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Today's News

  • Starting the year off right

    It's been said that each summer seems shorter than the last.

    And even though the days on the calendar don't really get any fewer, feeling that they go by in the blink of an eye is understandable.

    It seems like only days ago that local high school seniors went to prom and crossed the stage to get their diplomas. We wish them best of luck at college or the workplace.

    Students at Kentucky Christian Academy went back to class on Tuesday and Campbellsville and Taylor County students once again grazed their hallways starting Wednesday.

  • Making Campbellsville proud

     

    "Hey, that's J.B. Holmes from Campbellsville!"

    Those words were heard more often than you might think at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on Tuesday.

    For anyone from Campbellsville, it might not seem like a big deal. After all, it's just J.B., or as most folks around town know him, John. But when you consider that he's playing on a worldwide stage, it's quite impressive that so many people are rooting for him.

  • Saying goodbye to summer

     

    I still remember it - the excitement of the first day of school.

    My school supplies were ready. I had carefully picked out a backpack, pencils, notebooks and markers.

    I loved milk breaks, reading and playground time. It was always nice to be in a homeroom with someone I knew, but I also enjoyed meeting new friends.

  • Back to School

     

    They gathered their notebooks and pencils and went back to class to learn.

    Kentucky Christian Academy students headed back to school on Tuesday and Campbellsville and Taylor County students started class Wednesday.

  • Changing Command

     

    As they changed the flags, it became official.

    The Campbellsville National Armory is now home to the 203rd Forward Support Company.

    On Saturday, several Kentucky National Guard soldiers and their families gathered for a ceremonial changing of the armory from being the home of Battery B of the National Guard's 1/623rd Field Artillery to the forward support company.

  • Teens learn cooking basics

     

    The smell of chicken permeates the air, complete with the sound of freshly cut vegetables sizzling as they cook. In a few minutes, their hard work will be put to the test.

    Thirteen youth learned the basics of cooking last Thursday. Their lesson culminated in cooking themselves a stir-fry lunch.

    Taylor County Extension Office hosted the day camp, and 4-H staff members helped the campers learn how to properly wash their hands and cut vegetables.

    They also discussed nutrition basics and how important it is to follow a recipe.

  • Man leads police on chase

    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged after he allegedly led police on a chase early Sunday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Officer Jacob Hedgespeth attempted to stop a vehicle at about 1:10 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard that nearly struck him head-on.

    The report states that the driver failed to stop after Hedgespeth initiated his emergency equipment.

    After a short pursuit, Hedgespeth was able to stop the vehicle, which was being driven by John M. Smith, 44, of Campbellsville.

  • Man charged with assault

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting another man.

    DeMichael Calhoun, 39, of Bell Court, was arrested on Friday at 10:53 a.m.

    According to Calhoun's arrest citation, he allegedly assaulted another man by punching him in the face.

    Court records state that the man had an apparent serious injury to his right eye and needed medical treatment. The man's eye was swollen, court records state, and bleeding steadily. Records state that the man's eye socket was possibly broken.

  • Congressman's ethics questioned

     

    He has denied any wrongdoing, and says the complaint has been filed as an attack against him for gaining support for one of his bills.

    U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., has become the subject of an ethics investigation.

    According to a news release from Whitfield's office, several lawmakers recently filed an ethics complaint against him with the House Ethics Committee.

  • Driver's license extension granted

    Even though Kentucky's driver's licenses aren't entirely compliant with federal regulations, Taylor Countians' licenses are still valid and residents don't need to do anything.

    Efforts are ongoing to ensure the licenses become compliant, and changes are being considered to the way the state issues them.