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Today's News

  • Marching Cardinals third in state

    The Taylor County Marching Cardinals are the third best AAA band in Kentucky.

    The Cardinals ended their marching band season in Saturday night’s Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Finals.

    Earlier in the day on Saturday, the band won fourth place out of 16 bands in the semi-final competition at Meade County High School in Brandenburg to earn the right to travel to Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville for the finals Saturday night.

  • Healthy Babies

    Approximately 40 walkers from Marion and Taylor counties participated in the first Green River Walk at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon on Oct. 23.

    The walk is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, which works to prevent birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.

    "Our mission is that one day every baby is going to be born healthy," said Mandy Kucela, director of the March of Dimes Barren River District.

  • Storm blows through community

    While a tornado warning was issued for Taylor County on Tuesday, wind gusts were the worst the county received as far as severe weather.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, assistant E-911 supervisor and public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management, strong wind gusts caused only minor problems Tuesday morning before heavy rain and scattered thundershowers rolled in shortly after noon.

    Dooley said E-911 dispatchers fielded about 30 calls reporting trees down, a few power outages and even funnel cloud sightings.

  • CU uses blocked FG to hold off Faulkner

    Senior Day is supposed to be a day where senior football players step up big, and homecoming should always be memorable. Senior defensive back Calvin Bini made sure both came true for Campbellsville University on Saturday as he blocked a field goal to secure a 22-21 victory over Faulkner University with 18 seconds left to play.

    With the Tigers holding a narrow lead, Faulkner drove 48 yards in seven plays to set up a potential game-winning field goal try from 37 yards. Bini slipped around the left side and blocked the kick as the Finley Stadium crowd erupted in cheers.

  • End is near for an ugly political season

    We're entering the home stretch folks. Election Day is Tuesday, and hopefully all of the campaigning and mudslinging will come to an end.

    As usual, races here in Campbellsville have kept proceedings relatively clean.

    In the Louisville area, things are simply out of control if the television ads are any indication.

    Attack ads are the order of the day. And seemingly every commercial break is chock full of them.

  • Take time to wade through the rhetoric

    Tuesday is Kentucky’s general election. And all of our community’s governmental offices are up for election, from the judge/executive and magistrates to mayor and city council. Add in district judge, jailer, sheriff and school board, and there’s a full slate of local candidates to choose from. And that’s not to mention U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator.

    It has certainly been a lively campaign season. But there have also been some not-so-shining moments. Rumors, innuendoes and even some outright lies have made their way across the state.

  • Standing ovation for arts series

    I could tell it was going to be good ... a performance by a band known to perform with some of the top names in bluegrass music. And I was right.

    The Ozark Alliance performed at Campbellsville University on Saturday night as part of the 2010-2011 Central Kentucky Arts Series.

    I am a fan of just about any kind of music, including bluegrass. I can't rattle off the names of famous bluegrass musicians, but I know that I enjoy hearing a good song with banjos, fiddles and a good bass line.

  • Two injured in US 68/KY 210 collision

    A Greensburg man and woman were injured in a Tuesday morning collision at the intersection of U.S. 68 and KY 210.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 7:35 a.m., Melissa Matney, 39, was attempting a left turn from U.S. 68 on to KY 210 in a 2001 Chevrolet van when she turned into the path of a 2003 Dodge van driven by Donnie Shively. Shively's vehicle struck Matney's and then struck a guardrail.

    Matney and Shively were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. No information was available on their condition.

  • Challenger speaks for 'working people'

    Ed Marksberry is a carpenter, a homebuilder and a real estate broker. This fall, he is seeking another job, U.S. Representative for Kentucky's Second District.

    Marksberry, 47, is the Democratic challenger facing incumbent Rep. Brett Guthrie, a Republican, on Nov. 2. Marksberry is running because of the differences he perceives between himself and Guthrie (see related story).

  • Eyes on the Tigers

    Campbellsville University celebrated homecoming this past weekend.

    An Accent Page of photos is featured in Thursday's print edition.