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Today's News

  • ‘Quilts of Honor’ created for veterans

    When it comes to supporting veterans, some people join groups, host events or donate money to causes. But some quilt.

    There is a new organization in town wanting to offer a little something extra to those who have served our country. The Quilts of Honor Taylor County Chapter is the first chapter in Kentucky in the national Quilts of Honor program.

    The mission of Quilts of Honor is to bestow a universal symbol and token of thanks, solace, and remembrance to those who serve in harm’s way to protect and defend our lives and freedoms.

  • Can one person run county’s park?

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court will advertise for a parks director to oversee Veterans Memorial Park, the adjacent Community Center and other county properties.

    At a special-called meeting Monday evening, magistrates voted unanimously to advertise for the position. That advertisement appears in today’s paper on page A13. All applications will be due by the end of the day on Monday, Jan. 30.

  • Backpack program feeds hungry kids

    With the chilly season still looming, it makes it hard for some children to get a warm meal. But there is a program in Campbellsville and Taylor County that is helping feed hungry kids.

    The Campbellsville and Taylor County family resource centers began a Backpack Food Program in 2007.

    Students at both districts and at the combined Campbellsville/Taylor County Head Start can be referred to the program, and receive a bag of food to take home each weekend.

  • Comer meets with local industry leaders

    U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-First District) is going back to work today in Washington, D.C., but last week he met with industry leaders in Taylor and Marion counties.

    Comer said they plan to get a lot done in the first 200 days of President Donald Trump’s (R) term of office alongside the Republican-dominated 115th Congress, including a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Learning to square dance

    Those wanting to put on their dancing shoes will soon have that chance as a square dancing club is trying to start up in Campbellsville.

    A beginner’s square dance course will be offered.

    “This is a way to give people something to do,” said avid square dancer Mike Wilson.

    The nearest square dance clubs are in Somerset, Park City and Elizabethtown.

    “You’re going to meet some of the best people,” said square dance caller Kristy Williams. “It is the biggest family.”

  • Juvenile arrested in shootings

    An unnamed juvenile was arrested Wednesday night in connection with three shooting incidents, a Campbellsville Police Department report said.

    The CPD arrested a 15-year-old juvenile on Crescent Hill Drive on 11 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and that juvenile is lodged in the Adair County Juvenile Detention Center, the report stated.

    And for one Campbellsville family, the actions of that juvenile will have a lasting effect.

    Michelle and Timmy Dickens’ home on Coakley Street was one of the houses that were shot at.

  • Taylor County splits district twinbill at Marion County

     

  • Harrison’s play results in Bluegrass Play of Season

     

  • Lady Eagles score last 25 points in 74-29 rout of Burgin

     

  • Eagles fall to Fort Knox 58-50 in Fifth Region All ‘A’

     

    Campbellsville led 3-0 on Ethan Lay’s trey and tied things up at 6-6, but Fort Knox dominated the next two-and-half quarters to claim the Fifth Region All “A” Classic championship 58-50 on Friday night at Caverna.
    The Eagles (4-15) trailed as much as 49-30 early in the final quarter before going on a 15-2 run to narrow the deficit to six.
    Tyrion Taylor tallied 11 points around baskets by Logan Cole and Malachi Corley. Connor Wilson’s three cut it to 54-48 with 1:20 left, but Fort Knox scored the final points at the stripe.