUR on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
    Holmes will pair with Bubba Watson and tee off at 2:02 p.m. on Thursday at TPC Louisiana and 8:52 a.m. on Friday.
    It’s the first time since 1981 the PGA TOUR is hosting an official team tournament.
    TV coverage will be from 3:30-6:30 on Golf Channel and Saturday and Sunday from 1-2:30 on Golf Channel and 3-6 on CBS.