Today's News

  • Early Days


    Sept. 23, 1999

    A weekend featuring a Civil War re-enactment as well as basket making, woodworking and music is planned at the former home of Kentucky authors Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles.

    Jimmy Cravens has been named the new executive director of the Campbellsville Housing and Redevelopment Authority, following the regular meeting of the board of commissioners last Tuesday afternoon.

    Joshua P. Pike recently completed the cadet basic training program at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Will she get the 'price' right?

    Raina Hansford's graduation gift from her mother, grandmother and aunt was multiplied after she stepped on the stage.

    Hansford, a native of Campbellsville, graduated from the University of Kentucky in May. When her family asked what she wanted as a graduation present, Hansford told them she wanted a trip to Los Angeles where she could visit "The Price is Right" game show.

    "I just wanted to be there," Hansford said. "It never crossed my mind that I'd actually be on stage with [host] Drew Carey. He's awesome."

  • 'Jane Todd Crawford Story' presented Sept. 27

    The play "The Jane Todd Crawford Story" will be presented Sunday, Sept. 27 at Green County Middle School.

    The story depicts the history-making ovarian surgery by Dr. Ephraim McDowell of Danville on Jane Todd Crawford of Greensburg, which occurred 200 years ago.

    Crawford will be played by Suzanne Mobley Bennett, daughter of long-time Campbellsville University drama professor, Russ Mobley. McDowell will be portrayed by Tony Jewell, assistant principal at Taylor County Middle School.

  • Cash Express honors service personnel

    Cash Express treated local police, rescue and firefighters with cakes on Sept. 11 in honor of their service to the community.

  • Youth pleads guilty but won't go to jail

    A Springfield teenager who was charged after a one-vehicle crash left his passenger dead has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide but won't spend any time in jail.

    Michael A. Barnett, 20, of 111 Mayes Ave. in Springfield appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Records from Barnett's appearance were only recently made available at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Barnett was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury twice on different charges, each stemming from the crash.

  • Ham Days events are this weekend

    It was the summer of 1969 and Lebanon was the heart of rock 'n' roll. The historic downtown district will come alive this weekend, Sept. 25-27, with Marion County Country Ham Days. The theme this year is "Rockin' on 68 since 1969."

  • Gibson completes infantry training

    Michael Gibson recently completed infantry training for the Army National Guard at Fort Benning, Ga.

    Gibson joined the National Guard as a high school junior and will perform his duties at Bravo Co. 1/149th Infantry Division in Somerset.

    He is the son of Sfc. Rob and Marcella Gibson of Greensburg and a 2009 graduate of Green County High School.

  • Scholar to discuss Dan Brown novels

    For the tens of millions of people who have read the controversial books "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons," a speaker Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Lindsey Wilson College might punch a few holes in their knowledge and beliefs about biblical history.

    Bible scholar Ben Witherington has had best-selling writer Dan Brown and his two Bible-based blockbuster books in his cross hairs for years. Brown's latest novel, "The Lost Symbol," which came out Sept. 14, is about the mysteries of Freemasonry.

  • Lake is a great asset

    The image a community portrays has much to do with how it's perceived by others. And a neat, clean, well cared for community will attract visitors — and keep them coming back.

    Green River Lake has much to do with our community's attractiveness.

    Whether it's fishing, water sports, camping or simply relaxing with friends, there's literally something for everyone to enjoy at the lake. There are also several miles of trails for hikers, bikers and horseback riders.

    But if those areas are used as a dumping ground for garbage, why would anyone want to visit?

  • Dragons bounce back, rout Eagles 56-18

    Green County regrouped from a one-point home loss to LaRue County a week earlier to demolish the homestanding Campbellsville High School Eagles 56-18 in the annual Cow Bowl clash on Dave Fryrear Field on Thursday night.

    "You don't play sometimes football and compete with teams like Green County and the good teams on our schedule," Eagle coach Jason Chappell admitted.