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Today's News

  • Chocolate Festival is April 18-19

    The 22nd annual Chocolate Festival will be Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 in Washington, Ky.

    The festival will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    There will be chocolate all along the flagstone path. There will be street vendors, live entertainment, food and chocolate lining the route. And there will also be kid's games and rides. On Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., those who attend can enjoy the old cars and trucks with the "Log Cabin Cruise-In."

  • Benefit planned for local teen

    A benefit has been planned for Tosha Durham, a 15-year-old eighth grade student at Casey County Middle School, who recently found out that her cancer has returned and spread.

    The event will be Friday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Gateway Park Community Center.

    Several bands will perform, including country, rock and gospel groups. The Higgonbothams, Glory Train, Glen Yoder, Avenge the Tragedy and others are scheduled to perform.

    Food and drinks will be sold. All proceeds will benefit Durham.

  • SEARCH UPDATE: Thirty-four apply for Taylor Superintendent spot

    Thirty-four people have applied to be the next Taylor County School Superintendent.

    Though it wasn't discussed during the meeting, Board Member Gary Porter provided information on the superintendent search before the start of the Board's regular meeting Tuesday. Porter is the Board's representative on the superintendent search screening committee.

  • Campbellsville to host superintendent reception

    Campbellsville Independent School Board will host a reception to allow the public to meet the three superintendent candidates.

    The reception is Wednesday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the media center in Campbellsville High School. The candidates will share some information about themselves and their vision for the school district.

  • New restaurant will provide 85 jobs

    Colton's Steak House & Grill is set to open this fall in the current Ponderosa building on KY 210.

    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan says the restaurant is expected to hire 85 people, more than double Ponderosa's 33 employees.

    The restaurant expects to open in August or September. It is owned by Doug Landers, who also owns a Colton's in Glasgow. The Glasgow restaurant is the only other Kentucky location.

  • Lady Eagles go 3-2 on Florida trip

    Campbellsville High School's Lady Eagles went 3-2 on their spring trip to the Sunshine State last week.

    Coach Dale Estes' team bested Corbin 11-7 in the first game on April 5 as Amber Gamboa went 3-5 and Tiffany Slone 2-4.

    Slone had three runs batted in while Gamboa, Ashley Kessinger and Hannah Taylor had two apiece.

    Kessinger, Taylor, Danielle Morris, Ashley Bates and Alex Davis also hit safely.

  • Medication drop-off site available April 18

    A drop-off site at the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot will accept old or unused medications on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    This is the first attempt locally to help residents safely dispose of unwanted or out-of date prescription and over-the-counter medications.

    "Medications can be dangerous if they fall into the wrong hands or if they are not disposed of correctly," said Karen Hayes, co-chair of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition, an organizer of the event.

  • TRH to host smoking cessation class

    Taylor Regional Hospital has scheduled a Cooper/Clayton Stop Smoking Cessation Class.

    The 12-week class meets once per week and will be on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The course began April 14.

    The Cooper/Clayton Method to stop smoking was developed at a major university and has proven to work in research studies and has continued to work for more than 20 years. It has worked for thousands of smokers.

  • SEARCH UPDATE: City Schools announces superintendent finalists

    Campbellsville Independent School Board announced the names of its three finalists for superintendent at Monday night's Board meeting.

    The candidates are Mike Deaton, who is currently principal at Campbellsville High, Leon Smith, principal at Washington County High School, and Robert Lewis, associate superintendent at Hardin County Schools.

    The Board will host a reception to allow the public to meet the candidates at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the CHS Media Center.

  • 167 years ee" 167 donations

    In celebration of being organized for 167 years, the Campbellsville Branch of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints prepared 167 donations to the relief of suffering.

    One hundred personal hygiene kits were sent to Kentucky Red Cross to be used when people are displaced from their homes. The young women's group helped the Relief Society by preparing 50 of the 100 kits.