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Today's News

  • Texas artist writes essay about Campbellsville

    A woman with local ties has written an essay about her visits to Campbellsville as a child.

    An artist, Jane Felts Mauldin of New Braunfels, Texas, is also a niece of the late Fuller Harding and the granddaughter of Professor Homer Felts who taught at Campbellsville College.

    The essay recounts Mauldin and her family’s return visits to Campbellsville in the 1940s and 1950s.

  • Searching for history

    Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield wants to honor the past. But to do that, he needs some help.

    Benningfield wants to create a display at the Taylor County Detention Center honoring the county's past jailers.

    He says the idea came to him from his travels to various courthouses, including the Taylor County Courthouse.

    "I'd seen them in other courthouses," he said. "And I want to do something like that here."

  • CU men maintain MSC lead

    In a league where coaches are happy with their next one-game winning streak, eighth-ranked Campbellsville University has put together an improbable four-game streak against some of the league’s best to hold down first place in the Mid-South Conference with an 8-2 (20-6) record.

    The latest victim is the University of Rio Grande, which the Tigers dispatched 77-57 Saturday evening in Ohio. It was the seventh win in the Tigers’ last eight games, a 56-53 blemish to St. Catharine being the only loss in the Tigers’ last five conference games.

  • More snow pushes schools back again

    Snowfall Sunday night kept local students out of school yet again.

    Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County Schools called off classes on Monday and Tuesday. Campbellsville students returned to class Wednesday, while Taylor County Schools remained closed.

    Taylor students have missed 13 days - 11 due to snow and two because of a flu outbreak.

    Superintendent Roger Cook said Taylor County students' last day is now Monday, June 7.

    "That is with us making up two of the missed days on Good Friday and Memorial Day."

  • Dupps anniversary

    Harold and Betty Dupps of Campbellsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

    The Duppses were married on Feb. 14, 1950, by the Rev. Holtzclaw.

    They have a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Judy Dupps of Greensburg, two daughters and a son-in-law, Anita Dupps of Campbellsville and Sandra L. and Dr. Guy Hereaux of Memphis, Tenn. A daughter, Rita Graybeal, preceded them in death.

    The couple also has four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

  • Tough Tuesday for local hoop teams

    All four local high school basketball teams dropped Tuesday night tilts on the road as regular-season play winded down.

    Campbellsville’s boys fell 59-58 at Green County when Justin Givens’ lane jumper came just before the final buzzer to offset Myan Rice’s three, which had put the Eagles up.

    The Lady Dragons rolled 81-31 over the Lady Eagles behind Kelsea Mitchell’s 18 points while Tiffany Slone led CHS with 15.

    TCHS’ Lady Cardinals fell 72-59 at Hart County as the Lady Raiders placed five in double figures.

  • No. 5-rated Lady Tigers remain undefeated in MSC

    Ginger Colvin thought she might need to call the Rio Grande (Ohio) EMS on Saturday afternoon to see if her team had a heartbeat. And it wasn’t a false alarm. The Lady Tigers chucked the resuscitator, though, and extended their Mid-South win streak to 10, and a sparkling 25-1 overall record, with a 79-67 victory over the Red Storm.

    “We just came out flat,” Colvin said. “I thought Whitney (Ballinger) got hammered early, and it took us awhile to get things going.”

  • A very, very sad Mac

    I just wanted to check my e-mail.

    I opened the door to my home office, waited until my three cats ran past me to get to their toys, sat down and clicked my computer mouse.

    Nothing.

    The computer froze. No big deal. I'll just hit the power button and manually turn the computer off and restart.

    The familiar Mac startup chimes gave me comfort. Then ... nothing.

    A blue screen ... then black ... then blue again.

    Then, it happened. That darn little icon with a question mark ... and a sad Mac face. At this point, my face was sad, too.

  • Birth announcements

    Brandy Alexandria Morgan and Garland Ryan Martin, both of Campbellsville, announce the birth of a son, Brendan Alexander, at 9:23 a.m. on Nov. 2 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Tony and Jamie Morgan of Greensburg, Greg Moore, Kim Moore and Debbie Martin, all of Campbellsville, and Donnie and Judy Warner of Lexington.

  • Opposition forms against nickel tax

    A petition opposing Taylor County School Board's approval of a recallable nickel tax is now being circulated door to door.

    According to state law, a committee of five people must administer the petition opposing the recallable nickel. The committee must file an affidavit with the county clerk. The committee filed its paperwork on Friday. However, committee members had to refile Tuesday after Roger Bright resigned. Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said the change is legal.