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Today's News

  • 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.

  • CU African art exhibit on display through March 26

    A set of African artifacts has found a permanent home at Campbellsville University thanks to Margery Henderson of Burkesville, Ky., and an exhibit of the artifacts is on display at the university's Art Gallery through March 26.

    A reception will be Thursday, March 25 at 5 to 7 p.m. in recognition of Henderson and the collection.

    "Through the years, we have enjoyed a close relationship with Campbellsville University and this just seemed the right place for our prized collection," Henderson said.

  • March Math Madness at library is March 25

    It's March and that means it's "March Math Madness" time.

    The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library are highlighting math for the month of March. Children interested can pick up a math packet for their grade (or a higher grade if they like a challenge). Make sure to sign a basketball and add it to the wall in the hallway.

    Once the packet is complete, bring it back to the "March Math Madness" open house at the library on Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. in the library's basement.

  • Bromwich interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" show with Father Jim Bromwich, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church who is interviewed by John Chowning, CU vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    The show will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Wednesday, March 24 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • Hosparus to host free teleconference

    Hosparus will host a free teleconference "Living with Grief: Cancer and End-of-Life" in Campbellsville, Elizabethtown, Louisville, New Albany and Shelbyville.

    The conference will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24 and will be broadcast at several locations throughout the region, including Taylor Regional Hospital, Hosparus in Louisville, Hosparus in Shelbyville and Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.