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Today's News

  • Senator to speak at Chamber lunch

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly luncheon at noon Thursday, April 8 at First United Methodist Church.

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon will be the guest speaker.

    Kentucky Christian Academy is the co-sponsor of the event.

    The cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors.

    Reservations must be made at the Chamber by noon on Tuesday, April 6. Any cancellations after Tuesday will be billed. Any reservations made after the deadline will cost $1 more.

  • Three-fifths of CHS' 1959 starters were at 2010 region

    When one starts mentioning names, like this columnist did about the Boys’ Fifth Region Tournament championship game, you tend to leave someone out.

    Writing about the 1959 Campbellsville High undefeated regular-season squad, I mentioned that starting guard James Thompson and center Thomas R. McMahan were in attendance.

    I was told later that the other starting guard, Eddie Claycomb, was also in the stands.

    By the way, the starting forwards on that unit coached by Paul J. Coop were Danny Rose and Dale Wilkerson.

  • Eagles lose leads in opening baseball encounters

    Campbellsville High School lost a pair of leads late and dropped its first two baseball games last week - 5-2 at home to Grayson County on Monday and 7-6 at Russell County on Tuesday.

    The Eagles led Grayson County 2-0 going to the sixth inning, but allowed a run in the sixth inning and four more in the top of the seventh with two of the runs being unearned.

    Taylor Levi pitched the first five innings and allowed only three singles, a walk and no runs while striking out four.

  • Health care or health scare?

    After months of debate, compromises, town hall meetings and legislative wrangling nearly stalled the Democrats' efforts, President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that will reform the workings of the American health care system.

    The historic legislation has drawn differing reactions from politicians, health care providers and residents. While nearly everyone can agree that the moment is historic, it's a milestone that has drawn equal amounts of joy and anger.

  • Taking the Stage

    Those at Ransdell Chapel on Friday night heard a voice they might have never expected to hear in Campbellsville.

    Country music legend Vince Gill took the stage to help Campbellsville University raise money to install turf and lights on the football and baseball fields.

    And, according to Chuck Vaughn, Big Maroon Club director and major gifts officer at CU, Gill's concert raised $40,000 in ticket sales.

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with selling drugs in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    The indictments were unsealed early this year, though they were only recently available at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    u Jeffery L. Pierce, 52, of 517 Fern Drive in Campbellsville was charged with first-degree selling morphine.

  • Update: Schools pay $100K settlement to former teacher

    The amount of money a former teacher received after settling her lawsuits against local school boards is now a matter of public record.

    The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled unanimously two weeks ago in favor of making the settlements in the cases public. And, last week, Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school officials released those settlements.

    Former Campbellsville High teacher Katherine Moss received a total of $100,000 in settlement from the school districts.

  • Ballinger, Colmenares named NAIA first-team All-Americans

    In addition to being named All-American, Whitney Ballinger was named Co-Player of the Year by the NAIA, sharing the honor with Vanguard University guard Bridgette Reyes.

    Ballinger, a 2008-2009 second-team All-American, set single-game and single-season records for scoring, rebounds and blocks at Campbellsville during her junior campaign. The 6-foot-3 junior post player from Carrollton averaged 30.3 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks through the national tournament and wowed spectators in the national quarterfinal with 48 points.

  • Lady Tigers fall in OT to Oklahoma City

    Last summer, Whitney Ballinger made a decision to do everything in her power to take Campbellsville University to its first NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Fab Four. Saturday, she played her heart out, set records and wowed fans, but fell just short of her dream as Oklahoma City University outlasted Campbellsville 86-77 in overtime at Oman Arena in Jackson, Tenn.

  • Update: Nickel tax petition complete

    The names are in, and all that's left to do now is wait.

    The effort to collect enough signatures to bring a proposed nickel tax before voters ended last Tuesday afternoon when the petition was turned in at Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney's office.

    Taylor County School Board members unanimously adopted an additional nickel tax during their regular meeting in February. Petitions began circulating the following weekend.