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Today's News

  • Area sports calendar

    The upcoming sports calendar is:

    Final Pee Wee try-outs on Monday (5:30-6:30)

    at Campbellsville University’s Coca-Cola facility

    The final Pee Wee League baseball try-outs (ages 7-8) will be held on Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coca-Cola facility on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    Veterans Memorial Park softball meeting on Tuesday

    A meeting for softball activities at Veterans Memorial Park will be held Tuesday, March 16 (7 p.m.) at the Christian Life Center at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • Edwards, Watson add to area's officials' history in state tourneys

    A pair of local basketball officials called last week’s girls’ state tournament in Diddle Arena at Bowling Green or will be in this week’s boys’ field at Lexington’s Rupp Arena.

    Greensburg’s Wayne Edwards who played for the Dragons in the 1960s, long considered one of the better officials in the Fifth Region, got his call to do the girls’ Sweet 16 last week.

  • KHO receives funding for 2010 repair projects

    Kentucky Heartland Outreach has been awarded funding through the Kentucky Housing Corp. and Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati to aid the Central Kentucky region in home repairs for 2010.

    Each year, KHO applies for grant funding to aid in its repair programs. KHO is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that specializes in providing minor home repairs free of cost to low-income families. Repairs such as roofing, painting and the building of decks and wheelchair/walking ramps are the most common types of repairs performed.

  • So close, yet so far away for CHS in region finals

    It was a tale of two halves as North Hardin dominated the final two quarters and upended Campbellsville 69-66 for the Boys’ Fifth Region Tournament championship on Tuesday night at Nelson County High School.

    “We just couldn’t keep them off the boards or hit free throws,” Eagles’ head coach Tim Davis said. “If we had done one of the two, I think we could have pulled it off.”

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Tuesday, March 16

    UNIVERSITY BASEBALL — Union (Tenn.) at Campbellsville (2:00).

    Wednesday, March 17

    UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL — Campbellsville vs. Fresno Pacific in Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division 1 National Championship in Kansas City (1:30).

    UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL — Campbellsville vs. LSU-Shreveport in NAIA Division 1 National Championship in Jackson, Tenn. (11:15 a.m.).

    UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL — Lindsey Wilson at Campbellsville (2:00).

    Thursday, March 18

  • CHS to host prom fundraiser

    Campbellsville High School's junior class will have a yard and bake sale and corn hole tournament Saturday, March 27.

    The sale begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m. at the Campbellsville Elementary School gymnasium.

    Registration for the corn hole tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the CHS gymnasium.

    The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Prizes will be given for first and second place. The winner will take home half of the money collected from $30-a-team registration entry fees.

    For more information, call CHS at 465-8774.

  • Lots of basketball hang-over

    Basketball is a 365-day thing (366 during leap years) in Kentucky, and last week’s Fifth Region Tournament championship game brought out a bunch of notes and happenings.

    Davis up for top national award

    Campbellsville High School head coach Tim Davis is a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year.

    The awards’ banquet is scheduled for the week of June 19-23 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

  • Life Matters: Life after suicide

    Neither of my high school friends let me in on their secret: they planned to commit suicide. They succeeded.

    Not at the same time. And by then we were miles and years apart. But it still shook me to the core when I heard the news. "Death by suicide." My friends, they were, at least for some fun years. Football. Friday night school dances. Parties. Cruising. Hanging out.

  • Nickel tax petition efforts enter final heat

    An effort to collect enough signatures to bring a proposed nickel tax before voters is going well, petitioners say.

    Petition committee member James DeWitt wouldn't say how many signatures have been collected, but he did say a lot of support has been garnered.

    "It's going well," he said. "We've got a lot of support and met a lot of good people. We have collected a large amount of signatures."

    DeWitt said the committee and volunteers are "out there every day and still working."

  • Local man is finalist in competition

    A Campbellsville man is a finalist in an ESPN sports contest.

    Joe Woosley entered ESPN.com's "Be Dickie V" contest by videotaping himself doing an impression of sports personality Dick Vitale.

    From all entries, there were 25 chosen by a panel of independent judges. Entries were judged on likeness, quality, originality and humor.

    From Feb. 8 through Feb. 24, Web viewers were able to vote for their favorite video.