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Today's News

  • Water project nearly finished

    Better tasting water will soon be on tap. A $2.8 million project to help the Campbellsville Water Co. draw higher quality water from Green River Lake is expected to wrap up within a month.

    "People don't realize how complicated this is," said David Bowles of Monarch Engineering. "We worked with the City over the last five or six years to design a system that would improve the water quality."

  • Sharpe claims fifth straight J.B. Holmes Invitational

    2008 Kentucky State Amateur champion Tyler Sharpe claimed his fifth straight J.B. Holmes Invitational on Sunday afternoon at the Campbellsville Country Club.

    Sharpe, from Greensburg and a Lindsey Wilson College graduate, bested 2009 Taylor County High School grad Dillon Mays, who will transfer from Eastern Kentucky University to Western Kentucky in the fall, on the first hole of a sudden death play-off. Sharpe had tied the match with a birdie on No. 17, and Mays just missed a birdie putt on the first extra hole.

  • Homeless count is up

    While the number of homeless people in Taylor County hasn't changed much in the last year, the number of potential homeless has.

    Results of the statewide 2010 Point-In-Time Count of the Homeless were released on June 30. Statewide, there were 6,623 homeless people identified in the 2010 count, which took place on Jan. 28. The 2009 count located 5,999 homeless individuals, although a major ice and snowstorm that hit the state around the same time of the 2009 count hampered efforts.

    Of Kentucky's 120 counties, only 109 participated.

  • City receives KLC grant

    The City of Campbellsville has received a $1,388.69 grant from the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services. The grant will be used to purchase back-up cameras, ANSI compliant clothing and LED signal wands. Allen said that in these uncertain times, grants such as this one are a practical way to make the City's budget go further, as well as provide products that will enhance public safety.

  • Hicks-Sublett to wed July 10

     Jessica Lynn Hicks and John Daniel Sublett announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, July 10.

    Hicks is the daughter of Michelle Couch of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Terry and Linda Hohn of Campbellsville, Marvina Hicks of London, Ky. and the late Carlie Hicks.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School and attends Elizabethtown Community & Technical College. She works at Lowe's in Campbellsville.

  • Birth announcements

    Mark and Renee White of New Haven announce the birth of a son, Joseph William White, at 6:49 a.m. on Sunday, May 23 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are William and Maxine White of Campbellsville and Joe and Margaret Boone of New Haven. Great-grandmother is Nora Minor of Campbellsville.

  • Little League 9-10s stay perfect in pool play

    Campbellsville’s 9-10-year-old All Stars won their first three games in pool play at the Little League District 5 Tournament at South Hardin.

    Coach Lynn Kearney’s troops began post-season play with a 12-0 romp over Albany on Saturday and responded with a 19-2 trouncing of Washington County on Sunday and a 10-0 shutout of Burkesville on Monday.

  • Former inmate files suit against jail

    A former Taylor County Detention Center inmate has filed suit, claiming he did not receive necessary medical treatment.

    Robert Bertram of the Bertram & Wilson law firm in Jamestown filed the complaint on behalf of Eddie Yates in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 29.

    Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Taylor County are listed as defendants.

    According to the complaint, Yates was incarcerated at the jail on July 24, 2009, when he fell and fractured his hand.

  • Celebrating a Milestone

    They went to see the movie "Thoroughbreds Don't Cry" on their first date. Now, more than seven decades later, Jodie and Opal Mings are still together and will soon celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

    The couple's history goes back to the 1930s, when Mr. Mings was driving a bus of children to school in Knifley.

    Mrs. Mings said he would drive by her home and wave. They hadn't met at that point, she said, but would on their first date at a Columbia movie theater. A friend asked Mrs. Mings to go with her to the movies and be Jodie's date.

  • Watson wins first-place honors at Bluegrass

    Campbellsville’s Jeff Watson won the 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model feature during the Seventh Annual Topless Terror Night on Saturday night at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown.

    The American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner also visited Bluegrass on Saturday with Jason Wheatley of Loretto grabbing the $1,500 payday in the event with an exciting last lap pass for the win.

    Pat Hagan of New Haven scored the victory in the WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman feature event.