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Today's News

  • Fruit of the Loom unit gathers for reunion

    Fruit of the Loom's 1000 Unit met for a reunion on Feb. 28 at Ponderosa Restaurant.

    Those attending were Gilda Keltner, Joyce Tungate, Rosie Hurt, Wanda Pierce, Jean Milby, Wanda Curry, Leora Wilson, Betty Powell, Shirley Garrett, Mildred Raikes (floor boss), Joyce Bagby, Nancy Blandford, Alma Wise, JoAnn Wethington, Brenda Popplewell, Bernice Stillwell, Joyce Baker and Aleda Thompson.

  • Incarcerated man speaks of life choices at CU

    "The lifestyle of drugs and alcohol can send your life spiraling out of control," said Eric Berry, the speaker for Campbellsville University's March 4 chapel.

    Berry, a former construction worker, T-ball and basketball coach and father to a 16-year-old son, spoke to CU's students, faculty, staff and coaches about how drugs and alcohol had taken over his life, and how he now has his life under control with the help of Jesus Christ.

  • Take your pick

    So many times, we hear complaints that there's nothing to do. Well, we don't want to hear that for at least the next few weeks, because judging from our Calendar of Events page, there's no possible way anyone couldn't find something fun to do.

    This past Tuesday night alone was a treat - with a performance by the renowned Vienna Boys' Choir and then a public meeting to discuss proposals for the Heartland Parkway.

  • Young celebrates 99th birthday

    E. Poe Young recently celebrated his 99th birthday with family and friends at Good Hope Baptist Church Christian Life Center. He is pictured with his son Murrell, his grandson Troy and his great-grandson Weston.

  • President's budget: Taxes too much, spends too much and borrows too much

    Many Kentuckians, just like many across the country, are struggling to get by during this economic crisis. Unemployment is at a 25-year high. Too many have seen their hard-earned savings dwindle. And people are worried about paying for education, health care or the mortgage.

    At a time like this, Americans have a right to expect that as they are cutting back, so is their government.

  • Cox attends leadership conference

    Paulette Cox, an independent designer with Home and Garden Party for 8 1/2 years, attended a leadership conference for the merger of two direct selling company giants - Home and Garden Party and Home Interiors.

    In December, HGP purchased Home Interiors. HGP owners Steve and Penny Carlile founded their successful company and built it up for the opportunity to create jobs and change lives all across America with their Home and Garden Party plan.

  • Cash celebrates 90th birthday

    Mattie Cash celebrated her 90th birthday on March 7 with four generations in attendance. She has five children, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is pictured with her brother, Russell Underwood.

  • Smiley retires from radio

    Phillip Smiley, an account executive for Q-104/K-Country 105.7/ESPN AM-1450, was honored with a retirement reception on Tuesday, March 3. Smiley was honored for more than 20 years of service to WCKQ/WGRK/WTCO and the community of Campbellsville. Pictured are, from left, Greg Gribbins, sales manager; Barb Smith, regional manager; Smiley and Steve Newberry, president and CEO of Commonwealth Broadcasting Corp.

  • Prayer for pooped pastors

    Pray for your pastor. When religion is your living, it's easy to grow weary.

    I get a taste of it every week when I sit down to write this column. First I have to think of something that's not only entertaining and worth saying, but something that I feel God wants me to say.

    Then I have to make sure I'm as biblically accurate and as faithful to my particular denominational tradition (in my case, reformed theology - Go, Martin Luther!) as I can be without totally alienating the Baptists, Catholics and Pentecostals, etc.

  • Eye surgeon named one of Louisville Metro's most influential health care leaders

    Dr. E. Britt Brockman, who treats cataract and other eye care patients each week at Patterson Eye Care in Campbellsville, has been named one of the most influential healthcare leaders in the region by Business First of Louisville for the second consecutive year.

    Brockman, who travels to eye clinics throughout Central Kentucky, is managing partner of John-Kenyon American Eye Institute.