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Today's News

  • Stop the spread of hate and racism

    I have spent a significant amount of time reading and trying to gather as much information about the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend. Masses of protesters and counter-protesters clashed and one person was killed and 19 or 20 others injured when a 20-year-old man from Ohio (but recently moved from the Florence, Kentucky area) drove his car into the crowd, plowing over anyone and everyone in his path.

  • Early Days August 17, 2017

    TEN YEARS AGO

    August 16, 2007

    This year, attendance is up at both local school districts. At Campbellsville Independent, 1,115 students were enrolled as of Tuesday, an increase of 21 students from this time last year. Taylor County Schools boasts 2,642 students, 81 more than last year.

    Army Pvt. Joseph M. Buckman Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox.

    Campbellsville High School Class of 1949 recently gathered for its reunion with 22 members and guests present.

  • City schools plan for tax increase

     

    The Campbellsville Board of Education will be having a special tax hearing later this month, the board announced at Monday night’s regular monthly meeting.

    The board will hear public comments regarding the proposed rate increase, which would take the rates on real property and personal property from the current 62.5 to 65.4.

  • Former CU wrestlers thwart robbery in Florida

     

    A lifetime of training prepared two Campbellsville University alumni for an unlikely situation.

    Spencer Adams and Brandon Sellers helped stop a robbery while in Daytona, Florida, as they left the National Wrestling Coaches Association Conference.

    Adams is the head wrestling coach at Bellarmine University and Sellers serves as assistant coach.

    Sellers wrestled collegiately at Campbellsville University for four years.

  • Vandals paint in Miller Park

     

    Vandalism that has recently occurred at Miller Park has sparked concern among citizens that frequently visit the park.

    A symbol that appears to resemble a swastika, a symbol most notably used by the Nazi Party of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, was found painted on a sign at the park near the playground.

    In the wake of recent events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, some local citizens had expressed concern about the vandalism at the park, and its potential to spark backlash amid high tensions.

  • Two locals among 41 new KSP Troopers

     

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 41 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort today. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 866 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth. Among them were Dexter Colvin and Daniel Forbis of Campbellsville.

    KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders said the addition of these newly-graduated troopers will help with the current strength, but does not come close to resolving the agency’s shortage of personnel.

  • Gumm edges Grant for 53rd Duffers’ golf crown

     

  • Early Days August 10, 2017

    TEN YEARS AGO

    August 9, 2007

    Julia Lynn Reik celebrated her first birthday on July 14 at the home of her grandparents, Dr. Stephen S. and Deborah Hinton in Campbellsville.

    Mrs. Mary R. Miller celebrated her 90th birthday on June 23 with a party at All Occasions in Campbellsville.

    Joyce Dearen, 66, of Campbellsville, died at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007 in Campbellsville.

  • Powell arrested in tire theft

     

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest Monday evening after a burglary at Mannsville Tire Store.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office release, Adam Powell, 31, was arrested Monday evening and charged with third-degree burglary.

    The arrest came after the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a burglary at Mannsville Tire Store, in which four new tires were taken, according to the release.

  • Wilson arrested after battery thefts

     

    The Campbellsville Police Department made an arrest Monday in regard to a couple of recent thefts.

    William Jeffrey Wilson, 31, was arrested Monday afternoon by CPD officers and charged with receiving stolen property more than $500, according to a CPD report.

    The report states that CPD responded to thefts that had already occurred at 385 Old Greensburg Road, and a construction site at the corner of South Columbia Avenue and Bell Avenue.

    In both incidents, commercial batteries were stolen from equipment.