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Today's News

  • Project helps your kids, our kids

    Did you know there are math problems in today's newspaper? What about a language arts quiz? Or a science or social studies project in the making?

    Well, local teachers have known this for years. That's why many are firm believers in the Newspapers In Education program, a worldwide initiative that promotes the use of newspapers in the classroom.

    Educators say using the newspaper in their classrooms provides a real-world connection that is motivating and adds real-life dimension to their classrooms.

  • Community Trust sponsors TRH transportation service

    Community Trust Bank recently became a sponsor for the Taylor Regional Hospital transportation service.

    The free van service provides transportation to eligible patients in Taylor, Adair, Green and Marion counties receiving services at the main hospital, rehab services or the cancer center.

    Money collected from the sponsors will assist in maintaining this free service by offsetting some of the fuel costs associated with these trips.

    For more information about this service or to become a sponsor, call the TRH public relations department at 789-5814.

  • Bartley-McElroy

    David and Laura Bartley of Springfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Deanna Lynne Bartley, to Michael Scott McElroy, son of Charles and Brenda McElroy of Finley.

    Bartley graduated from Campbellsville University in 2008 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.

    McElroy graduated from Marion County High School in 2000. He is employed at Portland Forge in Lebanon.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Springfield. A reception will follow at Holy Trinity Parish Center.

  • Birth Announcements

    Emily Caulk and Ben Smith, both of Campbellsville, announce the birth of a daughter, Hannah Kathryn Sue Smith, at 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Chris Caulk, Lisa Caulk and Randall Shofner, all of Campbellsville, and the late Mike Smith and Donna Shofner.

    Great-grandparents are Linda and Larry McDonald of Charlotte, N.C., Lorene Caulk, Glenn and Ruby Spratt and Paul and Marina Smith, all of Campbellsville, and the late Robert L. Caulk.

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  • UPDATE: Police searching for suspect in bank robbery

    Campbellsville Police are still searching for the man who robbed the Elmhurst Plaza Citizens Bank & Trust at gunpoint Saturday morning.

    According to police, an about 6-foot-tall white male wearing a dark blue hooded jacket and black mask walked into the bank at about 9:45 a.m. brandishing a small handgun and demanded money.

    Security camera footage shows the man pointing the gun at a bank employee at 9:47 and then leaving the bank with a bag in his hands about 30 seconds later.

  • Celebrating the history of Girl Scouts

    Girl Scouts is turning 97 this year, and girls throughout Kentuckiana are ready to celebrate. Each year, Girl Scouts around the world commemorate the event with a week-long celebration.

    Girl Scout week begins with Girl Scout Sunday on March 8 and continues through March 14.

  • City seeks input on bus service

    The City wants to know how many people are interested in public transportation in Campbellsville.

    Councilman Randy Herron, a member of the Council's transportation committee, said work is progressing toward the possibility of a bus service. However, he said, the City wants to know how many people would use it.

    Herron said the City also wants to know who would be using public transportation as well as how often they'd use it.

  • Veterans Memorial Park fire under investigation

    State officials are investigating a fire that occurred at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday morning.

    According to Taylor County Fire Chief George Wilson, firefighters responded to a structure fire at the park at 9:05 Saturday morning. Upon arrival, firefighters found a building housing wood and other materials on fire.

    While the building wasn't destroyed, Wilson said, it did suffer heavy damage.

    Kentucky State Police Arson investigators and State Fire Marshall officials are looking into the fire, Wilson said, but have yet to say whether arson is suspected.

  • Mr. Taylor goes to Washington

    There's a crisis in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region. The president needs a plan of action, and he needs it fast. He turns to his national security team for a resolution.

    The pressure is on.

    Jaqil Taylor, a sophomore at Campbellsville High School, was among the National Youth Leadership Forum students from across the country who spent a week in Washington D.C. last month exploring American diplomacy, intelligence and defense.

    The trip offered Taylor and his fellow participants a chance to flex their security muscles.

  • Let's hope bald really is beautiful

    At age 56, I'm quite happy to still have the majority of my hair. Much of it is starting to turn gray, but I can live with that.

    I still have dreams of growing my hair really long and becoming a rock star. I'll just have to accept the fact that American Idol won't accept contestants my age. Maybe I could replace Simon. I can do what he does with at least a bit more diplomacy and I already have more hair. I certainly wouldn't mind being paid the salary he receives.