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Today's News

  • Taylor County Fair begins

    From funnel cakes to fast rides, beauty pageants to dance moves, carnival games to belting out a favorite song, the Taylor County Fair is sure to offer entertainment for everyone.

    The fair officially got started Saturday with the Youth Horse Show and the Tommie Johns Memorial Championship Horse Show.

    Midway rides will begin today and continue through Saturday.

    Harold Young, president of the Taylor County Fair Association Inc., says he considers this year's midway providers as one of the best carnivals in the state.

  • Locals attend Kentucky Lifesavers Conference

    Several local residents attended the 2009 Kentucky Lifesavers Conference at The Marriott Louisville Downtown. This conference provides an opportunity to share methods of success and create valuable relationships. Local residents strive to achieve the same goal-reducing needless loss of life, serious injuries and cost of motor vehicle collisions on highways. Pictured are, from left, front: Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, regional grants coordinator for Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Therese Richerson, and Frieda Cox and Denise Walsh of MADD Kentucky.

  • Woman arrested after five crashes

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested and charged with DUI and other crimes after she was allegedly involved in five crashes.

    Michelle A. Perkins aka Michelle A. Walls, 42, of 419 N. Jackson St., Apt. 5, was arrested at 3:33 p.m. Friday, May 29.

    According to Perkins' arrest citation, she was allegedly involved in five collisions and then came to rest at Main Street and North Central Avenue.

    The citation states Perkins smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and poor balance and told police she was "taking lots of drugs."

  • Relay for Life

    They walked for their daughters, sons, wives and husbands. 

    They played games, ate food together and reminisced about their treatment and battles with cancer — some that were won and others that were lost.

    This year’s Relay for Life committee had a goal of raising $96,000 toward a cure for cancer. By bank night, that goal was more than halfway met.

    Watch Thursday’s issues for more photos from this year’s Relay for Life along with team and other award winners.

  • Council approves smoking ban

    Smoking in public buildings in Campbellsville will soon be illegal.

    During its regular meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council approved an ordinance banning smoking in all public buildings.

    The ordinance bans smoking in all enclosed public places except residences, private organizations that are not hosting a public event and retail tobacco stores where the smoke does not infiltrate into an area where smoking is prohibited.

  • Taylor County Fair horse shows are June 6

    The Taylor County Fair offers rides, concessions, pageants and more. But the fair will also have events for horse enthusiasts and competitors beginning Saturday, June 6.

    Youth Horse Show

    The Taylor County Youth Horse Show is for children of all ages.

    The show will feature a costume class, lead line class, stick horse class and others.

    The show will kick off at 3 p.m. at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

    The lead line and stick horse classes have no entry fee. Other classes have a $2 entry fee.

  • CU player named NAIA's Champion of Character

    Not all baseball recognition comes because of what you do between the lines.

    Nathan Quesenberry, a senior from Elizabethtown, was named the Champion of Character for all of NAIA baseball when a coaching committee voted him to the honor from among nine other players at the NAIA World Series.

    "He's just a great kid," said his coach, Beauford Sanders. "Certainly very deserving of the honor."

  • Former Tiger players, coaches honor Finley

    God is first. Family is second and football is third.

    This is former Campbellsville University's football coach Ron Finley's philosophy, and former players repeatedly echoed it during an endowed scholarship dinner in his honor on Friday at Winters Dining Hall.

    About $3,000 was raised during the dinner, according to Chuck Vaughn, director of the Big Maroon Club, who was in charge of the event.

    Finley started football in 1987, after a 30-year absence at CU. He coached that first junior varsity team in 1987 and coached varsity until 2002.

  • Veterans Memorial Park softball results

    Men’s Church

    June 1

    Elk Horn (12) — Bowen 2 singles; Gray 2 singles, triple; Witham 2 singles; Payton single, homer; S. Gowin 2 singles.

    Campbellsville Baptist (2) — Davis single, triple; Lawless triple.

    Woodlawn (14) — McDermond single, walk; Estes 2 singles, double; Milby 2 singles, double; B. Vaughn single, double; Petett 2 singles; Skaggs 2 singles; McClure 2 singles; Malcomson 2 singles.

  • Fundraiser to benefit St. Jude hospital is Saturday, June 6

    Green River Stables will host its fifth annual Saddle Up For St. Jude event to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Saturday, June 6.

    The event, which will offer horse rides at Green River Lake State Park, will begin at noon at Green River Stables, which is located at 592 Robin Road, off of Lone Valley Road.

    For more information, contact Darrell or Erin Wise at 789-4525.