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Today's News

  • 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.

  • CU dinner theater raises money for mission trips

    "The theme of this year's Baptist Campus Ministry is love, truth and action. Because so many great people came to support this year's dinner theater, CU students can now live out the theme through various missions trips this spring break," said Emily Bryant, a junior from Louisville.

    Bryant is fundraising coordinator for BCM. She spoke during Campbellsville University's 15th annual Baptist Campus Ministry dinner theater Friday, Feb. 6. 

  • Hafley Kids Corner

    Mayci Jo, 7, Chloe Bryanne, 6, and Hayden Curtis, 2, are the children of Bryan and Misty Hafley of Campbellsville. Their grandparents are Joe and May Rock and Nancy Hafley, all of Campbellsville, and Warren Hafley of Lebanon. Great-grandparents are Mildred Hafley of Gravel Switch and the late Clifton Hafley, Mack and Teresa Brady, Beulah Rock and Herbert and Maude Bowen.

  • CHS tabs Chappell as Eagles' head football coach

    After receiving 34 applications from eight states and interviewing seven of eight finalists, Campbellsville High School has decided upon 32-year-old Jason Chappell to direct the Eagles' football program.

    "We felt like after the process, with his work ethic, character, discipline and fun for the game, we felt like he was best for the job," CHS principal Mike Deaton told a group of players, parents and supporters on Monday night in the cafeteria.