Today's News

  • Birth Announcements

    Tena Jo Dishman and Travis Joe Gowen of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Conor Joe Gowen, at 2:22 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Bill Dishman, Alberta Dishman and Ron and Della Loyall, all of Campbellsville, and the late Eddie Joe Gowen.

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    Caleb and Stephanie Bland of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Noah Ethan, at 12:51 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 10 pounds and was 21 1/2 inches long.

  • Akridge-Rohrer

    Whitney Kaye Akridge and Daniel Glen Rohrer exchanged wedding vows in a private ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Riverside Park in Grand Forks, N.D.

    The bride is the daughter of Les and Anita Akridge of Springfield. Her grandparents are the late Marvin and Marie Akridge, who were from Taylor County, and Joe and Jewell Milburn.

    The groom is the son of Paul and Janet Rohrer of Ft. Recovery, Ohio.

    Elizabeth O'Connell and Ben Leis, both of Grand Forks, served as maid of honor and best man, respectively.

  • Lusk honored with luncheon

    Karl Lusk was honored with a luncheon for his years of service to St. Thomas' Episcopal/Lutheran Church in Campbellsville. Lusk recently left St. Thomas' to take a position at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Bardstown, which is closer to his home. Pictured are members of the Taylor County Ministerial Association along with a couple guests, from left, front, Lusk, Father Jim Bromwich, Regina and Earl Rogers. Middle: Becky Nash, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen and Michael Caldwell. Back: Dr. James Jones, Fella Wilson, Joe Hatchett, Michael Goodwin, Ted Beam and Montie Fugate.

  • Tedder-Humbert

    Lori Ann Tedder and Travis Austin Humbert, both of Bowling Green, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 10.

    Tedder is the daughter of Evan and Libby Tedder of Bowling Green. Her grandparents are Roy Lee and Lauren Tedder of Campbellsville and the late Russell and Ruth Gilbert.

    She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she earned her bachelor of science degree in social work. Tedder is employed at ResCare Inc.

  • Weatherford-Barnes

    Janet Weatherford and Dustin Barnes, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Sept. 12.

    Weatherford is the daughter of David and Pam Weatherford of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Lewis and Wanda Weatherford and Catherine Kearney, all of Campbellsville, and the late James Lee Kearney.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2008 graduate of Campbellsville University. Weatherford is a registered nurse at Spring View Hospital Women's Center in Lebanon.

  • Early Days


    Sept. 2, 1999

    Ed and Bella Gupton Hardesty of Bradfordsville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 12.

    Dollie Swafford celebrated her 88th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 12 with her family at her home in Campbellsville.

    Pleasant Run Baptist Church observed its 117th year Sunday, July 18 with a homecoming and anniversary celebration at the church grounds on Pleasant Run Church Road.

    Pauline Thomas, 87, of Elk Horn Road, Campbellsville, died Thursday, August 26, 1999, in Campbellsville.

  • Williams completes basic training

    PV-2 Justin Tyler Williams graduated from Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. on Aug. 21.

    Williams is now at Fort Eustis, Va., beginning 27 weeks of advanced individual training as an Apache attack helicopter electronic systems repairer.

    The son of Ricky and Dana Williams of Campbellsville, he has a daughter, Braelyn Marie, and a son, Easton Tyler.

  • Winit honored

    The University of Louisville is opening a full-time pediatric practice in Campbellsville in partnership with Taylor Regional Hospital and the community's long-time pediatrician, Winit Chartisathian. Pictured are, from left, Margaret McVay, RN, director of TRH Women's Center; Mayor Brenda Allen; Jane Wheatley, CEO; Dr. Gerard Rabalais, chairman of the UofL Department of Pediatrics; Chris Reynolds, Board of Trustees chairman; Dr. Donald Shackleford, OB/GYN; and Lorie Richerson, RN, BSN, Med/Surg director; and Dr. Winit Chartisathian.

  • MicroHose gets state incentives

    Campbellsville will soon be home to a new manufacturing facility that could bring about 120 new jobs.

    MicroHose, a subsidiary of Florida-based Ragner Manufacturing Co., has been awarded $3 million in state incentives to launch a facility to manufacture the MicroHose. Unveiled in July at a Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, the 6-foot hose expands to 30 feet through water pressure.

    For more on this story, see Monday's issue.


  • City will borrow money to pay for ladder truck

    Campbellsville Fire Department's new ladder truck is scheduled to be delivered in about two weeks.

    Delivery of the truck is expected on Sept. 18, according to Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson. Originally, the truck was to be delivered next week, but there was a delay after manufacturers accidentally drilled a hole through some wiring.

    The City has received a $731,975 federal grant to purchase a ladder truck for the fire department. However, the grant requires matching funds and equipment must be purchased in order to operate the truck.