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Today's News

  • Diversity Festival planned for Sept. 26

    This year's annual Diversity Festival, hosted by Greater Campbellsville United, will be Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Community Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The festival will feature display booths, games, dancing, singing and monologues. Art displays, food, drinks and inflatable games will also be available.

    The event averages about 200 people each year.

    Promoting diversity through various activities and events allows GCU to create an environment of equality for all.

  • Kentucky searching for next Miss USA/Miss Teen USA winners

    With a rich history and highly successful track record in national competition, the Miss Kentucky USA and Miss Kentucky Teen USA pageants are seeking young women who think they have what it takes to bring the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA crowns home to Kentucky.

  • Judicial Center opening delayed

    Taylor County's new judicial center won't open next month after all. The building is now slated to open the first of October.

    At a Project Development Board meeting Monday afternoon, Board members discussed some construction changes that they believe should be completed before the building opens for public use.

    And because of those changes, Administrative Office of the Courts officials said Monday, it's best to delay the building's opening until all work is complete.

  • After 18 months, Church of God congregation back home

    Four walls and a roof can provide comfort, but as the members of the Church of God of Campbellsville have learned, all you need to have a church is faith.

    Their faith was tested one Sunday 18 months ago when, due to a question of ownership, the congregation was locked out of the church. For the next year and a half, they fought to get it back.

    "That day, it was just so devastating," said Anna Noyola, youth director/coordinator. She has been with the church for about 10 years.

  • Jamestown man injured in local wreck

    A Jamestown man was injured Saturday when he crashed his motorcycle just south of Campbellsville.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Donnie Brockman, 51, was riding his 1982 Suzuki along Ebenezer Road at around 2:53 p.m. when he entered a curve, lost control, left the roadway and struck a ditch.

    Brockman, who was not wearing a helmet, was treated at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital by Air Evac. His condition was unavailable.

    KSP Trooper David Smith investigated.

     

  • City Council sets tax rate

    Those who own property in the City limits will pay the same tax rates this year as they did last year.

    Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of the rates for 2009-2010 at a special meeting Tuesday night.

    The rate for personal property will remain at .191 per $100 of assessed value. The rate in 2007 was .192. Personal property will be taxed at .181. The rate in 2007 was .185.

    The rates are expected to produce $879,213.55 in revenue, an increase of $3,853.79 compared to last year's revenue.

  • Simple precautions are the best prevention

    Now with four confirmed cases of the N1H1 flu virus in our community, some might think it's time to panic. But there's no reason to if we take the proper precautions.

    All of those who have had the illness have been treated and are now well, according to Amy C. Tomlinson, public health services coordinator with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset, and, to the best of their knowledge, the illness hasn't spread to our local schools.

    Tomlinson says she wants to be very open about the confirmed cases to help ensure that everyone knows the facts.

  • A prisoner has walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center.

    A prisoner has walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, Thomas Manning, 27, of Louisville walked away from the center at 5:42 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22.

    He was last seen wearing khaki clothing.

    Manning is wanted for second-degree escape. He was originally charged with first- and third-degree burglary, criminal possession of a forged instrument and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    Aug. 26, 1999

    Bro. Donald George Mackie, 68, of Stray Winds in Campbellsville, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at Taylor County Hospital after an extended illness.

    Woodlawn Christian Church will celebrate its 41st homecoming Sunday with "Woodlawn Day."

    Roy and Wanda Bramel of Campbellsville will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Labor Day weekend.

    Kristen Brockman was selected Taylor County Junior Miss for 2000.

    TWENTY YEARS AGO

    August 1989

  • Annual lakeshore cleanup is Sept. 19

    The annual Green River Lakeshore cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Those who would like to participate in the trash pickup should come to one of the following locations: Smith Ridge Boat Ramp, State Park Pavilion, Site One Boat Ramp or Holmes Bend Boat Ramp.

    Lunch will be served and prizes given away at 12:30 p.m. at the Satterly Picnic Shelter adjacent to the Site One Boat Ramp.

    For more information, call 465-4463.