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Today's News

  • Chamber: First UMC named best investor

    First United Methodist Church's slogan says it all. "A church in the heart of the city, with the city in its heart."

    "I think [being a part of the community] is the No. 1 priority," says FUMC Pastor Ted Beam. "The church is the only institution established by God. We're expected to set the atmosphere for a community."

    And the Campbellsville/Taylor Chamber of Commerce believes the church is doing just that, awarding the church its Outstanding Chamber Investor award.

  • Business as usual

    Alex Montgomery may be losing his General Motors and Chrysler dealership franchises in Mt. Washington, but he says Campbellsville's dealership will be business as usual.

    Actually, Montgomery says, he hopes local business will increase as a result of the two car manufacturers' terminating many of their franchise dealerships.

    Montgomery has operated his car dealership in Campbellsville since September 1980. He sells Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep brand vehicles.

  • Sheriff's deputies recover stolen vehicle

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office has found a stolen vehicle and arrested and charged a Russell Springs man.

    According to a sheriff's office report, Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard stopped a 1977 Chevrolet truck on KY 210 at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19 for suspected DUI.

    The report states that the driver of the vehicle, Kelly G. Voils, 40, of 38 Main St. in Russell Springs had a blood alcohol level of .203.

  • Lady Cards make it six straight softball titles

    Taylor County High has a pretty good winning percentage in the finals of district softball, winning 15 times in 25 years.

    The Lady Cardinals did it again on Tuesday in Columbia, scoring all the runs they would need (five) in the first inning and rolling past Adair County 11-2.

    It was the sixth straight title for Taylor County and second straight for head coach Kelly Townsend.

    Four hits in the first and two Lady Indian errors opened the floodgates for the Lady Cards. The first three batters bunted and scored as Adair appeared to have early-game fielding jitters.

  • Cards, Eagles post 13-3 opening wins

    Taylor County and Campbellsville posted identical 13-3 victories on back-to-back days in the 20th District Baseball Tournament on Dave Hourigan Field at Marion County High School.

    The No. 1-seed Cardinals started things with a six-inning 10-run romp on Monday vs. Adair County.

    Winston Walls went the distance and struck out five and walked none while allowing only three hits and no earned runs.

    After a 0-0 score heading to the third, Taylor County blew the game open with an eight-run frame.

  • Taylor County Fair planned for June 6-13

    Everything is in place for the 2009 Taylor County Fair, which will be June 6-13.  

    This year, the fair will be two weeks earlier than in the past and will feature a new midway provider along with a revamped event schedule.

    Harold Young, president of the Taylor County Fair Association Inc., said that the changes were made to enhance and grow the fair. 

    Young cited the crowded mid-summer event calendar in Taylor County as one of the prime reasons for the date change. 

  • Attorney General cracks down on auto warranty calls

    If my home phone rings, 99 percent of the time it's a telemarketer. This has been going on for years. I'll tell ya, pay off a couple of credit cards and the wolves start pounding at your door.

    It's gotten so bad, I won't even answer the phone anymore. For a while, I was getting calls every day.

    Imagine my surprise when I started getting telemarketing calls via my cell phone.

    All of the calls - I've received seven of them this month - are a pre-recorded message warning me that my auto warranty is about to expire.

  • Movie Gallery lawsuit settled

    The lawsuit filed by an employee who was on duty when a windstorm destroyed the local Movie Gallery building has been settled. The terms of the settlement, however, are being kept confidential.

    Campbellsville resident Brittany Preston was working May 18, 2006, when a microburst of wind destroyed her employer's building at about 6 p.m.

    Nearby Arby's restaurant and Citizens Bank and Trust Co. buildings and Amazon.com's distribution center also suffered damage during the storm.

  • Tigers earn NAIA World Series trip

    Campbellsville University will be making its first trip ever to the NAIA Baseball World Series after a 4-0 win over Kansas Wesleyan on Friday in St. Charles, Mo.

    Riding the pitching arm of senior hurler Bryan Fuller, who threw 21 consecutive scoreless innings in a 26-hour period, the Tigers won three straight games after a 5-4 loss to the team they beat for the region title.

    Fuller, from Lewisburg, pitched the last three innings against Lindenwood University on Thursday afternoon, nine against Kansas Wesleyan Thursday in an 11-0 shutout and nine on Friday.

  • State parks offer camping deal

    Kentucky State Parks are offering a deal for weekday campers.

    Campers can stay at a state park campground on three nights for the price of two, on Sundays through Wednesdays, from now until May 20.

    The offer is only for walk-in guests. No advance or online reservations will be taken for this offer.

    The offer is good at any of the park system's 31 campgrounds.

    For more information about campgrounds at Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov.